May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Goodwill announces third annual golf tournament   Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s third annual golf fundraiser will be held Sunday, May 19, at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral. More...

Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer’s disease process

Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Show a friend the ropes during National Safe Boating Week

This National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing or fishing and show them a good time — and how easy it is to keep everyone aboard safe.  More...

NASCAR THIS WEEK

It’s a sprint to get in All-Star Race

Every driver wants to race his or her way into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, but if a checkered flag isn’t captured this weekend at Darlington, those eligible will need to rely on the Sprint Fan Vote or More...

Function a key ingredient of the Nissan Rogue

For much of the driving public, a vehicle is just one of many appliances that gets them through their day. Functionality and versatility take precedence over high style. More...

Proper installation ensures flooring is at its finest

Writing about flooring is relatively easy for me because it is a subject I am passionate about. Classic hardwoods, luxurious carpets, designer tile ... those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to selecting the right floor for your home. More...

Take a hard line on water quality by going soft

Hard water is a common problem we experience at Wm. F. McDonough Plumbing. Common complaints are clogged pipes, stained sinks and toilets, spotty dishes and hair and skin problems. More...

Outdoor outlook: How window treatments improve your view

Furniture — and how it’s arranged — is the first step to making a house a home.  More...

Murphy beds mean maximum function, comfort and elegance

Murphy beds have become a popular option throughout Florida as families look for ways to make the most of their space — without compromising the overall aesthetic of their home.  Why Murphy beds?   More...

Special Sections

Business News

angel$ among us

How a group of wealthy investors could help shape Southwest Florida’s economic landscape

IT WAS THE BEST OF ECONOMIC TIMES; IT was the worst of economic times. In 2010, a pool of retired and working executives who live in Southwest Florida decided to get into the business of investing in other, generally younger versions of themselves. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Port Charlotte Florist might look like a warehouse, but inside, it’s paradise

It may not look like much from the highway, but inside you’ll find a botanical paradise at Port Charlotte Florist, 900 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (www.portcharlotteflorist.net).  “Most people think we’re a warehouse,” More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Emotions impact U.S. equity valuations

The U.S. stock market continues to rise and the S&P 500 closed at 1,614, an all-time high closing, on Friday, May 3. Thirteen years ago, in March 2000, the S&P had its first closing over 1,500. The second attempt was in October 2007. More...

Hertz signs on to bring jobs, cache to Lee County

The Hertz Corp. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Penny-chomping pooch fetches far more than a few cents

Children’s toys often tell us how times have changed. Canada stopped making pennies last year, so saving money a penny at a time will soon be a problem in Canada. More...

CuddleBugs program raises congenital heart defect awareness

Expectant mothers want healthy babies and make sacrifices to benefit the baby — making healthier diet choices and avoiding unhealthy behaviors. More...

Harley breaks out its ‘urban prowler’

Harley-Davidson has released the all-new 2013 Breakout, described as “an urban prowler, a bike ready for a midnight ramble to the roadhouse or a rib joint rendezvous with the crew,” according to The Motor Company.  More...

Drivers, start your engines … and follow the Stingray

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor More...

Motor shows, meets

Here are upcoming boat, RV and car shows you might be interested in. BOAT SHOWS, EVENTS  ¦ South Florida Boat Show, May 31-June 2, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach.  ¦ Tampa Boat Show, Sept. More...

Gold: You may have thousands of dollars hidden in your home

Last year, we provided a story about silver that can be found in your home. Keeping with the hidden-treasure spirit, let’s now discuss gold. Now that’s real found money. More...

Why build? Why choose Adams Homes?

Home buyers today have many choices: they can buy a foreclosure, a short sale or a used home. They can also choose to build a new home, and with this option there are many more choices to make, which I will cover later in this article. More...

What’s it all about, algae?

A lgae spores constantly enter the pool, brought in by wind, rain or even contaminated swimsuits or equipment. When conditions are right, an algae bloom can occur overnight. More...

Protect your property from power surges

Maybe you know this story: There’s a thunderstorm. Lightning strikes nearby.  The power cuts out for a moment, then returns.  But when you try to switch on the TV, it doesn’t seem to work.  More...

Real Estate News

What $775,000 will buy in SWFL

This estate home is in the Devonwood subdivision, known for its oversized lots of one to two acres. More...

Bill to change Babcock management moves forward

A bill that passed the state House of Representatives last week would streamline management of Babcock Ranch, the 74,000-acre working ranch in Southwest Florida purchased by the state and Lee County in 2006.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MAY 9, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  Uneasy Lies the Head  More...

Green Day’s hit album becomes a rock opera

Actress Alyssa DiPalma likes to describe the punk rock opera “American Idiot” as “an assault on your senses, in the best way possible.”  More...

Ten ensembles perform ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

Theatre Conspiracy will stage 10 productions of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the 1995 book of the same title by Ilene Beckerman.  Each staged reading at the Foulds Theatre in Fort My More...