June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

AAA: Teen crash fatalities climb during ‘100 Deadliest Days’

Nearly two-thirds of people injured or killed in a car crash involving a teen driver are people other than the teen behind the wheel, according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Goodwill honors workers for breaking through to independence

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida recently honored Mike Drouin of Naples and Jennifer Glawe of North Fort Myers with its annual Breakthrough Award for businesses and individuals who have assisted others or themselves in overcoming disabilities More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of June 22-26:  Monday, June 22  Vanderbilt Drive and 111th Avenue North: Aggressive driving  Green Boulevard and Hemingway Lane: Sp More...

Keeping vacation envy at bay, one local adventure at a time

THE DIVA DIARIES

It’s happening again: vacation envy. Like clockwork, it strikes every year around this time.  I blame social media. Facebook is guilty, but Instagram is just as much to blame. (I won’t throw any shade at Twitter. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

From stage to screen

You’re sitting in your family room, watching “Graceland” on cable TV.  On the screen, FBI agent Rick Cranston is seated at a conference table, being especially hostile and argumentative. More...

The call is out for pet pictures

You love animals, and yours just happens to be the cutest of them all, right? Florida Weekly wants to see. Share a photo of the beloved pooch, feline, feathered friend, turtle, emu, pig, rabbit or whatever critter has your heart. Who knows? More...

‘Law & Order’: An actor’s best friend

“I happen to be quite possibly the worst lawyer in the history of television, because I always lose,” says J. More...

JFCS answers a need among local seniors

Considering that Florida has long been considered the country’s gold standard destination for retirement living, it’s surprising that Naples’ senior community did not have a place it could use for socialization and resources until a More...

Adults behind the wheel set the example for future drivers

ROOTED IN NAPLES

My inbox can be a frightening place sometimes, and when I get around to clearing and organizing it, I often find some gem of an item that totally flew past me. More...

Summer doesn’t have to drain young brains

To combat summer learning loss, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County offers its Summer Brain Gain program at its main campus in Naples and its Immokalee locations. Through Aug. 4, area youngsters ages 6-18 can participate from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Classes can help 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...

Free program for rising high-school freshman

Champions For Learning invites rising ninth-graders to “Making it Real: Preparing for High School and Beyond” from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 13-17, at the Champions For Learning office. More...

Business News

RENT RISING

Big increases in monthly payments have hit some tenants hard

In a tight Southwest Florida rental market, landlords have raised rents sharply, shocking even some loyal tenants, and making the idea of buying a home look more attractive.  More...

Sometimes, it’s better to do it yourself

MONEY & INVESTING

I feel very fortunate to be married to my amazing wife, Robin, especially as I know that there are little things about me that tend to annoy her. More...