May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

A bit more of The Best of Southwest Florida

We tried our best, but need to clarify these two items published in the Best of Southwest Florida edition

BEST PEACE OF MIND BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company More...

Authentic medieval armor very rare, expensvie

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Medieval armor was one of the prized purchases by Americans taking the Grand Tour of Europe in Victorian days. And, clever metalsmiths made copies of the armor that were able to fool the average tourist, even some experts. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

JOSEPHINE!

Asolo Rep stages world premiere of Broadwaybound musical about Josephine Baker

“WE’RE GOING FULL-THROTtle Josephine Baker,” declares director/choreographer Joey McKneely. More...

Louis Armstrong tells his story in Terry Teachout’s ‘Satchmo’

If his résumé wasn’t already unusually diverse for a theater critic, it might seem strange that Terry Teachout is adding “director” to his hyphenated professional description when his play “Satchmo at the Waldorf” opens More...

When she’s hot, she’s hot

THE DIVA DIARIES

I have a friend in her mid-60s who shushes me whenever we’re out in public and I happen to mention menopause.  Once when I asked her why, she whispered, “It should only be talked about privately, if at all.”  More...

Florida’s trouble waters having impact on local business

Sporting its own version of a Panama Canal, the Sunshine State wears a midriff belt of mostly fresh water that bisects 120 miles or so of peninsular earth. More...

All new 2016 Clubman – can there really be a biggest Mini?

BEHIND THE WHEEL

This is an oxymoron on wheels. How else can the biggest MINI ever be described? But aside from driving a contradiction, there is some genuine appeal behind the new Mini Cooper Clubman. More...

Why we collectors love those anachronistic bits of history

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

You might have thought I had it all. Well, I didn’t — at least not until now. We all no doubt have seen vintage serving pieces — all those wacky pickle forks and tea strainers of another era. More...

THE FIND: Art Nouveau bowl decorated by Pickard China

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs’ First Thrift, 9751 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; (239) 992-0285.  Cost: $20.  The Skinny: This pretty piece by Pickard China is more than a century old, and it’s a produc More...

Business News

Which sex invests better?

A tendency to shake things up can make men less successful than women with investments

WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTING, MANY WOMEN TAKE A STAY-the-course approach that research shows can give them an advantage over their male counterparts. More...

Housing market booming, but younger people aren’t buying

MONEY & INVESTING

Last month as my wife walked outside of our house on her way to her CrossFit class, I heard her cry out a blood-curdling scream.  Thinking she had stepped on another snake, I ran outside looking around her feet, but instead she was fixated on th More...

Real Estate News

Sales increase & construction advances at Hidden Harbor

Inventory Homes Available

Hidden Harbor is fast becoming Stock Development’s latest success story. Hidden Harbor is a 55-acre amenity-rich boating community situated between Naples and Fort Myers. More...

April sales jump for Stock Development: move-in ready homes available across Southwest Florida!

Stock Development saw an increase in sales across Southwest Florida in April. The company registered 41 new homes sales worth $33.01 million and closed on an additional 31 homes totaling $29.99 million. 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...