March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

All eyes are smiling as parade day draws near

The 39th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps out Saturday, March 14, in a celebration of all things Irish.  More...

Lenten lunch programs continue

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...

Honor the Free Press Day honors CBS News’ Bob Orr

The 11th annual Honor the Free Press Day hosted by the Naples Press Club and the Marine Corp League of Naples, E. T., Brisson Detachment #063, takes place Wednesday, March 18, at the Hilton Naples. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. More...

Chabad welcomes former Olympic fencer

Chabad Naples welcomes Dan Alon, a member of the 1972 Israeli Olympic fencing team and a survivor of the Munich Massacre, as guest speaker at a fundraiser Wednesday evening, March 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. More...

Watch out for traffic cops

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 16-20:  Monday, March 16  Davis Boulevard and Countryside Drive Aggressive driving  Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads: R More...

Friends of Foster Children invites bids for Boots & Boogie items

Imagine being so close to the Macy’s Day Parade that you are considered a VIP. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Civitan Club hosts its fifth annual Civitan Shining Stars Show dinner dance Saturday, March 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Naples. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

DIVIDING THE ESTATE

HORTON FOOTE’S DARK COMEDY COMES TO FLORIDA REP

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLAIMED THAT NOTHING IN this world is certain except death and taxes. Playwright Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate” demonstrates, with great humor, that Mr. Franklin knew what he was talking about. More...

Rising stars step into the spotlight for CAPA series

Enjoy an evening of performances by members of the Opera Naples student apprentice program, winners of the Steinway Piano Society Competition and piano prodigy Noah Waddell in the first of CAPA Arts Center’s “Rising Stars” concert s More...

Voices of Naples community chorus warming up for season’s finale

Voices of Naples community chorus presents “Music to Touch the Heart,” its final concert for the season, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at East Naples United Methodist Church, 2701 Airport-Pulling Road.  More...

New panther exhibit, veterinary hospital in the works at Naples Zoo

The Naples Zoo is building a permanent home for an injured Florida panther and also plans to open a new veterinary hospital for large wildlife. More...

A carpenter by day, blues harpist by night

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Jerry Fierro, with his harmonica and occasionally the congas, is a regular guest when the band Mudbone invites other musicians to sit in for a jam session on Tuesday evenings at Weekend Willie’s. More...

Wine festival leads to $11.9 million distribution

More than 30 charities in Collier County received more than $8 million from the Naples Children & Education Foundation to continue their work with at-risk and underprivileged children. More...

WWII liberators share their stories at Holocaust museum

This spring marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Western European concentration camps in World War II. Two local men who were among the liberators will share their stories from 4:30-5:30 p.m. More...

Christian, Jews can ‘Walk in God’s Paths’

The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County presents “Walking in God’s Paths,” a series of six presentations designed to stimulate candid conversations between Christian and Jewish congregations in the area. More...

AARP class can tune up 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...

Naples Concert Band awards student scholarships

The Naples Concert Band recognized its student members and announced its seven scholarship recipients for 2015 as part of the band’s March 1 concert in Cambier Park. More...

Springing forward is for sissies

THE DIVA DIARIES

It’s been several days and counting, and still, my body clock remains in a state of flux. Each and every year, daylight saving time throws me into a perpetual pout and jolts my mojo.  More...

Business News

Southwest Florida’s economist retires

Gary L. Jackson earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 1971. “I think I was the first in my family to get through college,” Professor Jackson said. More...

Suze Orman gives good advice, but also leads by example

MONEY & INVESTING

Just mention a personal finance topic, especially among women, and most likely Suze Orman’s name will become part of the conversation.  She was and is a financial adviser who became a motivational speaker, who became an author, who became More...

Why you should meet with your job references (and what you should talk about when you do)

Each time you make it past the résumé-review stage and interview with a potential employer, the meeting seems to go really well. But then — crickets. More...