May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

C-SCAPES

Who really gains when you give?

A friend of mine takes his dog to a local care facility every week to visit the residents. “I knew it would be great for everyone else,” he says, “but I didn’t realize how good it would be for me.”  Precisely.  More...

New health center considered for acreage in Golden Gate

The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida has acquired 5 acres of property on the northwest quadrant of Green and Collier boulevards.  More...

Community Foundation awards $456,000 in student scholarships

The Community Foundation of Collier County has awarded 57 scholarships totaling more than $456,000 to students enrolled in accredited high school, trade school, community college and university programs for the 2014-15 academic year. More...

Garden must close so it can grow

Naples Botanical Garden closes Monday, June 2, through Thursday, Oct. 23, so that crews can complete construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center and three new gardens.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Orchid Society invites the public to its next meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Member Bill Overton will offer instruction on how to repot cattleyas. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Where Are They Now?

IN SOME WAYS ARTISTS ARE LIKE SHARKS: They have to keep moving in order to keep stay alive. They keep moving creatively, keep pushing themselves, keep advancing. More...

Ringling exhibit explores the work and the minds behind fine art forgeries

The works may look familiar, but they are not what they appear to be.  More...

Opera Naples announces music director

Opera Naples announces the appointment of Maestro Ramón Tebar as music director, effective immediately. More...

Lawmakers open path to college for undocumented students

Faviola Vargas grew up in Naples, went to Golden Gate High School and, along with many of her peers, made plans to go to college in Florida. More...

The ascending nation

It’s not our Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s not this religion or that one, this language or another, this book or a different book that touches all of us.  More...

Healthcare Network of SWFL a gateway to care for everyone

There is a lot of confusion about how the world of healthcare is changing around us, but here is what is important to know: More people have more options for affordable primary care services. More...

Free summer meals for kids at Collier schools

The summer food service program operated by Collier County Public Schools provides free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and younger in areas where at least 50 percent of children qualify for free or reduced-price meals More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The annual Swing for the Kids tournament to benefit children’s programs of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida takes place Saturday morning, May 31, at Windstar on Naples Bay. An awards luncheon follows the competition. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here’s to making this the summer of hats

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by a delightful spring soiree at a fancy country club for a lovely ladies event themed “Hats Off To You.” Most everyone wore their most festive hats, complete with ribbons, bows and posies. More...

Business News

Beyond the barricade

Florida company’s barriers found on roadways nationwide

Bob’s Barricades Inc. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Hire a professional to help you navigate the Social Security labyrinth

MONEY & INVESTING   More...

UF report: Few surprises as consumer confidence drops in May

Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell in May by two points to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...