January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Find out about your phone before you roam

These days, cell phone users are surfing the web, receiving e-mails and watching movies all on their smartphone with just the click of a button from just about anywhere. More...

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Business News

serving up citrus

Local industry fights to defend Florida’s signature crop

THIS TIME OF YEAR, TREES IN MASSIVE groves and backyards start bursting with the colors of Florida’s bumper crop — citrus.  More...

It’s Your Business… Self-employment

Intuit.com projects that by the year 2020, 40 percent of the workforce will be working as independent contractors, meaning many workers will own their own businesses.  What is amazing to me — as one who prepares entrepreneurs for the futur More...

Some simple rules for investing wisely

MONEY & INVESTING

There are many different ways a person can invest, just as there are many paths to investing well. But here are a few observations that I have found that normally work to an investor’s advantage.  More...

A flurry of Sunshine State snowfall memories

THERE’S NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL ON record in the Naples, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda areas, defined by experts as a half-inch-yielding storm or more.  More...

ON THE REBOUND?

Economic analysts cautiously optimistic about turnaround in Florida

Across the forecasting spectrum, from academics to some government watchers to indu try groups, there’s a cautious optimism about Florida’s economy in the New Year.  More...

Better Business Bureau releases app

Last year, consumers turned to the Better Business Bureau 87 million times to find trustworthy businesses and charities.  Now people can have that information on hand with the release of the official BBB Search app, available for the iPhone, iPa More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

298 Fry Terrace, Port Charlotte

This beautiful waterfront home is custom built on a lot just under one-half acre. Situated on a quiet culde sac, the two-story residence has 3,802 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. More...

Make your travel plans with the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy at FGCU has sponsored more than 20 conciergestyle excursions abroad in the past 10 years, from which travelers learn outside the classroom and visit historic and cultural sites with local guides.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Charlotte Symphony presents A WORLD OF MUSIC

(Passports not required)

THE CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WILL PERFORM A world tour this season, all without leaving Punta Gorda.  The journey is purely a musical one, as it presents “German Night,” “The Best of Mantovani” and “Scandinavian More...

Music legend Dionne Warwick comes to Fort Myers

DIONNE WARWICK HAS WON five Grammy Awards, hosted television shows and infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network, is a humanitarian, a United Nations Ambassador, has traveled the world and on Saturday, Jan. More...

‘Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves’

BEACH READING

by Sheldon Garon (Princeton University Press, $29.95)   Americans are spendthrifts when compared with many other parts of the world. More...