February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Retiree parlays years of criminal investigation into a novel

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Jamie Ross recently released her debut novel, “Undue Influence – A Crime Novel.” She moved to the Paradise Coast in 1998 after serving more than two decades as a federal Special Agent, conducting criminal investigations primarily in More...

Too many shoes? Donate them to help bring Special Olympics star to town

Naples-based nonprofit Character and Thought Foundation is raising funds to help bring Loretta Claiborne, the most decorated Special Olympics athlete in history, to Southwest Florida to visit to Collier and Lee county schools and communities April 27 More...

1929 Ford Tri-Motor Goose’ takes to the skies over Naples

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor comes in for a landing at Naples Municipal Airport Feb. More...

Florida supervisors of elections invite applicants for scholarships

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office is accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. More...

CCSO launches new campaign to discourage distracted driving

Don’t text. Don’t call. Don’t email.  Don’t eat. Don’t groom. Don’t read.  Just drive. That’s it. More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic deputies

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Feb. 27-March 3:  Monday, Feb. 27  Vanderbilt Beach and Goodlette-Frank roads: Red-light running  U.S. More...

University of Minnesota professor to outline global response to Zika

The Southwest Florida chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association presents “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs” from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Sugden Community Theatre. All are welcome to hear Dr. More...

When he cares enough to give the very best — it’s Apple

THE DIVA DIARIES

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? Or could electronic gadgets be even better best friends than sparkly baubles?  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Loverly, indeed

All The Naples Players want is for audiences to fall in love with ‘My Fair Lady’ — again

“Transformation, a love story, acceptance, change.”  That’s what director/choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara lists when you ask her what “My Fair Lady” is about.  The battle of the sexes?  “Yes, but More...

Our critic’s Oscar prediction? ‘La La Land’ will soar

There’s no #Oscarssowhite controversy at this year’s Academy Awards, but there is plenty to talk about. Will “La La Land” walk away with a record number of Oscars? More...

A panoramic novel about how America began its global ascent to power

FLORIDA WRITERS

How does Robert Macomber keep doing this? The 13th installment of his splendid Honor Series once again transforms a pile of historical fact into a work of colorful, well imagined and highly suspenseful entertainment.  More...

Who represents you in Tallahassee?

It’s OK if you haven’t been paying attention — if perhaps a few elections have passed you by and maybe you’ve fallen behind. More...

Health forum focuses on women’s changing concerns

The Collier County Medical Society hosts its ninth annual Women’s Health Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. John the Evangelist Church. More...

‘Ghost orchid-gami’ takes root at Naples Orchid Society show

The exhibit “Origami in the Garden” at Naples Botanical Garden features metal sculptures of folded paper objects. More...

‘Stay at Home and Read’ celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Books for Collier Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a steady stream of new books to children in low-income families throughout Collier County, celebrates Dr. More...

AAUW scholarships can help women over 21 go back to school

The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation Inc. is accepting applications for scholarships. More...

Press club offers assistance to media/journalism students

The Naples Press Club Scholarship Committee is interviewing students who are interested in obtaining a Terrence J. Miller $1,000 NPC Scholarship. More...

The best of the Florida car season coming soon on Amelia Island

BEHIND THE WHEEL

It’s car season in Florida. While the rest of the country is still watching out for blizzards and trying to stay indoors, snowbirds and Floridians unite over vintage vehicles.  More...

Tune up your driving skills with AARP

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...

Marco museum hosts history talk

The 2016-17 Florida Humanities Speaker Series presented by the Marco Island Historical Society in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council continues Tuesday evening, March 7, with “The Franco-Spanish Struggle in 16th Century Florida: Vio More...

Business News

Focus on FAFSA

Changing students’ lives with free money for college

Maria Aguilar was 10 years old when men in a green Mustang pointed a gun at her father on the streets of Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.  “I almost lost him,” she recalled. More...

A continual quest to meet the SWFL market’s demands

FROM THE TOP

The health-care industry’s dynamic nature requires adaptability, but meeting those demands should not detract from the primary mission, says Scott Lowe, market CEO for Physicians Regional Healthcare System. More...

Startup Academy focuses on the essentials for entrepreneurs

Fusion Pointe announces its first Startup Academy for entrepreneurs in cooperation with the Naples Accelerator and the Adrenaline Venture Fund. More...