August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

FGCU and The Jackson Laboratory agree to collaborate

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Pirate’s Festival set for Sept. 11

The second Pirate’s Festival will be held at Fishermen’s Village from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Guests are invited to wear their best pirate attire. At 11 a.m., the pirates’ parade begins. More...

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Business News

Minority-owned

Business ownership rises despite the odds

Fair to say, they don’t think of themselves as minorities, first. More...

A discussion about customers’ pet peeves

SHOP TALK

We have touched on a few pet peeves over the last year or so, but some businesses just don’t realize how annoying the seemingly little things can be to customers. More...

Consultants often spot flaws businesses can’t

MONEY & INVESTING

There are similarities between small business owners and senior management of large companies. One such similarity is the challenge to overcome a narrowing perspective if they have been in their position or owned their company for a long time. More...

Air conditioning rebate program starts next week

HVAC incentive latest ‘cash for clunker’-style stimulus program

Buyers of new central air conditioning units qualify for a $1,500 from the state. Federal stimulus money is funding the state program that is expected to benefit about 10,000 participants. Beginning Monday, Aug. More...

United Way funds Edison retraining scholarships

Edison State College Charlotte Campus and the United Way of Charlotte County have once again joined forces to help residents combat difficult economic times.   More...

Edison-Ford student competition announced

High school students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier and Hendry counties will have a chance to meet one of the world’s most influential business leaders as part of the 10th Anniversary Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation Gala.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Bar Stool Open set for Oct. 2     More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Just her type

Old typewriters take collector back to simpler time

Lynn Schneider describes herself as “someone who tries not to get too weighed down with stuff.”   Yet a little over 10 years ago, she found herself stopping at a garage sale on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. More...

A&H Council: the heart of the arts

With its new and improved website, the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County is as close to artfully omniscient as it gets. The new website also lets visitors know what the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County does.   More...

‘Hot Time in the Old Town:

The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt’ BOOKS

By Edward P. Kohn (Basic Books, $27.95) The heat wave that lingered over New York City in early August 1896 killed nearly 1,300 people in Manhattan alone. More...