October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Archaeological Society to hear presentation

The Southwest Florida Archaeological Society has announced a presentation by Nathan Lawres of the University of Florida on “Dwelling in an Aqueous World: Monumentality in the Okeechobee Basin.” The presentation is set for Wednesday, Oct. More...

17th century Japanese pottery was copied extensively

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

An auction catalog offered a “rare Kakiemon enameled porcelain plate” from the 18th century, but there was no further explanation of the age, history or design. What is the meaning of Kakiemon? More...

Keiser open house set

Keiser University’s biggest open house of the year, Scare Fair, is set for 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Getting ready

Arts venues prepare for season and seasons to come

THESE DAYS, THE WORK OF A NUMBER OF Southwest Florida arts venues isn’t completely driven by programming, casting, music and choreography, though that bustle is integral in gearing up for a new season. More...

Sandy Stilwell opens new restaurant in Fort Myers

Sandy Stilwell, owner of Stilwell Enterprises and Restaurant Group, announced the opening of its new water-view restaurant, Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and Steaks. More...

Ah, the days of celebrity crushes — anyone have a poster of Denzel?

THE DIVA DIARIES

So, I’m wondering if any of my lady readers have heard of Cody Simpson?  Yeah, no. Me either.  More...

Whatever happened to Bum Farto?

A bizarre tale of drugs, murder and a convicted Key West fire chief who disappeared

It has all the trappings of a Hollywood blockbuster: drugs, conspiracy, flashy cars, murdered witnesses, crooked politics, Santeria, an army of undercover officers and an eye-wateringly bad wardrobe. More...

12th annual Fishing Tournament at Matanzas on the Bay raises $36,000 for Hope Hospice

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach hosted the 12th annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament, raising $36,000 to benefit Hope Hospice. A total of 104 boats participated in the light tackle, inshore fishing tournament Sept. More...

Our treasures may come and go, but memories are forever

COLLECTOR’S CORNER/LOOK WHAT I FOUND

If the devastation of Hurricane Matthew teaches us anything, it’s that nothing lasts forever.  I thought about that as I prepared my house for the storm, hanging storm panels, and screwing down awnings.  More...

Country artist James Otto headlines 16th Annual Bikers for Babies Concert

James Otto, a nationally performing country singer/ songwriter, will headline the 16th annual Bikers for Babies post-motorcycle ride celebration at Six Bends Harley- Davidson from 1:30-3 p.m. ,Sunday, Nov. 6. More...

U.S. House passes bill to aid Lake O releases, restoration of Everglades

On Sept. 28, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed its version of a major water bill, clearing the way for work needed to restore the Florida Everglades.  More...

Business News

“Green” is the color of Halloween

FOR THE ANCIENT CELTS, HALLOWEEN CAME at one of two “joints” in the year, when the world and the connected universe beyond it turned on each other, opening a crack and allowing spirits to slip through for a night and wander the earth. More...

How to take advantage of the ‘Mazda Loophole’

BEHIND THE WHEEL

For those hoping that this column would be about tire-screeching hot laps, we have that coming next week. More...

Right now, gold is not a pleasant market for the faint-hearted

MONEY & INVESTING

You wouldn’t think that there would be a connection between gold prices and Donald Trump, but it seems like truly all of the rules have changed during this political cycle.  More...

Real Estate News

What $200,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

16025 Begonia Drive, Punta Gorda   Here’s a two-bedroom, two-bath home sitting on three acres in a private wooded area along a freshwater canal.  More...

New Sanibel model debuts at Hidden Harbor

Stock Development has opened The Sanibel, a beautifully furnished new model at Hidden Harbor, a waterfront boating community in South Fort Myers. More...

Holiday Builders – 34 years strong

There are so many benefits of living in Cape Coral, like plenty of sunshine, warm weather and endless recreational opportunities on the water. More...