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Arts & Entertainment News

2015 Nancies

THE BUSY WINTER/SPRING SEASON HAS ENDED AND hurricane season (everyone’s least favorite season, by far) is about to begin, which means it’s time for the Nancies, my often irreverent and sometimes tongue-in-cheek annual awards. More...

From streaming to standup, Tom Green’s comedy is all in the timing

Comedian Tom Green comes to Port Charlotte’s Visani/Comedy Zone for the first time May 31-June 1. Florida Weekly spoke with Mr. Green, a comic and thoughtful performer whose celebrity sprang from his innate gift of storytelling.  More...

Discover Southwest Florida this summer (camping not included)

THE DIVA DIARIES

There are many fun and festive things to do during the summer months in Southwest Florida. Camping is not one of them. More...

Of words and poems: A different look at words we choose

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, a talented and promising poet writing in the American vernacular, lives in Southwest Florida. More...

Rene’s leaves original location, set to reopen on Winkler Road

Better parking. Indoor bathrooms. Easier to find without making an illegal driving maneuver. More...

Business News

Cash for homes

Mid-tier investors are snapping up properties

Florida homebuyers looking for a traditional mortgage and a place to live year-round continue to face heavy competition from cash buyers who are more often investors and landlords, vacation homebuyers and pre-retirees. More...

Bonds aren’t always the safest bet

MONEY & INVESTING

As one gets older, it is my understanding that you are suddenly drawn to do certain things that you would never have done before. More...

Job-hunting? Take time for a ‘commercial’ break

If you’re a job seeker, you can bet you’ll run into the request: “Tell me about yourself.” And you can also bet your interviewer isn’t looking for an answer like: “Well, I’m a Pisces, I like to read scifi nov More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

11128 Yellow Poplar Dr.; Botanica Lakes

This immaculate five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is more than 2,600 square feet and overlooks a tranquil preserve. The floor plan offers an open concept with diagonal tile and crown molding throughout the living areas. More...

D.R. Horton begins building in new village at Fiddler’s Creek

D.R. Horton has started construction on single-family residences within Lagomar, a new village of 42 home sites within Fiddler’s Creek. Lagomar will feature three floor plans, ranging from 2,583 to 3,246 air-conditioned square feet.   More...

London Bay Homes has new model under construction in Miromar Lakes

The cobblestone streetscape in Portofino at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is filled with activity as the newest model nears completion and additional homes are under construction for the latest buyers. More...