January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

10-goal polo players

The measure of a polo player is his handicap. The best polo players are rated 10-goals. There are only six players rated 10-goals by the United States Polo Association (USPA). More...

Forced evacuation

Experience is like any other cuisine: whether hard-boiled, baked, fried or barbecued, each year it has to be ingested into the psyche of every living man and woman. Then it has to be digested. More...

Celebrate the New Year with 5 free crape myrtle trees

Palm Beach County residents can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time in January.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Plan ahead for a successful filing of last year’s taxes

Many think that tax planning for 2013 is not a possibility since the new year has begun. But that is far from the truth. Much work needs to be done in 2014 for accurate filing for 2013. More...

THE MOTLEY FOOL®

To Educate, Amuse & Enrich

Fool’s School Your Stock’s True Value Matters “Value investing” is one of the most respected strategies around, employed by Warren Buffett and others. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Simply STOKES

Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell talks about his latest recording and a benefit concert he will perform at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Brian Stokes Mitchell’s performances have been about big scale and big budgets.  Witness his Broadway triumphs in such shows as “Man of La Mancha,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “Ragtime,” and a television career t More...

Allman learns to survive and thrive

Over the past year, Gregg Allman has been an active presence on the music scene. He took his solo band out for tours in the winter and fall of 2013 and is doing a few shows to start 2014.  More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Where there’s life, there’s hope

Assume you’re in four spades and West leads a low heart. East collects two heart tricks and shifts to the jack of diamonds. How would you play the hand?  More...

Max Planck adds distinguished musicians to its public lecture series

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience launches a new season of its popular public lecture series in January and, in a joint effort with the American Friends of Kronberg Academy, will add performances by distinguished young American solois More...

The year of living dangerously

A new year begins but not without opportunities to take a backward glance to memorialize the events and milestones of the past year as they recede from view. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Search high and low for collectible weather vanes

If you can’t afford a rooster or running deer weather vane, or any other 19th-century weather vane made by an important company, you might be able to find a homemade example. More...

TRAVEL

Irish spring: The perfect time to visit the Emerald Isle

With easy air travel from the U.S., a common language and a hospitable people, Ireland has been a tourist destination for generations. But when’s the best time to invade the Emerald Isle?  More...

TRAVEL

Northern Italy boasts rustic flavors and beauty

If the idea of strolling along cobblestone streets, sipping espresso after a long lunch, shopping at stylish boutiques and gazing at centuries-old architecture appeals, then a getaway to northern Italy this new year awaits.  More...

Real Estate News

Elegant living, with a view

The Ritz Carlton Residences, Singer Island, is the essence of luxury and sophistication. The Ritz has unparalleled service and attention to detail with an amenity-rich lifestyle. More...

A changing market makes broker collaboration a must

Last week I met with a friend and client of mine who has been considering listing her home for more than a year. I check in with her on a regular basis, providing updates on the market. More...

Waterfront luxury

in Manalapan

This luxurious six-bedroom estate occupies a waterfront location on exclusive Point Manalapan’s Manatee Cove. More...