March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Tom Chapin performance to benefit F.I.S.H.

Music and hunger are powerful forces — Tom Chapin has spent his career sharing one and fighting the other. More...

Local chefs to compete in culinary battle at Imagine Gala

Following the success of the 2014 Imagine Gala, which raised $75,000, the Imaginarium Science Center is now gearing up for another record-breaking event. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

DIVIDING THE ESTATE

HORTON FOOTE’S DARK COMEDY COMES TO FLORIDA REP

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLAIMED THAT NOTHING IN this world is certain except death and taxes. Playwright Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate” demonstrates, with great humor, that Mr. Franklin knew what he was talking about. More...

Symphony partners with the American Cancer Society to Paint the Pops Purple

The Southwest Florida Symphony partners with the American Cancer Society to Paint the Pops Purple at its Tribute to Erich Kunzel concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Springing forward is for sissies

THE DIVA DIARIES

It’s been several days and counting, and still, my body clock remains in a state of flux. Each and every year, daylight saving time throws me into a perpetual pout and jolts my mojo.  More...

Consumer sentiment among Floridians continues upward trend

Floridians’ consumer sentiment rose more than a point from January to 94.7 in February, the seventh straight month of increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Don’t mistake ‘Galli’ for ‘Nancy’ when it comes to glass work

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Daum, Lalique, Majorelle, Delatte, A. Walter, and Schneider are some of the famous glass makers working in Nancy, France, in the late 19th and 20th centuries. A few still are creating quality glass vases and sculptures. More...

Take Stock in Children awards 30 scholarships

Take Stock in Children is a statewide scholarship program for at-risk students that provides a unique opportunity for deserving students from low-income homes to escape the cycle of poverty through education. More...

Uncommon Friends Foundation offers scholarships to local students

Applications for 2015 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, are available now. More...

Business News

Southwest Florida’s economist retires

Gary L. Jackson got an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 1971. “I think I was the first in my family to get through college,” Professor Jackson said. More...

Suze Orman gives good advice, but also leads by example

MONEY & INVESTING

Just mention a personal finance topic, especially among women, and most likely Suze Orman’s name will become part of the conversation.  She was and is a financial adviser who became a motivational speaker, who became an author, who became More...

Why you should meet with your job references (and what you should talk about when you do)

Each time you make it past the résumé-review stage and interview with a potential employer, the meeting seems to go really well. But then — crickets. More...

Real Estate News

A water skier’s paradise at Miromar Lakes

Jill and Andy Visinski get out on the 700-acre lake at Miromar Lakes every day, if not twice a day. The couple is among numerous water skiers passionate about the sport who choose to make Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club their home.  More...

Altaira residences available for pre-construction purchase

WCI Communities is now accepting Preferred Buyer reservations for luxury tower residences in Altaira at The Colony Golf & Bay Club. More...

House Hunting:

15210 Brolio Way, Mediterra

Available for the first time, this Kurtz Homes estate at the end of a cul-de-sac in Mediterra has a detached, 1,500-squarefoot, air-conditioned seven-car garage, a portion of which can easily be converted to an additional bedroom suite. More...