June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Naples-Immokalee-Marco workforce most diversified for the 3rd quarter

Bucking expectations, the Naples- Immokalee-Marco Island metropolitan statistical area maintained its ranking as the most diverse workforce in the state of Florida, according to a quarterly report issued by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Indus More...

Immokalee grads headed to college with help from Lipman scholarships

The tomato grower Lipman recently awarded $13,500 in college scholarships to several 2017 graduates of Immokalee High School. More...

Bay Pines VA committed to ending suicide among veterans

COMMENTARY

On May 31, Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin delivered his first “State of the VA” address highlighting the activity and direction of the agency since his appointment in February. More...

Maybe I’ll leave FB and hit the ‘Gram #divacan’ttakethedramamama

THE DIVA DIARIES

There are times when I feel certain we’d be better off if Mark Zuckerburg had left Facebook to the youngsters.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Setting the Summer Stage

Southwest Florida delightfully rich in off-season theater

EVERYONE KNOWS THINGS SLOW down in Southwest Florida once season ends.  More...

Singer prefers Fort Myers Beach and Naples over Nashville

Whether he’s guilty or not, when you listen to singer/songwriter Wendell Ray’s “The Crime,” you realize that someone stole somebody’s heart.  See for yourself. More...

Local setting stars in tale of love, loss, forgiveness, sharks

FLORIDA WRITERS

Maeve Donnelly is the 30-year-old protagonist of this elegantly written first novel. She is part of the Shark Club triumvirate, the other two being her longtime boyfriend Daniel and his daughter, 6-year-old Hazel. More...

‘Fabric of Survival’ on exhibit at Holocaust museum

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents a unique photographic exhibit this summer on the theme of Holocaust memory. More...

Wine is ...

We asked some of our favorite wine aficionados to finish this sentence. “Wine is ...”

“Wine is a very personal, sensory experience that is heavily influenced by one’s own preferences and perspectives. More...

Photos

It was all pomp and circumstance (and cake and balloons) as 18 proud youngsters became the first graduates of the fulltime 4-year-old class in the Bright Beginnings preschool and family literacy program at Grace Place for Children and Families. More...

Hodges U. develops foundational skills training program

A pilot project of the FutureMakers Coalition will address the foundational skills that were identified by local employers as barriers to hiring from the local workforce. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Collier Building Industry Association holds its summer golf tournament Friday, Aug. 4, at Tiburon Golf Club. The 830 a.m. shotgun start will be followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. Registration is $150 for CBIA members, $250 for others. More...

Business News

Tapping talent

YOU HAVE TO PAY, OFTEN A LOT, TO GO TO COLLEGE OR university. But now that can pay off from the get-go if you’re a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. And you have a good idea. More...

Always making a positive lasting effect

FROM THE TOP

Kimberly Leach Johnson has made her mark as an attorney and leader of a national law firm and by playing an integral role with Southwest Florida charities and educational institutions. More...

Fed’s plan to shed bonds should concern all investors

MONEY & INVESTING

When working on a fixed income derivatives desk, one of the most exciting days was Federal Reserve announcement day. More...