May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Sign up for a safe-driving refresher

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...

St. Petersburg Pier is highlight of ‘Sunshine City’ architectural tour

The FLaSW Chapter of the American Institute of Architects invites members and the public to join an architectural tour of St. Petersburg on Saturday, May 11. More...

French nationals can cast votes locally

Chez Boët French Home Cooking hosts the French Consul from Miami, Gael de Maisonneuve, from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, for French proxy vote registration (le vote par procuration). More...

Hot Summer Nights for teens kicks off

Collier County middle and high school students are invited to make a splash at a special Hot Summer Nights event devoted to water safety. More...

Avow holds remembrance service for pets

Anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet is invited to attend Avow’s Rainbow Day pet memorial service Saturday, May 11. A program conducted by Avow staff members will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

What’s in a name (change)?

The Phil creates controversy as it becomes Artis–Naples

AFTER 25 YEARS OF BEING AFFECTIONately known as the Phil, Naples’s Philharmonic Center for the Arts has rechristened itself as Artis–Naples.  More...

Celtic Woman play two concerts May 5

Celtic Woman doesn’t have a new CD or DVD to tour behind this year. So what will the Irish-rooted vocal group have to offer? Essentially, nothing but its best. More...

Discover life ‘In the Heights’ at Naples High

The Naples High School Golden Eagle Performing Arts Society presents the Broadway musical “In the Heights” Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10, at the school. Show time is 7 p.m.  More...

Sequester threatens Southwest Florida’s control towers

So, air traffic controllers won’t be going on furlough, and passengers won’t have to face troubling delays or possible safety issues come summer and fall, right?  More...

Congregations unite for PFLAG convocation

More than a dozen clergy from area temples and churches will join with a community choir and several soloists to celebrate diversity and understanding at the sixth annual PFLAG Interfaith Convocation at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at St. More...

UF survey shows Floridians are increasingly optimistic

Floridians’ consumer confidence rose three points to 79 in April, the second consecutive monthly increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Covenant Church starts summer schedule

Covenant Church of Naples/PCA begins its summer schedule Sunday, May 5, with a single worship service at 10:15 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday school classes for children and adult fellowship communities begin at 9 a.m. More...

Parents, teachers invited to attend info session about Common Core

Parents, teachers and community members are invited to attend an information session focused on the Common Core state education standards from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Collier County School District’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Great Dock Canoe Race will draw paddlers and spectators to Naples Bay

The 37th running of the Great Dock Canoe Race takes place Saturday, May 11, at Crayton Cove. More...

Business News

Vaping’s misty future

As e-cigarettes catch on, more regulation could follow

There are five things to know right off the bat about the business of vaping.  More...

Make the most of credit card miles and rewards

MONEY & INVESTING

A dizzying array of credit cards offer widely varying rewards programs. It is difficult for the average consumer to face off against a credit card world offering non-standardized rewards and credit terms.  More...

Strategic regional effort can lead to a better business climate for all

CHAMBERS MATTERS

With the economic downturn, we have heard a lot of discussion surrounding the topic of business climate. In the next few Chamber Matters, we will explore why it is critical that we as a community have a healthy business climate as a priority.  More...