January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Vote by mail in upcoming city election

Mail/absenteentee ballots are available availthe now for the Feb. 4 city of Naples election. Votersters can submit requests online at www.CollierVotes.com under the “Vote by Mail” tab. More...

Holocaust museum announces lunchtime lectures

The three-part Holocaust History Lunchtime Lecture series for 2014, presented by the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida, will focus on searching for a home for Jewish refugees, examining the U.S. More...

Democratic club celebrates silver anniversary

The Collier County Democratic Club celebrates its silver anniversary with a gala evening and memorial tribute to co-founder Chuck Mohlke the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Save The Date

Antwone Fisher continues tradition of powerful speakers for Youth Haven   As soon as an event is called a “luncheon,” most women assume it’s just for them and most men run for their golf clubs, feign an upset stomach or apologi More...

Older drivers can brush up on road skills

AARP offers driver safety classes for drivers age 55 and older. At the end of the session, each participant receives a certificate, for which many insurance companies offer a reduction in premium payments. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus, Building J-Conference Center. The next meeting is Jan. 9. Guests are always welcome. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The God Game

Gulfshore Playhouse presents world premiere of play about politics, religion and truth

MANY THINGS CAN SPARK THE writing of a play. For Suzanne Bradbeer, the genesis of “The God Game” began while following the 2008 presidential campaign. More...

Norris Home Furnishings has the ‘write’ stuff

Authors with local ties sign on for First Book benefit

Avid readers everywhere are interested in the creative world of their favorite authors. What inspires them? Where do they write? Do they surround themselves with items that help them flesh out their characters, story lines and plots?  More...

‘Relatively Speaking’: Some laughs, but mostly mildly amusing

ARTS COMMENTARY

Relatively speaking, “Relatively Speaking” is a decidedly mixed bag.  You’d think the show, playing at Theatre Conspiracy through Jan. More...

Polo: Where fashion and sport collide

Meagan Kolkmann knew nothing about polo before moving to West Palm Beach. All she knew, she saw in “Pretty Woman.” Strategizing her ensemble for her first polo match, she put a lot of thought into her look. Maybe too much thought. More...

10-goal polo players

The measure of a polo player is his handicap. The best polo players are rated 10 goals. There are only six players rated 10 goals by the United States Polo Association (USPA). More...

Author shares ‘Bank on Yourself’ tips

Top Wealth Agenda presents “Bank on Yourself,” a workshop featuring New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Pamela Yellen from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Hilton Naples. The program is one of five that Ms. More...

Help out at Guadalupe Center thrift shop

The Guadalupe Center Resale and Consignment Shop needs in influx of volunteers to help during the busy winter/ spring season. More...

Field trips, lectures highlight 10th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival

Don’t let the flock pass you by! More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Wyndemere Country Club and Youth Haven invites golfers to swing into action at the 27th annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament set for Monday, Jan. 13, at Wyndemere Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. More...

Triathlon will interrupt weekend road traffic

Motorists can expect major delays along Vanderbilt Beach Road and other roadways in North Naples and Golden Gate on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12, while the HITS triathlon series is under way. More...

Keep your eye on the road for traffic cops

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 Jan. 13-17:   More...

Business News

Turning palm fronds into greenbacks

WHEN YOU THINK FLORIDA, YOU SEE PALM trees. Ben Bolusky has pegged the palm as Florida’s icon. He cannot picture a coastal resort, seafood shack or theme park without the silhouette of a palm tree being instantly there.  More...

Real estate’s new normal is good news for everyone

MONEY & INVESTING

In May 2012, the headline for this column was “National housing study reports the worst is over.” And ain’t that the wonderful truth?  More...