October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

He rules the ivories

NOAH WADDELL

FORTY MEN AND WOMEN, CALL them pilgrims, sit expectantly on folding chairs in the grand atrium of Lee Memorial HealthPark on a Friday afternoon. More...

He remarkably escaped the Holocaust

CESARE FRUSTACI

CESARE FRUSTACI MAY BE A HUNgarian version of our own Forrest Gump. More...

Coalition reaches halfway mark in 10-year plan

Collier County is home to many working families and single adults who have no shelter to call their own. More...

Groups hope adoption ‘meow-a-thon’ finds forever homes for ‘hoarder cats’

The Naples Cat Alliance and PAWS of Lee County are holding an adoption “meow-a-thon” at Pet Smart in Coconut Point this weekend in hopes of finding permanent homes for some of the cats that were rescued from a hoarder situation in Bonita More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Oct. 12-16:  Monday, Oct. More...

Volkswagen: Not going away, not getting away

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The Volkswagen Group is a dozen vehicle marques rolled into the largest automotive corporation in the world. Now its namesake brand has betrayed key customers who have helped it grow into an industrial juggernaut. More...

Heading straight down Santa Claus Lane

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’ve decided to surrender to Christmas. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

RIAF 2015

Ringling International Arts Festival highlights Asian theater, music, dance and circus

ATTENDING THIS YEAR’S RINGLING INTERNAtional Arts Festival will be akin to taking a journey through Asia’s contemporary cultural high points. More...

‘Something’s Afoot’ at the Sugden

A new season for The Naples Players opens with a zany send-up to the classic whodunits Oct. 14-Nov. 8 at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

Tennessee Williams classic opens new season for Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse opens its new season with Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” on Saturday, Oct. 10. The show runs through Oct. More...

He came face to face with terrorists

MAJ. GEN. JAMES DOZIER

LIKE HIS LIFELONG FRIEND AND commander in Vietnam, the late George Patton IV., Maj. Gen. James Dozier (Ret.) has also become a farmer. More...

She defends immigrants fleeing hardship

SISTER MAUREEN KELLEHER

MAUREEN KELLEHER CARRIES A trace of New York City in her speech, although she long ago traded the land of skyscrapers for endless skies, and private life for the calling of the Catholic Church. More...

She never stops caring and giving

THELMA HODGES

FOR NEAPOLITANS WHO WANT someone to thank for the stateof the-art medical care provided by the NCH Healthcare System, Thelma Hodges is a great candidate. After being recruited in 1955 to be part of the nursing team that opened the center, Mrs. More...

She fights modern-day slavery

NOLA THEISS

WHILE PAINTING WITH 8- TO 15-year-old participants in ARTREACH, Nola Theiss and her volunteers broach serious subjects: the dangers of exploitation and the importance of sound decision making. More...

Zoo welcomes lion researcher for program about her work in Africa

Before Amy Dickman set up Tanzania’s Ruaha Carnivore Project in 2009, the area had the highest documented level of lion killing in East Africa. 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...

October events designed to raise awareness of domestic violence

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

Business News

Moving product

Freight summit addresses area’s fast-growing transport needs

Every day, hundreds of trucks loaded with freshly harvested produce in plastic bins — tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants and much more — arrive at packing houses in Immokalee. More...

The student debt crisis is real and it impacts everyone

MONEY & INVESTING

In the U.S., you must be 21 to purchase or consume alcohol. In most states, you must be at least 18 to purchase cigarettes. You have to be 18 to join the military without parental consent.  More...