July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Before school starts, it’s time to collect necessary supplies

Summer is in full swing, but area businesses and nonprofit organizations are beginning to collect school supplies for children to take back to the classroom come fall. More...

Local writers to discuss news, novels, nonfiction

Marco Island residents and authors Don Farmer and Tom Williams, both former journalists, are on tap to share stories about their forays into writing at the next IberiaBank “In the Round” presentation Thursday, July 11, at the bank’s More...

Young scholar knows: It’s not what’s behind in life, but what lies ahead

Life hasn’t been easy for Jesus Velazco, a recent graduate of Immokalee High School. When he first came to this country from his native Mexico, he struggled to learn the English language, so school was difficult. More...

Sign up now to ‘Shoot for the Stars’

Registration is open for “Shoot for the Stars,” a free basketball clinic for ages 8-17. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Artist guided by divine hand in creating patriotic series

PROFILES IN PARADISE

In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, Naples artist Rick Kelley found himself at his easel creating what would become one of the most important and impactful series of art in his career. More...

Shrek - seriously

Musical has messages about diversity and acceptance

YOU COULDN’T ASK FOR A MORE DIVERSE CAST.  Typically, choruses in musicals all dress the same and look the same, says director Paul Bernier.  “And that’s what I like about this cast: We have every shape and size in the en More...

Film depicts Everglades City’s drug-smuggling days

Sleepy Everglades City plays a strong supporting role in “Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja,” the 2011 documentary that takes its name from the nickname given to bales of marijuana thrown overboard or out of airplanes in South Flori More...

Activists work to curb candy-flavored tobacco use

Adults may never have heard of candyflavored tobacco products, but their kids or grandkids have.  “They’re kind of invisible except to kids,” said Dr. More...

Construction begins next month on new visitor center at the Garden

Naples Botanical Garden has received a $500,000 grant from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, to help with construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center. More...

Brush up on your driving skills

The AARP offers driver safety classes to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Chess players of all ages and levels of ability are welcome to join the new Chess Club at the Moorings, meeting from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Moorings Park. More...

Moorings Park Foundation awards 55 scholarships

The Moorings Park Foundation, Inc. recently awarded 55 scholarships totaling $162,500 to Moorings Park employees and their dependents. Over the years, the foundation has awarded a total of $1,170,433 to 701 students in the form of scholarships.  More...

Business News

Kick Started

Crowd funding supports local projects, often personal ones

CREATORS OF THINGS, MEET THE GENERAL public. The public has money and it’s willing to pledge it toward projects it believes in.  More...

Finding and caring for safe assets

MONEY & INVESTING

Most investors do not think about the safety of their portfolio assets when the equity/ bond markets are stable or rising. Often becoming committed to gaining “just a little more” return, they ignore the task of keeping what they have. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce have a Wake Up networking event from 7:45-9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Toast, 24600 S. Tamiami Trail. Attendance is free; food will be for sale. More...