March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Family fun day, evening gala to benefit Gordon River Park

A family fun day to raise funds for the Naples Gordon River Park takes place on the park site at Riverside Circle from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Activities will showcase the talents of children from numerous organizations in Naples. More...

Older drivers can brush up on road skills

The AARP driver safety class lets older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

Thousands gearing up for Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Complete with pipe and drum bands, a dozen high school marching bands, Irish step dancers, barbershop singers and stilt walkers, the colorful Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish heritage and culture in America. More...

Women of faith welcome at Marco program

Marco Faith and Wine welcomes author and radio/TV personality Christina King presenting “Treasures in Earthen Vessels” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Blvd.  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The 10th annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk takes place Saturday morning, April 5, at Mackle Park on Marco Island. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the wheelchair-friendly 1-mile talk around the lake begins at 11:30 a.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance holds its annual orchid sale from noon to 4 p.m. (or while supplies last) Saturday, March 15, at United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Sue Monk Kidd talks about her New York Times Bestseller at the ...

THE DISCOVERY OF THE TWO SOUTHERN SISTERS happened at a New York museum while looking at art by a woman who’d adopted the name of a midwestern city.  More...

Piano professor and his rising star to perform side-by-side

A master concert pianist and his awardwinning student will combine their talents in a two-piano benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Florida Gulf Coast University.  More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Naples Players’ ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ worth staying alert for

“The Drowsy Chaperone” is ingenious.  It opens with a man’s voice speaking in the darkness, saying three words you’d never expect to hear at the beginning of a show: “I hate theater.”  He continues: &ldqu More...

Permitting pooches: Working out a doggie dining ordinance

Southwest Florida restaurants expand their customer base by welcoming dogs to porches and patios, and participating in events such as Pug Fest and Dog’s Night Out.  But a quirk in state rules makes it technically illegal for many eateries, More...

Gun bunnies

Guns. Again. This time in my son’s school.  And this time, thankfully, with no bloody tragedy. But almost.  In school shootings, you get the victims of the bullets whose lives end on the spot, of course.  More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

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 March 17-21:   More...

New cars hit the road for CCSO

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has four new vehicles on the road — three “ghost” cars and one half patrol car/half taxicab — to enhance the agency’s traffic and DUI enforcement efforts.  Despite their nam More...

Lenten Soup for the Soul series set

The 16th annual Lenten Soup for the Soul luncheon series hosted by The Theological Center in Naples continues Wednesday afternoons through April 9. More...

2014 Porsche Cup Charity Regatta prepares to set sail in Naples waters

America’s Cup sailor, Porsche exec will be on hand

The Gulf Coast Sailing Club, the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club and the Naples Yacht Club co-host the 38th annual Porsche Cup Charity Regatta in gulf waters off the Naples coastline Friday through Sunday, March 28-30.  More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ The Southwest Florida Gator Club has 45 season ticket packages for the University of Florida’s seven football home games scheduled for the 2014 season. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Thanks for nothing, Daylight Saving Time (except a longer happy hour)

Your diva is a sparkly reveler who adores nearly everyone, except for the person who invented Daylight Saving Time. More...

Business News

Video rewind

Production companies returning to prominence

TELEVISION VIEWERS MAY SEE LESS OF those commercials that make them cringe, those low-budget, in-house car dealership or furniture store commercials that leave you thinking, “What were they thinking?” The rebound in the economy has brough More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Retirement accounts for the masses might help ease the aging crunch

During the State of Union address on Jan.  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...