August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Lynne McChristian is Florida representative for the Insurance Information Institute. More...

Meet Naples City Councilman Doug Finlay

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Naples has a seven-member City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members who are nonpartisan and elected at large. Per the city charter, City Council members and the mayor serve four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. More...

FGCU seeks input on the search for a new president

The Florida Gulf Coast University Presidential Search Advisory Committee invites the public to a community forum from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Cohen Center Ballroom. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets Thursday, Aug. 18, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Members are invited to bring orchids from their collections for judging, and an orchid raffle is held. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

The new etiquette: Who’s to say what’s proper and polite?

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’m one of those people who have always struggled a bit with etiquette. More...

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Looking for an escape?

Put down your devices and let the brains begin

YOU MIGHT NOT be too quick to denounce the value of algebra, that sometimes loathsome middle school memory many adults dismiss as having been useless. More...

Sea creatures star in marine scientist’s YA novels

Imagine if the sea creatures we are so fascinated with could actually unload their emotional burdens to us? More...

Wit and wisdom meet in the sweet ‘hoot noir’ howl of Wylie Coyote

FLORIDA WRITERS

Wylie Coyote, the original and highly engaging character readers met in “No Regrets, Coyote” (2013, reviewed in these pages), is back. More...

Reality is that we’re a long, long way from self-driving cars

CAR COMPANIES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET rid of the driver since the tailfin was standard issue. Last month our interstate system turned 60 years old. More...

Would software deter a malicious driver?

IT IS SO ENLIGHTENING TO READ AN OPINion of an insider into self-driving cars. Larry Burns explains in simple terms what a self-driving car is, at the same time discussing expected milestones of the project and its potential consequences. More...

Injured wildlife find refuge at The von Arx hospital

At first glance, the barred owl appeared to be recovering well from an unknown injury. More...

Make sure your vote counts

Early voting for the Aug. 30 primary election begins Saturday Aug. 20, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 27. Polls will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Finally, the best ever Honda Civic hits the road

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We all know that one person who’s really great, but it’s hard to spend time with him because he just tries to hard to show off. That’s how the Honda Civic has felt for the last 15 years. More...

Customers enjoy superior boat service at Salty Sam’s

When an alarm went of on John Minerva’s Honda boat engine during a vacation in Key West, the Naples resident visited three different shops and received three different solutions. None of them worked. More...

Business News

Summer highs

There is a business buzz amidst the swelter

Sometimes, statistics are like shiny showroom cars: They’re clean and good-looking without being revealing. More...

Iberiabank presents seminars for small businesses

Iberiabank invites area business owners and managers to two seminars coming up next month and in October. Both take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) at the Iberiabank branch at 1905 Pine Ridge Road. Refreshments will be served. More...

NCH Healthcare Foundation plans 2016 Professional Advisors Seminar

The NCH Healthcare Foundation hosts its 2016 Professional Advisors Seminar: “Be the Change: Peace, Love and Decanting” on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20, in the board room at NCH North Naples Hospital. More...