November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Looking for secrets

“We didn’t find anything we didn’t already know about.” — Donald Lindstedt

Donald Lindstedt is now 95, but when World War II ended in 1945, he was a young Army PFC.   More...

Seeing Hiroshima after the Bomb

Richard Timbers was 17 when he dropped out of high school to join the Marines in 1945.  He arrived on Okinawa after the fighting. While there, he and other Marines prepared for an invasion of Japan that never happened.   More...

Controversy separates man and canine best friends

Vietnam veteran Mike Coslet is seeking a new home in either Collier, Lee or Charlotte county that will allow him to be reunited with his large dog, Lucas. The two were separated six weeks ago, after Mr. More...

AIA lectures for the public focus on design, culture and sustainability

The American Institute of Architects- Florida Southwest Chapter continues its fall lecture series with distinguished guest speakers who are nationally recognized in design, culture and sustainability. More...

Food bank needs 10,000 Thanksgiving turkeys

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 by Friday, Nov. More...

A patriotic welcome back for veterans and guardians of the seventh Collier County Honor Flight

1. Naples Girl Scout Troup 102 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...

Learn how to be your own private investigator

Did you ever want — or need — to be your private investigator?  More...

James Bond’s largest collection is much closer than you think

BEHIND THE WHEEL

As the new James Bond movie hits theaters, it’s hard not to get excited. The timeless allure of the cars, gadgets, and bravado that make up Ian Fleming’s agent 007 has created the longest running film franchise in history. More...

Might as well face it. She’s addicted to fall.

DIVA DIARIES

“Hi! My name is Stephanie and I’m a fallaholic. I’m addicted to autumn.”  “Hi, Stephanie!”  It started when I was a wee diva growing up in Ohio. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Lost & Found

‘The Seafarer’ finds his way in Florida Rep’s holiday play

AT FIRST GLANCE, IT SOUNDS LIKE AN ODD premise for a Christmas play: five drunk middle-aged Irish guys sitting around on Christmas Eve playing poker, cursing and gambling.  But David Edwards, director of “The Seafarer”r at Florida Re More...

Rookery Bay welcomes bronze sea turtle

Turtles on the Town announces that the Kathy Spalding original bronze sea turtle that goes up for auction at the TOTT gala in March will be on display at the opening reception of the annual Southwest Florida Juried Painting Exhibit at the Rookery Bay More...

Past and present perfectly intersect in a stunning archaeological thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

The third installment of the Sarah Weston Chronicles finds Sarah, a British archaeologist, in Thebes. More...

Young and eager to serve

“I have a letter from Harry Truman.” — Murray Zucker,

Murray Zucker is “only” 86. That means he was a lad of 16 when World War II ended in 1945.  But the young Mr. More...

Placing Nazis in bombsights

More than 70 years ago, Roger Broeker, now 95, was a first lieutenant in what was known as the Eighth Air Force, which was part of the United States Army Air Force. At its peak, about the time Mr. More...

Flying a B-25 over Biak

“A piece of the airplane went in one side of my leg and out the other.” — Clybourne “Bud” Crouch

Clybourne “Bud” Crouch, 92, flew a B-25 in Southeast Asia during World War II. Once, though, his plane wasn’t a friend.  “A piece of the airplane went in one side of my leg and out the other,” he says.   More...

A feat of endurance

Robert Klein, now 92, went into combat more than 70 years ago as an Army sergeant in Europe and didn’t come out for 61 days.  “I didn’t change clothes,” he recalls of that two-month stretch. More...

Give thanks and show your compassion for youth who are not as fortunate

According to the 2015 Council on Homelessness, Florida school districts identified 71,446 children and youth who were homeless or unstably housed. In Collier County, Youth Haven is taking steps to ensure that no child sleeps on the streets. More...

It’s time for Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

Naples Historical Society invites the public to enjoy another season of Christmas at Palm Cottage now through Dec. 31. More...

Company wants cell phones for soldiers

Action Automatic Door & Gate welcomes gently used cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program that provides active duty soldiers and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Nov. 16-20:  Monday, Nov. 16  Naples Boulevard: Aggressive driving  U.S. More...

New exhibit uses picturebooks to introduce the Holocaust story

The newest exhibit at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, “Picturebook History: Telling the Story to Children,” explores how picturebooks help introduce children to the subject of the Holocaust and war. More...

IRAs can benefit charity while reducing taxes for heirs

SO YOU WANT TO BE A PHILANTHROPIST?

When balancing financial goals for retirement, charitable giving, and what is left to heirs, an Individual Retirement Account is normally set aside to provide additional retirement income and benefit heirs. More...

Business News

Going your own way

Cut your own new career path by becoming a franchisee

THE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATH IS DEAD, SAYS business consultant Pete Gilfillan.  With rapidly changing technology and a global economy, the average company and employee in the United States continue to come to terms with the new normal.   More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership will create a worldwide business shift

MONEY & INVESTING

Imagine yourself at a big-box store about to buy a roll of duct tape. You see two identical rolls in every possible way but one is selling for $5 and one for $4. Which should you buy? Seems obvious to buy the $4 tape, right? More...