August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

Butchers

Local meat cutters compete against big chains

Born in Bavaria, Germany, Annette Trossbach of North Fort Myers, says that when she was growing up abroad, there was a butcher shop in every village.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Sisters make their businesses a family affair

Ignoring advice that family members shouldn’t be in business together, Patty Mais, owner of Wild Goose Chase, and her sister, Vicki Barlow, owner of Giggles and Squeaks, have their separate consignment shops in the same building, 1101 El Jobean More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Detroit offers lessons about the complexity of municipal bankruptcy

In the wake of depressions and recessions, personal and corporate bankruptcies become all too common. Most recently, several municipal bankruptcies have been declared, most notably Detroit’s bankruptcy. More...

Group effort revitalizes visitor center, encouraging repeat tourism, relocation

When John Wright, president of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, would go to replenish his literature at the old visitor center off Interstate 75 and Jones Loop Road, he noticed there was never anybody there manning the center. More...

HUNTING GOODWILL

Hailing our angels in blue, green and any hue

The fresh, smiling face of Sgt. Michael Wilson of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will forever haunt me. And it should haunt me. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

12789 Southwest Pembroke N. Circle, Lake Suzy

This beautiful courtyard home is on an estatesized double lot in exclusive Lake Suzy. The European-designed home is built around the spacious free-form pool, creating a private outdoor oasis in the center of the home. More...

REAL ESTATE NEWS

HUD awards Florida housing millions to maintain housing for families, seniors   The U.S. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

deconstructing STUFF

Toronto photographer Todd McLellan disassembles objects in ‘Things Come Apart’

TODD MCLELLAN LIKES TO TAKE things apart. More...

WRITING CHALLENGE

Annual contest off to a strong start

The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge started only a week ago, but entries are already piling into our inbox. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Feet a common object of collector’s obsessions

A realistic replica of a full-size foot in a sandal seems like a strange choice of ornament for the average home. But feet and shoes have been popular ornaments for centuries. More...