April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Options offers a slice of pie

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children invites everyone to enjoy a slice of pie on Apple Pie Day commemorating - the generosity of the late Jack andd Lue Harris at 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, att Options Thrift Shoppe. More...

Saturdays set for passport applications

The Collier County Clerk of Courts office plans special hours to accept passport applications on Saturday, May 3 and 17. The North Collier Government Services Center on Orange Blossom Drive will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples invites members and other Pi Phi alums in the Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs area to lunch at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club in Naples. More...

Film screening and Yom HaShoah observance

The Jewish community of Collier County invites the public to a screening of “Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit,” an award-winning documentary that tells the story of educator Judy Meisel, whose experiences during World War II inspir More...

PLANTS & GARDENING

Garden gives back to Grace Place More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of April 28-May 2: Monday, April 28 Vanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Boulevard: Speeding Immokalee and Goodlette-Frank roads: Red-light run More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Time Trial Cycle hosts its inaugural charity ride at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24. More...

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Business News

Dealing with the downtime

The summer slowdown means different things |to local businesses

Like other things here, doing business in the subtropics is frequently counterintuitive, at least compared to challenges faced by other business owners in North America. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

College costs soar while value comes into question

Most parents dream of having their children graduate from college — at least until runaway costs and an unwelcoming labor market both became realities during the recent recession. More...

Arthrex, Youth Haven earn top honors for creating family-friendly workplaces

Arthrex was named Family Friendly Business of the Year 2014 by the Naples Alliance for Children at the nonprofit’s 17th annual awards dinner on April 7. More...

Neapolitans gain insights into police work

While Bob Raymond isn’t a cop and he doesn’t play one on TV, he does possess some first-hand knowledge of what police officers do while on the job. More...

C OMMENTARY

Naked, nekked, unclothed, bare, nude

Mark Twain, who died 104 years ago this month but has never faded away, famously pointed out that, “The only two certainties in life are death and taxes.” He probably got the notion from a 1789 letter by Benjamin Franklin, who also manage More...

Kindergarten registration process for 2014-15 can begin online

Collier County Public Schools launches its new online centralized kindergarten registration beginning Monday, April 28. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to enter kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Naples Winter Wine Festival funds autism navigator at Golisano Children’s Hospital

Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has awarded Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida a grant of $93,200 to launch an autism navigator program. More...

Rainbow Day for pets that have passed

Anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet is invited to Rainbow Day, a free pet memorial service beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Avow. More...

PFLAG plans annual interfaith convocation

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays holds its seventh annual interfaith convocation at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Unity of Naples. People of all faiths are welcome to celebrate unity and harmony in a service that blends music and prayer. More...

Older drivers can brush up on skills

AARP safe driving classes are designed to help older drivers learn new traffic laws and refresh their driving skills, thereby reducing their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here comes swimsuit season (sigh …)

As I wait patiently in the checkout line at my Publix, the glossy magazines scream at me with bright, bold headlines: “Get in Shape for Swimsuit Season!” “The Bikini Diet!” “How to Get Your Abs Ready for this Summer&rsqu More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Boz Scaggs

reflects on his newest album ‘Memphis’

SOUL AND R&B have been at the heart of much of the music Boz Scaggs has made over his 45-year recording career. More...

Summer up at the movies shaping up

It’s goinggo to be a busy summer at the cinema. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Shamelessly chasing the American dream in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Welcome to the cutthroat world of sales. In “Glengarry Glen Ross,” four real estate agents working in the same Chicago office in the early 1980s are sadistically pitted against each other in a sales contest. More...