August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Study will evaluate viability of commercial air service

The Naples Airport Authority is taking a fresh look at pursuing scheduled airline flights at Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Keep an eye on the road for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of Sept. 1-5. Monday, Sept. More...

Workshop focuses on marketing, stewardship for nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents a workshop in planned giving marketing and stewardship from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the university’s south Fort Myers campus. More...

Casino night will benefit NHS football

The Naples Touchdown Club is betting on its first-ever casino night fundraiser to raise funds for the football program at Naples High School. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

As if the heat weren’t enough of a fashion challenge …

I’ve said it before, dear readers, and I’ll say it again: It’s hard to look pretty when temperatures are in the mid-90s, but add a stiff, heavy, leg brace made of steel, foam and plastic that fastens at your groin and spans the enti More...

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Business News

Stitching for a living

School season becomes embroidery season

FROM THE ANCIENT TEXTILE TRADITIONS OF CENTRAL ASIA TO the gognots or embroidered Armenian bridal aprons of a couple of centuries ago to the decorative frontier designs of Native Americans who used porcupine quills and beads — or the European s More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Obesity is a huge and rapidly growing federal government expense

Obesity is an epidemic. The statistics are startling: 35 percent of the adult population and 40 percent of adults age 65-74 are obese. More...

Troubled teens find structure, mentors at AMIkids

The sense of having a family ended up being a welcome if foreign notion to Ricky, who is 16. When he arrived at a group foster home for teenage boys last January, off a dirt road outside Punta Gorda, he planned to get kicked out. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Injecting fun into a lifetime of community service

When talk turns to “movers and shakers” on the Paradise Coast, someone who comes to mind for me is Chris Lombardo. More...

Tune up your driving skills

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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members of the Naples IOWA Club invite other Hawkeyes fans to join them at Weekend Willie’s when the University of Iowa takes on the Panthers of the University of Northern Iowa for their first game of the college football season. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The second annual golf tournement to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at Island Country Club. Lunch before the game is included in the $125 registration fee. Mer- cedes- Benz of More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New plays

Gulfshore Playhouse performs fresh scripts from rising playwrights

EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN. You never know what you might discover. That’s especially true in the theater, where seeing something new can bring unexpected delight or maybe even a personal epiphany. More...

Myra Daniels puts art on the auction block

Proceeds will benefit three community projects

Philanthropy and the arts are near and dear to the heart of Myra Janco Daniels. “I believe giving is receiving,” says Mrs. More...

WRITING CHALLENGE

Stake out your story, pitch a tale based on our photo

The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues, where we ask readers to submit stories based on our photo prompts. This week, we’re printing a story inspired by the photo of the tent and popcorn stand seen here. More...