September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Conservancy hosts information sessions about amendment set for November ballot

On Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4, a historic conservation initiative will give Florida voters a chance to directly decide the future of the state’s water and environmentally sensitive lands. More...

Keep an eye on the road for traffic cops

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff ’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of Sept. 22-26:  Monday, Sept. More...

High schools in race to register voters

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office is challenging local high schools to get students registered for the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. More...

Planned Parenthood invites texts from curious teens

Planned Parenthood of Collier County has introduced a text-messaging service to provide information about sex, relationships, birth control, sexually transmitted infections and other concerns.  More...

Public invited to Civil Air Patrol change of command

The Civil Air Patrol celebrates its annual change of command in a ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, Sept. 20, in the CAP building at Naples Municipal Airport. CAP cadets will present the colors, and command will shift from Capt. More...

Photos

Royal Palm Academy students, staff and parents welcomed area first responders as their special guests for the school’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Top: Amanda Vierra carries the flag. Above: Everyone held their flags high. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Not just for young adults

Older readers enjoy genre targeted at teens

“A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY,” declares Lori Lowery, adult reference librarian at Estero’s South County Regional Library. So if that good story happens to be between the covers of a Young Adult novel, older adults will read it just as avidly. More...

Naples Players open season with carefully choreographed chaos

The new season for The Naples Players begins with crazy physical comedy when “Noises Off” opens Wednesday, Sept. 24, on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre.  More...

Local author writes religious YA books

Five or six years ago, Gulf Middle School language arts teacher Jamie Ayres wrote a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died.  First on her list: Write a novel and get it published.  “I didn’t really know I was wri More...

Florida Weekly creative team earns 14 excellence awards

Florida Weekly’s ad designers and creative team took home 14 excellence awards for advertising design last week at the annual meeting of the Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives hosted by the Miami Herald. More...

C-SCAPES

Part 2: Cleared for landing (and it’s no laughing matter)

I wanted this to be a funny, satirical piece as a follow up to my previous column (Part 1, Sept. More...

Tune up your driving skills in AARP class

AARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Buckeyes, the Ohio State University alumni club, invites fellow alumni to happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. at rotating locations on the third Thursday of every month. The Sept. 18 gathering will be at Gatsby’s Pizza, and the Oct. More...

Photos

Angels Undercover volunteers delivered 14,000 uniform shirts and shorts to 17 elementary schools in Collier County in time for the first day of school. More...

Adonis Autism presents conference

Creating a Future with Adults with Autism Inc. has united efforts with the Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation to form Adonis Autism Inc. to create services, housing options and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Confessions of a happily married woman on Match.com

I swear, I don’t know how single girls who are dating online do it — it’s almost like a part-time job.  I know this because I have dived into the choppy waters of match.com in the name of helping two of my friends, and as a mar More...

Business News

Be their guest

Room rates continue to climb along with reservation numbers

More rooms could always be booked, and rates could always edge a little higher.  “It’s never enough,” said Mike Watkins, president of Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.  “We always want more.”  More...

Create a culture that fosters the results you want

If you’re the CEO of a company, you might find it distressing to realize that much of what you do can be copied by your competitors. Not so fast, says veteran sales manager, consultant and business speaker Jack Daly.  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 napleschamber.org.   More...