December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Members and staff at Country Club of Naples partnered with Youth Haven and the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District to help make the holidays happier for deserving children in Collier County. More...

Animal hospital collecting gifts for Gulf Coast Humane Society pets

Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida welcomes donations of pet-friendly items to benefit local shelter animals. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 21-25:  Monday, Dec. More...

Watch your wallet, protect your purse while holiday shopping

It only takes a few seconds.  Credit card thieves are targeting shoppers, especially those who use a shopping cart, while they aren’t looking this holiday season.  These thieves usually work in teams and are scouting for shoppers who More...

Year-end Ooh La La Lady of the Month understands the importance of helping

Neapolitan Peggy Wigglesworth has been named Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour Lady of the Month for December. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Model Yacht Club welcomes all who love to race radio-controlled model sailboats following the Racing Rules of Sailing that are used by full-scale boats. Membership in the American Model Yacht Association is required. More...

Headed to a holiday party? Don’t forget your phone

THE DIVA DIARIES

I am NOT addicted to my iPhone.  I swear.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

A list of parties and places to ring in the New Year

Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. More...

Cluster Pluckin’ moves to Opera Naples this year

Neapolitan Russ Morrison says you’ve never been to a pluckin’ until you’ve been to the Neapolitan Opry’s Cluster Pluckin’, a bluegrass/folk/Americana/ jazz concert that Mr. More...

Read all about it: The inaugural Collier County Jewish Book Festival

The inaugural Collier County Jewish Book Festival will add a new ingredient to the cultural life of the community. More...

Still shopping? Put nonprofits on your go-to list

You know how the holiday season is supposed to incorporate more giving than getting, right? Perhaps we can interest you in augmenting your generous spirit by linking it with mutually beneficial shopping.   More...

Jewish Federation funds holiday shopping spree for area kids

ROOTED IN NAPLES

The holidays are looking pretty bright for 90 Golden Gate and East Naples students after an anonymous member of the Jewish Federation of Collier County donated $9,000 to allow kids to do their Christmas shopping alongside officers from the Collier Co More...

Car shopping? Consider donating your old model to help foster kids

Friends of Foster Children Forever has partnered with Naples Auto Donation Center for an “auto roundup” this season to raise funds for academic mentoring programs FFCF provides for foster children in Southwest Florida.  More...

Ford F-150 Platinum is a luxury car lurking in a 4x4

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Owning a 4x4 truck is like being in an exclusive club. There’s a small nod you instinctively know to give another pickup owner if you pass them on a secluded dirt road. 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...

26 Teachers of Distinction will vie for the next Golden Apple awards

Champions For Learning, the education foundation of Collier County, announces the Teachers of Distinction for the 2015-16 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program. More...

2015 tourney for The Immokalee Foundation is par for the course

Professional golfers from across the United States and four foreign countries recently joined nearly 100 of the most philanthropic players in Southwest Florida to benefit the youth of Immokalee at The Immokalee Foundation’s Charity Classic Pro- More...

Seniors can apply for $2,000 college scholarships

Suncoast Credit Union, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and the local education foundation, Champions For Learning, will award five $2,000 scholarships to 2016 high school graduating seniors in Collier County. More...

Business News

Damage control

Taking a look at how local PR pros view Volkswagen’s crisis

IF THE PROS HAD BEEN GRADING THEM BASED ON a common core of public relations wisdom, Matthias Mueller, the German chief of Volkswagen, and Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of the supervisory board of the company which includes Audi and Porsche among its More...

Straight talk from the pros

DAVID DORLE, Dorle Communications:   A. “You have to get way ahead of the news of the story. Anticipate the press and your audiences as well — and therefore you’re really talking about full disclosure. More...

We keep getting fooled again and again

MONEY & INVESTING

It is truly amazing what the human mind has created over the past few decades. The Internet. Cures for devastating diseases. Nuclear power. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. More...