August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Volunteers needed to plant trees

The South Florida National Parks Trust needs help planting 150 cypress trees along Turner River Road in Big Cypress National Preserve from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Volunteers should be high school age or older. More...

What’s the hoopla about honeybees?

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is abuzz preparing for its annual Honeybee Hoopla coming up Saturday, Aug. 19. In addition to fun and educational activities throughout the day, the hoopla includes a presentation at 1:45 p.m. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Aug. 21-25:  Monday, Aug. More...

Collier Library system organizes, integrates books from local jails

The Collier County Public Library system has partnered with the Naples Jail Center and Immokalee Jail Center to help digitize the jails’ book collections and integrate the books into the county’s software. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The attraction of analog ... in our digital world

THE FUTURE’S FINALLY HERE. We don’t have personal jetpacks yet, but we have computers in our homes, in our purses, on our wrists. We’re developing driverless cars. We can telecommute from home and order anything we want online. More...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

Round one of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge inspired 147 people from Venice to Marco Island to Jupiter and even one man from Texas (he was vacationing and picked up a copy of the paper in West Palm Beach) to pen an original short story bas More...

A penetrating look at forgotten horrors of America’s Revolutionary War

FLORIDA WRITERS

Lynn University Professor Robert P. Watson makes reading history a totally engaging experience. More...

Lee, Collier, Charlotte ranked among state’s top 11 counties for boating accidents

“Following deadly crash, Memorial Day brings boating safety into focus” is how one local media outlet heralded the news of an incident that claimed the life of one 12-year-old boy and injured four others in May. More...

Seminole museum celebrates 20th anniversary on eclipse day

Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary on Monday, Aug. 21, with free admission for all who visit. More...

Giving back to community vital to Preferred Travel

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Since opening its doors in 1984, Preferred Travel of Naples has grown to include more than 50 travel specialists from around the world, specializing in leisure, corporate and group travel including cruises, tours and customized independent travel.&nb More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Naples Conference Center, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. More...

Cocktail or mocktail, it’s time for a cold beverage

THE DIVA DIARIES

Sitting on my balcony yesterday afternoon sweltering due to a heat index of 110 degrees while dreaming of icy, cold summer cocktails — I was reminded of a letter I received from an avid Diva Diaries reader last year who, in her opinion, felt th More...

Business News

It’s in the genes

Agents and offspring working together

When it comes to real estate, the apple sometimes doesn’t fall very far from the tree. Of course, the same could be said of any career path. More...

It’s all in the family at MY Shower Door

FROM THE TOP

Bill Daubmann celebrates the fact that his family has played an essential role in the journey to creating, nurturing and growing a successful business.  More...