June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

PROFILES IN PARADISE

College president thrives on organizing, leading people

Edison State College officially becomes Florida SouthWestern State College on July 1. Naples resident Jeff Allbritten, Ph.D., has been at the helm of the school since becoming its fourth president two years ago.  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...

Politics in the Park set for June 26

The Collier Building Industry Association hosts candidates for local, state and federal offices in a public forum that starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at St. John the Evangelist Life Center, 625 111th Ave. N. More...

Go through your closet, then go to a dress collection party

Clive Daniel Home hosts the next Love That Dress! dress collection party for PACE Center for Girls-Collier from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26. More...

Southwest Florida Community Foundation revamps its funding process for nonprofits

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently brought together representatives of 100 nonprofits from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties to announce a redesign of the foundation’s funding process for regional and agency p More...

Keep an eye out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of June 23-27:  Monday, June 23  Airport-Pulling Road and Trade Center Way: Aggressive driving  Davis and Lakewood boulevards More...

Shelter needs school supplies, from crayons to calculators

Although summer vacation is in full swing, at The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, it’s time to start thinking about the annual “Give Back – Fill a Pack” backto school-donation drive to help ensure the area’s you More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

CELEBRITY EXTRA

A warlock finds his way on ‘Witches of East End’

 Q: Can you please tell me when “Witches of East End” will return? Also, do you have any spoilers for me? — Gina R., via email A: You don’t have to wait much longer. More...

In the story of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, MAMA ROSE is the real star

MAMA ROSE WAS THE ULTImate stage mom: She’d stop at nothing until her kid made it in show business.  More...

Connecting with ‘The Voice’ winner Josh Kaufman

You have probably heard the expression “six degrees of separation.” The concept is that everyone on the planet is connected through six or fewer relationships. More...

Researchers patent potential treatment for dengue fever, work on vaccine

As the rainy season approaches in Southwest Florida, it’s only a matter of time before mosquitoes follow. More...

Amassing weapons of words

The newest updated weapon in the muscular U.S. More...

Area chefs give watermelon a juicy role in cuisine

Watermelon isn’t just for picnics anymore.  The quintessential summer fruit is now available most of the year and in an easy-to-eat seedless form. As a result, it has started showing up on restaurant menus in a variety of dishes.  More...

Founders Fund awards scholarships

The Founders Fund awarded $224,000 in college and post-high school education scholarships to 28 Collier County students for the 2014-15 academic year. More...

Nonprofits say ‘cheers’ to the Wine Tasters of Naples

The fifth annual Wine Tasters of Naples “Cheers for Charity” fundraiser benefitted Youth Haven, St. Matthew’s House, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. More...

Examining issues of ethical leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents a workshop titled “Ethics of Leadership” from 8:30-11:30 a.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Florida history buffs, as well as orchid lovers, are invited to “Orchids of the Everglades,” a presentation by Tricia Rose of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance, when the alliance meets from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Desperately seeking a summer hairstyle (pigtails don’t count)

Looking hot (as in haute) and staying cool (as in not passing out from the heat) is becoming an ever-increasing struggle, not only for me, but clearly for my fellow socialites traversing soirees and events in this wretched heat and humidity. More...

Business News

The workforce returns

Cautious optimism follows big reduction in jobless claims

From east to west, signs of the onceupon a-time great recession of 2007, which produced devastating effects for years after the federal government declared it officially ended in 2009, have faded significantly from the regional picture.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Take the time to make a lasting impression with your estate

In the world of finance, there is nothing that needs greater specialization or tailoring to an individual’s specific situation than an estate plan.  More...

Immokalee students learn about retail job opportunities

For career day at Waterside Shops, 20 students enrolled in programs with The Immokalee Foundation were able to learn about the variety of job opportunities in the retail industry.  More...