August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

New luxury resort a compelling reason for a Key Largo getaway

This year, to mark the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year — I chose a Florida Keys getaway with the shortest travel distance: Key Largo. It’s only a 2-hour, 10-minute drive from West Palm Beach. More...

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Business News

It’s in the genes

Real estate agents and offspring working together

When it comes to real estate, the apple sometimes doesn’t fall very far from the tree. Of course, the same could be said of any career path. More...

Car rental company stock prices crushed by app-driven services, high debt

MONEY & INVESTING

Probably the greatest aspect of financial markets — and the most frustrating from an investor’s perspective — is that they are efficient. When a company is doing well, its stock goes higher. More...

Lee, Collier, Charlotte ranked among state’s top 11 counties for boating accidents

“Following deadly crash, Memorial Day brings boating safety into focus” is how one local media outlet heralded the news of an incident that claimed the life of one 12-year-old boy and injured four others in May. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

View the eclipse at FSW’s observatory Skygazers can enjoy a solar eclipseviewing experience from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

5061 Cape Cole Blvd., Punta Gorda

This home is situated on a secluded parcel measuring nearly an acre, with a phenomenal setback and abundant privacy. You’re sure to appreciate the open space in this great room plan from the moment you enter the home. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Attraction of Analog in a Digital World

THE FUTURE’S FINALLY HERE. We don’t have personal jetpacks yet, but we have computers in our homes, in our purses, on our wrists. We’ve developing driverless cars. We can telecommute from home and order anything we want online. More...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

The first phase of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge inspired 147 people from Venice to Marco Island to Jupiter and even one man from Texas (he was vacationing and picked up a copy of the paper in West Palm Beach) to pen an original short sto More...

A penetrating look at forgotten horrors of America’s Revolutionary War

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn” by Robert P. Watson. Da Capo Press. 304 pages. Hardcover, $28. More...