April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

FGCU Renaissance Academy seeks planners, instructors, course ideas

Volunteers who would like to help chart the future path of Florida Gulf Coast University’s lifelong learning program, the Renaissance Academy, are invited to become part of a planning committee. More...

Research shows teen drivers most distracted by passengers, cell phones

Comprehensive research conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Collier County Men’s Republican Club (women welcome) meets at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, at the Pelican Marsh Country Club. Guest speaker will be Robert Levy, chairman of the board of the Cato Institute. Mr. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

‘The Liar’ director, actors ’fess up about their craft

“You keep lying/ When you oughta be truthin’.” — Lee Hazelwood, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”   TALL TALES.  FIBS.  STRETCHING THE TRUTH.  LITTLE WHITE LIES.  Embellishing.  More...

Russian painter captures Naples on canvas

Gallery on Fifth in Mercato presents “Neapolitan Moods,” an exhibition of oil paintings by Russian artist Julia Kostsova depicting Naples streetscapes, beachscapes and other favorite places.  More...

Fikry & Zevin & Hozier & Annie

ARTS COMMENTARY

A while ago, I had dinner with people who, throughout the entire meal, talked about food and recipes and restaurants.  Reading Gabrielle Zevin’s novel, “The Storied Life of A.J. More...

Make it your job to see Marco museum exhibit

Whether they’re in a corner office or at the front of a classroom, behind a cash register or on the road for their jobs, workers are the backbone of American society, investing themselves physically, emotionally and intellectually in the tasks More...

With wind in their sails, couple heads home toward Naples

ROOTED IN NAPLES

If you’re looking for a reason to dream bigger, exploit your freedom and go, you could take a cue from Kimberly Young and Jereme Shaidle. More...

Speakers Assembly season wraps up with panel of former NFL players

For its season’s final luncheon, the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida presents a panel of former NFL players Kim Bokamper, Damian Gregory, Clarence Love and Tom Nütten from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be the week of April 6-10 :  Monday, April 6  Golden Gate Parkway and 53rd Street SW: Speeding  111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary Sch More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. More...

For a faster response, just hang up and text me

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Hi. You’ve reached my voicemail. You’re welcome to leave a message, and I’ll listen to it when I can, but for a faster response, just hang up and text me.”  More...

Business News

Battle of the Convenience Stores

At a RaceTrac convenience store and gas station in Fort Myers, Thomas Maloy, Lucius Jones, and John Griffin often come in for lunch. More...

After years of writing about money, columnist to call it quits

MONEY & INVESTING

It is hard to imagine that I have been writing this column since 2008. The expression “time flies” seems trite until you experience the fleeting passage of time.  More...

Microsoft taps Naples company for annual Visionary Award

Naples-based Kelly Roofing is one of 12 companies that received a 2015 Visionary Award during the recent Microsoft Convergence conference in Atlanta. More...