July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Here’s to a patriotic Fourth

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...

MADD seeks volunteers

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is seeking volunteers to serve on monthly court-ordered victim impact panels in Collier and Lee counties. Drunk driving crash victims or their families are needed to share their experience. More...

Holocaust museum welcomes children’s book author

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents Margaret Cardillo, the author of “Just Being Audrey,” on Monday evening, July 7, as part of its summer exhibit focusing on “Hollywood’s Who’s Who More...

Double check before you donate

‘Mystery man’ placing fraudulent Humane Society collection boxes

Someone posing as a volunteer for Humane Society Naples is approaching local business owners asking to place a candy donation box in their retail location as a way to raise funds for lost pets. More...

Troop leader wins Girl Scouts award

Deputy Laura Woolf of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received the national Volunteer of Excellence award for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. More...

Hodges U. hosts workshop for nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents “How to Find the Perfect Corporate Partner” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in the White Community Room at the school, 2647 Northbrooke Drive. More...

Stores welcome donations for Love That Dress!

In the weeks leading up to Love That Dress!, the annual sale of gently loved but still lovely dress and accessories to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Immokalee, the following retail locations have volunteered to serve as collection points for those wh More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

The Diva’s dilemma: Snapping a fabulous selfie

There are plenty of things that I can do well: I can drive a stick shift. I can walk into Ross Dress for Less and immediately locate the perfect black top to add to my extensive collection of black tops. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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‘Standing on Ceremony’ celebrates same-sex marriage

On a recent Wednesday evening, on the very day the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Utah cannot ban gay marriage — Utah! Can you believe it? More...

Diners can help area restaurants take a bite out of cancer

Restaurants throughout Southwest Florida have signed up for a daylong feasting crusade to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

Cirque coming to Germain this fall

Cirque du Soleil’s newest arena show, “Varekai,” comes to Germain Arena for eight performances Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 24-28. Tickets are on sale now.  More...

Dixons, Wynns named Junior Achievement business laureates

Jim and Laura Dixon of the Haynes Corporation and the Wynn family of the Wynn Companies will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, Collier County, at an awards ceremony Oct. More...

Topo map, Independence Day

In the hilly topography of American life, history hardly lends itself to the chatter of jingoists — the love-is-blind fatherland flag wavers and chest thumpers.  More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Hodges president’s road well-traveled

Jeanette Brock, Ph.D., president of Hodges University, has a career in higher education that spans more than 30 years, starting as a teacher and ending with her current position. More...

Watch out on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of July 7-11: Monday, July 7 ¦ Livingston and Immokalee roads: Red-light running ¦ Goodlette-Frank and Solana roads: Speeding ¦ Golden Gate More...

AARP has driver safety classes

The AARP offers driver safety classes to help drivers refresh their skills behind the wheel and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Participants older than 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

Shy Wolf seeks foster caretakers for abused, rescued wolf dogs

Cubby is a wolf dog who loves people, in spite of being rescued from starvation and severe cuts in her neck from a chain and choke collar. Dingo is a wolf dog whose owner is dying of cancer. More...

Make-A-Wish honors retired educator as Volunteer of the Year

Naples resident Fred Talbott has been named Volunteer of the Year for Make- A-Wish Southern Florida. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Naples American Sprint Duathlon and Triathlon takes place Sunday morning, July 6, at Sugden Regional Park. The race is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. More...

Business News

Still on the clock

A working life is both a desirable goal and a necessity for many people in their 60s and beyond

Quitting work at 65 for some kind of permanent vacation, roaming golf courses and beaches and the world, among other retirement tropes, is not for everyone — it’s not even for most people these days.  Even as those things remain desi More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Understanding the lingo of finance

Finance and investing are sufficiently complex but made even more so by the abbreviations and acronyms woven into the fabric of financial columns and cable discussions. 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...