March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Community forum about airport noise issues set for March 24

The Naples Airport Authority wants input about airport noise issues and invites the public to share ideas during a community forum and open house. More...

THE 39TH ANNUAL NAPLES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

1. The Wells Fargo stage coach 2. Dave Walsh, Susie Walsh, Cindy Crane and Ed Crane More...

Lenten lunch programs continue

The 17th annual Lenten Soup for the Soul series of luncheon programs presented by the Theological Center in Naples continues for the next two Wednesdays. All are welcome to enjoy a simple meal and share in the fellowship. More...

Catholic-Jewish Dialogue hosts ‘Walk in God’s Paths’ programs

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...

Make sure your car is a good fit

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will conduct free CarFit checkups for senior citizens from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway.  More...

Tune up your driving skills at AARP class

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...

First Book celebrates milestone in giving books to Collier kids

First Book-Collier County has distributed more than 500,000 new books to pre-K Head Start children as well as kindergarten, first- and second-grade students in Title 1 schools across Collier County since the nonprofit organization was founded in 2005 More...

Documentary decries treatment of Muslim women

Chabad of Naples presents a screening of the award- winning documentary “Honor Diaries” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

PORTRAYING PIPPIN ISN’T MUCH OF A STRETCH FOR SAM LIPS

We all know the story of Pippin, right? A theatrical troupe assembles on a stage and tells the story of the title character, a young man who happens to be the son of King Charles, known as Charlemange. More...

Best-selling novelist Nancy Horan brings history to life

This is how bestselling novelist Nancy Horan writes books:  It begins with an observation.  Then it grows into an obsession.  That obsession carries her over a number of years of research, writing and rewriting until, finally, she has More...

Chaos in paradise: Theatre Conspiracy’s ‘Arcadia’

ARTS COMMENTARY

No two ways about it, “Arcadia” is a challenging play.  Challenging for actors, but also for audiences.  More...

Bentley Village thrift store finds a new home

A new-and-improved thrift shop is now open at Vi at Bentley Village. More...

All’s well that ends well

ROOTED IN NAPLES

The last few weeks, I’ve noticed a black cloud hovering above me and everyone else. More...

Tear it up at IberiaBank shred parties

IberiaBank invites residents and small business owners to dispose of outdated bank statements, checks, contracts, junk mail and other documents in a safe and secure manner at the following “shred parties”:  ¦ Saturday, March 28: 9 a. More...

Church 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 single parents, widows and widowers, senior citizens, shelter residents and others who do not have the financial resources to More...

FGCU professor will discuss World War II resistors, rescuers

The Naples Jewish Congregation presents Paul Bartrop, professor of history and director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at FGCU, for its 2015 scholar-inresidence program Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 23-27:  Monday, March 23  U.S. 41 North and Old 41 Road: Aggressive driving  44th Terrace S.W. More...

Y program needs mentors to help youngsters with reading

First grader Celine Eldira is a study in concentration as she examines a worksheet containing spelling exercises.  Sitting by her side and offering support is her mentor, Rae Chamberlain, of Marco. More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The Cornell Alumni Association of Southwest Florida hosts Cornell After Five from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Bellasara Restaurant, 221 Ninth St. S. Cornell alumni, friends and family are welcome. More...

Searching for a ‘look’

THE DIVA DIARIES

As I was sifting through my closet, my dresser and various and sundry piles of clothes on the bedroom floor the other day to find something — anything — to wear to a daytime restaurant opening, my friend Liz called as she was on her way t More...

Business News

BASEBALL’S BIG IMPACT

MID-MARCH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE: FOR 102 years the spring air has grown fragrant with (not just orange blossoms) Grapefruit League blossoms — the scents, sounds, sights, tastes and bottom lines of baseball’s annual lift-off for 15 teams, More...

Navigating the labyrinth of Medicare’s rules and choices

MONEY & INVESTING

Medicare choices are among the most complicated and important financial and medical insurance decisions that you will ever make.  More...

Growth in Collier County is subject of next ULI session

Three more programs remain in the Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida’s four-part series examining how the region and individual counties are preparing for the next wave of growth. More...