June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Storm gadgets can put a chill on hot air, frustration

Hurricanes can create hot air in other places than inside the home. More...

Storm action timeline

Early summer  ¦ Develop your storm plan.  ¦ Stock your hurricane supply kit.  ¦ Create a checklist of items you will want to take with you if you have to leave. More...

Agencies and organizations offer emergency help

Hindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season — the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. More...

Make sure your storm plan includes family pets

When formulating a hurricane plan, make sure it includes all members of the family, including pets.  After so many animals were abandoned following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Charley in Southwest Florida, disaster preparednes More...

Important Information for manufactured and mobile-home residents

Safety is the most important part of storm preparedness. More...

Cleaning up after a storm

Hurricanes can leave millions of tons of debris in their wake, and segregating the detritus is critical in assisting in the recovery. More...

Recovery after the storm

The longest and hardest part of dealing with a hurricane is the recovery. Relief supplies and other aid will arrive as quickly as possible, but it might take several days. Try to remain calm, patient and understanding. More...

Free breakfast, lunch available at select Collier County schools

Free hot breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and younger will be served at select Collier County schools starting Monday, June 8, in areas where at least 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. More...

Here’s to tequila and the summer of getting back into a size 12

THE DIVA DIARIES

As I wait oh, so patiently for “curvy” to be “in,” the great weight loss of summer 2015 continues.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

‘The Underpants’

Laboratory Theater stages wild and crazy Steve Martin adaptation

”Never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie.” — Theo in “The Underpants”   Life changes drastically for Louise after she accidentally drops her bloomers in public.  More...

Watercolor exhibit opens at The Naples Depot

“Sights of Paradise,” an exhibit of watercolors by Michaela Castaldi depicting iconic Naples buildings and scenes as well as local flora and fauna, is on display at The Naples Depot Museum through July. More...

Naples newcomer turns out a highly original second novel

FLORIDA WRITERS

Kay Taylor Burnett, a recent transplant to Naples, is a retired Texas newspaper publisher and magazine editor. Before publishing “Ginger Quill” last year, she published her first novel, “No Odes to Widows,” in 2009. More...

Nonprofit profile: Neighborhood Health Clinic

Health care for low-income workers has long been a hot topic in the U.S., but Neighborhood Health Clinic has been providing it to uninsured working people in Collier County for more than 15 years.  More...

Surprising lessons learned while traveling with children

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Last week, I think I accomplished my most amazing feat as a mother.  More...

Trust live, local radar to keep you safe this hurricane season

Every year around this time you see news articles and commercials about the upcoming hurricane season. Sometimes it seems like a bit much, doesn’t it? But it’s not rocket science and it’s really nothing new. More...

What’s in a name? Wind and rain

Every year since 1953, the National Hurricane Center has generated an alphabetical list of names for the season’s tropical storms and hurricanes. More...

The costliest storms in U.S. history

Name (State) Year Category Damage 1 Katrina (Fl, La, Ms) 2005 3 $108,000,000,000 2 Sandy (N.J., N.Y.) 2012 1 $ 50,000,000,000 3 Ike (Tx, La) 2008 2 $ 29,520,000,000 More...

Portable generator safety tips

Follow the instructions that come with your generator.  Never run generators indoors, including garages and sheds.  Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, windows and vents.   More...

Caregivers need to have a special plan in place

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association encourages families and caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia to make a plan for hurricane season.  More...

Lighting the way to a brighter tomorrow

Julio Estrella’s future was unclear following his 2009 graduation from Immokalee High School.  More...

Churches invite kids for summer fun

¦ Vacation Bible School and sports camp for children ages 3 through entering fifth grade takes places at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 8-12.  More...

Business News

Paving it forward

FOR HOMEBUYERS, FOR BUSINESS INVEStors and commercial property owners and for people merely trying to get to or from the beach, the story of Southwest Florida could be told almost entirely in the language of roads.  More...

Survey: Residents support commercial airline service at Naples airport

A phone survey commissioned by the city of Naples Airport Authority showed 78 percent support among city and county residents to add commercial passenger airline service to Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Florida consumer confidence drops to lowest since December

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for the second month in May, falling seven points to 87.6, the lowest reading since December, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.  The sharp decline is in line with the Unive More...