December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

New study dissects online charter school policies

Florida South- Western State College School of Education Dean Lawrence Miller recently coauthored the National Study of Online Charter Schools. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Portraits of sainthood

Ave Maria exhibit captures the good works of Mother Teresa

With her palms pressed together, a rosary wound inconspicuously through her fingers, Mother Teresa’s face gently beams out of the photo the Vatican chose for her beatification ceremony in 2003.  More...

These are the Top 10 albums of 2015

It’s a bad sign for the year in music when it’s a struggle just to come up with 10 albums that would have contended for my annual list in past years. More...

Breathe. Give. Repeat.

GIVING

If you are reading this column in the dwindling days of 2015, my hope is that you have captured a few moments of downtime this holiday season. More...

What’s up with this weird weather?

During the 6 p.m. news broadcast on NBC-2, senior chief meteorologist Robert Van Winkle described recent weather conditions in Southwest Florida in such technical terms as “warm and soupy” as well as “hot and sticky.”   More...

It’s always a good time to add a clock to your decor

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

New Year’s Eve is the holiday that is represented by a clock. Some say a ticking clock is the heart of the home. Since modern digital clocks don’t click, every home should have an old clock. More...

Business News

it’s a scam

This year’s top 10 list of rackets reported to the BBB in 2015

When the Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Tracker earlier this year, it was expected that tax scams would be high on the list. What was surprising was how high — more than the next three categories put together.  More...

There’s an extended warranty they’re not telling you about

MONEY & INVESTING

During this holiday shopping season many of you either have or will be purchasing some rather expensive items from TVs to tablets to appliances. And with a lot of these purchases you will be asked if you would like to add on an extended warranty. More...

Real Estate News

Mediterra: amenities and more

make it Southwest Florida’s nine-time Community of the Year

Mediterra isn’t only the best community in Southwest Florida today – it’s now been named the Community of the Year an unprecedented nine times.  More...

Ooh, la la! Julia Child’s little vacation home

Thanks to Julia Child’s husband, Paul Child, who introduced her to her first French meal in Rouen, France, at the end of the 1940s, she was hooked on French cooking. More...

House Hunting:

23040 Sanabria Loop, Bonita Springs

This three-car-garage, pool/ spa home in Bonita Lakes shows beautiful custom landscaping and scenic lake views from the outside, and once inside, you’ll find an elegant circular foyer with stunning views of the curved staircase and loft.  More...