January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Ohio company designed sought-after pieces

Roseville Pottery was founded in Roseville, Ohio, in 1890. A second Roseville plant opened in nearby Zanesville in 1898. Early Roseville pieces were decorated with handwork, including sgraffito designs. More...

Local fundraiser to help needy Africans

This summer Kim Reuter, 24, and a native of Fort Myers, renovated a school in rural Madagascar. More...

Immerse yourself in the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Staff and volunteers at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve will offer a wide variety of programs for the public throughout January. Opportunities along the boardwalk (or in the interpretive center) abound to explore nature, the arts and yourself. More...

Lee County’s jobless rate falls again

Florida’s jobless rate fell in November to 8.1 percent, its lowest rate since late 2008, sparking optimism from Gov. Rick Scott who outlined a list of economic bright spots recently.  More...

ISLAND HOPPING

Winter fun island-style

If you have just arrived for the season, welcome back. We have missed you and have lots of catching up to do. For starters, the Watson MacRae Art Gallery on Sanibel expanded and is featuring new and unique artists and shows. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, JAN. 3 P.M. Charlie Rose Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose engages the world’s most fascinating individuals in roundtable discussions five nights a week. ¦ FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 9 P.M. More...

Themes from 1900 remain relevant to ‘The Little Foxes’ audiences today

Apparently, greed never goes out of fashion. Although “The Little Foxes” first played Broadway in 1939 (and takes place in 1900), it’s as relevant as today’s news stories. More...

BEACH READING

‘Help Thanks Wow’ ‘The Three Essential Prayers’

Faith, Hope and Charity meet Help, Thanks and Wow in Anne Lamott’s latest book on prayer and the relevance of faith in these troubling and trying times. In “Help Thanks Wow,” Ms. More...

Newly dressed, the Caloosahatchee comes calling

For more than 25 years, Pam Degeer, born and raised on a Michigan farm, has been able to step out the front door of the French Connection Cafe, her tenderbar retreat on First and Jackson streets downtown, and spot the mile-wide Caloosahatchee River l More...

Two Southwest Florida birds you’re likely to encounter

THE LIVING GULF COAST

Ibis once hunted for its meat   More...

Hunger Walk aims to reach $1 million

It’s time again to get your walking shoes ready for the fifth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The popular event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Miromar Outlets, Estero.  More...

Protect yourself from fraud and ID theft

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will host a series of seminars titled “Frauds, Scams and Identity Theft” to help citizens avoid becoming victims of this fast-growing type of crime. More...

Shell Point Academy class reflects on Calvin Coolidge

The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by David Serra on the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. More...

Postal prices to increase

Beginning on Sunday, Jan. 27, the cost of a 1-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny, to 46-cents. The new 46-cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. More...

Business News

MONEY BALLIN’

Amateur baseball players have a major impact on the local economy

THEY ARE AS ANONYMOUS AS TOURISTS IN rental cars crawling along U.S. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Getting in shape pays huge dividends

A predominant 2013 New Year’s resolution for U.S. adults will be weightrelated. More...

Consumer confidence holds steady in December

Consumer confidence among Floridians was unchanged in December, down a bit from a peak in the fall, the University of Florida reported recently.  More...

Real Estate News

What $650,000 will buy in SWFL

21097 ILIADE AVE., PORT CHARLOTTE This gorgeous executive home is located on nearly an acre lot in the heart of Port Charlotte. More...

Calvin Klein opens at design center

Miromar Design Center has added Calvin Klein Home Furnishings to its roster of vendors. The Calvin Klein Curator Collection of furniture is inspired by the elegant modernism that has made the designer a fashion icon.  More...

House Hunting:

16649 Toscana Circle | Talis Park

Wind through the citrus and olive tree-lined streets in the private community of Talis Park in North Naples and you’ll think you’re in Naples, Italy. More...