June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Valerie’s House for grieving families names program director

Valerie’s House, a new nonprofit organization devoted to helping children and families work through grief following the loss of a loved one, has hired Danielle Visone as its program director. Ms. More...

What’s to come of all the objects that are wholly impractical?

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Don’t tell my boss — or anyone else, for that matter — but I shop a lot.  I’m always on the prowl for objects to use in my columns and to educate myself.  And so it was on one of my lunchtime stops that spied a set o More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Chloe Friedman

Homegrown singer, songwriter puts down roots in country-pop

IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD TO A COUNTRY/POP SOUND, but musician and Naples native Chloe Friedman finally arrived after dabbling in a wide array of genres: musical theater, pop, classic rock and others are sounds she’s used to serenade local audiences sinc More...

What to read this summer to keep up with the critic

Truman Capote’s public betrayal of his friend, New York socialite Babe Paley.  A marriage seen from his and her viewpoints.  Two widowed neighbors who find comfort in each other later in life.  More...

Here’s to keeping your cool over summertime cocktails

THE DIVA DIARIES

Summer in Southwest Florida means heat, humidity and wildly ferocious afternoon thunderstorms. More...

Former Madoff sportfisher undergoes transformation in Palm Beach Gardens

APAVA RUNS 56 FEET LONG. A STURDY WOODEN hull keeps it afloat. A depth-sounder, global positioning system, marine-radar device and VHF radio ensure its seaworthiness. More...

Dress your furry friend in an ugly tie for June 10 contest at Yappy Hour

The Gulf Coast Humane Society will celebrate Father’s Day with an ugly tie contest at Yappy Hour from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 10 the Bell Tower Shops. Dig out your fun and ugly ties for your furry friend to model and be judged for a prize. More...

Two-part bridal cup symbolizes love, faithfulness and good luck

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Legend says the two-part bridal cup was created in the 1700s to win a bride. A nobleman in Germany was upset when his daughter refused her rich suitors because she wanted to marry a goldsmith. More...

THE FIND: A group of four German bisque dolls

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach. Next show is July 1-3; wpbaf.com. Cost: $135. More...

Business News

Overtime shift

As many as 4 million workers could start receiving overtime under new federal rules.

IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS, EVERYthing in the American workplace will change for employers and millions of salaried workers who will be bound by new federal wage laws. More...

What do the Saudis know about world energy that we don’t?

MONEY & INVESTING

What does Saudi Arabia know that we don’t? More...

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. hires superintendent

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has announced the hiring of David Weinrich as superintendent. In this role, Mr.  More...

Real Estate News

First residents move into Hidden Harbor:

Inventory homes available

The first homes have closed and residents are moving into Hidden Harbor, Stock Development’s latest success story in Southwest Florida. 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...

Paradise in the sky: Penthouses at Allure are unmatched in beauty, grace and opulence

At ALLURE, the new, luxury condominium to rise 32-stories over the glistening Caloosahatchee River in charming, downtown Fort Myers, the double-height, loft-style penthouses are the talk of the town. More...