May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

C-SCAPES

Look who’s getting older!

Everyone seems to have an age, a number, in which the years previous to that represent youth and anything after that is either getting old or just plain old. I have a certain numbered birthday coming up. More...

Holocaust museum plans encore screening of ‘The Ghost Army’ documentary

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida is exposing a secret from World War II. More...

PFLAG plans interfaith convocation

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays holds its seventh annual interfaith convocation at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Unity of Naples. More...

Native Plant Society season wrapping up

The Florida Native Plant Society has set its final two programs of the season. A field trip focusing on “Weeds of Collier County” sets out at Naples Botanical Garden under the leadership of Garden curator George Wilder at 9 a.m. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of May 5-9:  Monday, May 5 Goodlette-Frank and Solana roads: Speeding U.S. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Tropicool 5K race sets out at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4, from Broad Avenue South and Third Street South in Old Naples. The event is USA Track and Field certified. Register at www.runsignup.com.   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Play Lab 2014

Concocting new works for Florida Rep’s inaugural new play festival

PLAYS ARE WORDS ON PAPER, UNTIL ACTORS GIVE life to them, and audiences react.  Even a reading — actors reading the dialogue in front of an audience, sans costumes or sets — can be enormously helpful for a playwright.  More...

Four finalists vie for Naples Music Club’s highest award

Concertgoers attending the Bayshore CAPA’s season finale in the Eric Kunzel Community Concerts series at Edison Stage College on Friday, May 2, will note some impressive pieces on the program, including a movement from Dvorak’s Concerto i More...

Naples Art Association presents photographs by Giovanni Lunardi

The Naples Art Association presents “The Sweet Life: Photography of Giovanni Lunardi,” opening with a reception Friday evening, May 2, at The von Liebig Art Center.  More...

Departing snowbirds signal season for local golfers

This may be a Florida tradition as old as the state’s oldest golf courses, going back more than a century: As the weather warms up, fees drop. More...

COMMENTARY

A personal view of the Bureau of Land Management

Cliven Bundy, the freshly minted antigovernment rock star from Nevada, thinks the Bureau of Land Management people are “foreigners.” More...

Night races bring swamp buggy season to a close

Southwest Floridians have the chance to see a rip-roaring, muddy event that slings around only once a year — the Swamp Buggy Nights Classic at the Florida Sports Park on Rattlesnake Hammock Road in East Naples — on Saturday, May 3. More...

Saturdays set for passport applications at clerk’s office

The Collier County Clerk of Courts office plans special hours to accept passport applications on Saturday, May 3 and 17. The North Collier Government Services Center on Orange Blossom Drive will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Collier County tourism industry hosts ‘Grand Slam’ Travel Rally celebration

The first full week of May is recognized each year as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984 and established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. More...

Ride along for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office invites the public on a virtual ride-along from 6-11 p.m. Friday, May 2. It’s “Tweet from the Beat,” during which CCSO Lt. J.J. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae Club on Naples invites all Gamma Phi Betas to the “Summer Lunch Bunch” get-together at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Bravo! Cucina Italiano at Mercato. For reservations or more information, call 594-8420. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Gotta get away

“Vacation, all I ever wanted Vacation, had to get away” — The Go Go’s   Never, dear readers, never have I needed a vacation so badly. And I know everyone reading this missive can relate. More...

Business News

MONEY & INVESTING

Good investors read good books and lots of reports

Good investors read multiple periodicals on a regular basis and good investors attempt to annually read several books for much deeper investment understanding. More...

SCORE offers two-part workshop on how to write a business plan

SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present a two-part workshop on “How to Write a Successful Business Plan.” Sessions take place from 9 a.m. 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...