December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Put museum gift shop on your list of local places to shop for holiday giving

Nestled among the trees at the Collier County Government Complex grounds and across the street from the Collier County Courthouse, the Collier County Museum is filled with interesting displays about local history.  More...

One day’s reckoning

There’s no way to accurately assess how many cases of domestic violence there are. Most incidents go unreported. More...

Be a part of local history. Volunteer at Palm Cottage

Love local history?  The Naples Historical Society would love you to sign up as a volunteer docent or greeter for its numerous programs. More...

$1.6 million will make a difference for youth in Immokalee

The Immokalee Foundation welcomed more than 360 guests to the 2013 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, coinciding with the Pro-Am golf tournament at Bay Colony Golf Club. More...

Men needed to volunteer as ‘Bigs’

Organization hopes to recruit 100 mentors by Feb. 8

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast — serving Collier, Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties — has launched the “100 Men in 100 Days” campaign to encourage men to become More...

Correction

A story on Nov. 28 about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual recognition breakfast and announcement of its Eagle Award recipients contained incorrect cutline information with two photographs.  More...

Don’t let a ticket spoil your holidays

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following places the week of Nov. 25-29:  ¦ Monday, Dec. More...

Leave a toy by the mailbox on Saturday

Many local children who might otherwise not have a happy Christmas are getting one this year, thanks to the United States Postal Service and The Salvation Army of Collier County, which has taken over for Toys for Tots.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members and guests of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island celebrate the holidays with hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Olde Cypress Country Club.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

An elfin milestone

Reflections on five years of ‘The Santaland Diaries’

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS COME IN ALL SIZES and shapes.  One of Jason Parrish’s includes doing a little striptease act in front of others, showing more than just a flash of boxer shorts decorated with images of scantily clad men.  He then More...

Paintings shine light on life under Communism in the Soviet Union

An assemblage of paintings depicting everyday life in the Soviet Union under Communism make their debut in the West next week at Gallery on Fifth in Mercato.  More...

Not our kind of town: Too many gimmicks, not enough heart

ARTS COMMENTARY

This is what I miss:  Having a cup of tea with my mom. Walking along the bay with her in Maine, enjoying the sun and wildflowers. Kissing and hugging her goodnight.  Making my sister-in-law Pam throw her head back and roar with laughter. More...

Two other Molloy cases

Putting them on notice: In the late 1990s in a central Florida prison, an inmate named John R. Edwards bit a guard in the face. At 28, Mr. Edwards was HIV positive, and the assault amounted to attempted murder. More...

FGCU program helps domestic-abuse victims piece battered lives back together

Even as she walked down the aisle, a beautiful teen-aged bride, Christy knew she was making a mistake marrying Ben, the man she’d dated for two years. “There had been warning signs, but I always made excuses,” she says now. More...

Class will introduce students to the issues of domestic violence

In the spring of 2014, FGCU will offer a course called “Special Topics: Domestic Violence — Causes and Effects.” A three-credit elective, it will introduce students to the issues of domestic violence from a variety of perspectives, More...

Enjoy a glimpse of Christmases past

’Tis the season for “Christmas at Palm Cottage,” the time of year when the Naples Historical Society decorates its historic headquarters in an old-fashioned holiday theme. More...

Airport’s 70th anniversary celebration cleared for takeoff

The public is invited to help the city of Naples Airport Authority celebrate the 70th anniversary of Naples Municipal Airport during open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the airport. Admission and parking are free.  More...

DONATIONS UPDATE

¦ The Harry Chapin Food Bank provided 12,000 turkeys and chickens, plus the traditional trimmings, to families and individuals through its partner agencies in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.  More...

Super Teens Club opens in East Naples

New Horizons of Southwest Florida Super Teens Club in East Naples held a ribbon-cutting to recognize those who have made the new teen club possible, including East Naples Baptist Church, Sun Life Financial and the Miami Dolphins. More...

Red Sox tickets set to go on sale

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 7, for the Boston Red Sox 2014 Spring Training schedule, which includes 17 games at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in south Fort Myers. Tickets for $5 to $48 go on sale at 10 a.m. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The 21st annual Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic is set for Friday, Feb. 21, at The Forest Country Club in South Fort Myers. More...

New JFCS senior center will be home to programs, services and activities

Construction is underway on Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida’s senior center at 5025 Castello Drive, adjacent to the existing JFCS officer. More...

Business News

College retail

School logos tied to products far and wide

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., SKATEBOARD MAKER Randy Koch first heard about Florida Gulf Coast University through its breakthrough basketball team in March. He also realized the school might be a good place to sell his boards. More...

Obamacare’s likely economic consequences

MONEY & INVESTING

Only U.S. citizens living in a cave would be unaware of the massive problems in the rollout of Obamacare. Its delays, dislocations and confusions all translate into economic waste and added expense.  More...

Mother-daughter ladies from Haiti celebrate boutique’s 20 years

It seems like just a couple of years ago to Melody Bales.  More...