February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

THE FIND: A 1930s Fiestaware platter in ‘red.’

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: Vintage and Collectibles Fair, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Next fair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6.  Cost: $20  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Making a MONSTER musical

Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ comes to the Sugden

IT ISN’T EASY BEING GREEN.  In fact, it can be downright challenging.  Just ask Randy Jones, who’s playing Frankenstein’s monster in the Naples Players’ upcoming production of “Young Frankenstein” March 2 More...

Funk Fest 7 presents a dozen bands in two days

“The foulest stench is in the air: The funk of 40,000 years,” Vincent Price menacingly intoned in Michael Jackson’s hit, “Thriller.” It’s a reminder that music and the macabre can sometimes make strangely effective More...

Stepping out in style — and in comfort and safety

THE DIVA DIARIES

Last week, I was enjoying happy hour with a dear friend I’ve known for nearly 20 years. Maria has always been not only beautiful, but also glamorous. More...

DNA studies show that shelter workers often mislabel dogs as pit bulls, limiting adoptions

DNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new University of Florida study has found.  More...

Vintage Fiesta finds still worth celebrating

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My grandmother Dorothy loved her set of Fiestaware.  The dinnerware was introduced in 1936 in five colors — red, yellow, cobalt blue, green and ivory. More...

Many items made from endangered species can no longer be sold

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

New endangered species laws are trying to protect animals that could disappear from the earth if poaching and killing are not stopped. Sometimes it is just a horn or a tusk that is wanted, but to get it, the animal must be killed. More...

Business News

A taxing experience

Here are some quick tips from professionals to help you file and get a fast refund

IT’S TIME TO SETTLE YOUR TAX BILL WITH the federal government, to pay up or, hopefully, get a refund. You have until the Monday, April 18, deadline or else … well, nothing really. You can file an extension. More...

Internet sales, strong dollar slow Wal-Mart growth; optimism advised

MONEY & INVESTING

To most people, listening to a public company’s quarterly earnings conference call would not be the most exciting way to spend their morning. More...

Ford Expedition Platinum EL — A Lincoln’s worth of luxury behind the Ford badge

BEHIND THE WHEEL

There is a little piece of plastic that goes in between a smartphone and the portable credit card reader to cradle it and keep it in place. More...

Real Estate News

Marina Bay by GL Homes offers new homesites and exciting homebuyer incentives

Marina Bay by GL Homes is Fort Myers’ hottest new address, offering a stunning selection of charming villas and elegant one- or two-story single-family residences, priced from the $250,000s to the $400,000s. More...

Have-it-all lifestyle at Hampton Park at Gateway

Residents of Hampton Park enjoy the intimacy of their gated neighborhood, plus the added amenities of the surrounding 3,000-acre Gateway community – a combination that provides the ultimate live, work and play lifestyle. More...

Minto’s The Isles of Collier Preserve, received a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for “Best Mixed Community.”

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities received a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for “Best Mixed Community.” Minto is one of only three recipients to be recognized in this categ More...