February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Politicians are in government, but are not in power

ANALYSIS

Say what you will about Bernie Sanders (and I will: he is an inveterate backbencher who has spent 25 years in Congress, 16 in the House of Representatives and nine in the Senate, with an almost zero record of accomplishment), the crusty senator from More...

When it comes to collecting, buy it because you like it

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love attending shows — antiques shows, as well as the specialty doll, toy, glass and pottery shows.  You get to see the spectrum of antiques, and specialty shows often give you an opportunity to see the best of the best — museum-qu More...

Cadillac CTS-V is a 200 mph brute in a finely tailored suit

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Cadillac is an iconic American brand with an American sense of luxury.  So even when it comes time to build a super sedan in the style that’s been made popular by the Europeans, Caddy still does it on its own terms.  The heart of the More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Sex, drugs and old age

After touring the country, ‘Assisted Living: The Musical’ returns to its Southwest Florida roots

For an eclectic group of seniors at Pelican Roost, it’s time to let loose and party, not unlike when they were young. This time around, though, the drugs are prescription and there’s no risk of pregnancy.  More...

Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic to speak at Jewish Book Festival

“Grace is being at ease with the world, even when life tosses wine down your pants,” Sarah L. Kaufman writes in “The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life” ($24.95, W.W. Norton). More...

Read. Exercise. Declutter. Easier resolved than done

THE DIVA DIARIES

Well, we’re a little over a month and a half into 2016, and I’m wondering: How are those new year’s resolutions working out for you?  For me, not so good.  More...

How they do it in Collier County

While Lee County struggles to identify money that will pay for growth, continually fine-tuning the planning dial like a person aiming to capture a weak radio signal, in Collier County officials still use the rule of thumb once also embraced in Lee: G More...

How they do it in Charlotte County

“Charlotte county revenue sources (for transportation and infrastructure) include gas taxes, sales tax money and impact fees,” explains Brian Gleason, the county’s communications manager.  “We also get money from the stat More...

SWFL golden retriever rescue group goes international

Organization saving purebred goldens from South Korean dog-meat industry

It was a chance comment in late 2014 that headed Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida in a new, unexpected direction. More...

Patient prison artists used resources at hand

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

There are many kinds of folk art, but some of the strangest collectibles are called “prison art,” which is art made by prisoners in prisons or jails using the very unorthodox materials that are available. More...

Business News

Naples flights return

A small airline from Maine, Elite Airways, is giving travelers new options

Southwest Florida and the northeastern United States have long shared travelers for business and pleasure. A commercial airline that next week starts service out of Naples Municipal Airport strengthens that bond. More...

Our new era of central bank power

MONEY & INVESTING

I think one of the hardest things about being a parent is figuring out where to draw the line between directly helping your children solve life’s everyday challenges and letting them potentially fail on their own, learning from their mistake. More...

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank donates $1,000 to education fund

The Sanibel Captiva Community Bank contributed $1,000 to help the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund provide secondary educational grants and scholarship funds for women.  More...

Real Estate News

2016 LBIA Parade of Homes continues this weekend!

Stock Development has 25 furnished models on display

Stock Development has unveiled an amazing collection of homes for this year’s Lee Building Industry Association Parade of Homes.  The Parade of Homes completes its run this weekend, February 19th - 21st. More...

Verandah open house weekend showcases eight designer models by Kolter Homes

Now is the perfect time to discover the unmatched Verandah lifestyle. More...

Game on! Pickleball among popular amenities at Pelican Preserve

Pelican Preserve residents Dave Atkinson and Darlene Nelson were intrigued by the strange game taking place on three courts at the Fort Myers community’s Town Center. More...