November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Turkey probably wasn’t part of the original Thanksgiving menu

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

No, it’s not a turkey. This tureen is in the form of a guinea fowl. It sometimes is eaten in the United States, but it usually weighs less than 4 pounds and is much too small to feed the crowd at Thanksgiving dinner. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The post-apocalyptic Simpsons

Dark comedy unmasks the ritual of storytelling

THE HEADS ARRIVE IN A BOX ON A WEDNESDAY night.  Bill Taylor, artistic director of Theatre Conspiracy, walks into the rehearsal room wearing a bronze-colored Homer Simpson mask, cradling the box in his arms.  More masks from the long-runnin More...

Sand Sculpting Championship returns to FMB

The 29th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is set to return to Fort Myers Beach from Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 29.  More...

As if another reason to despise air travel were needed …

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hurling through the air at 40,000 feet in an airless, claustrophobic metal tube is no picnic for your diva. More...

By the numbers: The cost of cybercrime in Florida

For cybercriminals, the increased use of social media as a goldmine of personal data and the emerging popularity of virtual currency (such as Bitcoin) are trends the FBI notes in an annual report that tracks cybercrime for the FBI Internet Crime Comp More...

Reading service brings the printed word to those who can’t see

Jack Flaherty coordinates WGCU Radio Reading Service and knows what his dozens of volunteers do reading newspapers, magazines and other content is more than an empty exercise. Far more. More...

Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Midnight Edition is dark seduction

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The pickup truck on page A19 doesn’t lack appeal, but it is looking for someone gutsy enough to use it for its intended purposes. More...

Business News

Good fishing—tough work

Local fishers compete with imports, regulations

Every-crab-loving-body who’s any-crab-loving-body knows: This is a great year for stone crabs. More...

What we can learn from Valeant’s dubious rise

MONEY & INVESTING

I would wager that the majority of people reading this column have never heard of the drug company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. More...

Real Estate News

Open your hearts at Stock Development's open house this weekend

Stock Development and Stock Signature Homes invite you to open your hearts by attending a company-wide open house event this weekend. More...

WCI’s Cypress Bend neighborhood at Shadow Wood Preserve highlights relaxed, community-inspired lifestyle

In an intimate enclave of detached single family homes overlooking lakes, nature preserves and golf course fairways, two luxurious model homes in WCI Communities’ Cypress Bend in Shadow Wood Preserve give homebuyers a glimpse into the community More...

Ave Maria named Community of the Year 2015

Ave Maria was recently named Community of the Year 2015 in its category by the Collier Building Industry Association. Home sales are skyrocketing with over 250 sales so far this year. More...