April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

What’s to love about summer in Southwest Florida? A lot

ROOTED IN NAPLES

April started with our family being flooded with signs of summer: veiled references from relatives about plane tickets, camp packets and discussions about scheduling, generalized moaning about the humidity at 7 a.m. More...

Lending a helping hand on a long, hard road

Dr. Skip Benz, who retired as a pediatric dentist in Virginia and moved to Florida only because he had to fight cancer (he won), is talking about his day, and one of his favorite people, 14-year-old Michael. More...

Six homeowners will get free roof replacements

Kelly Roofing, in conjunction with Habit for Humanity of Collier County, is partnering with the Collier County Community and Human Services Division to offer free roof replacements for six homeowners in Collier County.  Applications are availabl More...

Free training can help alcohol vendors prevent teen tragedies

In anticipation of high school prom and graduation season, Drug Free Collier will conduct free alcohol vendor training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Coastal Beverage, 4747 Progress Ave.  More...

Discovered, then purged: a trove of make-up from years gone by

THE DIVA DIARIES

I have something to confide.  I’m a hoarder.  But at least I hoard something that’s related to beauty and sparkle, so there’s that. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Split in Three’

2014 PlayLab winner closes season at Florida Repertory Theatre

THIS IS THE JOURNEY OF A PLAY. First of all, there’s the spark of inspiration, the idea. More...

Band brings own brand of Americana to town

The Appleseed Collective makes two local stops to perform its unique blend of Americana folk and rock music for Southwest Florida audiences.  The first show will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Mercato. The second will be at 8 p.m. More...

Florida Repertory Theatre’s second annual PlayLab Festival

Just call it a smorgasbord of theater. More...

Saved by the system: Salvador Olmos’ story

For 13 years, Suzanne McCormick has been a Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocate — for many kids, recently including a young man named Salvador Olmos.  More...

Special-needs teens send messages from the heart

Marcel Proust said, “Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” With that goal in mind, local special-needs teenagers are giving the community a glimpse into the emotional life that lies behind their More...

Community Foundation of Collier County awards $2 million-plus in grants

The Community Foundation of Collier County distributed $2,406,069 in grants to 209 organizations for the period from Jan. 1-March 31, 2015. That figure is nearly double the grant dollars awarded in the third quarter of the previous fiscal year. More...

Area nonprofits awarded Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grants

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation have recently awarded grants to six local nonprofits. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of May 4-8:  Monday, May 4  Collier Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway: Red-light running  Oil Well Road and Everglades Boulevard: Sp More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The Naples chapter of Sigma Chi alumnae meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Club Pelican Bay. The Fort Myers chapter meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Famous Dave’s at U.S. 41 and Crystal Drive. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Garden Club has awarded grants totaling $46,000 to six nonprofit organizations. Grants were financed from the proceeds of the club’s annual house and garden tour. Here are the recipients for 2015:  More...

Business News

Team building

Warfare, walls and wind building your business team

Remember when a trusting volunteer would blindly fall backward into the waiting arms of co-workers? Or employees worked together to build a better mousetrap? More...

Golf and the new money columnist

MONEY & INVESTING

Imagine that you are on the first hole of your favorite golf course about to tee off, when Rory Mcllroy suddenly walks up behind you and asks if he can join you for a round. More...

Reversing the notion that women don’t know how to negotiate

As University of Florida student Samantha Miller listened to a lecture on a commonly held trope about negotiation —that women are bad at it — she realized the conventional wisdom didn’t fit with her experience at all.  “I More...