May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

THE FIND: Blue Jade pitcher by Steuben Glass Works

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach. Next show is June 3-5; wpbaf.com.  Cost: $100.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

SIZZLING SUMMER SHOWS

Seven ways to enjoy the arts in the offseason

SEASON’S OVER. Locals are breathing a collective sigh of relief. But what can you do if you’re here through the summer and love the arts? More...

Naples Players artistic director announces resignation

Sixteen years ago, Dallas came to Naples.  Now, to the dismay of many in the local theater world, Dallas Dunnagan has announced her resignation as artistic director of The Naples Players.  More...

A Miami getaway? Prepare to eat late and pay the price

THE DIVA DIARIES

After spending a whirlwind weekend on South Beach in Miami, I can’t tell if I’ve changed, or Miami’s changed.  Probably a little bit of both.  More...

First Methodist’s rich history will live on after church closes doors

Before Fort Myers was incorporated as a town in 1885 or Lee County was created in 1887, First Methodist was here. More...

Using and appreciating antiques may make it easier to let them go

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Letting go never is easy.  One of my dealer friends often will tell a potential seller that the items he is buying are just merchandise.  Once he’s bought something, it’s his right to do with it as he sees fit — he can sel More...

Vintage, painted iron sprinklers can shower collectors with cash

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Unusual vintage figural garden sprinklers have become expensive objects wanted by technology and gardening enthusiasts. The first sprinklers were invented after the 1870s. More...

Business News

Fostering innovation

Co-working, incubators and accelerators changing the way business is done in Southwest Florida

CONSIDER THIS: WHEN FORBES LISTS THE BEST cities for jobs in the U.S., you won’t hear Florida mentioned. More...

Looking to invest in biotech companies? Be cautious

MONEY & INVESTING

I know it is very easy to get discouraged about the world, especially during an election season.  Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, corrupt leaders, political finger-pointing and economic stagnation are just some of the things that can make More...

FGCU, Horizon Council study shows business less optimistic

The Executive Business Climate Index for Lee County fell for the second straight quarter, according to a report by the Horizon Council and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Regional Economic Research Institute.  More...

Real Estate News

Ave Maria sets new home sales record in April

¦ 35 New Home Sales Record Setting in April  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...

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...