September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Charlotte EDO presents SWFL Energy Options Conference

The Charlotte County Economic Development Office will present its third Southwest Florida Energy Options Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda.  More...

Florida Sports Foundation awards grant for Disabled Sailing world champs

The Florida Sports Foundation awarded the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau with a $5,000 grant to offset marketing and operational expenses to host the 2012 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Charlotte Harbor. More...

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Business News

Banks in crisis

Southwest Florida financial institutions face federal scrutiny

Count 14 local banks among the latest casualties of the economic recession and the implosion of Florida’s real estate market. More...

It’s Your Business … Dream giver

I recently watched a great video that I picked up at the library, “The Dream Giver” by Bruce Wilkenson, who also has a book out by the same name. More...

Europe in the danger zone

MONEY & INVESTING

As hard as it is to imagine, the U.S.’s economic woes pale in comparison to the European Union’s nightmarish problems, which have the potential to turn catastrophic.  More...

Free phones keep those down on their luck connected

Some decry use of taxpayer dollars

Having a cell phone can mean the difference between affording to buy a meal or not, for Mike, a homeless man in Fort Myers who gave only his first name. More...

Green Futures Expo set for Oct. 1

The third annual Southwest Florida Green Futures Expo will be held on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Ocean Commotion to entertain seafood lovers of all ages

A passionate educator with a love for marine biology, Rozalind Jester has delivered Southwest Florida’s latest can’t miss event — Ocean Commotion.  More...

UF-led team awarded $6.5 million for oil spill projects

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Florida-led team more than $6.5 million to study the environmental and psychological effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on communities along the Gulf coasts of Florida and Alabama. More...

Real Estate News

International Alliance

Design group works projects near and far

Alliance Design Group P.A. has been retained to complete its first project in Argentina. More...

BRIEFS

Rain barrel contest under way   The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association Green Building Council and Charlotte County Green Building Program are having a rain barrel decorating contest.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sundials tell time and old tales

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Sundials are not just garden ornaments. They can tell time if set up properly. More...

Lights camera ...

Inaugural Peace River Film Festival brings More...

SWFL ‘repurpose exhibit’ calls for artists

The Alliance for the Arts in Lee County is offering artists an opportunity to create and exhibit new artwork made out of trash. More...