February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Hand-painted vases still captivate collectors

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

China painting was an important artistic talent in past centuries. Although single color transfer designs were developed and used by the late 1700s, they lacked the color and graceful lines that were possible if the ceramic was decorated by hand. More...

Florida auction is crossing new oceans

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We are fortunate to have one of the world’s largest automobile auctions taking place in our backyard. After all, even if you’re not a bidder, having more than 3,000 vehicles in one place is still one heck of a car show. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Music on fire

Fusing passion and precision behind the scenes with the Southwest Florida Symphony

THIS IS HOW THE ART OF CLASSICAL MUSIC works, or at least how it worked on a Saturday evening in late January: An Israeliborn conductor trained in an Austrian capital (Vienna) stood before a full-house on the Gulf of Mexico to lead about 70 musicians More...

Gulfshore Opera gala takes its title literally

Gulfshore Opera’s Steffanie Pearce wasn’t kidding around when she christened the company’s 2016 benefit “Legends of Opera.”  In a salute to “truth in advertising,” Ms. More...

And then, one day, she quit

THE DIVA DIARIES

I remember the morning of Jan. 27, 2011, quite clearly. I woke up, poured myself a cup of coffee, added some Splenda and headed toward the balcony to smoke my morning cigarette. More...

Rain records shattered in January

Nobody in recorded Southwest Florida history had ever experienced what all residents just endured — a January with nearly 13 inches of rain.  More...

Devo dude headlines FSW Humanities Colloquium

Jerry Casale, founding member and songwriter of the band Devo, will deliver the keynote address of the third biennial Florida SouthWestern State College Humanities Colloquium: Education for a New Humanity at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Legendary WWII aircraft flying into Page Field

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII heavy bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter, will fly into Page Field Airport in Fort Myers for a visit from Feb. 8-11. More...

Business News

Under consideration

Several bills up for vote this month could change Florida’s workplace

PENDING LEGISLATION THAT WOULD strengthen existing equality and anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, provide tax credits to businesses that hire felons, and ban employers from asking workers or job applicants for access to private social media More...

Japan’s venture into a black hole could be good for the U.S.

MONEY & INVESTING

I think it would be pretty cool to live in a black hole. First, you would never have to feel guilty about that second helping of ice cream as the gravitational forces would stretch you out so everyone would look like a long piece of spaghetti.  More...

Real Estate News

Free pool with single family homes and twin villas at Paseo

Paseo is South Fort Myers’ most popular community. More...

Parade of Homes at Quail West ends this weekend

Just three days remain in the 2016 Joint, Single-Site CBIA-LBIA Parade of Homes at Quail West in  More...

House Hunting:

11121 Monte Carlo Blvd., Bonita Springs

Offering a Northern rear exposure with lake views, room to add a pool, and upgrades galore, homes in the Paloma neighborhood do not get much more desirable than this.  More...