July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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 older than 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

Everyone loves the Fourth of July parade

In the tradition of patriotic Neapolitans of all ages, thousands of spectators lined the streets of downtown for the Fourth of July parade on Saturday morning, July 4. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

RUST NEVER SLEEPS

Author chronicles a never-ending war against corrosion

It all started with an alluring 40-year-old sailboat in Mexico. Writer Jonathan Waldman and two of his buddies bought the boat when they were 30. "It was either climb Mt. Everest or sail around the world," he says. More...

After a false start, Nick Fradiani nabbed reality show stardom

Nick Fradiani probably finds a little more meaning in the saying “never say never” these days.  As singer/guitarist of the Connecticut based band Beach Avenue, he appeared on the NBC television talent show “America’s Got More...

Head to Fred’s for more than food and fun on July 18

Guitarists gathering for midsummer jam

Bluegrass music’s local cruise director, Russ Morrison, is organizing a midsummer jam at Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits on Saturday, July 18. Headlining the evening are guitar virtuoso Richard Smith and his cellist wife, Julie Adams. More...

Warm gulf waters bring cool world of critters to light

The Gulf of Mexico feels like bathwater these days, and while we’re all anxiously awaiting the tropical storms that feed off its heat, the annual crop of summertime sea creatures are making their appearances.  More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of July 13-17:  Monday, July 13  Immokalee Road and Winterview Drive: Aggressive driving  Airport-Pulling Road and Poinciana Drive: More...

The cost of beauty just keeps going up

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’ll never forget, as a wee diva, hearing my dear mother say to me, “It hurts to be beautiful, dear.” She usually said it while tearing a “rat’s nest” out of my wet hair with a fine-toothed comb or squeezing a blac More...

Business News

Functional medicine

A growing number of health-care providers in Southwest Florida are using the approach to find the root causes of chronic disease

About half of us suffer from at least one chronic disease, accounting for 86 percent of the health-care cost in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us.  More...

Tax savings and investments for small businesses

MONEY & INVESTING

People often ask me what I miss most about working at an investment bank structuring derivatives. Was it the fancy dinners or hobnobbing with CEOs? More...