August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

C-SCAPES

What to do when it’s time for a pet project

Nothing can compare to the unconditional love of an animal, especially after a day at work.  Coming home to my dog and two cats affirms that everything is right in the world. More...

Designer shopping spree will benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage

The second annual Fashionistas Garden to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage at the NCH downtown campus takes place Tuesday evening, Aug. 8, at 255 13th Ave. S., Suite 103 (next to the Naples Pub and behind Barbatella).  More...

Cyclists end Touring For A Cure in Naples

Everyone is invited to welcome the Touring For A Cure team of bicyclists when they celebrate completion of their 3,400-mile trek to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society on Friday, Aug 15. More...

Civic participation just got easier in city of Naples

Naples residents who are interested in participating on city boards and committees can go online to learn about vacant seats, apply for them and receive correspondence on the status of an application.  By shifting board appointment management in More...

The Immokalee Foundation fundraising tradition continues

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, The Immokalee Foundation has made great strides to improve the future of Immokalee’s youth. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Dancing like nobody’s watching

As I pen this missive, dear readers, I am laid up in a very comfy king-sized bed at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Shot in the U.S.A.

Naples Art Association contest draws photographs from around the country

PHOTOGRAPHY HAS INCREASINGLY BECOME A PURSUIT FOR the masses, thanks to the proliferation of cameras, whether it’s snapshots from ever-present cell phones or from a pocket-sized point-and-shoot. More...

Wanted: Creative writers who are up to a challenge

“Take away the art of writing from this world, and you will probably take away its glory.” — Francois René de Chateaubriand More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Adventures in the world of foreign films

I’ve been catching up on some foreign films lately — you know, the ones that so rarely play in our area, or are here and gone before you can even say, “One adult, please.” Two happen to be Israeli, two French. More...

Discarded exotic pets find refuge at Shy Wolf

Sanctuary hopes to move to larger facility in Bonita Springs

It’s a tranquil morning — no traffic, no kids playing outdoors on this residential street in Golden Gate Estates. More...

Dispelling the myths about Ronald Reagan

Whenever calamity howls on the world stage, two things are certain: Fox News and its full-throated acolytes will blame President Barack Obama for the crisis, and they will further long with misty eyes for the days when the United States stood tall an More...

Visually impaired kids enjoy variety of fun at summer camp

Lighthouse of Collier summer camp for blind and visually impaired youngsters has concluded its best year to date, with enrollment up 36 percent and 34 volunteers giving more than 950 hours to fill every day of the four-week program with fun and learn More...

Public forums can help make informed voters

Champions For Learning, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Naples Daily News host a public form for Collier County School Board candidates from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road. More...

Panthers prey on ranchers’ calves, but how much varies

The Florida panther nearly died out, with an estimated population thinning to just 20 to 25 panthers by 1995, with conservation efforts helping the cat’s numbers grow to an estimated 100 to 160 by 2012.  But the panthers’ comeback ha More...

Florida’s consumer confidence hits new post-recession high

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting a postrecession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Greater Naples YMCA marks the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed its main building the inaugural Fitness on Fire event. Participants can choose from a 2-mile walk or 5- and 10-K runs. Registration begins at 6 a.m. More...

Business News

IT’S AN RV THING

Industry is on the road to exceeding expectations this year

YOU’LL SOON START TO SEE THEM ON A HIGHWAY NEAR YOU: Those lumbering vacation homes on wheels headed south for the winter. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Is the Fed creating the next financial meltdown?

Janet Yellen’s most recent visit before Congress two weeks ago made headlines. As the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, she is held accountable for the Fed’s actions. More...

Workshop will help leaders relate to today’s employees

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents “Leadership: Eliminate the Lines,” a workshop about creativity in management, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...