December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

A life dedicated to prevailing over domestic violence

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Last year The Shelter for Abused Women & Children answered 2,488 calls on its 24-hour crisis line, provided more than 33,000 hours of counseling and developed more than 28,000 safety plans for those in crisis. More...

Experts on climate change and water shine in ‘Moonlight on the Marsh’ series

Some of world’s most distinguished experts on climate change, invasive species and global water issues will share their knowledge during the 2016 Bernard and Susan Master “Moonlight on the Marsh” Distinguished Lecture Series present More...

$1 million gift leads to renaming of Avow administration building

The administration center on the campus of Avow has been named the E&L Smith Administration Center in memory of Elizabeth and Leonard Smith. More...

Tune up your driving skills for the New Year

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

¦ The Naples Chapter, Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution holds a lunch meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Club at Longshore Lake, 1139 Phoenix Way. The program for Dec. 10 will be about the U.S. Constitution. More...

Nominations sought for 2015 FGCU alumni awards

The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its annual alumni awards for 2016: Alumnus of Distinction and the Soaring Eagle awards.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Weird wreaths

If McGyver were an artist, these are the kind of Christmas wreaths he’d likely make, cleverly crafted from whatever happened to be at hand: coffee stirrers, forks, bits of wire, beer cans. This year, for its Recycled Holiday More...

Newest Stars in the Arts added to the galaxy

The United Arts Council of Collier County has announced three individuals and three organizations as recipients of the 2016 Stars in the Arts awards. More...

A coffee-table tome covers the cottages and castles of Naples

FLORIDA WRITERS

This nearly 5-pound book is many things at once. It is a glorious homage to the spirit of Naples and the enterprise and good taste of its residents. It is a well-scribed, delightful history of the once- sleepy little Gulf Coast town.  More...

Electric’s long history of losing out to petroleum

It might seem surprising, but electric cars are not a new idea. At the turn of the last century, gasoline, electricity and steam power were all on U.S. roads vying for public acceptance. More...

Extended family finds home sweet Habitat home

In their new home, the Donis family is just steps away from Sugden Park, where they can ride bikes, take walks and have fun. In their last apartment, cars speeding through the jammed parking lot made it difficult to even walk outside.  More...

Speakers Assembly starts New Year with former Florida Gov. Bob Graham

Bob Graham, former U.S. senator and governor of Florida, will address the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida at its first luncheon of the New Year on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Report & Spa in Bonita Springs.  More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 14-18:  Monday, Dec. 14  U.S. More...

Mercedes CLS63 AMG is your 577 horsepower affair

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The Mercedes CLS63 AMG S-Model is a car with the power, poise and flair that easily appeals to both sexes. But to understand its full allure, you need to recognize the kind of woman some men find irresistible.  More...

FGCU inventors combine perspiration and inspiration

In a spectacular demonstration of selling brilliance and engineering savvy, 125 students lit up FGCU’s Sugden Ballroom last week with prototype models of inventions they’d conceived, designed and built in competing teams.  More...

Once it’s on Facebook, it’s always out there — somewhere

THE DIVA DIARIES

It’s 10 o’clock on a Wednesday night. More...

Business News

Flights climb

More student pilots are signing up for a change in perspective

Jean Lewis motored the small plane — a Cessna 172, the industry standard for flight schools that use them for training — onto the runway at the Punta Gorda Airport. More...

Who cares what the Fed does?

MONEY & INVESTING

I have learned a lot about human nature watching my 7-year-old twins interact with their peers. One thing I found very interesting is how bullies tend to behave. More...