June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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BUSINESS TRAVEL

Lightening your load in an age of cost cutting

EDWIN AMERMAN’S LIFE IS A PARADE OF bright atriums, security checkpoints, takeoffs and landings, hotel rooms, business engagements, and then home to his wife, Wendy, and three children in Fort Myers late in the week. More...

It’s Your Business… Follow up, follow up, follow up

It is not enough to get people’s attention with your shameless marketing. More...

Business cycles are in control, not central banks

MONEY & INVESTING

Headlines speak to an eminent demise in Europe. The equity markets are suffering. The AA or higher sovereign debt issues are being gobbled up at increasingly lower yields. And the investors, institutional and retail alike, are running scared. More...

Elite swimmers train in Southwest Florida for Olympic Trials

They start in the pre-dawn darkness, these seven elite swimmers belonging to T2 Aquatics in Naples. Someday soon, perhaps, they might belong to all of America. They might be 2012 U.S. More...

Two-time Olympian served three tours

Major Chad Senior is an Air Force pararescueman, a specialist who goes into, as the Air Force notes, “austere and non-permissive environments” to save downed aircrew members.  It’s tough work for the North Fort Myers High Schoo More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2440 Malaya Court, Punta Gorda

LOCATED ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN DESIRABLE Punta Gorda Isles, this home features 1,975 square feet under air. The residence has four bedrooms in a split plan and two bathrooms. More...

Art-filled model home event set for June 19

Realtor Karen Brown of Five Star Realty and Teresa McCarthy of Arthur Rutenberg Homes have organized an event that presents local artists’ work inside a Punta Gorda Isles model home.  The Art with Art event will be held from 5-7 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Vital organists

THE ORGAN IS THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS, DECLARES James Cochran, echoing Mozart. More...

Symphony executive director seeks to expand reach — and capital

“If you take a look at symphonies around the country, most all of them have the problem of lagging ticket sales,” said James Morgese, executive director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. More...

Wedding cake topper fashions changed with the times

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

The bride and groom topper on a contemporary wedding cake often is made of plastic or sugar. But the traditions of wedding-cake toppers and even wedding cakes do not go back very far. More...