February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

County will match up to $600,000 to complete Freedom Memorial

In an effort to finish the Freedom Memorial on Golden Gate Parkway, Collier County commissioners have unanimously agreed to match donations of up to $600,000 to meet the Freedom Memorial Foundation’s fundraising goal of $1.2 million.  More...

World War II boxcar visits Marco

Documentary, stage play in conjunction with exhibit

A 10-ton railway relic that was in the German Railway Service during World War II resides in the parking lot at the Marco Island Historical Museum through Saturday, Feb. 28. More...

Traffic deputies are on the lookout

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Feb. 16-20:  Monday, Feb. More...

Eagle Scout effort results in gazebo at community garden

Members of the Collier Community Garden initiative recently honored John Randall Pelletier for his Eagle Scout project: the construction of a gazebo on the grounds of the first Collier Community Garden. More...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas fest honors women in Florida history

The 11th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival takes place Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 24-28, at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. Activities include nature walks, lectures, live music and an art festival. More...

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Paula Poundstone points her random humor in this direction

COMEDIANS LOVE COMING TO FLORIDA, a state so strange the jokes practically write themselves.  During a recent trip, comedian Paula Poundstone tweeted: “I just passed a sign that says ‘uneven lanes.’ I guess people come to see t More...

A dysfunctional family roars to life in ‘The Lyons’

Naples’ newest community theater company, Let’s Put On A Show Productions, presents “The Lyons” Feb. More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ PISCES (February 19 to March 20) While your instincts are usually right when discerning ‘twixt truth and deception, you could benefit from doing more research on the new “prospect” that you’ve been pitched.  More...

Gala affair and family fun add up to ‘Prelude to a Park Two’

Friends of Baker Park are furthering their mission to get the space built with a black-tie gala Saturday, March 7, and an afternoon/evening of family fun Sunday, March 8. More...

Fender bender drives home the state of seasonal traffic

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Driving around Southwest Florida lately has been fraught with peril. Two weeks ago I ended a 16-yearlong accident-free streak by getting rear-ended in Fort Myers. More...

Old Naples Association annual meeting

The Old Naples Association holds its annual meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at The Norris Center. All members are welcome. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for check-in, membership renewals and refreshments.  More...

Jewish Federation welcomes expert on terrorism

The Jewish Federation of Collier County and its Israel Advocacy Committee welcome internationally recognized authority on terrorism Sabi Shabtai for a lecture titled “The Global War on Terror: Are We Winning It?” at 7:30 p.m. 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...

Daughter, granddaughter will lead tours of ‘Dearest Pauline’ at Holocaust museum

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida offers guided tours of its newest exhibit, “Dearest Pauline: A World War II Healer Writes Home,” with the daughter and granddaughter of Dr. More...

High season is high time to practice relaxation breathing

THE DIVA DIARIES

We’ve pretty much reached what we call here in Southwest Florida “high season” — that time when our calendars are stuffed to brimming with social engagements, festive events and trying to make time for mundane things such as w More...

Business News

Direct sales woman-ship

Direct sales.  Once, it was the domain of men only — and that usually meant door-to-door selling on a commission basis. More...

Get up to speed on monetary Velocity

MONEY & INVESTING

Velocity of Money is an often overlooked economic statistic, but it is very important to understanding the underlying health of an economy.  More...