June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Schools set to serve free breakfast, lunch

The free breakfast and lunch summer program provided by Collier County Public Schools is offered to children 18 years old and younger. More...

Teens and older drivers can brush up behind the wheel

CCSO and the Florida Sheriff's Association welcome Collier County kids to the Teen Driver Challenge, a course that provides information and handson experience to reduce young drivers’ chances of being involved in a crash.  More...

Prospective students invited to ESC campuses

Edison State College campuses in Naples, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and LaBelle will host open house hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13. Attendees are encouraged to register online for a fast-pass at www.edison.edu/openhouse.  More...

Float your boat in ‘Recycle Regatta’

Keep Collier Beautiful invites children, families and business owners to take part in a “Recycle Regatta” on Saturday, June 15, at Sugden Regional Park. The rules are simple:  More...

Collier farm earns organic certification

Collier Family Farms in Ave Maria has earned the Certified Organic designation from the USDA National Organic Program. More...

Technology turns the weather report into a personal matter

Whether out at the beach, out on the water or just out and about, you can put the power of First Alert Power Doppler in your pocket with the NBC2 Wx app for iPhone and Android. More...

Hurricane gadgets to get you through the storm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a busy hurricane season.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The fanciful art of Lawrence Voytek

Souped-up Strats, streamlined cars and found objects

WEATHER VANES, USED BRUSHES WITH PAINT permanently crusted in the bristles, car fans, pieces of wood: what most people would instantly categorize as junk, Lawrence Voytek sees as something more.  He sees their possibilities.  And he creates More...

SummerJazz on the Gulf free concerts set for 28th season

SummerJazz on the Gulf returns to the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club for the 28th year starting Saturday, June 15, with music by The Alan Darcy Group. The series of free concerts on the Watkins Lawn continues Saturday evenings, July 20, Aug. More...

Calling all filmmakers

Naples, Fort Myers festivals seek entries

The Naples International Film Festival and the Fort Myers Film Festival invite submissions for consideration.  More...

Immigration reform could boost real estate sales

Nobody said life was a rose garden, and nobody said immigration reform by the U.S. More...

Cool for teens: Hot Summer Nights

Especially for middle and high school students, Hot Summer Nights is part of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office SUMMERfest lineup of activities for Collier County children of all ages. More...

Conservancy CEO headed to Washington, D.C.

McElwaine accepts post with American Farmland Trust

Andrew McElwaine, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for the past eight years, has accepted the position of president with the American Farmland Trust and will depart at the end of June.  More...

Help available for passport applicants

Staff form the Collier County Clerk of Courts office will work Saturday, June 8, at three locations to help citizens complete passport applications. Hours and locations are:  ¦ 8-11 a.m. More...

Youth Leadership Collier welcomes Class of 2013

The Leadership Collier Foundation, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, announces the Youth Leadership Collier Class of 2013. More...

Market hours, space expand

The indoor Farmers Market & Emporium at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt is expanding its hours and location. Effective Friday, June 7, the market moves to a new unit and extends its hours of operation to noon-6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Suffering from ‘hurricane amnesia?’ Jog your memory, and get prepared

The old adage says that “time heals all wounds.”  More...

Measuring your risk for flood, wind

As storm season in the subtropics begins, insurance agents remind us to be sure our homes are covered from a hurricane’s windy, watery attack. More...

Business News

DRILLING FOR LOCAL OIL

Oil companies come back to Southwest Florida

A COMPANY FROM LOS ANGELES HAS INVESTED millions of dollars in Southwest Florida mineral wells in the last six years, leading the way in reviving a local oil industry that dates back to the 1940s.  After years of steady production that peaked in More...

Insider trading is back in the limelight

MONEY & INVESTING

Investors have a right to a level playing field in which they have confidence that: market prices are for real; that no one has unjust advantage; that proper disclosures are made timely; and that the game is not rigged… in addition to price tr More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ The next presentation in the Meet Successful Entrepreneurs series sponsored by SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, at the chamber. More...