June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Publisher is passionate about community involvement

It would be the exception rather than the rule to attend a charitable function on the Paradise Coast and not see Kaleigh Grover, publisher of Naples Illustrated, there. More...

Fisherman lands endangered sawfish off Sanibel shore

Brian O’Reilly can now spin a fish tale sure to induce envy among other saltwater anglers.  The Punta Gorda resident found the unexpected at the end of his hook while fishing near the Sanibel shoreline recently: a roughly 15-foot-long smal More...

A salute to veterans at Naples Memorial Gardens

The Collier County Veterans Council and Hodges Funeral Home host Memorial Day ceremony

Charlie Sues, Bridgette de Hove-Smith, Anna Hiller, Georgia Hiller and Tim Nance More...

The costliest storms in U.S. history

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The difference between a good season and a bad season is one storm

A decade after Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida and here we go again. —  Will we get hit this year? Will it be an active season? More...

Portable generator safety tips

Follow the instructions that come with your generator.  Never run generators indoors, including garages and sheds.  Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, windows and vents.   More...

What’s in a name? Wind and rain

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Agencies and organizations offer emergency help

Hindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season — the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. More...

Caregivers especially need to have a plan

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association encourages families and caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia to make a plan for hurricane season.  More...

Clever gadgets help keep life cool when storms heat up

It’s that time of the year when the weather folks start making appearances on the TV channels with a bit more frequency. More...

Absentee/mail ballots available now for Congressional District 19 election

The deadline for Collier County residents to request a mail-in ballot for the upcoming special general election for U.S. Congressional District 19 is 5 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

For what it’s worth

Take your treasures to WGCU Public Media appraisal fair

It’s a fantasy fueled by episodes of “Antiques Roadshow”: That knick-knack you dusted off from Grandma’s attic is worth thousands. More...

Marco kids present Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple’

The youth troupe of the Island Theater Company on Marco Island presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. More...

Opera Naples announces music director

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

From the ashes, a new Greater Naples YMCA begins to emerge

Paul Thein, CEO of the Greater Naples YMCA, will have a hard time forgetting last Sept. 2 and the Labor Day thunderstorm that swept through the Naples area. More...

Wearing pants

“They put on their pants just like everybody else.”  Remember that old saw?  Maybe you heard it from your parents or your teacher or your coach or your mentor. More...

Teen drivers, parents invited to ‘Street Smart’ presentation

Drug Free Collier and the Collier County Public Schools driver education department invite teen drivers and their parents to a presentation designed to encourage smart choices behind the wheel. More...

Museum welcomes local filmmaker

The Collier County Museum welcomes Naples filmmaker K.C. Schulberg for a program about the 1958 movie produced by his grandfather in the Everglades. Mr. Schulberg will discuss “Wind Across the Everglades” at 2 p.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Christian Women’s Connection invites area women to its luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive. Guest speaker and nurse Terry McMillan will discuss surviving challenges. More...

Insuring your home from a hurricane — expect the best, prepare for the worst

With names like Charley, Wilma or Katrina, hurricanes are Southwest Florida’s most unwanted houseguests. More...

Pet family members need a plan, too

When formulating a hurricane plan, make sure it includes all members of the family, including pets.  After so many animals were abandoned following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Charley in Southwest Florida, disaster preparednes More...

Storm action timeline

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Numbers Important Phone

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Floridians suffering from hurricane amnesia

Dearth of storms, and tropical tenderfoots, worry first responders and emergency managers, who say we aren’t prepared for season

Kieran Bhatia first felt an affinity for meteorology as a sixth-grade student in Maryland, when he realized how much the colors he would see on a radar screen affected his sports schedule. More...

Flag Day ceremony will include proper retirement of worn flags

The Collier County Veterans Council, Naples Airport Authority, Boy Scouts of America-Alligator District, the Museum of Military Memorabilia and the Collier County Freedom Memorial Task Force host a Flag Day ceremony Saturday evening, June 14, at the More...

Public forums set for school board race

The Southwest Florida Citizens Alliance urges Collier County voters to be informed about the 2014 Collier County School Board elections.  More...

Business News

Welcome to the real world

Businessman/ dad has advice for new grads

YOU’VE FRETTED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S future from kindergarten on. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Adopt the personality traits of the rich

Many aspire to be wealthy. Such aspiration begs the self-directed question: “How can I become wealthy?” 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...