February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Capitalist, socialist, Marxist: A look at our ‘neo’ politicians

Say what you will about Bernie Sanders (and I will: he is an inveterate backbencher who has spent 25 years in Congress, 16 in the House of Representatives and nine in the Senate, with an almost zero record of accomplishment), the crusty senator from More...

Autism awareness concert illustrates the growing need in public schools

Al Holland is a busy man. All along the Gulf Coast, he shares his silken voice with audiences, entertaining at clubs, restaurants, civic organizations … indoors and out. More...

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Naples flights return

A small airline from Maine, Elite Airways, is giving travelers new options

Southwest Florida and the northeastern United States have long shared travelers for business and pleasure. A commercial airline that next week starts service out of Naples Municipal Airport strengthens that bond. More...

Painted Cabana artist takes her classes on the road

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

When native Floridian Bonnie Callahan Fulks was a girl, her father would take her to the docks in Miami with an easel and sketch pad, and instruct her to draw what she saw. More...

Our new era of central bank power

I think one of the hardest things about being a parent is figuring out where to draw the line between directly helping your children solve life’s everyday challenges and letting them potentially fail on their own, learning from their mistake. More...

How they do it in Charlotte County

“Charlotte county revenue sources (for transportation and infrastructure) include gas taxes, sales tax money and impact fees,” explains Brian Gleason, the county’s communications manager. More...

How they do it in Collier County

While Lee County struggles to identify money that will pay for growth, continually fine-tuning the planning dial like a person aiming to capture a weak radio signal, in Collier County officials still use the rule of thumb once also embraced in Lee: G More...

SWFL golden retriever rescue group goes international

Organization saving purebred goldens from South Korean dog-meat industry

It was a chance comment in late 2014 that headed Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida in a new, unexpected direction. More...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Save the date for Dancing with the Stars   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

23162 Gray Ave., Port Charlotte

This four-bedroom, two-bath home has room for everyone with almost 2,600 square feet of living area.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sex, drugs and old age

For an eclectic group of seniors at Pelican Roost, it’s time to let loose and party, not unlike when they were young. This time around, though, the drugs are prescription and there’s no risk of pregnancy. More...

Read. Exercise. Declutter. Easier resolved than done

THE DIVA DIARIES

Well, we’re a little over a month and a half into 2016, and I’m wondering: How are those new year’s resolutions working out for you? For me, not so good. More...

LAB Theater offers food for thought with ‘Art’

ARTS COMMENTARY

It all starts when Serge (Scott Carpenter) buys a piece of art. It’s a 5-foot by 4-foot white-on-white painting. He’s paid 200,000 francs for it (approximately $188,537 in U.S. dollars). More...