May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Sponsors, donations needed to help grads celebrate safely

The Greater Naples YMCA seeks sponsors for its 28th annual Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free celebration for more than 1,200 graduating seniors from 12 Collier county high schools. The party takes place from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. More...

FGCU: 16 going on 40

SWEET 16, INDEED.  More...

Stylish bargains bloom at Fashionista’s Garden

Fashionista’s Garden, a shopping event to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage, takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the garden at the NCH downtown campus. More...

Step out for CCSO’s family-friendly event

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and its Golden Gate Road Patrol host a family-friendly 5K run/ride and safety fair from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Golden Gate Community Center. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The PC Business Users Group, welcomes members and guests who have questions about their computers to attend the next meeting from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Beyond bluegrass with Steve & Edie

Tour kicks off in Fort Myers

JUST CALL THEM THE STEVE and Edie of the bluegrass crowd... though what they perform is beyond bluegrass. It’s an unexpected combination of musical talent. More...

Steve, thanks for ‘The Underpants’

Ten years ago, the Florida Repertory Theatre wanted Steve Martin’s “Underpants” — desperately.  More...

Reaching the big time: Fort Myers film hits Cannes

For grassroots glory on the silver screen, it’s hard to match native Neapolitan Steve Chase, a filmmaker and teacher of fine art photography at Edison State College.  More...

On a wing and a permit

WHEN ROGER SITKINS DESCENDED OUT OF the night from Little Rock and touched down in a Boeing 727 at 1:40 a.m. on the morning of May 14, 1983, several things happened in quick succession.  More...

Retirees carve out time to bring smiles with toy cars

Like many a bright idea, it all started over a round of golf. Bill Reiff asked his golfing companion, Marlin Dorhout, “So what do you do?” The Colorado man told him: “I make toy cars.”  More...

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. Registration is $14 per person, $12 for AARP members. More...

Plans taking shape for Love That Dress!

PACE Center for Girls of Collier County has set the date for its next Love That Dress! The evening of shopping and a silent auction will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

Concerts, workship service highlight National Salvation Army Week

In observance of National Salvation Army Week, which was declared by President Dwight D. More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ The East Naples Merchants Association holds its second annual golf tournament at Royal Palm Country Club on Saturday, May 25. The 18-hole scramble begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  More...

Business News

THE DOWN PAYMENT DEBATE

What’s the right amount to prevent another housing crisis?

ADAMS HOMES SALES MANAGER BILL Panebianco sees, reads and hears discussions about new mortgage rules for home buyers and it troubles him. More...

Inflation or deflation revisited

MONEY & INVESTING

“The great debate: Inflation or deflation.”  This exact title appeared in the Money and Investing column on Aug. 6, 2009, close to four years ago.  More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org.   More...