August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Visitor information center sets up in temporary location

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center has set up temporarily at the chamber’s administrative offices at 2390 Tamiami Trail N. More...

Distinguished rabbi will lead Marco High Holy Day services

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island welcomes Rabbi John Spitzer to lead High Holy Day services for the year 5776. More...

Older drivers can tune-up at AARP classes

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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Buckeyes, aka the Ohio State Alumni Association of Naples, welcomes any fan, friend, supporter and alumni of OSU to join its activities. Members gather for happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Seasons 52. More...

Collier County 100 Club invites all to its anniversary celebration

The Collier County 100 Club is looking back on its 30-year mission of repaying those who risk their lives — and lose their lives — to protect the lives of everyone in the community.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

New soul

The next generation of singers keeps the emotion strong

SOUL MUSIC IS FAR FROM DEAD.  It might not be played as much on the radio nowadays, but musicians — and listeners — are still lured to it.  As long as people possess a heart that can break and emotions that run deep, there will More...

Summer internship program gets rave reviews

The Naples Players’ inaugural summer internship program was by all accounts a huge success. More...

Maryland’s Eastern Shore remains fertile ground for exciting series

FLORIDA WRITERS

This new addition to the “Bowers and Hunter” mystery series, properly promoted, is going to gain James Lilliefors a huge chunk more of the readers his work deserves.  More...

Florida Weekly wins nine journalism awards

Florida Weekly writers and designers won nine awards in the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards competition. The awards were announced Aug. More...

Landscaper in hot water over mulch heist

ROOTED IN NAPLES

As chief correspondent of weird and mostly useless news here at Florida Weekly, I am pleased to present this item to you courtesy of the Collier County Sheriff ’s Office: Albert Benarroch, Marco Island resident and owner of Benarroch’s Af More...

Jewish community invited to picnic

The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts a picnic for all Jewish families and individuals of all ages from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Vineyards Community Park. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Aug. 24-28:  Monday, Aug. 24  Solana and Goodlette-Frank roads: Speeding  U.S. More...

Photos

Accompanied by neighbors, friends and family, they came in droves to Community School of Naples, some in their original uniforms, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic V-J Day “Kiss” in Times Square. More...

Hodges U. establishes Identity Fraud Institute

The Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University has been established as the research, education and victim assistance hub for identity theft and fraud-related issues throughout the state of Florida. More...

Indulging for a good cause is not so good for a dieting Diva

THE DIVA DIARIES

As part of my job, I’m asked to do a wide variety of interesting things. There was the time I entered a charity dance competition (two left feet and no sense of rhythm caused me to be bumped to emcee the event instead). More...

Business News

Paint. Play. Work.

Local studios make social arts their business

Hank Weisiger of Bisque IT studio in Port Charlotte sums up the art party sensation sweeping the nation best: “We’re not fine art, we’re fun art.”  More...

Winners and losers in light of a devalued yuan

MONEY & INVESTING

People like consistency and predictability in their lives. This is true with the small things in life like knowing that when you order a McDonald’s double cheeseburger, it always contains exactly two pickles. More...