July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Looking back at a lifetime of July Fourths, Neapolitan-style

ROOTED IN NAPLES

If you’re anything like me — youngish, native and stubborn — you have a very clear idea of how Independence Day should be spent in Naples. More...

Classes can help older drivers

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...

Breakfast will honor the Greatest Generation and all military vets

The Naples Spirit of ’45 committee will host its sixth annual Greatest Generation Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton Naples. Lt. Gen. More...

An old-fashioned (and early) Independence Day celebration

Pretty much the whole town turned out for Everglades City’s annual Independence Day parade and celebration. More...

Forget aerobics and yoga. Let a toddler get you in shape.

THE DIVA DIARIES

You know how actresses and models lose weight so fast after having a baby and then they have more babies and they still stay unbelievably thin and fit? More...

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T-shirts from the heart of the Midwest put pithy sayings on your chest

PEOPLE USED TO HAVE CLEVER CONVERSATIONS. They’d banter. They’d make witty observations. They’d drop bon mots like Oscar Wildeor Dorothy Parker-wannabes. Now, we let our T-shirts do the talking for us. More...

Sweaty Florida T-shirts

What would Raygun-style T-shirts say if they focused their laser-like wit on Southwest Florida? More...

Here’s to the red, white and blue

Southwest Floridians can show their patriotic pride over the next few days in a wide variety of activities that celebrate summer, freedom and fireworks. More...

Pool safety: Use layers of protection

This Fourth of July, heed the statewide campaign: “Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility.” A pool party can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to incorporate layers and layers of protection. ¦ Layer 1: Supervision. More...

Baby Basics knows what low-income families need

Somewhere in Naples right now — actually, in many places throughout Collier County — there is a baby with diaper rash sitting in an overfull diaper. The baby isn’t suffering from neglect or inattention, but from poverty. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of July 6-10: Monday, July 6 U.S. More...

Paying it forward: College Success students tutor high-schoolers

Yasmin Estrada is devoting part of her summer to help fellow Immokalee youths achieve the same dream she has realized: becoming a college student. More...

Nonprofits can save the date for ‘Telling the Story’ seminar

Nonprofit organizations in Collier County are encouraged to mark their calendars for “Telling the Story,” the sixth annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar presented by Sue Huff of E. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Orchid Society invites members and guests to “A Common Sense Approach to Growing Orchids” presented by Dan Christensen of Dan and Margie Orchids in Fort Lauderdale at the society’s regular meeting Thursday evening, July More...

Goodwill, Boy Scouts want flags

Goodwill and the Boy Scouts of America are combining resources to collect used, soiled or damaged U.S. flags. More...

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And the beat goes on

SWFL music shops are crossroads for diverse musical equipment and people

Musical instrument and repair shops are central to the local music scene as traders in the tools that power its sound and style. More...

Exploring the nuances of stock options

MONEY & INVESTING

I went through a very stressful episode this past weekend as my wife assigned me with a Herculean task: to buy toothbrushes for my twins. More...