October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Learn to love 100-plus mph with Lexus

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Are you a slowpoke for driving 105 mph in a brand new Lexus? You are when the other three amateur drivers ahead of you pull away doing 120 mph. More...

Only Christmas items surpass Halloweeniana in collectors’ circles

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Halloweeniana is now one of the major holiday collecting categories, second only to Christmas. Jack-o’-lanterns, figural candy containers of papier-mache and crepe paper black cats and skeletons are the oldest. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Evita

Daring, audacious, driven show opens at Broadway Palm

IT’S A FAMOUS BALCONY SCENE: THE WHITE strapless dress. The blonde hair pulled back. Eva Peron standing behind a podium, her bare arms raised up, forming a V.  Even people who’ve never seen the musical know that iconic pose. More...

Ghoulish books for nyctophobics will frighten and delight

Buying out the plastic skeletons and cobwebs at The Dollar Store can be fun, but if you feel like taking a more sophisticated approach to creeping out your guests this Halloween, consider buying a few ghoulish tomes for them to peruse while they enjo More...

A single girl and her Chardonnay

THE DIVA DIARIES

Lately, I have been eating cheese and crackers with a side of Chardonnay regularly for dinner. That is, when I’m actually HOME for dinner.  More...

Florida International Air Show returns in force

In 2013, USA Today rated the Florida International Air Show as one of the top 10 best air shows around the world. It was attracting up to 70,000 spectators, and raking in more than $700,000 — $100,000 of that profit after expenses. More...

FSW student receives international fellowship to volunteer in Ghana

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

When student Alexis Thompson enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College to fulfill some science prerequisites for her master’s degree, she never expected it would lead her halfway across the world.  More...

One find that never will outlive its usefulness

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Grandma gave up on polishing the bottoms of her Revere copper-clad pots.  They turned dark almost as quickly as she shined them, she said, so why bother?  But she always was fascinated to see how Campbell’s tomato soup left the pot bo More...

Business News

The gold standard of customer service

Six Southwest Florida companies where the No. 1 customer is you

CUSTOMERS ARE ALL IMPORTANT TO MOST businesses, especially in our service-driven economy. The quality of service provided can end up being the final competition for your dollar. More...

China’s export decline will affect markets worldwide

MONEY & INVESTING

It has been a while since news out of China dominated financial headlines. More...

‘World Famous’ Cigar Bar celebrates 20th anniversary

The “World Famous” Cigar Bar in the Patio de Leon building in downtown Fort Myers will celebrate its 20th anniversary with free concerts by Trapt, Geek Skwad, the Catman Doods and Apocalypse Blues at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. More...

Real Estate News

Fox Premier Builders starts models in Lake Timber at Babcock Ranch

Kitson & Partners announced that Naples-based Fox Premier Builders has started construction of three furnished lakefront model residences in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. 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...

Allure’s “experience” and “experience penthouse” floorplans provide options for a variety of unique tastes

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, has a variety of unique floorplans to suit any taste. More...