October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Why and when should you have a mammogram?

Numerous studies have shown that getting a mammogram and a breast exam reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer. Breast cancers found during a mammogram are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast. More...

Breast self exam: A good habit to start in your 20s

Beginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam. Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. More...

October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One in four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. That’s more women than are affected by breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. More...

Giving thanks that dress-down day comes but once a year

ROOTED IN NAPLES

With two children attending different schools and two working adults in charge of them, I’m sure it’s not difficult to believe our family is a little pressed for time. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Oct. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Calendar Girls

Local actresses bare it all for a good cause

Pat Clopton never had a burning desire to take her clothes off in public.  But when the opportunity presented itself recently, the local actress, just a handful of weeks shy of 80, thought: What the hell?  “I can’t imagine one o More...

Culinary documentary is last course for NIFF 2015

The Naples International Film Festival will present the Florida premiere of the full-length documentary “King Georges” as part of its closing night awards presentation and wrap party Sunday, Nov. 8, at Artis—Naples.  More...

Panhandle novel packs punch with murder, romance and family dynamics

FLORIDA WRITERS

This is the third book in Dawn Lee McKenna’s four-part “The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series,” a tightly integrated sequence of books that is best enjoyed and appreciated if read in order.  More...

Habitat for Humanity needs funds for affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County needs help from the public in order to serve more families in need of affordable housing options, a problem that has hit crisis levels in the community. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS

¦ THROUGHOUT OCTOBER Tommy Bahama on Third Street South will donate $1 for every Pink Hibiscus Lime Cooler cocktail or glass of Marqués de Cáceres Rosado rosé sold to the Garden of Hope & Courage on the downtown Naples campus of NCH. More...

What to do if you’re called back because of something suspicious

Most of the time, women getting their routine mammogram will receive a letter within 30 days saying the results were normal. More...

Young readers and TIF students benefit from charity golf tournament and dinner

Immokalee elementary school students Salvador Vaca and Juan Diego Hernandez weren’t interested in books or reading when they started first grade. More...

ESL classes begin Oct. 7 at 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...

Weekly classes explore the Bible from an academic perspective

A free biblical exploration class starts Sunday, Oct. 4, at Moorings Presbyterian Church and continues weekly, meeting from 11:15 a.m. to noon and followed by time for questions and answers. Childcare is provided.  More...

Why can’t insurance cover a post-surgery spa visit?

THE DIVA DIARIES

As your poor discontented diva pens this missive, her surgery recovery moves at a slow, but certain pace.  My dear readers may remember about three weeks ago when I detailed my latest injury due to my most recent attempt at healthy living. More...

Business News

Walking into the future

Designing pedestrian-friendly communities

Like a perfect economic storm of the future showing only the first real edges of new urbanism, the following events took place almost simultaneously late last week:  More...

Striking the balance between inflation and deflation

MONEY & INVESTING

I own a business buying and selling estate jewelry and diamonds, and so I hear some wild stories. More...

Workshop focuses on the world of business etiquette

Area business professionals can learn what to do, and what to avoid, in any given sales situation with clients from any country at “Passport to Global Business Etiquette,” a one-day workshop with Terri Morrison at the Miromar Design Cente More...