January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Girl Scouts add online ordering capability for cookie fans

It’s cookie-selling season for Girl Scouts throughout Southwest Florida. Beginning Friday, Jan. 9, scouts will accept orders for the iconic Thin Mints and seven other varieties of treats in the organization’s signature annual fundraiser. More...

Motorists can expect delays due to triathlon

Motorists can expect major traffic delays along Vanderbilt Beach Road and other roadways in North Naples and Golden Gate due to the HITS triathlon series taking place Saturday and Sunday Jan. 10-11. More...

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park joins loaner lifejackets program

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park has joined the “Kids Don’t Float, Lifejackets Do!” lifejacket loaner program promoted by the NCH Safe and Healthy Kids Coalition of Collier County. More...

‘Moonlight on the Marsh’

Lecture series at the Garden begins Jan. 15 with McGill University professor

Some of world’s most distinguished experts on coastal landscape ecology, hydrology and ecological engineering will share their knowledge during The Bernard and Susan Master “Moonlight on the Marsh” 2015 lecture series presented by F More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ Finch College of New York City welcomes all alumni to join reunion activities in Naples Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4-5. Plans include luncheons, tours, museum visits and dinner. More...

Airport authority welcomes public to meeting about noise program

The Thursday, Jan. 15, meeting of the Naples Airport Authority will focus on the noise program at Naples Municipal Airport. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting at Naples City Hall, 735 Eighth St. S., beginning at 8:30 a.m.  More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Leaving on a jet plane … and leaving high fashion behind

There’s a long list of things I enjoy — happy hour, shopping, chocolate, napping, Netflix, researching ways to be thin without exercising or dieting — but something that I absolutely do not enjoy is air travel.  More...

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CLUSTER PLUCKIN’ 2015

Third annual Neapolitan Opry concert includes recognition of longtime locals

NAPLES’ FOREMOST BLUEGRASS AND FOLK EVENT returns to The Norris Center Saturday, Jan. 10, with a variety of local acts to entertain and amuse area aficionados of pickin’ and grinnin’.  More...

Avow presents one-woman play ‘The God Box’

Avow presents “The God Box, A Daughter’s Story,” inspired by the New York Times bestselling book “The God Box” by Mary Lou Quinlan, Sunday evening, Jan. 18, at the Sugden Community Theater.  More...

Steve Chapin Band aids in hunger fight

The Steve Chapin Band, with original members of The Harry Chapin Band and the late Mr. Chapin’s brother Steve on guitar and vocals, comes to Southwest Florida for a benefit concert for the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Motorists and ‘vulnerable users’ focus of proposed ordinance

In a move to increase pedestrian safety in Collier County, commissioners have drafted an ordinance that will allow law enforcement officials to charge motorists with a misdemeanor for harassing or willfully endangering people who are “vulnerabl More...

Symposium targets 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...

Deadline nears for applications for Out-of-Zone or School Choice

Collier County parents who want their child to attend a school other than the one he or she is zoned for must submit either a Collier County Public Schools Out-of-Zone request or a School Choice request by Jan. 15. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies Tune up your driving skills

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Jan. 12-16:  Monday, Jan. 12  Pine Ridge roads and U.S. More...

Naples Winter Wine Festival introduces an online auction

Even though the $8,500-per-couple Naples Winter Wine Festival is sold out for this year, oenophiles and travel adventurers alike can still get in on the excitement by participating in the festival’s firstever online auction in its 15-year histo More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The 2015 Baby Basics Walking Challenge steps out Saturday morning, Jan. 24, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. More...

Parents, seniors can learn about financial aid for college

Parents of Collier County Public Schools high school seniors are invited to learn about college financial aid at several upcoming programs. Students are encouraged to accompany their parents.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Fans of the Ohio State University Buckeyes are invited to join members of the Naples Buckeyes to watch the team play Oregon in the national championship starting at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Business News

Peddling pedals for profit

Fit, 40-something and properly fickle in how she does business, Lynn Sharp realized more than three years ago the seemingly obvious — so obvious, that nobody else figured it out and acted on it the way she did: Neither the manufacturers of bicy More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em

Gambling is not an investment topic, but it is surely a money topic touching the lives of most of us.  More...

Local author simplifies complex estate planning issues

A new book by longtime Fort Myers estate planning attorney Craig R. Hersch bridges the gap between the legal lingo commonly used by estate planning professionals and understanding what the words mean in our everyday lives. Mr.  More...