May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Founders Fund at Club Pelican Bay awards 27 scholarships

The Founders Fund at Club Pelican Bay awarded $216,000 in renewable scholarships to 27 local students this year. Each student receives a four-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000 to help pay college and post high-school education expenses. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of June 1-5: Monday, June 1 Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School: Aggressive driving Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Naples Lakes Boulevard: Ag More...

Free Vacation Bible School scheduled

Covenant Church of Naples/PCA holds Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through entering sixth grade Monday through Friday, June 22-26. Sessions are from 8:45 a.m. to noon. More...

Discover Southwest Florida this summer (camping not included)

THE DIVA DIARIES

There are many fun and festive things to do during the summer months in Southwest Florida. Camping is not one of them. More...

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Business News

Cash for homes

Mid-tier investors are snapping up properties

Florida homebuyers looking for a traditional mortgage and a place to live year-round continue to face heavy competition from cash buyers who are more often investors and landlords, vacation homebuyers and pre-retirees. More...

Bonds aren’t always the safest bet

MONEY & INVESTING

As one gets older, it is my understanding that you are suddenly drawn to do certain things that you would never have done before. More...

June 12 is deadline for Excellence in Industry nominations

Opportunity Naples, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Industry awards. More...

Of words and poems: A different look at words we choose

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, a talented and promising poet writing in the American vernacular, lives in Southwest Florida. More...

Rescue group welcomes two retrievers from Korea

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida welcomed a purebred golden named Joy and her mixed-breed puppy, Nika, to America on Saturday, May 23, with a greeting committee at Angel Animal Hospital in North Naples. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Pearls of Naples is a club for women offering monthly luncheons with speakers, excursions to local venues, theaters, art galleries and restaurants. More...

Visually impaired children can sign up for free summer camp

Lighthouse of Collier will hold its sixth annual free summer camp for blind and visually impaired children July 6-31. Sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. A picnic and awards ceremony takes place Saturday, Aug. 1. More...

Classes designed for older drivers

AARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

The Collier County Veterans Council celebrates Memorial Day at Hodges Memorial Gardens

Karyn Foti with her father, WWII veteran Tom Brossone More...

Arts & Entertainment News

2015 Nancies

THE BUSY WINTER/SPRING SEASON HAS ENDED AND hurricane season (everyone’s least favorite season, by far) is about to begin, which means it’s time for the Nancies, my often irreverent and sometimes tongue-in-cheek annual awards. More...

NIFF summer film series starts June 10

The Naples International Film Festival announces its NIFF Film Society Summer Series 2015, with screenings once a month, June-September, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ Friends of the Foundation hosts a Grape Celebration to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the Vanderbilt Ballroom at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. More...