January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Freedom Fountain nears completion at Marco veterans park

An early February completion is anticipated for the Freedom Fountain, the crown jewel of the Veterans’ Memorial at Marco Island’s Veterans Community Park.  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...

New TIF director embraces ‘all-nands-in’ approach

When Steven Kissinger began his position as The Immokalee Foundation’s executive director, he was no stranger to the nonprofit community: Mr. Kissinger has more than 15 years of experience working with local nonprofits focused on children. More...

Early Learning Coalition offers scholarships

The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida has $750 scholarships available for high-school seniors and college students who will be pursuing a degree in early childhood education in the fall of 2015.  The Dorothy Curtis Brown Early Childh More...

The case for gloves and scarves as preventive measures

THE DIVA DIARIES

There was a time when my social life was only ruined once every couple of years with the plague, but the plague that’s plaguing us now seems to really hate the idea of festive people sparkling. It’s relentless.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Alton Brown show offers food for thought

THE ULTIMATE FOODIE THINKS HE HAS FOUND A recipe for success on the road.  But before he says anything else, Alton Brown wants you to know something as his “Edible Inevitable Tour” rolls in to the Barbara B. More...

‘Cosi fan Tutte’ will christen new center for Opera Naples

Friends of Opera Naples were introduced to the company’s new home, the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center, during a grand opening celebration for patrons and board member earlier this month. More...

Naples Players ready for ‘Red’

The Naples Players present the Tony Award-winning drama “Red” Feb. 4-28 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples.  More...

War letters tell story of love and liberation

A new exhibit at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida opens Sunday, Feb. 1. More...

‘First Lady of Naples’ has Baker Park on her mind

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Baker Park, Naples’ newest city park, encompasses about 20 acres along and near the picturesque Gordon River not far from downtown. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Feb. 2-6:  Monday, Feb. 2  U.S. More...

Community School grad forges a spot on HGTV reality show

Naples native and Community School of Naples graduate Carley Eisenberg made her reality television debut as a contestant on HGTV’s “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” a new show starring talk show host and entertainer Ellen DeGeneres. More...

Teens take over the runway to raise money for books

The fourth annual K is for Kids “From the Heart” Teen Fashion Show takes place Saturday, Feb. 7, at Barron Collier High School. More...

Temple presents lecture, film screening

Stephen Berk, Ph.D., the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Temple Shalom. Dr. More...

Business News

Toy Story

Small stores use personal touches to compete against the Internet

In toys, you can go international and broad, becoming a distributor like the American company, Toys “R” Us; you can go international and brand-specific like the Danish company Lego or the German company Playmobil, even creating carnival-l More...

Keeping an eye on government borrowing

MONEY & INVESTING

Many investors are U.S. equity and/or global equity centric for various reasons. More...

Tamiami Angel Fund brings ‘Shark Tank’-style event to Silverspot

The Tamiami Angel Fund II (T2), a family of member-managed funds organized to invest in early stage, high potential, accelerated growth companies, will present the inaugural VenturePitch SWFL the evening of Wednesday, March 11, at Silverspot Cinema i More...