May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Valerie’s House receives $30,000 from Wildcat Run foundation

Valerie’s House for Grieving Families, a nonprofit organization helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, was presented a check for $30,000 by the Wildcat Run Charitable Foundation.  More...

Lee County’s Lakes Regional Park to host National Public Gardens Day

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation will host a celebration in recognition of National Public Gardens Day from 8 a.m. More...

Cypress Lake High boosters host annual Tim Jago Golf Tournament

Cypress Lake High School Athletics will host the annual Tim Jago Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 7. More...

Limoges is not a factory, and other tableware trivia

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I was in a shop this week in which the manager was extolling a set of china.  “Oh, it’s Limoges,” she said in a reverential tone.  After, all nothing but the finest porcelain came from this French factory, right?  Wel More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

2016-17 SEASON

We take a close look at what is coming soon to theaters near you in SWFL

YOU USUALLY HEAR “RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN the new” around New Year’s, but the sentiment applies this time of year, too, as theaters stage their last shows before summer and announce the upcoming season. More...

Same songs, same players, but different Styx

It’s been 13 years since Styx has released an album of new material. But singer/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan says having songs to record has not been the issue. More...

Celebrate moms (your own or the one of your offspring)

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hopefully, there have been enough touching Hallmark commercials, Groupon offers for brunch buffets and pop-up Internet ads to remind you that THIS SUNDAY is Mother’s Day. More...

John Giglio President/CEO, Freedom Boat Club

‘The boat club model is a major leader in providing a proven, affordable alternative’

How did you first get into business?   More...

Officials consider less-ambitious Florida panther recovery goals

Florida panthers’ favorite foods include whitetailed deer and wild hog, but they’ve also been known to feed on livestock and even pets now and then, including two Chihuahuas this year in a Collier County neighborhood that borders prime pa More...

Three students to be honored at Nations Association 37th gala

The Nations Association Charities will honor three high school scholars who have overcome adversity to become successful students at its 37th Annual Anniversary & Scholarship Gala on Saturday, May 14.  More...

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South hosts annual Scholar-Athlete Awards

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South will honor 36 nominees and announce the scholarship recipients and other award winners at its Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. More...

Pass the cruet set, please

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Cruet sets, especially those made of sterling silver with attractive glass bottles, have been popular with collectors and those who like to use them at parties. More...

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

THE FIND: A 19th-century Wedgwood Basalt Capriware pitcher

Bought: Tag sale by Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions, 2925 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; (561) 278-8996 or hoodauction.com. Cost: $13. More...

Business News

Summer farming

Local farmers find their summer rhythms

FARMERS HAVE A LOT OF SAYINGS, AND ONE of them is this: “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”  More...

Report misses mark on likelihood of disruptive innovations

MONEY & INVESTING

The global consulting company, McKinsey & Co, published a provocative research report entitled “Diminishing Returns: Why Investors May Need to Lower Their Expectations” in late April.  More...

10 tips for getting your car ready for the heat

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We love this time of year in Florida. The days are longer, the snowbirds are gone and our roads are wide open. Now we can venture out and have a little fun. So let’s make sure our vehicles are up for it, too.  More...

Real Estate News

Sales are strong at Paseo: move-in ready homes available

Stock continues to report strong sales at Paseo, which has earned the Lee Building Industry Association’s (LBIA) Community of the Year Award a record nine times! More...

Award winning homes by Holiday Builders

Holiday Builders has opened a sales center in the Nicholas Parkway Retail Center as the award-winning builder completes construction on several new express move-in homes in Cape Coral. 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...