May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Survey shows teens, parents at odds over paying for college

Junior Achievement USA and The Allstate Foundation recently released findings from the 2015 Teens & Personal Finance Survey, which expanded this year to include parents in the discussion of personal finances for the first time in its 16-year hist More...

Foundation helps pave the way to college

Alan Cuevas’ approach to education has changed dramatically over the last four years. 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 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...

Chalking up successes for the female Cyrano of the Internet

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hark back to last September won’t you, dear readers, when, while with way too much time on my hands as I was recovering from knee surgery, I helped two of my single friends create and run their Match.com dating profiles. More...

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MOM

An irreverent tribute to some world-famous (and not-so-famous) mothers

THE WORLD, IT SEEMS, IS FILLED WITH mothers.  But not all of them necessarily have offspring.  Mother might be a stage name, an honorific or the name of a band. It might also even be a male.  Mom. Moms. Mama. More...

Soapfest 2015 brings daytime TV stars to Marco

At 20 years in, Marco Island’s annual Soapfest weekend still appeals mightily to fans of daytime television as well as to the actors they follow. Soapfest 2015 takes place Friday through Monday, May 22-25.  More...

Fenstermacher, Davis honored for contributions to The Naples Players

The Naples Players held their annual membership meeting in April at the Sugden Community Theatre. A highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Life Member and Unsung Hero awards.  More...

Florida Weekly takes nine awards in state competition

Florida Weekly was named a finalist for nine awards in the newspaper division of the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards, open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in the state of Florida, Puerto Rico More...

Happily serving those who can never repay him

PROFILES IN PARADISE

When Gary Price served on the Naples City Council, including as vice mayor, he had influence and the respect of others because his comments were thoughtful, balanced and well articulated. More...

Safety reminders for prom, graduation celebrations

With proms and graduation season approaching, the Collier County Sheriff ’s Office offers parents the following tips to help their teens celebrate safely:  ¦ Communicate with your teen regularly and openly about alcohol and drugs and about More...

On the road? Watch for sheriff’s deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of May 11-15:  Monday, May 11  Vanderbilt Beach Road and Vanderbilt Drive: Aggressive driving  Napa Boulevard: Aggressive driving &n More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. More...

Business News

Living for the weekend?

TIPS FOR TURNING MONDAY INTO THE BEST DAY OF THE WEEK

ARE YOU A TGIF PERSON? DO YOU SLOG unenthusiastically through the workweek, counting the days and hours until the weekend begins? If so, was it always this way? More...

No big surprises in corporate earnings reports

MONEY & INVESTING

Where were you a couple of Fridays ago between 9-11 p.m.? I like to live it up on the weekends, so I was hitting it hard in my usual style: on my couch in my PJs with a glass of merlot in one hand and the clicker in the other.  More...