June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Chinese koi vases believed to bring good luck to a home

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Part of the fun of collecting is learning something extra about the history of the piece. This fish-shaped vase was sold at a Cowan auction in December 2015. More...

THE FIND: 1847 Rogers Bros. Vintage pattern forks

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Found: Antiques and Memories, 1788 Fowler St., Fort Myers; 226-1992 or antiquesandmemories.net.  Cost: $3.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A Q&A with Marcus JANSEN

... one of America’s most important painters to show in Europe

WHEN MARCUS JANSEN FIRST ARRIVED IN Fort Myers in 2003, the New York City-based artist didn’t know that one his biggest inspirations, the legendary Robert Rauschenberg, was living and painting on the nearby island of Captiva. Since Mr. More...

The right time for action

CONTRACT BRIDGE

If the only way to defeat a contract depends upon your partner having a certain card, and if your partner’s holding that card is consistent with the bidding, then you should proceed on the assumption that he has that card. More...

Echoes of WWII resound in Naples author’s new contemporary crime thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

Set in 2000, Howard Giordano’s new mystery thriller features Luke Rizzo, a New York Police Department retiree working as a private investigator hired to find a crazed serial killer, Werner Schmitt, who is out for twisted revenge.  More...

Punta Gorda Airport is becoming a small, regional hub for low-cost vacation travel

PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT’S NEW TERminal is bright and shiny but still utilitarian — a big one-story building that accommodates a single discount-brand airline: Allegiant Air. More...

A safe space from Chaucer

Yale English majors are demanding a safe space from Chaucer. More...

It’s easy to keep silver shining; just don’t overclean it

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love to use sterling silver and silver plate, even.  Don’t get me wrong: High-quality stainless steel flatware is a pleasure to behold.  But even the cheapest silver plate rings like a bell when you ping it.  Still, it’s More...

Business News

ENTREPRENEURIAL PRIORITY

Sandra Kauanui was thrilled to hear the news last week that Florida Gulf Coast University’s governing board plans to make entrepreneurship arguably its top academic priority, one of the signature courses of study that the university will be mos More...

Ram Rebel in search of a revolution

BEHIND THE WHEEL

“Join the Dodge rebellion!” It’s a battle cry that served the company well a half century ago, and now they are fulfilling that promise. Well, almost... More...

Florida still leads the nation in saltwater fishing revenue

Florida remains number one in the nation in revenue and jobs supported by recreational saltwater fishing. More...

Real Estate News

Sweet Summer Savings in Ave Maria

¦ Save Up to $10,000  Visit Ave Maria this summer and save up to $10,000* on select new home purchases. More...

Lock & leave living at Verandah by Kolter Homes

Now is the time to discover Pebblebrook, Verandah’s new Coach Home neighborhood!  More...

Holiday Builders partners with LaGace & Whitt

Holiday Builders is pleased to work with LaGace & Whitt Partners, a top real estate team at RE/MAX Realty Team, the number one real estate office in Lee County and the number one RE/MAX in the state of Florida. More...