May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Airport director lands Civil Air Patrol award

The Florida Wing of the Civil Airport Patrol recently named Ted Soliday, who celebrates 20 years with the Naples Airport Authority this year, as the recipient of the 2014 Frank G. Brewer Sr. Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Award.  More...

Business leaders impart networking lessons to Immokalee students

Students of The Immokalee Foundation gained valuable knowledge and insight from some of the area’s most respected business leaders during the organization’s third annual networking reception at the Hilton Naples.  More...

Older drivers can brush up on skills

AARP safe driving classes help older drivers learn new traffic laws and refresh their driving skills. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. More...

Students earn Take Stock scholarships

Champions For Learning-The Education Foundation congratulates the 26 newest graduates of its Take Stock In Children scholarship and mentoring program. More...

Registration open for conference

Collier Child Care Resources presents “Rethinking What It Means to Teach: The Teacher’s Role in a Constructivist Classroom” at its the seventh annual Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, May 24, at Hodges University.  More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Watching the royals never goes out of style

Don’t laugh, but I’m totally bummed out that Prince William, Duchess Kate and Baby Prince George’s royal tour of Australia and New Zealand is over.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

THE MOVIES ARE FULL OF DYSFUNCTIONAL MOTHERS WE LOVE TO HATE... MOMS from hell

MOTHERS ARE WARM, LOVING, nurturing and self-sacrificial. Unless, of course, they’re Moms from Hell. Then all bets are off. More...

‘Motherhood Out Loud’ looks at moms from all angles

“A mother is a mother fr om the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. More...

Moviegoers have new luxury option

Paragon Theaters has opened the luxury Paragon Pavilion on Vanderbilt Beach Road after completing extensive renovations to the center’s original cinema complex. More...

C OMMENTARY

Summer camp

Too often, parents and grandparents simply accept the status quo when it comes to imprisoning their children in summer camps.  They commonly buy themselves a kidfree week by shuffling their young charges off to the usual art camp or science camp More...

Ice cream shop fundraiser for accident victim

Treat yourself to a sweet frozen treat from Uncle Louie G’s Homemade Gourmet Italian Ices and Ice Cream between noon and 11 p.m. Friday, May 9, and your indulgence will benefit a young Naples resident and his family in need. More...

Baby sea turtle named ‘Betsy’ in honor of longtime advocate

In an emotional meeting at the Conservancy Nature Center on April 18, longtime sea turtle advocate and volunteer Betsy Sandstrom met her new namesake. Ms. More...

38th annual Great Dock Canoe Race makes a splash

The 38th edition of a beloved Naples tradition, the Great Dock Canoe Race, is set for Saturday, May 10, at Crayton Cove. The fun begins at 11 a.m. More...

Floridians’ confidence in economy stays fairly flat

Floridians’ consumer sentiment declined one point in April to 79, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Paris-themed evening raises funds for early childhood scholarships

The CCCR Business 100, a group of 40-plus businesses that support Collier Child Care Resources, raised $12,000 for the cause at “Une Nuit á Paris.” Proceeds will provide scholarship assistance to families of children at the NCEF Early Chi More...

Pitch in to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

“Stamp Out Hunger,” the U.S. Postal Service’s nationwide food drive, takes place Saturday, May 10. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food items left by mailboxes along their routes.  More...

Business News

Breaking ‘curses’

Entrepreneurs pursue success where others have failed

Nils Richter, a commercial Realtor for Market America Group and an investor and restaurateur in his own right, specializes in curse breaking.  Mr. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Financial planning problems elicit diverse solutions

Pose a medical problem to various health-care professionals, each having diverse areas of medical specialization, and you will probably get a series of diverse answers.  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...