January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

JUNK connoisseurs

Quirky mixed-media work among ArtFest 2014 offerings

ARTIST LISA VETTER AND HER HUSBAND, FELLOW artist Paul Siesert, are junk experts. Where others see trash, they see art. “We comb estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores, looking for stuff, good junk,” she says. More...

Film industry’s soul on the silver screen at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival and Cheryl McCormick are creatures of the same stripe — the independent stripe.  While Ms. More...

A brief hiatus in the award-show sparkle until the Oscars

THE DIVA DIARIES

I call awards season “My Time.” It’s a diva’s version of football season, and what with all the awards they’re handing out these days, there’s a red carpet event on TV nearly every Sunday night.  More...

Writing memoir ‘inevitable’ for columnist

Artis Henderson survived the unthinkable. Two decades after she nearly died in a plane crash that killed her father, her husband died in a helicopter crash in Iraq. She wept, she mourned, and she began to heal. More...

Business News

THE IT CROWD

Information technology jobs increasing as online security concerns deepen

Every weekday, George Taylor drives about an hour to and from the Immokalee Technical Institute, where he is completing coursework and certifications in computer systems and cyber security.  The commute from Clewiston is worth it for the job opp More...

Are things really going to be different with equities this time?

MONEY & INVESTING

The S&P 500 ended 2013 up almost 30 percent coming on the heels of big gains in each of the preceding four years.  More...

Groundbreaking held for Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida

Stevens Construction recently kicked off construction of a new 7,500-squarefoot medical office for Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida with a groundbreaking ceremony.  More...

Real Estate News

Gated, waterfront luxury at Tarpon Estates

The opportunity to own a custom home on a waterfront, gulf access lot and live within a gated community in Southwest Florida has recently become available. More...

Lee County’s median price climbed 24 percent in December

Lee County’s median existing single family home price ($177,000) in December was 24.0 percent higher than in December 2012 ($142,750). In fact, it grew $7,000 or 4.1 percent from November 2013. More...

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16137 Mount Abbey Way, Fort Myers

Enjoy maintenance-free living in this spacious upstairs coach home in the Crown Colony community with three bedrooms, two baths, and a one-car garage. More...