September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Living a life that proves ‘getting is in the giving’

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Since it was founded in 1972, Youth Haven has provided a safe harbor for traumatized abused, neglected and homeless children. The shelter now serves more than 2,400 children and family members every year. More...

Hodges U. Diversity Festival celebrates all cultures

Hodges University presents its eighth annual Diversity Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Naples campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. More...

Keep your eye on the road for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2:  Monday, Sept. More...

Kids aren’t the only ones who can go back to school

The fall schedule of classes for adults offered by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy includes an extensive and diverse curriculum of single lectures and short courses on topics ranging from iPad/iPhone basics to tai chi and yo More...

Avow service will let bereaved remember their loved ones

Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one is invited to Avow’s Remembering Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. More...

Here’s to the favorite flavor of Big Summer in Southwest Florida

THE DIVA DIARIES

Did you know that if you say “pumpkin spice latte” in a mirror three times, a girl in yoga pants and Uggs will appear and tell you all her favorite things about fall ?  That’s a joke that circulates around social media this tim More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Second Chances

THE BLACK-BOX THEATER WHERE TOM PRATHer’s new musical is opening this weekend looked like a busy thrift shop donation area, with boxes of second-hand items being unpacked everywhere. Mr.  More...

Concerts will help FGCU orchestra get to Carnegie Hall

The Wind Orchestra of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music & the Arts has been invited to perform at New York’s renowned Carnegie Hall in November and has begun fundraising to help students pay for the once-in-a-lifet More...

Tom Ross Prather is the writer and director of ‘Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical,’ and patriarch of Prather Entertainment Group.

Q&A

FW: What was the process for writing “Second Chances”?  More...

Some totally useless pieces of trivia, some with lots of numbers in them, which you might find amusing or mildly entertaining. Or might not.

The theme music for the very British “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” is the very American composition “The Liberty Bell” by John Philip Sousa. More...

Young professionals fill a niche for area nonprofits

What are young up-and-comers to do when they realize Southwest Florida is mostly a playground for people who have already made it? More...

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe builds on Florida-style indulgence

BEHIND THE WHEEL

It’s time to fulfill pure driving fantasy. That’s the true expectation once a car passes the $100,000 threshold. More...

Free ESL classes begin Oct. 7 at Marco church

English as a Second Language classes start Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle. The free classes will meet from 7-9 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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Women readers searching for a book club are welcome to visit the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island when seasonal meetings being at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, with a discussion of “Orphan Train” by Christine Baker Kline.  More...

Business News

The dog’s life

For local shops, canines mean business

Glance through their modeling portfolios and you’ll see the camera loves Sarge, Lexi and Tesla. Big eyes, expressive faces, a natural seated or lounging pose, often in the grass. The epitome of model perfection. More...

The more things change, the more the Fed stays the same

MONEY & INVESTING

So I turned 40 this month and decided to celebrate at Disney World with my family. More...

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces sponsors for Collier County 2015 Business Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the sponsors of the 2015 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County celebration that takes place Thursday evening, Oct. More...