March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Deadline nears for voter registration

In order to vote in the special primary election for U.S. Congressional District 19, the seat formerly held by Trey Radel, voters must be registered by midnight Monday, March 24. More...

Hear what the Congressional hopefuls have to say

The Southwest Florida Citizens’ Alliance hosts a public forum for the six people who hope to be elected in the June 24 special election for the District 19 seat in the U.S. Congress. The forum takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. More...

Immokalee organization receives Diamond Volunteer Award

Immokalee Housing and Family Services and the Earl M. Zellen family were honored by the Diamond Volunteer Awards program at a reception recently at the Naples Art Association’s von Liebig Art Center.  More...

Corkscrew sanctuary stays open late

Catch season’s final after-hours March 21

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary goes batty when the sun starts to set Friday, March 21. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Chess players of all ages and levels of ability are welcome to join Chess at Moorings for friendly competition from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Moorings Park, and Chess at Lutheran from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Marco Island Lutheran Church. More...

Take time to order tulips for Parkinson awareness

In observance of April as Parkinson Awareness Month, the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. is taking orders for “Tulip Tuesday” coming up April 1. More...

Brush up on road skills at AARP class

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...

Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

A ritual dating back millions of years takes place again this spring on Florida beaches. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundaiotn holds the eighth annual Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Golf Classic on Thursday, April 10, at Quail West Golf Club. Check-in for the 18-hole scramble starts at 11:30 a.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Pickin' and grinnin'

singer/ Three Nashville songwriters promise an entertaining evening at The Norris Center

Collier County and the surrounding area are a strong market for the essential element of American roots music known as bluegrass, says Naples resident Russ Morrison.  More...

Tango exhibition sets the stage for ArtsNaples fest

Back by popular demand, the ArtsNaples World Festival presents “Estaciones de Tango: A Journey through the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

Celebrating the new Stars in the Arts

The United Arts Council of Collier County recently honored its newest Stars in the Arts. More...

Fundraiser will help pair service dogs with wounded vets

Brian Jones knows first-hand about the life-altering impact a dutiful service dog can have in helping America’s military personnel deal with the aftereffects of physical and emotion trauma sustained during combat.  More...

COMMENTARY

Fixing the fences

How are your fences?  Mine need some work. When you let a fence get loose — when you let it sag or fall — the larger world gets in and the smaller world gets out and pretty soon you can’t tell which is which.  More...

C-SCAPES

Practice civility. Make someone else’s day — and yours

Would I be stating the obvious if I were to say that we live in a thoroughly beautiful city?  More...

Athletic scholarship program celebrates silver anniversary

The Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation, an organization created to recognize the best senior scholar athletes from Collier County high schools, celebrates its 25th anniversary as part of its annual awards banquet Thursday, May 22, at The Ritz-Carlton More...

Garden cultivates lifelong learning

Naples Botanical Garden offers numerous opportunities for lifelong learning. Here’s what’s next:  More...

Celebrate Ford Mustang’s big 5-0

More than 200 Ford Mustangs, from the original 64½ to the newest models, cruise into Tamiami Ford in celebration of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The Quick Lane No. More...

Set your sights on the night stars

Collier-Seminole State Park and the Everglades Astronomical Society host a star-gazing party at the park starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22 (backup date in case of weather, March 23). 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 24-28:  ¦ Monday, March 24  U.S. More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ The Greater Naples Branch of the American Association of University Women invites members and guests to a screening of “The Invisible War,” a 2012 documentary about sexual assault in the military, on Saturday morning, April 5, at Hodges More...

THE 38TH ANNUAL NAPLES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

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Business News

The big business of small garages

THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF HERO, PERHAPS — and lot of ingenious make-do — in the men and women among us who can still watch you drive in (or get towed in) to their family-owned garages, get your engine started, listen for a moment whil More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Get prepared before you buy a condo

Condos are a unique species of real estate.  Surely an investor’s residence is pricelessly valued as a home. But beyond that, residential owners look at their properties as investments. More...

ON THE MOVE

New Location  Advantage Direct Communications is the newest business at Ave Maria Town Center. More...