February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Poet for the people

Billy Collins pens poems for those who think they don’t like poetry

WHEN IT COMES TO CONTEMPORARY POETS, Billy Collins is a rock star.  The New York Times has called him “the most popular poet in America.”  More...

Chico’s founder exhibits at the Davis Art Center

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will present the solo exhibition of artist Marvin Gralnick, opening at 6 p.m. Friday, March 7. Mr. Gralnick is the retired CEO and founder of retail giant Chico’s and a renowned artist in his own right. More...

Dazed and confused? It’s in the stars

THE DIVA DIARIES

This latest Mercury retrograde has been merciless in its wake of backwards travel, causing havoc and confusion.  More...

Who represents you in Tallahassee?

It’s OK if you haven’t been paying attention — if perhaps a few elections have passed you by and maybe you’ve fallen behind. More...

Sports return to Edison State College after 17-year absence

Before Dunk City, long before Florida Gulf Coast University’s men’s basketball team made national headlines last year in the NCAA basketball tournament, another local college fielded sports teams.  What was then called Edison Junior More...

Business News

The bridal business

Weddings don’t have to cost a fortune, but some nice touches are worth the price

WEDDING MARKET RESEARCH predicts a 2014 bride will wed within 25 miles of home. She will welcome 130 guests. She will marry in May or June, maybe September. Her big day will not be formal, but elegant, playing to a romantic, rustic or vintage theme. More...

Colors and money

MONEY & INVESTING

Most investors do not think about how various stimuli in the environment influence their attitudes, emotions, decisions and, specifically, how colors impact their money and investing decisions.  More...

Business Climate Survey Report shows executives expect growth

The results from the first quarter 2014 Horizon Council FGCU Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey show an increasing optimism about the local economy.  More...

Real Estate News

WCI’s Pelican Preserve now offering chateau homes

WCI Communities has introduced a new multifamily neighborhood of Chateau homes at Pelican Preserve, its 55 and over community in Fort Myers. The Palazzo II neighborhood offers three floor plans with prices starting in the $150,000s.  More...

Lee County’s median price continues to climb

The median price in Lee County continued to move upward with another significant increase in January. The median price of single-family homes increased 27.2 percent or $38,500 when compared to January of last year ($180,000 vs. More...

Matt Simmons elected chairman of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board

Matt Simmons, principal in Fort Myers-based real estate appraisal firm Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, was unanimously elected as the 2014 chairman of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board at the group’s February meeting in Orlando. More...