October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Sales of children’s book will help protect Marco’s burrowing owls

Marco Island resident Roseanne Pawelec is donating $1 from every sale of her new children’s book, “Ollie Finds a New Home,” to a fund to help protect Marco’s burrowing owls. More...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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...

CCSO Citizens Academy puts public inside the sheriff’s office

Anyone who is interested in learning about the inner workings of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office should consider applying for the CCSO Citizens Academy. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Oct. 19-23:  Monday, Oct. More...

Forget hayrides and pumpkin patches; it’s wedding season in Southwest Florida

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here in Southwest Florida it’s officially the season of love, champagne toasts, doing the Electric Slide and deciding between the steak or the snapper. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Creative organizing

The right (brain) way of putting things in order

When it comes to organization, one size doesn’t fit all.  That’s especially true if you’re an artist.  If you’ve ever read books about organizing and tried following them, only to grow frustrated, don’t worry. More...

East West Fine Art curated for Neapolitan interiors

After 15 years operating their flagship Naples gallery, Gallery on Fifth, owners Olga and Leeza Arkhangelskaya opened their newest endeavor, East West Fine Art, earlier this month to specifically target Naples homeowners.  More...

Love and loss marinated in laughter at Florida Rep

ARTS COMMENTARY

Your mother probably taught you to never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach.  I offer the same advice for those planning to see “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti” in the ArtStage Studio Theatre of Florida Repertory Theatre: Be More...

Snip snip for stray cats, then back to the neighborhood

Feline lives matter, including tens of thousands of feral cats that are estimated to roam free through Southwest Florida neighborhoods.  More...

Food bank hopes to have 10,000 turkeys to distribute

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida needs to provide about 10,000 turkeys and chickens for families in need this Thanksgiving. The community can help by donating frozen holiday birds or making a financial contribution.  More...

Pick out your pumpkin at St. Monica’s

St. Monica’s Episcopal Church has hauled in more than 5,000 pumpkins and ornamental gourds for its 11th annual Pumpkin Patch. Pick yours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day between now and Oct. 30.  More...

Jewish Federation hosts luncheon with journalist

The Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County and Israel Bonds invite the public to brunch with Alon Ben David starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at The Club at Pelican Bay. Mr. More...

New Nissan Murano is the anti-square crossover

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The 2015 Murano debuts the third generation for Nissan’s look-at-me crossover. It’s a truly bold move to try and be this distinctive in the mainstream world of midsize vehicles, but that’s nothing new for this one. 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

Cultivating a workforce

Program provides employee incentives, tuition assistance and better business

Nate Swan expects to hire 2,000 account executives during the next five years as sales of proprietary business technology research and advisory services continue to grow internationally at Gartner’s Fort Myers division.  More...

Figure out the right bank for you

MONEY & INVESTING

Living in Punta Gorda, I hear a lot of conversations that start with, “Remember the good old days when...” I don’t really understand those discussions. Was it better years ago without the Internet or iPhones? More...