September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Tractor toy recreated life on the farm

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Toys are fun to use, but they also are learning tools. What child wouldn’t want a toy tractor that looked exactly like the big one used on the farm? More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Wayne’s world

Artist Wayne White brings his off-kilter view of the world to Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

The three-dimensional letters hover over the mundane landscape like alien spaceships from another galaxy or sprawl out like credits announcing the title of a film.  More...

The Amazing Kreskin predicted to perform at casino

The “world’s greatest” mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin, kicks off Halloween season at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.  More...

Grant will bring Rauschenberg’s early Florida work to gallery

The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College has beenawarded a $25,000 Specific Cultural Projects grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.  More...

The rise of HOMO BARBECUEUS

IN THE WORLD OF FOOD GRILLING, BARBECUING and smoking, Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa is hallowed ground. More...

Three Masters of BBQ

CHUCK RINEHART is the retired chief of the Punta Gorda Police Department, an Army veteran and former crew chief on a Huey helicopter, and regionally famous for his barbecue pork.  Building and using his “cooker”:  More...

Business News

Made right here

Niche and high-tech manufacturing is a growth industry for the region

Manufacturing jobs make up a modest 2.3 percent of employment in Southwest Florida. More...

Lemmings aren’t really hysterical, investors shouldn’t be either

MONEY & INVESTING

I’m sure that everyone reading this column has heard the expression about acting “like a lemming.” It basically means to follow others blindly without thinking. More...

Plans announced for phase two of Six Bends

Six Bends, the mixed-use development by Scott Fischer Enterprises and home to Six Bends Harley-Davidson, is preparing to undergo further development. More...

Real Estate News

What $75,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

26201 Colony Road, Bonita Springs   Here is a great opportunity for the handyman or investor. This spacious mobile home is on a very desirable corner-lot location near the community pool. More...

House Hunting:

16036 Thorn Wood Dr; Avalon Preserve, Fort Myers

This four-bedroom-plus-den, four-bathroom home in Avalon Preserve offers a threecar garage, 12-foot ceilings, crown molding, engineered hardwood and diagonal tile flooring throughout the first floor, and an open floor plan with plenty of space for en More...

House Hunting:

366 Central Ave., Old Naples

Built in 2005, this cottage-style home epitomizes understated taste and panache. Its design influence nods to the traditional; inside, its mood is casual yet elegant and timeless. More...