September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

POLITICS AND WATER POLICY INTERSECT

TO CLEAN UP AND BETTER MANAGE WATER COMING INTO and flowing out of Lake Okeechobee, a great deal more will have to be stored outside the lake, experts say — both in reservoirs, and on southern lands where it once flowed naturally. More...

SOLUTIONS

This map shows more than 60 pieces of the ambitious Everglades Restoration Plan adopted by Congress in 2000, along with other government efforts to restore natural waterflow. Most phases are not currently funded. More...

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MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

At Golden Needle, creativity’s the thing

“I’ve always had a creative nature — misplaced fashion designer, I guess — and the embroidery interests me,” said Cathy Lyon. “But I didn’t have any experience in it. More...

Fundamental analysis cannot help bond investors

Bonds and the direction of interest rates are excellent examples of how the investment future is not fundamentally knowable and, further, that fundamental analysis, at a minimum, should be accompanied by technical analysis and technical trading rules More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Versatile barrel-shaped seats back in vogue

Garden seats shaped like a barrel are being made today from porcelain, pottery, plastic, rattan and even plaster. They are used in a living room as a coffee table, in a powder room as a pedestal to hold towels, or inside or outside as a seat. More...

The 2014 Harleys: Born to be styled … for you

Harley-Davidson has unleashed what the motor company is calling its biggest, baddest model launch in the company’s 110-year history: eight new bikes with more power, improved braking performance, better ergonomics and dramatic styling updates.& More...

Deals on 2013 car models getting hotter

The coming weeks should be a sweet spot for shoppers looking for the best deals of the year on a new car, advises Edmunds.com, a leading resource for car shopping and automotive information.  The reason, says Edmunds, is that dealers generally a More...

Pushing for a tech-savvy, project-based education

Public school kids would do better later on in college and in life if they showed mastery of their lessons mostly through realworld type projects rather than multiple choice and essay test questions. More...

POLLUTED ESTUARIES, TREACHEROUS RAINFALL, AN AGING DIKE AND POLITICAL POSTURING — OUR STATE IS IN NEED OF A ...

WATER RESCUE

IT WAS THE SAME OLD SUMMER THING, UNTIL suddenly it was as new as a shiny coin. The rain began to fall, and it kept falling. Then it rained some more (same old thing). More...

THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME: FLOOD RISK HIGH FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE

PHILLIP ROLAND SLEPT LITTLE ON THE LAST NIGHT OF at his home in Clewiston, a town hunkered beneath Lake Okeechobee’s Herbert Hoover dike. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

18625 O’Hara Drive, Port Charlotte

This home with a lakefront view is built with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.  With 912 square feet of living space, it features a remodeled galley-style kitchen with a pass-through window and newer appliances, including a convection microwave.& More...

Record high 291 housing markets listed as improving

In September, a total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index. More...

Next Gen homes meet changing needs of families

U.S. Census Bureau statistics have confirmed that the number of multigenerational households has increased by 60 percent since 1990. This dramatic change in the American lifestyle is primarily due to two trends.  More...