February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Household chemicals linked to lowered response to childhood vaccinations

A new study finds that perfluorinated compounds or PFCs, widely used in manufactured products such as nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing and fast-food packaging, were associated with lowered immune response to vaccinations in children. More...

Free lectures examine Southwest Florida’s role in the Civil War

A series of lectures titled “More than a Trifling Affair: A Tour of Southwest Florida in the Civil War” will take place on Thursday evenings in March as part of Florida Gulf Coast University’s observance of Florida Archaeology Month More...

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Tailors face foreign competitiors and a soft market

For more than 30 years, governors, senators and top physicians and attorneys have trusted Fort Myers tailor Remy Fenelus to create fine suits and dress shirts that fit their bodies and sense of style. More...

It’s Your Business…Do you need a business plan?

Do you need a plan for your business? Absolutely. Do you need a formal business plan? Probably not. Unless you are looking for outside funding for your business, you probably do not need a full-blown business plan. More...

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2012 SEASON GUIDE

Cultural Center Theater 2280 Aaron St.Port Charlotte625-4175 www.theculturalcenter.com More...

Soulful anthology to debut at Dearborn Street book fest

Was Mendez the king and me/Racing to see big auntie/Big dogs barking to havesomefun/Speedingoon the Tillsenburg run. More...

‘Thomas Ince: Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer’

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by Brian Taves (University Press of Kentucky, $39.95)   More...

Latin Fest comes to Punta Gorda this fall

The biggest event ever held at Edison State College’s Charlotte Campus will take place later this year on Nov. 24, when internationally acclaimed guitarist Jose Feliciano headlines the area’s first Latin Fest.  More...

Sign up now for new student housing at Edison State College

Edison State College is accepting applications for LightHouse Commons, the 164,000-square-foot residence hall under construction at the school’s Fort Myers campus.  More...

Uncommon Friends Foundation accepts scholarship applications

Applications for 2012 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, are available now. More...

Real Estate News

What $325,000 can buy in SWFL

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Save money on airfare

Travelers are bombarded with offers, deals and price fluctuations on a day-today basis, Consumer Reports magazine recently came up with some helpful tips to cut costs and lock in the best rates.  More...

Florida has second biggest share in foreclosure case

Homeowners in Florida, along with those in California, will get more than half of the $26 billion settlement the nation’s attorneys general reached Thursday with the nation’s biggest banks over foreclosures abuses, because the state has s More...