March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Five Collier educators picked for Golden Apple awards

Students in five Collier classrooms received bushels of golden delicious apples one afternoon last week as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards. More...

Community forum about airport noise issues set for March 24

The Naples Airport Authority wants input about airport noise issues and invites the public to share ideas during a community forum and open house. More...

A burst of fun to empower local youth

The third annual Youth X-plosion presented by the SWFL Youth Empowerment Project takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Palmetto Ridge High School Auditorium. More...

Holocaust resistance efforts are focus of scholar-in-residence

The Naples Jewish Congregation presents Paul Bartrop, professor of history and director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at FGCU, for its 2015 scholar-in-residence program Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. More...

Fakahatchee cruise comes with a history lesson

The season’s final cruise to historic Fakahatchee Island offered by Friends of Fakahatchee sets sail Saturday, March 21. Reservations are being accepted now. More...

Keep your eyes on the road for traffic cops

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 9-13: Monday, March 9 Pine Ridge Road and Naples Boulevard: Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads: Speeding Rattle More...

The adventures of obtaining a passport

THE DIVA DIARIES

As an almost-native Southwest Floridian, I really don’t get out of town much. More...

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Business News

Mission succession

Planning the future of your business without you in it

A CASUAL DRIVE ON ALMOST ANY COMMERcial road in the region — the Tamiami Trail in Charlotte, Lee or Collier counties, for example — offers a truth that defines Florida and the United States: We’re a state and nation of small busines More...

Making sense of GDP reports

MONEY & INVESTING

The Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. final quarter of 2015 was released on Feb. 27. Most investors do not understand what it means and they look to commentaries to tag the announcement as good, bad or neutral. More...

Just like snowbirds, wildflowers love spring in Southwest Florida

When Ponce de Leon spotted it on Palm Sunday 1513, he dubbed the land “la Florida” — or “land in bloom” — perhaps in reaction to the profusion of springtime blossoms that our state is increasingly known for. More...

For what it’s worth …

ROOTED IN NAPLES

One sad Naples family is living one of my many parenting nightmares: Having mistakenly thought their newly adult teenager could be trusted at home alone through the weekend, they came home to find not only roughly $18,000 in nickels (more on that sho More...

Tune in to the 2015 Collier County Spelling Bee

Nearly 50 Collier County middle school students step up to the microphone for the 2015 Collier County Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the school board meeting room of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Inter-Club Challenge tees off in May to benefit students in Immokalee

The Immokalee Foundation Inter-Club Challenge provides an opportunity for philanthropic foursomes from some of the area’s finest golf communities to hit the links in support of students involved in TIF programs. More...

Free classes for learning to read, write in Braille

Lighthouse of Collier offers a free eight-week course in Braille starting March 12. Classes will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays through April 30 at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 2685 Horseshoe Drive S. More...

Church gears up for car care day

First Baptist Church Naples is tuning up for its 11th basic car maintenance day, when volunteers provide free oil changes to single parents, widows and widowers, senior citizens, shelter residents and others who do not have the financial resources to More...

AARP class can tune 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...

Arts & Entertainment News

Singing the blues

The Bonita Blues Fest to hear DAMON FOWLER, among others

BEING THE OPENING ACT FOR A national performer can be a bit like cold calling as a salesperson. The audience doesn’t know you. They’re not there to see you. They didn’t buy a ticket to listen to you. More...

All eyes are smiling as parade day draws near

Pub crawl will benefit 39th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day celebration

The 39th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps out Saturday, March 14, in a celebration of all things Irish. Parade day festivities start at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional flag-raising ceremony at Crayton Cove. More...

‘Vagina Monologues’ one-time show will HELP Collier rape crisis center

Project HELP, Collier County’s only statecertified rape and crisis center, presents Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Tuesday evening, April 7, at the Sugden Community Theatre, as part of its Sexual Assault Awareness Mon More...