May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Memorial Day events set for Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral

The city of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Veterans Advisory Committee invite the public to a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30. The service will begin at 9 a.m. More...

THE FIND: A midcentury Paul Hanson lamp in the shape of an urn

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: Teen Challenge Super Thrift of Southwest Florida, 15631 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers; 267- 5433. Cost: $15. The Skinny: The only thing that would have been better than finding one of these Paul Hanson urn lamps would have been scoring a pair. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The Nancies 2016

We know you’ve been waiting for our entertainment writer’s awards.

Friendly frogs, naked retirees and urinating statues — it’s been quite a colorful and unusual year in the arts. More...

Producer’s big gigs take him to Capitol lawn

Jerry Colbert enjoys Southwest Florida’s balmy climes and friendly neighborhoods in the winter, but come summer he’s back in Washington, D.C., staging two of PBS’ highest rated broadcasts — the annual “National Memorial More...

In celebration of caftans, the next big thing for summer

THE DIVA DIARIES

There is simply no one happier than moi that caftans are making a comeback. I used to call these long, flowing, colorful — and most importantly, comfortable — garments muumuus. But caftan sounds so much more stylish and sophisticated. More...

Lottery sales hit all-time high for April — $513 million spent in search of jackpot

Lots of Bucks. Money Tree. $10,000,000 Fortune. Money Bags. More...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: 475 hp packed into a family SUV

BEHIND THE WHEEL

“That’s so cool, man!” The guy in the plumbing supply van was willing to hold up rush hour traffic just so he could make sure his feelings were known. “The exhaust is so mean, and the body is so stealth!” More...

Ready to let go of treasures? In Florida, wait until fall, if you can

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Everything has its season, and antiques are no exception. Folks regularly ask me about selling sets of china, silver and crystal. But this would be my answer: Wait until fall. Why fall? More...

Bliss colorful wooden toys bring joy to collectors

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Collectors like toys with colorful, detailed, often amusing or realistic decorations. More...

Business News

Skipping the immigration line

EB-5 program is expensive, and it’s not as easy as it looks.

IT’S A GOOD IDEA, ON PAPER. AND FOR many it’s a good idea on the ground, one devised more than 25 years ago to bring billions of dollars of foreign money into the U.S. More...

Why Wal-Mart is beating Target in retail sales revenue

MONEY & INVESTING

Despite my wife’s sincere efforts to turn the tide single-handedly, the U.S. consumer is simply not shopping in traditional retail stores like they used to. In the past couple of weeks, companies from Macy’s to Gap to Nordstrom to J.C. More...

Real Estate News

ALLURE’s prime location continues to attract buyers who wish to live in a vibrant, tropical community in the heart of the arts and entertainment district

With the recent, exciting announcement that the City of Fort Myers has secured a new Marriott More...

Award winning homes by Holiday Builders

Holiday Builders has opened a sales center in the Nicholas Parkway Retail Center as the award-winning builder completes construction on several new express move-in homes in Cape Coral. More...

Sophisticated Toscana model at Ponza

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division announced that nine of the 13 home sites offered at Ponza at the Colony Golf and Bay Club in Bonita Springs have been sold. More...