July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Realty and strangeness collide in Bill McDowell’s photographs

INITIALLY, THE PHOTO LOOKS LIKE A TYPICAL small-town scene: a public clock on a street, at 10:10 in the morning. More...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest names talent lineup

The second annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest along the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel announced an illustrious lineup of talent.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ Thursday, July 23, 10 P.M.Father Brown, Season 3The Invisible Man The circus brings death in Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is. More...

New Mound House set to open on Fort Myers Beach

Away from the hurly-burly of Estero Boulevard, away from the humming modern commerce of all the hotels, restaurants and shops on Fort Myers Beach is a window into the past.  It’s the Mound House, an early 21st century structure sitting ato More...

Business News

Jobs up

Construction jobs are up 7.2 percent; even government jobs are up 1.1 percent

With a minimum wage at $8.05 per hour and a June unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in Florida, it’s no surprise that the job market appears robust in numbers released by the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity. More...

Welcome to the world of securitization

MONEY & INVESTING

As I was dropping my twins off at their elementary school yesterday, I noticed another father dropping off his son wearing a T-shirt that said “PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals.” While I will not comment on the appropriateness of said T More...

Real Estate News

Little Bokeelia Island sells for $14.5 million

Mark and Cindy Pentecost, a former math teacher and a homemaker and founders of It Works!, a direct sales enterprise with $538 million in sales last year, bought the 104-acre Little Bokeelia Island at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor.  The couple p More...

Cash real estate sales in Lee ranked third in country

Florida, statewide and within individual metro areas, is a national leader in homes sales paid in cash, according to a report from real estate data firm CoreLogic.  The Sunshine State had the largest share of cash sales in the country in April, More...