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HOME IMPROVEMENT A SOURCE OF JOY FOR OWNERS NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON
AMERICAN HOMEOWNERS, and especially those in Southwest Florida, where “ground zero” has been a term pinned to the housing market, have had a rough time in the news lately. And the hits just keep on coming. Full Story
Mosquito fighters battle bugs amid regulations
We have seen the enemy and he is not us. He’s not even he.
Instead, she’s a billion or so bloodsucking females representing 42 mosquito species that inhabit the lowlands, uplands, inlands, outlands and islands of our subtropical region. Full Story
Businesses expand amid slowdown
Yes, Larry Norris is well aware that we have been hit with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. And, yes, Larry Norris knows the “conventional wisdom” holds that in tough times you either sit tight or cut back and then see how things play out. Full Story
It’s your business … Trial and error
Years before Rene Descartes wrote, “I think, therefore I am.” St. Augustine wrote, “I err, therefore I am.”
Anyone who has ever started a small business knows that at some point they’ll screw up. They are going to try something that just doesn’t work, or the return on investment isn’t worth the effort. Congratulations, all. Now move on. Full Story
Realtors and the art of the blog
For all the prominence that technology has gained among real estate professionals, the blog has not.
The 2011 National Association of Realtors’ Member Profile indicates that half of Realtors use social or professional networking sites, and just 10 percent have a personal blog. NAR’s senior public affairs specialist Walter Molony spells out the blog stats: Full Story
15 BOOKS AND FILMSTO ENJOY HELP BEAT THE HEAT
WHOEVER SAID THE WORLD WAS GOING TO HELL IN A handbasket wasn’t kidding, judging by the current temperatures and humidity.
It’s been so hot lately, you can almost feel the flames licking at your heels.
But don’t despair.
We have some suggestions on how to beat the heat. Full Story
Players present two midsummer nights of Shakespeare
The Charlotte Players is staging a selection of scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most famous works Aug. 5-6 at the new Langdon Blackbox Theater in the Charlotte Players Community Theater Center. Full Story