August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Furniture made of animal antlers, horns, heads higher in collector value

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Animal horns have been used to make furniture for centuries. Chairs, chandeliers and storage racks made in the 15th century exist in some museums. But the popularity of antlers and horns for chairs came about in the 19th century. More...

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Recycled Percussion comes to SW Florida

RECYCLED PERCUSSION PLAYS EVERYthing … including the kitchen sink. A kitchen sink’s part of a drum set at its regular show the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, where the group has been headlining since September. More...

Jim Morris: Livin’ till the day he died

Back in 1996, a tired corporate executive type wandered into the Nav-AGator Grill. Nestled on the Peace River in Lake Suzy, it seemed like a perfect spot to find a home and follow a dream. More...

I think I need a vacation — or maybe just purple hair

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’ve seriously decided that I want purple hair — and I’m not talking about that violet rinse your grandma had. More...

Trap, neuter, release programs offer humane solution to feral cat overpopulation

Since Southwest Florida’s other season began in March, Lee County Domestic Animal Services has taken in 1,500 cats and kittens — about 30 percent of its annual feline intake — and there’s still three more months of “kitt More...

Porsche’s home is closer than you think

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Here’s a fun fact for Floridian car fans — the nearest automotive company headquarters isn’t in Detroit. It’s as close as Atlanta. More...

Best of the West figure stirs up the best of memories

COLLECTOR’S CORNER & LOOK WHAT I FOUND

It was the Best of the West.  But I remember it as the best of childhood.  That’s not too far from my reality.  The late 1960s were a magical time for me. More...

Business News

Holding up the fort

Broken dreams litter empty parking lots at doomed plazas, buildings

Some buildings — even entire shopping plazas — seem to have a perpetual dark cloud hanging overhead. More...

After surprising GDP report, it’s important to keep a mix of assets

MONEY & INVESTING

Last Friday’s second quarter Gross Domestic Product report mostly flew under the radar for the majority of people not in the finance industry. More...

Islamorada Beer Co. expands from Key West to Sarasota

The Florida Keys have long been celebrated for fun family vacations, succulent seafood and pristine waters for sports fishing and local lobsters. More...

Real Estate News

Pending home sales up a wee bit in June

Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in June, but did creep slightly higher as supply and affordability constraints prevented a bigger boost in activity from mortgage rates that lingered near all-time lows through most of the month, according to th More...

LandQwest announces $2.65 million Chandelle Square sale

LandQwest Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage, announced the recent $2.65 million sale and leasing assignment of Chandelle Square, located in Cape Coral, at 1109-1119 and 1127 Del Prado Blvd. More...

Allure’s prime waterfront location in the Historic River District of Fort Myers puts residents in the center of it all

The enviable address of ALLURE, the new, luxury 32-story condominium to be developed on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, puts residents in the middle of all that is delightful about this specta More...