March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Grimm songs of hope

Tim Grimm composes and performs sad, hopeful songs for ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

TIM GRIMM LOVES SAD SONGS.  “I love their ability to move people,” he says. More...

Symphony’s fifth and final conductor candidate set to perform

The Southwest Florida Symphony welcomes Nir Kabaretti, the last of its five conductor candidates, to lead the orchestra in performances of Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Beethoven Fidelio Overture and Gershwin Concerto in F. More...

Traffic, tourists — and, yes, culture in Southwest Florida

THE DIVA DIARIES

Your diva is happy to report that she is delightfully overwhelmed these days with the multitude of art, music and theater events in Southwest Florida.  More...

Shell Factory digs up adventure for students, visitors

The nearly 80-year-old Shell Factory in North Fort Myers is considered by many locals to be one of the area’s iconic venues to visit. More...

Business News

Permit running

As the economy improves, companies that handle bureaucracy for builders are picking up the pace

Getting a building permit is a review process that some builders probably look forward to about as much as a colonoscopy. Some employ permit runners, subcontractors who specialize in shepherding permit applications through local bureaucracies.  More...

China’s banking problems could lead to systemic crisis

MONEY & INVESTING

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is one of the best financial writers because he is an exceptional economic thinker, he gets scoops and leads from the international community far earlier than the regular columnist, he takes complex financial concepts and simp More...

Sailing giveaways commemorate 50 years of Offshore Sailing School

The Offshore Sailing School will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a year-long celebration.  Headquartered in Fort Myers, with eight sailing vacation and commuter locations, the school has taught more than 130,000 adults and their families t More...

Real Estate News

New model home opens in Port Romano at Miromar Lakes

COURTESY PHOTOS

A new fully furnished model home is now open for visitors in Porto Romano at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Porto Romano is an enclave of detached villa homes with golf and water views. More...

House Hunting:

27088 Del Lane, Bonita Springs

This home on an oversized lot with 149 feet of waterfront is located in the Bonita Farms subdivision, minutes from the beach and major shopping such as Coconut Point.  More...

Naples Square brings 73 new residences to downtown

In fewer than 45 days, more than two dozen buyers have made reservations for a place of their own in Naples Square, an enclave of luxury residences being developed within a short walk of downtown’s shopping, eating and entertainment venues.&nbs More...