April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Cultivating a farm-to-table trend

Consumers are better informed than ever, at least when it comes to their food and knowing where and how it was grown.  That is at the heart of the farm-totable movement.  And that is where The Chef’s Garden comes in.  The Jones f More...

Project HELP can always use help with funding

Imagine a town where rape victims, assault victims and survivors of sudden death were left without resources, support and guidance.  If it weren’t for Project HELP in Collier County, they would be.  More...

PFLAG plans eighth annual interfaith service

The eighth annual PFLAG Interfaith Convocation will bring together groups and individuals of all religious and spiritual faiths at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. More...

Planners, instructors, course ideas needed for Renaissance Academy

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...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of April 20-24:  Monday, April 20  Tamiami Trail East and Lely Resort Boulevard: Speeding  Collier and Naples Lakes boulevards: Spee More...

Letter carriers call on postal customers to Stamp Out Hunger

¦ The 2015 Stamp Out Hunger food drive for Collier Harvest is going on through Saturday, May 9. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The social season is winding down, but the Naples Italian American Foundation still has bridge, bocce ball, mah jongg and card games on a regular basis through April at its recently renovated and expanded headquarters at 7035 Airport- Pulling Road More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Country Life Music Festival

BIG-NAME ACTS COME TO SWFL FOR VENUE’S FIRST CONCERT

IT’S COMMON FOR MAJOR MUSICAL acts touring through Florida to play Tampa and roll right past Southwest Florida on their way to the West Palm Beach or Miami. If local fans want to catch the acts, they drive and book hotel rooms. More...

It’s never too late for another romantic comedy

If Ralph Bellini, one of the four characters in “The Last Romance,” were giving advice, he’d surely say, “Live life big, like an opera!” He certainly does.  More...

A heartfelt ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ at Laboratory Theater

ARTS COMMENTARY

Audience reaction doesn’t change a critic’s response to a play, but it sure can enhance the experience.  That was brought home to me opening night of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” at Laboratory Theater of Florida, as I found More...

A new generation of culinary stars

Foodies of a certain age will remember Julia Child and “The French Chef.”  But the cheery Mrs. Child, who was a household name, died 11 years ago.  So who has filled that void?  More...

Quotes: What they’re saying

“I remember a turning point. I was helping Michelle Bernstein do a class in Macy’s in New York City. More...

Social media and the advent of ‘food porn’

Easily one of the biggest technological changes in the food industry has been the advent of high-quality cameras in smartphones, and it has spawned a whole new genre of images — “food porn.”  We’ve all seen it: A relative More...

Going Underground in support of alternative art and hometown artists

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Part of my mission in writing this column is to introduce a new generation of Neapolitans who are taking the reins to help create a Paradise Coast that looks a little different than the one we have today. More...

Program revs students up for careers as heavy equipment mechanics

In the fall of 2010, The Immokalee Foundation introduced the heavy equipment mechanics training program at Immokalee Technical Center, thanks to the guidance and support of Don Fites, the former CEO of Caterpillar. Mr. 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...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The next meeting of the Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Windstar Country Club. Using slides and dressing the part, Ed and Kathy Miracco will give a presentation about pioneer days on Marco Island. More...

Forget Facebook moments; the real thing is better than par for the course

THE DIVA DIARIES

In a land not so very far away, there actually exists a magical place where there are no electronic devices. No texts, no tweets, no selfies, no status updates, no You Tube videos, no Googling. More...

Business News

Food Truckin'

More cooks opting to serve gourmet grub on wheels

The number of food trucks delivering mobile meals continues to increase in Southwest Florida and Palm Beach County, sending a business-is-good message throughout the industry.  More...

Lonely investors find community support online

MONEY & INVESTING

Investing is a neverending process of assessment, reassessment, and related portfolio decisions. For professional and homespun portfolio managers, the weighty task of portfolio management is always in the trenches, hard work.  More...