July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Large spice bins can add big flavor to kitchen collections

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Why not collect food-storage antiques? Food had to be specially prepared to last during the centuries before ice boxes and refrigerators. Long hours were spent smoking, pickling, drying and canning foods. More...

Few things are more precious than a happy memory

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

It was nearly 50 years ago, but I remember one meal clearly.  Uncle Bob removed the lid from the Fostoria sugar bowl and added two or three spoonfuls of sugar to his matching glass, and stirred vigorously. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Naughty, Naked Magic

Two Aussies with nothing to hide delight in all things taboo

When Christopher Wayne was a boy practicing magic tricks in Australia, he wanted to look like a traditional magician.  He didn’t have a top hat, but he’d throw a bed sheet over his shoulders as a pretend cape.  Now that he&rsquo More...

Broadway Palm follows the Yellow Brick Road to Oz

REVIEW

“The Wizard of Oz” is the classic coming-of-age/quest story: A young girl leaves home and with the help of some friends goes on a quest (two, actually) and in doing so, discovers herself. More...

What is it with trying on bathing suits?

THE DIVA DIARIES

One of my girlfriends calls it “torture,” another says she’d rather scrub the inside of her stove with toilet paper, and yet another tells me she’d prefer to have lunch with her overly critical mother-in-law every day for an e More...

‘Lucky’ teen among the 1 percent to survive ‘internal decapitation’

A few weeks after he had been flown to Lee Memorial Hospital’s trauma center in Fort Myers, Zach Crider was waking up out of a coma to the news that he’d been in a car accident, which struck him as absolutely hilarious.  “I tho More...

Three Southwest Florida buildings vie for state AIA People’s Choice Awards

Three Southwest Florida buildings are in the running for the third annual People’s Choice competition sponsored by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. More...

Are you ready for a $50K Kia? Is it ready for you?

BEHIND THE WHEEL

There’s a new wave of cars out there that make us look beyond the badge to find luxury at a value price. Hyundai has found enough success with it that the company is launching Genesis as its own brand this summer. More...

THE FIND: A Fostoria American pattern muffin tray

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: GoodLife Super Thrift, Atlantis II Shopping Center, 6228 S. Congress Ave. (at Lantana Road), Lake Worth; (561) 530-4920 or superthrift.com.  Cost: $6.  More...

Business News

Time after time

Sales of traditional watches on an uptick

It would seem the classic wristwatch is running out of, well, time. More...

Will U.S. bonds, gold and utilities stocks remain strong?

MONEY & INVESTING

While religion and Wall Street rarely are paired together in the same thought, I think investing in 2016 can be best summed up in a single bible verse — Matthew 5:5 states “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Th More...

Red Sox donate $12,500 to three local charities

The Boston Red Sox recently donated a total of $12,500 to three local nonprofits as a follow-up to its sixth annual week of giving back to communities in Southwest Florida.  More...

Real Estate News

What $300,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

397 Valley Drive, Bonita Springs   This home offers deeded boat access to the gulf, and it’s within walking or biking distance to Bonita Beach. It has two bedrooms and 1½ baths with tile floors throughout the entire home.  More...

The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto recognized with prestigious best in American Living Award

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities recently 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 t More...

Allure blends natural beauty with luxury living

In an area that is filled with natural beauty, developers of ALLURE, the new, luxury condominium planned for the historic, downtown Fort Myers River District, are bringing the aesthetics of the outdoors in. More...