June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Five tips from a master for beautiful barbecue

There are three things that reign supreme in summer, aside from sunshine and rain: Fire, smoke and meat. After all, they are the main components of any great cookout. Floridians don’t stand on ceremony. More...

A Palm Beach getaway becomes a bit more affordable

The talk around Palm Beach County is that the once very seasonal area is not quite as seasonal as it once was. More...

Jam out with this ultimate summer pool party playlist

With summer and its warm sunny days with us once again, it’s prime time for pool and beach parties. And any self-respecting event such as this needs a soundtrack. Fortunately, summer fun has long been a favorite topic for songwriters. More...

Car lovers in for a treat — a look under the hoods of rare classic autos

CAR LOVERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT TAKing a peek under the hood have a treat in store at The Revs Institute for Automotive Research in Naples. More...

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Yes, antiques can be frivolous. But don’t we need a little frivolity?

The piece is anachronistic enough, and it’s slightly fussy in an, oh, so Victorian way. But imagine the stories the glass bride’s basket I found this week could tell of brides, grooms, grandchildren andd countless feasts. More...

Collectors learn high values of rare ‘Alphabet Man’ teaching toys

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Every child has to learn the alphabet before learning to read, so some toys for those under 5 have been “teaching toys.” Blocks were the first. The oldest mention of alphabet blocks was in 1693 in England. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Out of the box

Tommy Lee Cook wields beer, blues, hammers and nails, his own novels and blues-chart CDs into a formidable cultural force in east Lee County

IN THE CRICKET-EDGE OF DEEP TWILIGHT WHEN the green fields and ancient oaks glow like unplugged neon and his old mule peers from a flanking pasture at the unfathomable world of humans who want either live music in the backyard or an uncompromising ju More...

National photography contest exhibit offers striking images

THE PHOTOGRAPHS GRAB YOUR EYE and make you stop and look. And if they succeed, they’ll make you look at the world around you differently. More...

Lessons learned at sea

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you follow this column regularly, surely you’ll be filled with relief to know that not only did I survive my first luxury cruise, I made it back unscathed from my very first week out of these United States — ever.  More...

Sneak away and enjoy some privacy on Southwest Florida’s secret islands

Spanning Southwest Florida’s coastline from Marco Island north to Manasota Key, our barrier islands cater to those in search of seclusion. More...

Drinks sure to cure those summertime blues

Whether you’re watching a hot, stormy afternoon drift by on a river of strong cocktails or hosting a midnight dinner party on a yacht, delicious drinks are the perfect accompaniment to the rainy season in South Florida. More...

Yankee Doodle Dandy ways to celebrate our independence

JULY 2  ¦ Have a Blast Fireworks Show, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, miromaroutlets.com. Live music, entertainment and a fireworks show that starts around 9:30 p.m.   More...

Cool blockbusters and potentially intriguing small movies on tap

What a difference a year can make. Last year, Universal Pictures was the talk of the town as it broke box office records with strong performances from “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World” and others. More...

Summer offers games and water sports — you can get out and play or coolly observe

Summer isn’t that much different from spring and fall in Florida. More...

A variety of stars heat up the 2016 summer concert lineup

June  Brit Floyd 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23 Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers  Ingrid Michaelson 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23 House of Blues, Orlando  Demi Lovato 7 p.m. More...

THE FIND: A Victorian cased-glass bride’s basket set in a silver-plated frame.

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: DejaVu Estate Liquidators, 4084 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 225-1950 or dejavuestateliquidators.com. Cost: $40. The Skinny: Yes, I’m a basket case, and here’s the basket to prove it. More...

Business News

Keeping it in the family

Summer a great time to put the kids to work

WITH HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OUT FOR the summer, young people are looking for short-term employment, enjoying vacations or participating as volunteers for numerous causes. More...

How to profit from the changing worlds of retail

MONEY & INVESTING

I don’t know about you, but I find it absolutely amazing that I can go into any of the half dozen grocery stores around town and find an absolutely dizzying assortment of produce to choose from: a dozen types of peppers, 10 types of potatoes, f More...

FSW, local nonprofit agencies partner to help entrepreneurs ‘LEARN’

Florida SouthWestern State College, along with the Lee County Economic Development Office, SCORE, Career- Source of Southwest Florida and the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, recently partnered to create the Lee Ent More...

Real Estate News

Sales continue to be strong for Stock Development:

Move-in ready homes available across Southwest Florida!

Stock Development continues its strong sales throughout Southwest Florida this spring. 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...

Amenities abound at Allure luxury condominium

As if watching the glorious sunset below the horizon from your luxurious condominium residence’s balcony overlooking the glistening, Caloosahatchee River weren’t enough, the impressive array of enviable amenities at ALLURE are sure to imp More...