September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

All welcome at Golden Gate 9-11 service

The community of Golden Gate invites the public to its 11th annual “We Will Never Forget” commemorative 9-11 service on Friday morning, Sept. 11, at the Golden Gate Government Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. More...

LGBT forum set at FGCU

Visuality Voices, an LGBT youth/young adult community center whose mission is to provide a safe and welcoming drop-in center for LGBT youth ages 13-25, invites the public to a program from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

AAA: Low gas prices drive Labor Day travel plans

AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since2008anda1percentincreaseover 2014. More...

After graduation, give the gown to Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has partnered with the national sustainability initiative Greener Grads to collect polyester graduation gowns.  More...

Incoming freshmen reap benefits of FSW campus experience

Recent Immokalee High School graduate Isabel Franco won three games at The Immokalee Foundation’s recent Take Stock in Children Family Day at Florida South- Western State College. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Sept. 7-11:  Monday, Sept. More...

Searching for fall — and a place to stay once you get there

THE DIVA DIARIES

Since Southwest Florida has no fall until well after hurricane season ends Nov. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Wayne’s world

Wayne White brings his off-kilter view of the world to the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

The three-dimensional letters hover over the mundane landscape like alien spaceships from another galaxy or sprawl out like credits announcing the title of a film.  More...

Best-selling authors booked for Nick Linn series

Friends of the Library of Collier County has confirmed four bestselling authors for its 2016 Nick Linn Lecture Series.  Since beginning in 2004, the luncheon series has raised nearly $800,000 for the Collier County Library System.  More...

Dog-gone murder mystery rattles Daytona

FLORIDA WRITERS

I don’t remember reading — or even reading about — a novel centered on the greyhound racing business. Now Susan Slater has come up with a dazzler set in Daytona. Being the third in Ms.  More...

Identity Fraud Institute plans luncheon

The Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University invites the public to its inaugural luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the John W. White Community Room of the Stock Building on the university’s Naples campus. More...

Do something good for those who do good

ROOTED IN NAPLES

As our fair city gets its ducks in a row for another busy season, our inbox has been beset by pleas from local nonprofits for volunteers and goods to ensure their programs are the best they can be. Some of them sound really interesting or fun. More...

College alumni, fans are ready for some football

¦ The Michigan State University Alumni Association of Naples welcomes Spartans fans, supporters and alumni of MSU to join the football fun at the official game watch location for the 2015 season: Stevie Tomato’s at Immokalee Road and Collier Bo More...

Boys & Girls Club plans annual Great Futures breakfast

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County hosts its annual Great Futures scholarship awards breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the club at 7500 Davis Blvd. More...

Maserati GranTurismo is endangered Italian wildlife

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Maserati has long been a brand built on passion, and the GranTurismo Convertible Sport might just be the last great infatuation. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Orchid Society invites all orchid aficionados to its next meeting and workshop Thursday, Sept. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Tune up your driving skills at AARP class

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...

Business News

Made right here

Niche and high-tech manufacturing is a growth industry for the region

Manufacturing jobs make up a modest 2.3 percent of employment in Southwest Florida. More...

Lemmings aren’t really hysterical; investors shouldn’t be, either

MONEY & INVESTING

I’m sure that everyone reading this column has heard the expression about acting “like a lemming.” It basically means to follow others blindly without thinking. More...

Dr. Jeffery S. Allbritten, President, Florida SouthWestern State College

‘The American higher education system is still the jewel of the world’

WHO AM I?  NAME: Jeff Allbritten  TITLE & COMPANY: President, Florida SouthWestern State College  YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 12  YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 12   More...