February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

First Baptist Church Naples gears up for car care day

First Baptist Church Naples is tuning up for its 11th basic car maintenance day, when volunteers provide free oil changes to car owners in the community who are financially in need. More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae of Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs invite all area women to the fifth annual “Women Celebrating Women” luncheon fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at The Club at Pelican Ban. 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...

Intrepid volunteers go over the edge in the name of Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida netted more than $50,000 as a result of the Over the Edge rappelling event Feb. 13-14 at the 18-story Naples Grande Beach Resort. More...

Now that the freeze has passed, it’s time to shape up for summer

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here it is — not only the middle of event season, but the beginning of summer weather (we had our two-day winter last week, when all of Southwest Florida collectively turned on heaters because it got down to 34 degrees one night; thank heaven w More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Oklahoma!’

... the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain at the Sugden

“OooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOk-lahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain!”  The opening round vowel that’s held, rising in volume, until it’s punctuated by the rest of the name. More...

Gulfshore Playhouse presents a world premiere

‘The Butcher’ was discovered at New Works Festival

In 2006, an unnamed Pakistani man walked into his local halal butcher shop in Washington, D.C., and, when the owner stepped away to retrieve goat meat from the freezer, sliced off his own hand with a meat saw.  True story.  More...

TheatreZone presents modern-day fairy tale in ‘Brooklyn – The Musical’

TheatreZone presents a “street theater” production of a modern-day fairy tale in “Brooklyn – The Musical,” running March 5-15 at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples.  More...

Historic airplane cleared for Naples landing

Flying the airlines has not always meant connecting the entire world in a single day. Nor did it mean flight delays, security lines or baggage carousels. More...

Soup for the Soul served during the season of Lent

The 17th annual Lenten Soup for the Soul series of luncheon programs presented by the Theological Center in Naples takes place every Wednesday through Lent at various houses of worship in Naples. More...

Rare ancient Hebrew scrolls showcased in multi-media presentation

Covenant Church of Naples-PCA invites the public to “The Incomplete Life Cycle of a Hebrew Scroll” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1.   More...

Traffic deputies are on the lookout

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 2-6:  Monday, March 2  Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tiburon Drive: Speeding  Immokalee Road at I-75 southbound exit: Aggressiv More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Southwest Florida chapter of the Kiwi Club, a social and charitable organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines, meets on the fourth Saturday of More...

Grant will help launch Everglades literacy curriculum in Collier schools

The Community Foundation of Collier County has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Everglades Foundation in support of its innovative Everglades Literacy Initiative to help K-12 teachers make understanding America’s Everglades part of the learning p More...

Business News

Surprising findings in new NEA reports on the arts

THREE REPORTS FROM THE NATIONAL Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on Gross Domestic Product, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. More...

Personal financial literacy for young and old

MONEY & INVESTING

The U.S. is 99 percent language literate. More...