November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Conservancy plans luncheon with a focus on water

Clean water is essential to all life, the basis of the Southwest Florida community and the foundation of its economy. More...

Master Gardeners share their expertise

Collier County Master Gardeners conduct a tour and discuss what grows well in Southwest Florida from 9-10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at UF-IFAS extension service headquarters, 14700 Immokalee Road. The next tour is Dec. 2.  More...

Don’t let a clogged disposal mess up your Thanksgiving

Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie, if you know the do’s and don’ts of your drains and garbage disposals.  More...

CCSO has tips for holiday shoppers

Stay alert — in stores and online

As the holiday shopping season shifts into full gear, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office steps up its efforts to keep everyone in the community safe.  More...

AAA, Anheuser Busch offer ‘Tow to Go’ service to drivers over the holiday weekend

One in five consumers say they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey. More...

Local Planned Parenthood welcomes national board member to ‘Voices of Choice’

A member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s national board comes to Naples to help put the health needs of the South in the spotlight.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Zonta Club of Naples holds its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Brio Italian Grill in Waterside Shops. Cost is $17. RSVP and make your menu choice by calling Jean Sloan at 572- 4343. For more information, visit zontanaples.org. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The Three Scrooges

Three local actors. Three local theaters. Three totally different performances.

YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE LIKE Ebenezer Scrooge. Or, if you’re brutally honest, you might even catch glimpses of him in yourself. More...

Dave Koz’s latest features Estefan, Wonder, Mathis and more

On paper, Dave Koz’s new holiday release, “The 25th of December,” would have seemed like one of his more challenging albums to complete. More...

… and a Dickens of a night

Ten years after Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol,” that classic tale of a miser who comes to see the error of his ways, he gave his first public reading, acting out the various characters. More...

Talkin’ turkey

Kids say the darndest things about Thanksgiving

As a child, I never thought very much about Thanksgiving besides the fact that my mother was out of commission for our needs, subsumed by the anxiety of creating a feast beyond reproach for a bunch of people who had never actually prepared such a fea More...

C-SCAPES

Anything grows

For about a year now, I have had an acrimonious relationship with my grocery budget.  Like an errant teenager, the more I try to understand and accommodate it, the more ungrateful and unruly it becomes.  More...

PAWS Assistance Dogs volunteers available for speaking engagements

PAWS Assistance Dogs is booking speaking engagements and demonstrations for the 2015 season. More...

Help out at the museum in your free time

The Friends of the Collier County Museum are looking for cheerful volunteers to help with sales in the gift shop at the main museum in the Collier County Government   Complex at 3331 Tamiami Trail E.  Shifts are available from 10 a.m. More...

Learn about travel plans with FGCU

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University holds an open house for travelers who want to learn about the 2015 season of excursions abroad from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Naples Center of FGCU, 1010 Fifth Ave. S.  More...

Free HIV testing, results in 20 minutes, offered on World AIDS Day

Planned Parenthood of Collier County knows that knowledge saves lives, and World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, is the perfect time to act on that notion. Free and confidential rapid HIV testing will be available from noon to 3:30 p.m. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Gulf Coast Runners second annual Turkey Trot 5K sets out from Cambier Park at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. Free parking and a bike corral managed by Naples Cyclery for anyone who pedals to the race. More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University.  More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Giving thanks where thanks are due

As this diva heads into a holiday season filled with sparkly soirees, carbladen cookies, last-minute shopping in the fiery pits of Hades (aka: malls) and driving in such insane holiday traffic that it feels like you’re living in the last few pa More...

Business News

Medical tourism

Seeking treatment in paradise? Southwest Florida may be the place

State legislators and strategic thinkers are spending millions to attract medical tourists to Florida — visitors who come for a procedure and stay for some leisure. Experts estimate medical tourism to be a $60 billion industry. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Money can’t buy happiness, except when it can

Certain neighborhoods of south Florida’s east and west coasts are noted for their extreme levels of opulent living. More...

Got an idea for franchising

With entrepreneurs and small businesses among the few U.S. growth sectors today, many are considering franchising. More...