July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

RUST NEVER SLEEPS

Author chronicles a never-ending war against corrosion

It all started with an alluring 40-year-old sailboat in Mexico. Writer Jonathan Waldman and two of his buddies bought the boat when they were 30. "It was either climb Mt. Everest or sail around the world," he says. More...

After a false start, Nick Fradiani nabbed reality show stardom

Nick Fradiani probably finds a little more meaning in the saying “never say never” these days.  As singer/guitarist of the Connecticut based band Beach Avenue, he appeared on the NBC television talent show, “America’s Got More...

The cost of beauty just keeps going up

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’ll never forget, as a wee diva, hearing my dear mother say to me, “It hurts to be beautiful, dear.” She usually said it while tearing a “rat’s nest” out of my wet hair with a fine-toothed comb or squeezing a blac More...

Retooling Pine Island

SPECIAL REPORT

At a crossroads moment for the future of Lee County, a seeming cat-herd of competing interests that include government officials, landowners, developers and preservationists are engaged in a summer wrangle to determine the new character of Pine Islan More...

The traffic conundrum

One of the three key elements of any new Pine Island plan must take into account traffic on the island — and especially traffic getting off it in a hurricane emergency.  More...

Business News

Functional medicine

A growing number of health-care providers in Southwest Florida are using the approach to find the root causes of chronic disease

About half of us suffer from at least one chronic disease, accounting for 86 percent of the health-care cost in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us.  More...

Tax savings and investments for small businesses

MONEY & INVESTING

People often ask me what I miss most about working at an investment bank structuring derivatives. Was it the fancy dinners or hobnobbing with CEOs? More...

Local buildings recognized in People’s Choice architecture competition

Vote online for your favorite buildings

Residents of the Southwest Florida area will have the chance to vote for their favorite local community buildings, thanks to the second annual statewide online People’s Choice competition launched by the Florida Chapter of the American Institut More...

Real Estate News

Koogler Homes introduces Island Series

Koogler Homes has introduced the Island Series, a new string of single-story custom floor plans. The new plans are The Amador (in French, “the love of poetry”) and The Renomme, which translates to “renowned.”  More...

Decorated Models in Sorrento ready for buyer’s tours

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites real estate agents and homebuyers to tour the decorated models in Sorrento, a luxurious and affordable gated community of carriage homes in Bonita Springs.  More...

Phase 2 infrastructure completed at Watermark in Fort Myers

Neal Communities has completed Phase 2 construction of underground utilities at Watermark, a 106-acre gated community located off Challenger Boulevard in Fort Myers, said Dan Ciesielski, land development manager for Neal Communities South Region.&nbs More...