May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Clerk’s office has the ticket for passport applications

Planning a trip abroad, or even just to the Bahamas, Canada or Mexico? More...

Memorial Day ceremony set

The 2015 Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Collier County Veterans Council will mark the 75th anniversary of WWII. With Capt. James Elson (ret.) presiding, the program begins at 9 a.m. More...

AARP class for older drivers

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...

Buckle up for safety on the road

Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies are keeping an extra eye out for seat-belt violations as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign May 18-31. More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The next meeting of the Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Naples Yacht Club. The luncheon will honor recipients of the organization’s high school and college merit scholarships. Cost is $30. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Giving Props to Props

ALL PROPS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL. When actors reach for a prop, the want it - no - they need it to be there. More...

Fledgling company takes on ‘August: Osage County’

Actress Mai Puccio describes her character in “August: Osage County” as “breathtakingly awful,” “a spider.”  More...

Playwrights invited to enter annual new works contest

The Naples Players’ ETC … Readers’ Theatre is accepting original one-act scripts for its 12th annual “An Evening of New Plays” contest for Southwest Florida playwrights.  More...

Summer slow-down not so slow for businesses anymore

From a patron’s perspective, perhaps, there is some relief that the traditional summer alchemy still exists — the alchemy created by departing snowbirds, dwindling out-of-state tourists and therefore sharply declining prices at hotels, re More...

Taking a moment to rant about homeowners associations

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Homeowners associations are curious organizations. Most sane people I know — the ones who work, bring up children and have lives — would rather eat glass than install themselves in these petty dictatorships. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of May 18-22:  Monday, May 18  Collier and Capri boulevards: Speeding  U.S. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Guests and new members are always welcome. The next meeting is May 14. Reservations are not required. More...

So you think you can teach?

Florida Gulf Coast University’s lifelong learning program, the Renaissance Academy, has put the call out for instructors and course proposals for the coming fall (October-December) and winter/spring (January-May) sessions at RA locations throug More...

It’s staycation season in Southwest Florida … just sayin’

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hark back to last September, won’t you? I remember a few years ago reading a magazine article about word and/or phrases that should be retired because they sounded contrived, overused or just plain dumb. More...

Business News

South Florida lumber companies looking solid

Take all the wood to build the frames of all the homes permitted in the past 12 months in Lee, Charlotte, Collier and Palm Beach counties — the places where Florida Weekly is distributed. More...

Sometimes it pays to bet on a boring horse

MONEY & INVESTING

My 6-year-old son, Leif, hates to lose at anything. I know that we all want to take home the trophy, but Leif really can’t stand to come in second. More...

Nominations sought for Excellence in Industry Awards

Opportunity Naples, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Industry Awards.  Opportunity Naples showcases the “best of the best” businesses in Collier Coun More...