May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Sarah Palin first up for Naples speaker series

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series announced the first speaker in its 2011 lineup: former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.   More...

The nose knows: UF to help train experts to sniff out oil spill-contaminated seafood

To keep consumers safe from seafood that could be tainted by the Gulf oil spill, regulatory officials will rely on an incredibly sophisticated, delicate tool: the human nose. More...

12 VACATIONS YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD THIS SUMMER

Why let the tourists have all the fun? th

Now that the   snowbirds are gone, it’s time to take back   what’s rightfully ours, Southwest Florida. So, get out there. More...

DISCOVER CHARM OLDE SANIBEL

Hidden getaways provide respite from technology

You already know all the best reasons to hang out on Sanibel Island: the seashells, the beautiful beaches, the fishing, the wildlife, the grouper sandwich at the Lazy Flamingo. More...

DISCOVER LUXURY THE INN ON FIFTH

Charming hotel offers nearby getaway   Sometimes the shortest drive can provide the greatest escape. This may well be the case with a weekend stay at The Inn on Fifth, an elegant boutique hotel on downtown Naples’ tony Fifth Avenue. More...

DISCOVER RELAXATION FORT MYERS BEACH

Local color and affordable accommodations abound

Savvy vacationers have done the math. More...

DISCOVER MAIN STREET ARCADIA

Old Florida town replete with charm, antiques

From Interstate 75, Arcadia appears as one of those can’t-get-from-here towns. Exits for the DeSoto County city, about 25 miles east of Punta Gorda, begin appearing north of Sarasota and continue into Collier County. More...

DISCOVER THE RIVER RIALTO HARBOR MARINA

A place where time stands still

We’re betting that Alva’s Rialto Harbor Marina will take the prize as this year’s least-known staycation destination. More...

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Couchsurfing: Dispatches from a four-month journey through ...

COUCHSURFING CAN TAKE YOU PLACES. THE PHOTOS on these pages is the proof. Couchsurfing. More...

‘I Love My Wife’ opens June 12 at TheatreZone

Directing the musical farce “I Love My Wife,” with its toe-tapping Cy Coleman score, has been on TheatreZone artistic director Mark Danni’s bucket list since he played Quenton in 1983. More...

An ‘alliterate’ society? Just say ‘la vee’ (sic)

With increasing regularity — and great sadness — my friends and I find ourselves bemoaning the current state of affairs when it comes to the written word. More...

Confessions of a greyhound lover

I was 33 years old and married when I was seized by desire so strong I couldn’t stop myself from falling in love.   That’s when I touched my first greyhound. More...

Oral history films continue at historic Palm Cottage

The Cottage Theater at the Naples Historical Society has seen a flurry of activity since the March release of films from the organization’s oral history project. More...

FGCU, The First Tee announce partnership

Florida Gulf Coast University PGA Golf Management Program and The First Tee of Naples/Collier announced a partnership where students act as volunteer instructors and receive course credit. In recognition of this partnership, FGCU President Wilson G. More...

Local efforts under way in reaction to oil spill

Two Naples women are behind efforts to support the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in its fight against the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

DISCOVER OLD FLORIDA CYPRESS LODGE AT BABCOCK RANCH

A taste of natural Florida

There are some among us — and we won’t name names — who simply have lost the ability to relax. More...

DISCOVER ROMANCE BOCA GRANDE

An almost-secret getaway off the Charlotte County coast   No one winds up on Boca Grande by accident. It takes effort to find your way to the lone bridge that connects this lush and low-key outpost to the rest of the world.   More...

DISCOVER A NEW CITY DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA

A plucky city that’s reinvented itself

Before Hurricane Charley made a direct hit on Punta Gorda, it was a sleepy village with small-town charm, brick streets, and an oldfashioned downtown. More...

DISCOVER FAMILY SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT

Renewing its focus on family and nature

Forget Disney.   More...

DISCOVER NATURE PINE ISLAND

A state of mind as well as a place to visit   Although there’s water everywhere, there are no white sand beaches to be found on Pine Island. More...

DISCOVER THE WATER MARCO ISLAND

A blend of old and upscale

Marco Island has that mixed personality Southwest Florida is known for: Upscale resorts and fine dining or old-school Florida, where sand, surf and Sundays at Stan’s, a noapologies dive bar on Goodland, are the big draws. More...

Business News

Drive-by marketing: The business of billboards

Listen up. No more than seven bold words. A single picture worth a thousand more.   And answers: Who, how fast and how many drive past? What’s their median income? Where do they live and shop?   One other thing. More...

The trend is your friend… until it isn’t

There have been some well-established trends that have benefited investors and businesses over the past 30 years. These key factors made investing and business simpler in yesteryears. More...

Chamber of commerce welcomes new members

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in April:   More...