March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

When it comes to collecting, buy the best you can afford

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Over a lifetime of collecting, I’ve seen objects rise and fall in value. I remember back in the 1970s, when Avon’s figural perfume bottles were all the rage — people would pay $10, $15 for unusual shapes and limited editions. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

When Sonny gets BLUE

Slide blues guitarist Sonny Landreth headlines Bonita Blues Festival

When Sonny gets blue, it's a good thing. Because when slide guitarist Sonny Landreth plays the blues, everyone feels great. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival to open with world premiere of ‘Marcus Jansen — Examine and Report’

The world premiere of “Marcus Jansen — Examine and Report” will open the sixth annual Fort Myers Film Festival. More...

Considering the evolution of one’s shopping habits

THE DIVA DIARIES

I am not what one would call a champion shopper. I have plenty of friends who love nothing more than spending an entire day swiping their plastic at Waterside Shops and think nothing of spending $695 on a pair of leggings (yes, leggings!).  More...

Home for families in crisis gets a makeover

It’s a home away from home that feels like a luxury dream house you’d find in a glossy magazine. More...

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest collects more than $2.8 million

SWFL Children’s Charities 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest has raised more than $2.8 million and counting, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting pediatric health care in Southwest Florida. More...

Daring Art Deco designers created streamlined looks

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Get a clue to the age of an antique from part of the style, like a ball and claw foot on a Chippendale chair of the 18th century, or a hammered aluminum bowl of the 1930s. But sometimes the style is unfamiliar and even the use is a mystery. More...

Business News

Small business vital

Small businesses comprise 90 percent of Southwest Florida’s companies

WITH JUST EIGHT EMPLOYEES AND PRODucts dependent on technology, Atilus represents the present and future of the Southwest Florida business landscape. More...

The large trade deficit is not necessarily a bad thing

MONEY & INVESTING

I really can’t stand almost everything that is said in political debates with regard to the economy, as most of it is just grandstanding at best and downright lies at the worst. More...

Hyundai is marketing 2017 Elantra as an upscale value

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Traditionally the best recipe for mass-market compact car success is to play strongly into the idea that there is value in durability. It has worked extremely well for cars like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. More...

Real Estate News

Hidden Harbor hosts the Southwest Florida Symphony Society’s

2016 Designer Showcase Luxury Home Tour

Stock Development is proud to host this year’s Designer Showcase Luxury Home Tour at Hidden Harbor, the 2015 Community of the Year. More...

Minto announces three new large-scale communities solidifying long-term commitment to Florida while growing existing communities

Minto Communities announces plans for three new communities in Florida, expanding the company into new markets, and totaling 17,900 lots and 4.2 million square feet of commercial space. 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...