December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Tourism breaks records

Visitors come back in greater numbers

After selling his upscale retail clothing business in northern Sweden, near the Arctic Circle, Pelle Holmqvist is taking a big chunk of time off from “the rat race in Europe.” He escaped two feet of snow to arrive on these sunny shores a More...

Stocking stuffers will make you Laff Out Loud all year longg

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Pickle-flavored candy canes. “Doctor Who”-themed Monopoly game. Gyroscope. Gumby holiday ornament.  More...

End of year deadlines for the wealthy and small business owners

MONEY & INVESTING

When the big ball drops in Times Square at midnight on Dec. 31, the new year will have begun but it also marks a closed door for a variety of tax planning options.  More...

Seeking salvation, lung transplant patient finds inspiration

On the eve of her surgery, Melody Lynn took a shower. This was uncanny. She never showered at night. Such a chore exhausted her. But looking back, it’s as if she knew she should be ready, as if she knew her phone would ring before sunrise. More...

Community garden celebrates first anniversary

The South County Community Garden at the South County Regional Park recently celebrated its first anniversary. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3550 Pennyroyal Road, Port Charlotte

This estate pool home is located on at least a quarter-acre lot in Eagle Trace at Riverwood in Port Charlotte. The custom-built home is on a cul-de-sac overlooking the 13th hole tee box of a 4.5-star championship golf course. More...

Sabal Springs Clubhouse, restaurant, gets a new look

Southwest Florida home furnishings retailer Clive Daniel Home and its hospitality design division have refurbished the Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club in North Fort Myers.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

AIRPLANE READING

Books provide glimpses into the world of airports

CHANCES ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU know will be in an airport this month.  You might have to pick up family or friends coming for a visit, or your college kids returning home for winter break.  More...

Catch South Florida actor in touring show

Stephen Anthony recently graduated from Florida State University, and he’s already engaging in a life of crime.  Well, at least onstage.  Mr. More...

BEACH READING

‘The Wild West in England’  By William F. Cody (University of Nebraska Press, $17.95)  ‘Buffalo Bill From Prairie to Palace’  By John M. Burke (University of Nebraska Press, $24.95)   More...