May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Armed Forces Day salutes military men and women

Salute to You, a community appreciation reception to honor and thank local veterans and active duty military personnel and their families, takes place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Avow, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane in Naples. More...

Learn how the Collier County community can shape up to earn Blue Zone status

Learn about “Blue Zones: Live Long, Better” when Dr. Allen Weiss, president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, makes a presentation from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Lely Palms Retirement Community, 1000 Lely Palms Drive in Naples. More...

Historical society seeks local memorabilia

In recognition of May as National History Month, the Naples Historical Society is hosting a collection drive from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at its archive center in the guesthouse at Historic Palm Cottage.  More...

Veterans council plans Memorial Day ceremony

The Collier County Veterans Council presents the 2014 Memorial Day ceremony, co-hosted by Staff Sgt. Wilfred Vasquez, U.S. Army (retired), and Lt. Col. Robert Hartman, U.S. Army (retired), at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Naples Memorial Gardens. More...

Summer travel off to a hot start

Eighty-one percent of Florida residents responding to an online survey plan to kick start the summer travel season off by taking at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more requiring overnight accommodations during the nextthreemonths.Thisreflectsa More...

Komen awards $550,000 in local grants

Susan G. Komen for the Cure recently awarded $550,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations providing education, screening, treatment and support to the medically underserved in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of May 19-23:  Monday, May 19  111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary: Aggressive driving  Pine Ridge Road and Kensingt More...

THE 2014 GOLDEN APPLE CELEBRATION

Champions For Learning-The Education Foundation honored five Golden Apple teachers and 20 Teachers of Distinction for 2014 at a celebration hosted by Suncoast Credit Union Foundation on May 9 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

RHETT JOSEY

… is a Southerner with style

Rhett Josey is perhaps one of Naples’ most dapper, kindhearted designers. More...

Joannie loves home decor her way

Joannie Matter’s love of furniture and the furniture business began more than three decades ago. More...

GALLERY NEWS

¦ THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER 585 Park St., downtown Naples 262-6517; www.naplesart.org Through May 23: “The Sweet Life: Photography of Giovanni Lunardi” on display. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The NANCIES

IN AN OFF-KILTER LOOK BACK AT THE ARTS SEASON JUST PAST, WE AWARD ...

As season stutters to a close, my thoughts turn to bestowing The Nancies, my somewhat serious, somewhat tongue-in-cheek annual awards. It’s my off-kilter look at the past few months in the arts, with one-of-a-kind awards. More...

No drama, just fun when SoapFest returns to Marco

Kristen Alderson can’t wait to swap the rigors of her day job as a soap opera actress for a fun and fulfilling weekend on Marco Island.  More...

Young artists earn scholarships for their college studies

The Naples Art Association has awarded $11,000 in merit-based Jade Riedel Scholarships to Collier County high school juniors and seniors. More...

Ghosts of Coconut loom over Estero-Bonita boundary

Rhetoric and ruckus swirled around the possible incorporation of Estero, a place that had experienced a recent influx of new residents holding their own vision about development of the area, with disagreements about boundaries and which longstanding More...

Coal, cows and the Argentinian solution

When I was young, my grandmother would hail me from her place at the kitchen stove, hand me the coal bucket, and send me to the coal shed. More...

Holocaust museum presents ‘The Ghost Army’ documentary

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents a screening of the PBS documentary “The Ghost Army” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18. More...

Marco Foundation for the Arts plans May 24 luncheon

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts will present student scholarships and honor a local artist during a luncheon on Saturday, May 24, in the fellowship hall at Wesley’s United Methodist Church.  This year’s scholarship recipient More...

Identity theft topic of bank program

“Identity Theft and Other Fraud” is the topic of a program open to the public Tuesday evening, May 27, at IberiaBank on Marco Island. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m.  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The second annual Color Collier Healthy 2-mile fun run/walk sets out at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at North Collier Regional Park. Proceeds from registration will benefit the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition. More...

Women’s Fund launches campaign for awareness of child sex trafficking

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is launching a public awareness campaign aimed at educating the community on the prevalence of child sex trafficking in Southwest Florida. More...

One-day non-native fish roundup set for May 17

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center in Naples serves as the checkin/ weigh-in point on the west coast of Florida for the fifth annual non-native fish roundup/ tournament sponsored by the Everglades and Southwest Florida chapters of the More...

Older drivers can brush up on skills

AARP safe driving classes are designed to help older drivers learn new traffic laws and refresh their driving skills, thereby reducing their risk for tickets and accidents. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance invites members and guests to its Third Thursday program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. in Naples. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here come the brides

As I pen this missive, dear readers, I am off to a wedding in just a few hours. More...

Master bath gets masterful touch

When Reed Design Build’s Wanda Pfeiffer relocated from Florida’s east coast, it wasn’t long before she began making a name for herself in Naples. More...

A fine REFLECTION

A home in North Naples embodies worldly experience, sophistication and wit

WHEN THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEAM OF GALLERY ON owners Olga and Leeza Arkhangelskaya met painter Margit Heiss and her husband, Manfred, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship — and a partnership in art.  More...

DESIGN NEWS

Find your design inspiration at Miromar Design Center   More...

Business News

Employee cynicism can kill your company’s culture

Try these strategies to build trust instead

Hipness, snark and cynicism are hallmarks of modern culture. But what about your company’s culture? More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Giving a fish, versus teaching to fish, versus gifting a bait shop

Gift giving to both non-family and charitable groups averages 6 percent of the average household budget. More...

Naples Flatbread franchises now available

Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar founder Ralph Desiano has announced plans to take the concept nationwide by offering franchise opportunities.  More...