May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Games of chance

Casinos, racetracks and penny arcades vie for gamblers’ money

AN ATLANTA-BASED DEVELOPER AND THE owners of the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker hope to prod state lawmakers into expanding gambling in Lee County — a move Izzy Havenick says will help the landmark dog track win back business fr More...

It’s Your Business…the ugly business of cold calling

I once had a hotel sales executive inform me that her sales manager told her she needed to get out and make more cold calls. More...

Managing your portfolio and managing your expectations

MONEY & INVESTING

A fundamental concept in investing is that the future is unknown. Portfolios should be constructed with that in mind.  Sure, investors want to think that they can figure out the future. More...

FCAT scores plummet — many wonder what to do

Preliminary grades on a ramped up statewide writing assessment are so bad that state education officials said Monday they will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday to figure out what to do next.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Punta Gorda police seek sponsors for Jammers youth basketball program   The Punta Gorda Police Department is seeking sponsors for its Jammers youth basketball program, now one of the premier leagues in Charlotte County. More...

Real Estate News

What $425,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

26010 MORTON AVE., BONITA SPRINGS Enjoy country living at its finest in this residence, located on a fenced corner lot of nearly 5 acres. More...

Flood insurance will cost more after October

The National Flood Insurance Program will charge homeowners more for coverage after Oct. More...

Is residential housing as cheap as it’ll ever get?

Homebuyers who want a bargain might want to act now because the housing market is in the midst of a turnaround, economists say.  Home prices have fallen and mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, pushing home affordability for the average More...

Arts & Entertainment News

IMAGINARY STREET SCENES

Michelle Weinberg’s “architecture as theater” depicts where human drama happens

BLOCK BY BLOCK, MICHELLE WEINBERG is creating her own imaginary city.  She paints scenes of city streets: buildings, walls, billboards, gardens, courtyards and cul de sacs, all in bright colors and dizzying patterns that seem as if they should c More...

Ready, set, Monet: Artists plan the next Fine Arts Fest run

His artwork defined the art genre of French Impressionism. More...

Garden Ware features sneaky, surprising critters

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Art pottery made by Weller is a favorite among collectors. The company made art pottery in Zanesville, Ohio, from 1893 to 1948. More...