April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

African immigrant, entrepreneur is Dress for Success success story

Jessica Wajoli has been chosen as Dress for Success SW Florida’s 2016 Success Story and will be honored at its annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Hilton Naples. More...

THE FIND: Service for eight of Wedgwood Wild Strawberry pattern china.

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, South Florida Fairgrounds. Next show is May 6-8; wpbaf.com. Cost: $250. The Skinny: I have a problem with china. Not the country, mind you, but the dinnerware. I’m obsessed with it. More...

The Buick Cascada: A laid-back turbo droptop that’s good but not great

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Incorrect perceptions of Florida and Buick go hand-in-hand: Those in colder climates often think of the Sunshine State as home to retirees in LeSabre sedans with the turn signal welded in the “on” position. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Waterworld

A shallow pool plays a key role in ‘Metamorphoses’ at the Venice Theatre

ACTORS ARE USED TO REHEARSING IN BARE, NONdescript rooms, but for the cast of “Metamorphoses,” this is the first time any of them have rehearsed a play in a swimming pool. More...

West Palm’s SunFest shines with a host of national acts

Time, and lots of it. That’s what you’re going to need to really enjoy everything SunFest 2016 has to offer, so make sure to plan.  More...

National Siblings Day: A lonely holiday for an only child

THE DIVA DIARIES

Just in case you missed it, Sunday, April 10, was National Siblings Day. More...

Silver Alerts help locate seniors lost on the road or on foot

You’ve probably seen the electronic message signs on the interstate lighting up with a “Silver Alert,” displaying the characteristics and tag number of a car and imploring motorists who spot it to call #347 or 911.   More...

Letter carrier food drive crucial for summer supply

The Letter Carriers’ #StampOutHunger Food Drive — pivotal in helping food banks and the agencies they serve stay supplied with food during the summer months — is Saturday, May 14.  Residents can participate in the annual drive More...

Good design is something that never goes out of style

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I am fascinated by design.  I love being able to recognize something iconic, like an Eames chair, or to recognize the fabrics designed by Dorothy Draper or the dishes designed by Susie Cooper or Clarice Cliff.  More...

Transforming old furniture, tools, creates trendy industrial look

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Antiques and design shows today often have attractive pieces of furniture that have been transformed by painting, decorating or removing the original finish. More...

Business News

Sun in fun goes on

Tourism officials optimistic as season draws to close in Southwest Florida; Palm Beach still drawing visitors.

Like everything else these days, “season,” as Floridians have long called the manna from (not heaven) the North or Europe that rolls in to create robust local economies each year, came and went swiftly. More...

Price of gold up 16 percent this year, but invest cautiously

MONEY & INVESTING

If there is one commodity that I should know the most about, it is gold. After all, I now own an estate jewelry company, so I deal with the precious metal every single hour of every day.  More...

BBB, cyber security group urge spring cleaning for all Internet users

The Better Business Bureau and the National Cyber Security Alliance are encouraging consumers to put cybersecurity top of mind by urging them to make digital devices an additional target of their spring cleaning activities. More...

Real Estate News

Quail West to begin amenity enhancements in May

Quail West announced it will begin the execution of a major member approved and financed capital improvement plan in May that will enhance the North Naples community’s clubhouse, common areas, and golf operations.  More...

Ave Maria – A Town Designed For How You Want to Live

¦ 2015 Community of the Year More...

Stock Signature Homes hosts tour of homes across SW Florida communities Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.

Stock Signature Homes is hosting a Tour of Homes this weekend across its Southwest Florida communities and neighborhoods, giving homebuyers an incredible opportunity to view 30 beautifully furnished models and dozens of move-in ready homes in nine So More...