December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Marina Max, CCSO among many collecting holiday toys and food

Clubs, nonprofits, business offices and groups of all kinds conduct holiday toy and food drives all around town. More...

Historic Palm Cottage returns to its roots for the holiday season

The oldest house in Naples unveils a more refined holiday house décor to complement the sophisticated holiday style of its neighbors in downtown Naples when the annual Christmas at Palm Cottage begins on Thursday, Dec. 1.  More...

Hear from a distinguished architect, get free advice for your ailing orchid, admire Empty Bowls

Here are some good things to have on your radar in the next couple of weeks: More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic detail

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Dec. 5-9:  Monday, Dec. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Tickets for the Naples Garden Club’s 2017 House & Garden Tour go on sale Thursday, Dec. 1. Sales start online at 9 a.m. that day; tickets typically sell out within hours.  More...

Mah-jongg tourney will raise funds for Hodges U. scholarships

Mah-jongg players in Collier and Lee counties are invited to sign up for the second annual Mah-Jongg Charity Tournament to benefit the Hodges University Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund. More...

Who knew that holiday shopping has an age limit?

THE DIVA DIARIES

This holiday season, I’ve decided to embrace the sparkle, the lights, the tinsel and the glitter. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The Nutcracker goes Pop!

Holiday spotlight shines on KidzAct kids

A NAPLES HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR THE PAST nine years, “The Nutcracker Goes Pop!” is an original production, based on the holiday classic tale and updated to a modern, pop-variety show. More...

Gulfshore Opera blends old and new for holiday program

Sacred music, especially that sourced from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, is often so ecstatic that modern surroundings can’t quite capture the magic it contains. More...

Murder mystery in an old mansion plumbed by a new brand of sleuth

FLORIDA WRITERS

The portions of 30 years that Karen Harper has spent in Naples allow her to provide a taste of this desirable Florida town, though the plot is developed primarily in and near St. Augustine. The first novel in Ms. More...

Habitat for Humanity family shreds mortgage

After celebrating 19 Thanksgivings in their Habitat for Humanity home, the Valdez family gave extra thanks this year for paying off their mortgage. More...

Wanted: A few good volunteers

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Working at Florida Weekly has its advantages, one of which is getting a heads up on all the cool stuff to do in town. More...

Here comes the Naples Christmas Parade

The Naples Christmas Parade sets out from Broad Avenue and Third Street South at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Red Sox spring training tickets go on sale Dec. 3

Spring training 2017 for the Boston Red Sox opens Tuesday, Feb. 14, when pitchers and catchers hold their first workout at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers. The first full squad workout takes place Friday, Feb. 17. More...

AARP class tunes up 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...

Toyota Corolla iM — a Scion no more

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Toyota has killed its Scion brand, and not everyone made it out alive. This entry-level marque shed everything from its microcar iQ to the tC economy coupe. More...

Naples Zoo unveils master plan for expansion and improvements

The Naples Zoo has announced a $25 million capital campaign and $5 million endowment drive to expand and improve its facilities. More...

Business News

Impervious Tervis

Southwest Florida tumbler company with revenue well over $100 million turns 70 this year.

Chances are you have one, two or 20 of them in your cupboard, your gym bag or in your car’s cup holder.   More...

Veterans invited to apply for entrepreneurship program

Southwest Florida veterans can apply now at www.veteransflorida.org for the second installment of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. The deadline is Dec. 14 for all veterans interested participating in the free program. More...

Hodges U. hosts class for nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University invites staff and board members of nonprofit organizations to its next workshop: “Strategic Realignment for Nonprofits, Alternatives for Growth & Sustainability,” from 9-11:30 a More...