April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Sign up for a refresher course in safe driving

The AARP offers classes to help older drivers refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers older than 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

Services will remember people, pets

Avow invites those who have lost a loved one to a community memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus.  More...

Step out for the Y, sign up for summer

A 5K Fun Run and one-mile walk to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA set out from North Collier Regional Park on Saturday morning. April 28. The run begins at 7:30 a.m.; walkers will step out at 8:30 a.m.  More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ Quail Creek Country Club hosts a golf tournament to benefit Adopt-A-Soldier on Friday afternoon, April 26. Registration is $100 for Quail Creek members and $125 for others. More...

Stand up and paddle for Special Olympics

The fourth annual Stand-Up Paddle Luau Races to benefit Collier County Special Olympics takes place Saturday, May 4, at Bayfront Marina. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The East Naples Civic Association invites members and guests to a lunch meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Whodunit?

Find out — but don’t tell — when ‘The Mousetrap’ comes to the Sugden stage

PAUL GRAFFY IS TRYING TO BUILD A BETTER “Mousetrap.”  The world might not beat a path to his door, but at the very least, those who do show up will be well entertained.  Of course, it was Dame Agatha Christie who built the best More...

Reception for artist’s view of Haiti benefits education in Jamaica

Harmon-Meek Gallery and the Naples North Rotary Club invite the public to the opening reception of an exhibit celebrating the works of Adolf Dehn based on his travels to Haiti in 1949 and 1950. The cocktail reception takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Feuding families, true love and great tunes make ‘The Fantasticks’

ARTS COMMENTARY

“The Fantasticks” is aptly named.  Wonderful and full of fantasy, the production at Florida Repertory Theatre’s ArtStage Studio Theatre fulfills both meanings of the word.  More...

Balloons fired up to take flight over paradise

The second annual “Balloons Over Paradise” lands in — and drifts in the skies above — the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch in Immokalee on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. More...

Got a teen driver?

Parents, guardians invited to free program

Parents and guardians of teens who have recently received or are poised to get a driver’s permit or license are encouraged to attend a program about safe teen driving from 6-7 p.m. More...

Thrift store invites all to enjoy a slice of apple pie

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children celebrates the 10th annual Apple Pie Day commemorating the generosity of the late Jack and Lue Harris at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Options Thrift Shoppe.  More...

Watch out on the road; deputies are watching

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be posted for traffic enforcement details the week of April 22-26  Monday, April 22 ¦ Lakewood and Davis boulevards: Red light running ¦ U.S. More...

Great Dock Canoe Race goes ‘SNL’ for traditional Naples Bay paddle

The 37th running of the Great Dock Canoe Race is set for Saturday, May 11, to the theme of “Saturday Night Live.”  Founded in 1976 by Vin DePasquale of the Dock and Riverwalk restaurants as an end-of-season celebration of the Dock&rs More...

Christian academy celebrates five years

The Christian Classical Academy of Naples celebrates its fifth anniversary by moving to a new location for the 2013-14 school year. Open house evenings are set for 6-7:30 p.m. More...

Business News

Helping the little guy

Agencies provide support for small businesses

MICHELLE REED-SPITZER STARTED TO clean houses to make extra money while she was in college. As a business management student at Hodges University (then International College), Ms. Reed-Spitzer had the fortune of taking Dr. More...

Children and money

MONEY & INVESTING

We all want our kids to grow up and maintain fiscal security. There are at least two things that all parents should do in order to ensure that our children can succeed financially.  More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ The Collier Building Industry Association has its next general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Guest speaker will be Georgia Hiller, chair of the Collier County Commission. Cost is $25. More...