November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Get growing with help from UF/IFAS classes

The University of Florida IFAS Collier County Extension Service has a variety of classes coming up to help area residents get things growing.   ¦ Introduction to Orchids  2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12  Naples Regional Library  More...

Learn how to search public records online

The Collier County clerk of the circuit court invites the public to a free seminar about searching public records online from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at South Regional Library on Lely Cultural Boulevard.  More...

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Sunset Beach cremation garden honoring the legacy of founder Earl Hodges will be dedicated with a reception and music from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Marco regatta sets sail Nov. 15-16

Marco Island residents and visitors will be treated to a colorful sight in the Gulf of Mexico directly off the island’s shoreline when the Marco Island Yacht Club hosts its annual fall regatta Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16. More...

‘Hope Grows’ celebration will benefit The Immokalee Foundation students

A limited number of tickets are still available for The Immokalee Foundation’s 2014 Charity Classic Celebration: “Hope Grows” that takes place Friday evening, Nov. 14, at The Ritz- Carlton Beach Resort. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Collier County Men’s Republican Club (women welcome) meets for buffet breakfast and a program from 7:45-9 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. The Nov. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Finally! A cold front to take away the SADness

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally feel validated when it comes to my theory regarding reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). More...

‘FOREVER HOME’ WITH MCKENNEY HOME CARE AT CLIVE DANIEL HOME

1. Jorge Aguilera, Patrice Magrath,  Jo Carter and John Sorey 2. Kelly Cooper, Lynn Ferraina,  Jill Ciccarelli Rapps and Sandra  Buxton 3. Barry Sands and Eva Sands 4. Matt Mendenhall, John Tweet,  More...

No mission is impossible with PBS on your side

When people hear the phrase “Your concierge builder,” most of us instantly know someone is talking about PBS Contractors and the man behind the mission, Russell Budd.  More...

‘Fifth Avenue Style’

THERE’S ALMOST NO BETTER WAY TO BECOME INSPIRED TO create your own luxury home than to look toward the Manhattan skyline along Fifth Avenue. More...

Bay Design Store

Desire for fine furnishings flares in Third Street South district

WALKING INTO BAY DESIGN STORE IN THE Third Street South district in Naples, the first word that comes to mind for many homeowners is covet. “Covet, covet, covet …” — you can almost hear it whispered in your ear.  More...

THOMAS RILEY STUDIO HOSTS DEBUT PARTY FOR THE SCOUT GUIDE NAPLES

1. Linda Malone, Diane  McGinty and Marge  Gormley 2. Simone Rempert,  Shannon Long and Karl  Faerber 3. Chad Jensen and Ben  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

words & music

Come alive at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference

WESLEY STACE HAS STORIES IN HIS SONGS, AND songs in his stories.  The singer/songwriter, who until recently performed as John Wesley Harding (yes, he named himself after the 1967 Dylan album), released his fourth novel earlier this year.  More...

Illuminating the role of the lighting designer

While many overlook technical theater, the truth is that without it you have a naked actor on an empty stage who can’t be heard or seen. More...

Naples Music Club starts its 50th year

The Naples Music Club begins its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with a members’ recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. More...

Military veterans have their day(s)

Another Veterans Day is upon us and so is another USO Show re-enactment, thanks to the Naples Depot Museum, which presents a 1940s-style show every year to commemorate Naples’ position as a small training base during World War II. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Former MLB player turns new page professionally

As I watched the World Series, I reflected on how difficult it is to become a Major League Baseball player. For every rookie who’s called up to a major league team, hundreds of hard-working, aspiring players languish in the minor leagues. More...

Naples to-do kicks off Everyone Rides

Naples residents and cycling enthusiasts Chuck and Tish Kelly, along with friends Jake and Maureen Hoeschler, will open their home on Friday, Dec. 5, to host the Peloton Party as the kick off to this year’s Everyone Rides multievent fundraiser. More...

Keep an eye out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Nov. 10-15:  Monday, Nov. More...

Tune up your driving skills

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...

Pro-Am pairs golf greats with local philanthropists

The Immokalee Foundation’s 2014 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament pairs two dozen of the world’s greatest golfers with some of Naples’ top philanthropic players. More...

McKenney Home Care hosts screening of film about music and memory loss

McKenney Home Care presents “Alive Inside,” a documentary about music and memory, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Silverspot Cinema. A reception in the lobby begins at 4:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 5 p.m.  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Friends of Rookery Bay and the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida hold the Guardian Anglers Charity Fishing Tournament Nov. 7-8. Proceeds from the catch-and-release event will benefit both organizations. More...

EDWARD GARY SHANABARGER

… continues to evolve where décor meets inspiration

YOU KNOW YOU’VE MADE IT WHEN YOUR project is noticed by The New York Times and the space is packed every night by the local glitterati. More...

Be our guest

The least-used room in the house takes center stage COURTESY PHOTOS

IT’S THE QUANDARY SO MANY HOMEOWNERS FIND themselves in: what to do with that guest room.  More...

Coming soon to Mediterra: A new Eloro villa model

HOMEBUYERS WHO MISSED THE OPPORTUnity to see Mediterra’s fully furnished Eloro luxury villa model last season will have another chance. More...

GALLERY ROUNDUP

GALLERY ON FIFTH / RUSSIANAMERICAN MUSEUM OF ART   In Mercato  220-7503; artorg.net  ¦ “We the People: Everyday life in postwar Soviet Union and modernday Southwest Florida”  Nov. 29-Dec. More...

SHOP TALK

Dual purpose A charming yet sturdy dresser is perfect for storage and as a place to display favorite accessories. More...

Business News

Thomas Edison’s last adventure

In his swan song, the inventor created one of the area’s first bioscience companies, seeking a domestic source of rubber

Was 1928 a long time ago?  It seems like now when you’re standing in Thomas Edison’s Fort Myers laboratory, which was built that year. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Chinese purchases of U.S. real estate are skyrocketing

The Chinese are aggressively purchasing residential and commercial properties in the U.S. 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...