June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Five tips from a master for beautiful barbecue

There are three things that reign supreme in summer, aside from sunshine and rain: Fire, smoke and meat.  After all, they are the main components of any great cookout.  Floridians don’t stand on ceremony. More...

South Florida Summer Concerts

>> Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach >> Summer Jazz on the Gulf The Betty Fox Band 6:30-9:30 p.m. More...

Staycations are right around the corner

Fishermen’s Village   More...

MedFlight earns accreditation with flying colors

Collier County MedFlight achieved a prestigious tip-of-the-hat earlier this month when the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems awarded its accreditation to the 40-year-old emergency transportation division of the county’s E More...

Charity for Change awards students, teachers

Charity for Change presented awards to individual students, classrooms and teachers during year-end assemblies at four schools. More...

Citizens Academy puts the public inside the CCSO

Anyone who is interested in learning about the inner workings of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office should consider applying for the CCSO Citizens Academy. More...

Need a place to gather? Consider the Design Studio by Raymond showroom

Design Studio by Raymond is making its Naples showroom available to local nonprofits, businesses and individuals for meetings and social events.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Writers Forum invites writers of all levels to a workshop and get-acquainted meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 18, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave. N. Bring 10 copies of a page of your writing, or just come. More...

What was it about the ’80s, anyway?

THE DIVA DIARIES

There’s nothing this diva adores more than all things vintage or retro: fabulous ’40s suits, fancy ’50s party dresses, sparkling ’60s sweaters, even sassy ’70s bellbottom pants. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

ON THE SPOT

Fast-thinking improv students learn more than how to get laughs

Harry Lichtcsien steps to the front of an improvised stage at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs.  “One hundred and eightyfive screwdrivers walk into a bar and the bartender says, ‘We don’t serve screwdrivers,’” More...

It’s a dog’s life at The Marco Players

The current production of the Marco Island Players features a deeply afflicted character. His ailment? Puppy love. More...

‘Hot Wives’ head to Las Vegas

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Can you tell me if we’ll get another season of “The Hot Wives of Orlando”? I loved that show!  — Patty P., via email   More...

Discover seclusion on Southwest Florida’s secret islands

Many of Southwest Florida’s barrier islands, spanning the coast from Marco north to Manasota Key, deliver seclusion — without the three-hour tour or that dunderhead Gilligan. More...

Culturally cool ways to spend the summer

Summer is far from a snooze when it comes to Southwest Florida arts and culture.  It’s not the smorgasbord of season, but a surprisingly wide array of art, theater, museum exhibits and other performances are on the menu at venues throughou More...

Drinks sure to cure those summertime blues

Whether you’re watching a hot, stormy afternoon drift by on a river of strong cocktails or hosting a midnight dinner party on a yacht, delicious drinks are the perfect accompaniment to the rainy season in Southwest Florida.  More...

Shed the sunscreen for the silver screen this summer

Thus far, the 2015 summer movie season has seen two of the highest-grossing domestic opening weekends of all time, with $208 million going to “Jurassic World” and a not-too-shabby $191 million to “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (onl More...

Jam out with this ultimate summer pool party playlist

With summer and its warm sunny days with us once again, it’s prime time for pool and beach parties. And any self-respecting event such as this needs a soundtrack. Fortunately, summer fun has long been a favorite topic for songwriters. More...

Naples resident, FGCU grad on his way to Oxford with full scholarship

A 2014 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University has been awarded a full scholarship to the University of Oxford in England.  Andres Machado, 25, a Naples resident and native of Colombia, will pursue a master’s degree in global governance More...

Goodwill, Boy Scouts collecting flags

Goodwill and the Boy Scouts of America are combining resources to collect used, soiled or damaged U.S. More...

Barbershop chorus seeking venue for 2016 concert

The Everglades Barbershop Chorus of Naples needs a place to stage next year’s annual show. The facility needs to seat at least 400 people and have an excellent sound system to project the music of the chorus’ 30 members.  More...

Nonprofits welcome summertime donations, volunteer manpower

As the heat and humidity of summer bear down, the need for volunteers and donations goes up at nonprofit organizations throughout the community. If you have time and/or treasure to share, you might find just the right outlet here.   More...

Students invited to apply to join Make-A-Wish youth committee

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida invites students in grades 7-12 to apply to serve on its Youth Leadership Committee for the 2015-16 school year.  More...

Business News

New apps for easy livin’

Startup app developers in Southwest Florida are working on innovative ways to make online shopping easier and more reliable

Craigslist and eBay were among the first popular web applications to “disrupt” traditional shopping. They made anyone anyone who wanted to log onto the sites a buyer or seller. More...

Making sense of Greece

MONEY & INVESTING

For most of us, high school was a brief, awkward stage of our lives highlighted by devastating crushes on the opposite sex, fits of rebellion against parents, the stress of getting into college and embarrassing acne breakouts. More...