June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Don’t sweat the stuff

When you make your living helping people buy and sell their homes, you see them agonizing over what to do with excess personal possessions, some of them priceless and beautiful, many just belongings with little meaning to anyone other than the owner. More...

Love your pet? Share a picture, win a prize Miromar Outlets celebrates early

Your pet is the cutest, most loveable creature, right? Well, prove it. Florida Weekly wants to see photos of your pride and joy, and we’re giving away prizes for the best ones. 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 30-July 4:  Monday, June 30   ¦ White and Weber boulevards: Aggressive driving  ¦ Golden Gate Parkway and Collier Bou More...

Cast your vote in online contest for favorite Florida buildings

Two Southwest Florida buildings are on the ballot in the statewide online People’s Choice competition sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. More...

Blood center needs all types as summer supplies dwindle

Donations of blood slow to a trickle during the summer months in Southwest Florida, but the need for blood of all types does not. Donors are urged to take the time to donate at the Community Blood Center or its bloodmobile.  More...

Schools serve free summer meals

Collier County Public Schools provides free 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 during the school year. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

What’s so nifty about turning 50?

I remember back when I was still in my 30s, I asked a friend of my mother’s named Barbara who was around 70 years old which one of her age decades had been her favorite.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A short leap

Stage actress finds new comfort zone with role in locally produced film

Thank God for technology. Actress Rachel Burttram was in Maine when she received the call. A director who’d recently moved to Bonita Springs wanted her to audition for a short film he was making. More...

Casely and the Jank

Picture this: A new kind of pop music that makes you visualize something

Happenstance topped off the creative process that yielded a new musical style that Scott Corbin and Jean-Carlos Casely hope will join hip hop, house, EDM and R&B atop today’s groove-oriented charts.  More...

KidzAct presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

KidzAct, the youth program at The Naples Players, presents “Princess Whatsername” Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m. all three evenings and also 2 p.m. Sunday.  More...

Boys & Girls Club gives back by packing meals for the hungry

More than 300 student members and staff from the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County joined together recently to package more than 60,000 meals for Meals of Hope.  More...

The only question that matters

Do you eat chicken from Arkansas fried in corn oil from Iowa?  I do, sometimes, and it tastes pretty good.  More...

Tropical fruit covered in class, offered for sale

A class about growing tropical fruit trees takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the University of Florida Collier County Extension office, 14700 Immokalee Road. More...

Patriotic Neapolitans love the Fourth of July

The Naples Fourth of July Parade sets out at 10 a.m. Friday, July 4, at the corner of Third Street South and Broad Avenue South, turning onto Fifth Avenue and ending near City Hall on Eighth Street South.  More...

Make sure your little one is buckled in

Not sure if you’ve properly installed your child’s car seat? Have it checked or fitted for free by a Collier County Sheriff’s Office child passenger safety technician from 9 a.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 780 Harbour Drive in Naples. More...

Divine junction: One man’s passion for model railroads

Michael Ayotte recalls vividly that night about 20 years ago in Detroit when he received divine inspiration as he lay in bed.  “I get this message from God,” Mr. Ayotte says. “Get up and build a model railroad. More...

The ball is in their court

For many students at RCMA Charter School and Immokalee Middle School, The Immokalee Foundation’s recent tennis practice and exhibition at Pelican Marsh was more than just a way to spend time after school; it was a chance to meet new friends, im More...

Business News

Training for Greatness

Sports academies build character, sometimes create superstars

Summer sounds vary from Naples to North Fort Myers and every place in between and beyond these days as youngsters hone sports skills. More...

Expert ponders a puzzling uptick in consumer confidence

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Learn how to establish credit, secure a loan

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University will host its inaugural “Access to Capital” fair from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 1, at the Holiday Inn Airport. Admission is free. More...