January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

One Book Southwest Florida welcomes subject of ‘Gertruda’s Oath’

Michael Stolowitzky will greet audiences in Naples, Fort Myers

The story of Michael Stolowitzky and his nanny Gertruda could have been a suspense novel, but instead, author Ram Oren, the “John Grisham of Israel,” wrote a non-fiction book that, if one did not know was true, would certainly be thought More...

‘Cache in’ and enjoy the thrill of the search at Rookery Bay Reserve

Geocaching has become a popular way of enjoying the outdoors since the international trend ramped up in 2000. More...

Tune up your driving skills at AARP refresher

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...

New York cedes to Florida, falls to No. 4 in population

Florida is the place that counts, New York.  The Big Apple is no longer No. 1. Or even No. More...

ALUMNI N EWS

¦ The Marco Island chapter of Sigma Chi alumni meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Call 821-0825 to RSVP.  The Naples chapter meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Club Pelican Bay. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here’s to a hangover-free New Year’s Day

There was a time when your Diva just adored New Year’s Eve — sparkling in a too-tiny $14.99 dress from the juniors rack at Ross Dress for Less and teetering in towering heels that would have tormented my tootsies had it not been for sever More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

HELLO

Broadway’ s hottest,most controversial musical is bound for Southwest Florida

Ding-Dong!  Hello!  I would like to share with you about the most amazing musical; it’s the hottest ticket in Southwest Florida, despite its unlikely topic: Mormon missionaries in Uganda.  It’s “The Book of Mormon: Th More...

Run away to Germain Arena for the circus

Find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings “Built To Amaze!” to Germain Arena Friday through Sunday, Jan. 2-4.  More...

TheatreZone reprises its first show as 10th anniversary season opener

TheatreZone’s 10th anniversary season opens with “Mack & Mabel,” the first show ever produced by the company in 2005. Opening night 2015 is Thursday, Jan. 8, and the show runs through Jan. More...

Artificial reef project set to take the plunge

The largest artificial reef project in the western hemisphere is ready to launch, with 18,000 tons of reef material, a unified construction contract, artificial reef modules and permitting from the U.S. More...

Saul I. Stern Cultural Series begins on Marco at JCMI

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island opens the 21st year of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series with Marvin Tokayer, retired rabbi of Japan, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 6. Rabbi Tokayer has spent a lifetime uncovering the roots of Jews in the Far East. More...

Naples Winter Wine Festival announces Lifetime Achievement Award

Napa Valley winemakers Bart and Daphne Araujo have been named the first recipients of the Naples Winter Wine Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their passion for producing extraordinary wine and their longstanding commitment to imp More...

Groundbreaking ceremony launches expansion at Grace Place for Children & Families

More than 150 guests showed their support at Grace Place for Children & Families’ groundbreaking ceremony marking commencement of construction of the campus expansion project’s cornerstone building, the Van Domelen Education Center. More...

Symposium will highlight ways to prevent, spot human trafficking

The inaugural Human Trafficking Symposium sponsored by The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida and the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Florida Gulf Coast University.  More...

New biblical scholarship class similar to seminary curriculum

A class in biblical scholarship begins Sunday, Jan. 4, immediately after the worship service at Mooring Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by the church and the Theological Center in Naples, the class will be led by Revs. More...

Photos

Children of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County enjoyed a holiday party with Santa and received presents from Golden Links, Imperial Golf Club, Naples Family Fitness and Pelican Marsh as well More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Fans and alumni and fans of Ohio State University are invited to join members of the Naples Buckeyes to watch the Sugar Bowl game against Alabama starting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Business News

PUMPED

Low fuel prices driving spending

A ND STILL, FUEL PRICES KEEP FALLING! More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Personal finance new year’s resolutions

Every person’s financial situation is unique.  There are distinct positives and negatives to everyone’s financial position. Everyone has different challenges to face, behaviors, attitudes, disciplines etc.  More...

Report shows robust workers’ compensation market in Florida

The workers’ compensation market in the Sunshine State is competitive, well capitalized and robust, with lower amounts of loss. More...