April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

C-SCAPES

Living at the speed of life

Have you ever gone down your to-do list and crossed off what was not necessary? Not postponed it, but deleted it? I did this last Saturday when I was trying to figure out how I could make some personal time for my family. More...

Get ready, get set, go for the eggs

Kids can search for thousands of colorful, prize-filled eggs in the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Brazilian Garden at Naples Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19. More...

Zoo animals go wild for Easter eggs

Every- one loves hunting for Easter eggs — even the animals at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Guests can watch the animals claw and gnaw into their own special treat-filled “eggs” Friday-Sunday, April 18-20. More...

PLANTS & GARDENING

Learn the basics of bonsai More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Garden Club recently presented $58,000 in grants to five nonprofit organizations that foster an appreciation and understanding of horticulture, design and the environment. More...

Take responsibility as a prom parent

With prom season underway, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reminds teens and their parents to celebrate safely. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Time Trial Cycle hosts its inaugural charity ride at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24. With a $25 suggested donation per participant, all proceeds from the ride will benefit Youth Haven, the new indoor cycling studio’s charity of the month. More...

Special Sections

Business News

The German connection

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND GERMANY — WE GO WAY BACK. The first commercial airline passengers from the country touched down at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 20 years ago this month. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Lonely investors find community support online

Investing is a neverending process of assessment, reassessment and related portfolio decisions. For professional and homespun portfolio managers, the weighty task of portfolio management is always in the trenches. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org. More...

Task force established to fight identity theft

Naples ranks No. 2 in the country for complaints

Identity theft has stealthily become an epidemic in Southwest Florida, local law enforcement officials and fraud experts say. More...

COMMENTARY

Our own American tune

Politics in America has always been a parade of spectacle and entertainment. Of gifts or promises that amount to gifts, of principles and principal characters, of brass bands and brass knuckles. More...

Big bass making a splash again after restocking at Lake Trafford

After nearly a decade, fishermen are catching noteworthy bass in Lake Trafford again. More...

Sunrise service tradition continues on Marco beach

The 26th annual Marco Island Easter sunrise service on the beach begins at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, at the Marriott Marco Beach Resort. The prelude begins at 6:45 a.m. More...

North Naples church stages reenactment of the Last Supper

North Naples United Methodist Church presents “Last Supper – Alive!” at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17. The service will be streamed online at www.engagemenow.net. All are welcome. The church is at 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road. More...

Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrates 50 years and Earth Day

Everyone is invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida during an Earth Day festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sheriff, victim advocate honored

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and CCSO victim advocate Marison Schloendorn were honored recently for their work with victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of April 21-25: ¦ Monday, April 21 Bayshore and Thomasson drives: Aggressive driving Collier and Davis boulevards: Red-light running Pine Ri More...

Myakka’s magic kingdom

Jurassic Park meets Disney in state park east of Sarasota

There’s a place about 10 miles east of Sarasota where Jurassic Park meets Magic Kingdom. It’s the real thing, baby — and not Disney’s real thing, where tannin-red tinged cypress waters are color-corrected to fake aqua blue. More...