September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Donors needed for whole blood and platelets

NCH Community Blood Center had to suspend collection operations for four days as a result of Hurricane Irma. Now there is a need to replenish blood supplies. More...

Take care of wounds

Anyone working in and around debris and floodwaters is at increased risk of wound infection. Lessen the risk by wearing protective gloves and eyewear, work clothes and heavy shoes or boots.  More...

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Tips for getting back on the road after Irma

A major hurricane can leave you in limbo for weeks as an entire region tries to get its cars repaired at once. More...

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Singer/ songwriter Lindsay Ell headlines Island Hopper Fest

“Continuum.” “So every single day I re-recorded my favorite record,” Ms. Ell recalls. More...

Long-haired country boy comin’ to casino

The Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band perform live at Seminole Casino Immokalee on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The Punta Gorda-based Jack Michael Band opens the concert.  More...

Can ISIS outdo the 9/11 day of horror?

FLORIDA WRITERS

Let me say this up front: I am reviewing this book because of its interesting and timely premise, its well-imagined action and its fairly well-drawn characters. More...

Collier agencies come together for relief fund

More than $770,000 has been collected thus far for the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund, according to a spokeswoman from the United Way of Collier County.  More...

SWF Community Foundation relief fund includes community challenge

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has joined forces with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee to create a giving fund to move money to nonprofits that can help those in need in Hurricane Irma’s aftermath. More...

Step up to the Pan-Florida Hungry Kid Challenge

Naples bakery will match donations up to $25,000

The Naples-based Pan-Florida Challenge has launched the $50K Hungry Kid Challenge to feed Florida children in the wake of Hurricane Irma. La Colmar Bakery & Bistro will match, dollar for dollar, all donations up to $25,000. More...

Business News

Blow by blow: The longest week in Southwest Florida history

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hurricane day started off with my cat falling into a deep bathtub full of water. So, believe me when I report that there was a storm of Cat 5 proportions in our master bathroom well before Irma made landfall. More...

Looking beyond the résumé

Tips for determining if a great interviewee will also be a great hire

IT’S ALWAYS EXCITING WHEN YOU RECEIVE A RÉSUMÉ FROM A CANDIDATE WHO SEEMS LIKE A great fit for the job. It’s even more exciting when the candidate nails the first interview and then the second. More...