April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Here’s why sterling silver makes an ideal collectible

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love collecting silver, especially flatware. It’s the one thing that doesn’t take up much space, and I can use it. It’s also a commodity, so it’s worth its weight in, well, silver. More...

Local entrepreneurs have what it takes to help future business leaders succeed

GUEST COMMENTARY

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to experience Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, event from a unique perspective, as I have had the honor of being a laureate in 2012. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A new role for indie rock

AMY GINSBURG IS A BIG TOAD THE FAN. She likes the ’90s alternative rock band from California so much she’s traveled to see them in concert twice in three days, once in Tampa and then in Orlando. More...

Hiatus helped Distrubed emerge with forceful, melodic album

When Disturbed decided to disappear as a band, it really meant it, not only going on a hiatus in 2011 that allowed the band members to pursue outside projects and personal activities, but dropping out of sight once it had regrouped so people wouldn&r More...

‘They helped us to know ourselves’

THE DIVA DIARIES

2016 has been pretty tough on Generation X. This year is stealing the memories of our youth by taking our icons — way, way too soon. More...

Drop in gas prices drives car cost maintenance to six-year low

Cars have always been expensive and driving involves traffic jams and frustration and all the challenges and headaches Mr. MacDonald detailed nearly half a century ago. But lately, the costs of operating your car or pickup are going down. Really. More...

Modern companies making copies of Chinese apothecary chests

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Chinese apothecary chests were originally made to hold herbs and medicines used in past centuries. The chests were usually made of elmwood or other dark wood. More...

THE FIND: Towle Old Colonial sterling chocolate muddling spoon.

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: Gannon’s Antiques & Art, 16521 S. Tamiami Trail, No. 1, Fort Myers; 489-2127 or gannonsantiques.com. Cost: $69. The Skinny: Just when you think you have seen everything in a pattern you collect, you learn something new. More...

Business News

Adding the bloom

Landscapers beautify as Southwest Floridians embrace groomed surroundings

NATURE IS A FINE AND DANDY THING LEFT untutored, and Floridians in particular like to look at it or even step into it, on occasion. But most of us are not looking at untutored nature, in general. More...

It’s time to be cautious about buying Microsoft, Google

MONEY & INVESTING

One of the most frustrating things about being an individual stock investor is how quickly a stock can go from hot to not. More...

Fort Myers store participates in 15th Free Comic Book Day

Comics Cards And Stuff in Fort Myers is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7. More...

Real Estate News

Strong sales continue at Paseo: move-in ready homes available

Sales have been moving at a brisk pace at Paseo, which has earned the Lee Building Industry Association’s (LBIA) Community of the Year Award a record nine times! More...

Stock Signature Homes continues to expand reach

Stock Signature Homes continues to expand its reach in Southwest Florida. More...

Have-it-all lifestyle at Hampton Park at Gateway

Residents of Hampton Park enjoy the intimacy of their gated neighborhood, plus the added amenities of the surrounding 3,000-acre Gateway community – a combination that provides the ultimate live, work and play lifestyle. More...