December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at Villa at Terracina Grand

Quartermaster Jim Buchholz, Commandant Scott Richardson, detachment member Jack Moran and Naples Young Marines Commander Robert Kemp of the Marine Corps League of Naples, E.T. More...

Everybody loves the Naples Christmas Parade

Kara Colon and Cristina Castillo More...

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The Naples Woman’s Club Juniorettes recently made 10 blankets for the babies who receive diapers from Baby Basics of Collier County. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  Monday, Dec. 28  Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads: Red-light running  Bayshore Drive and U.S. More...

Not everyone goes into orbit over Star Wars

THE DIVA DIARIES

So I hear a few good movies opened in theaters this past weekend just in time for Christmas, including the long-awaited fourth chapter in the animated chipmunk saga, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.” Word has it that folks are rea More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Portraits of sainthood

Ave Maria exhibit captures the good works of Mother Teresa

With her palms pressed together, a rosary wound inconspicuously through her fingers, Mother Teresa’s face gently beams out of the photo the Vatican chose for her beatification ceremony in 2003.  More...

These are the Top 10 albums of 2015

It’s a bad sign for the year in music when it’s a struggle just to come up with 10 albums that would have contended for my annual list in past years. More...

Hospice movement finds its champion in author Shawn McKelvie

FLORIDA WRITERS

Mix features of paranormal fiction with medical history and you get “Bed 39,” where the spirits of the deceased hang out and the story of the hospice movement is revealed. It’s a strange combination. More...

What’s up with this weird weather?

During the 6 p.m. news broadcast on NBC-2, senior chief meteorologist Robert Van Winkle described recent weather conditions in Southwest Florida in such technical terms as “warm and soupy” as well as “hot and sticky.”   More...

Ho! Ho! Hope for Haiti effort results in 100,000 meals

More than 200 volunteers transformed the cafeteria of North Naples Middle School into a holiday party for two hours one day earlier this month with a goal of packing 75,000 Meals of Hope bound for Haiti. More...

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

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

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Doll Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2900 County Barn Road in Naples. the next meetings are Jan. 6 and 20. More...

With a hatchback body and huge spoiler, GLA45 AMG is a wild and unexpected Mercedes

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Go ahead and scratch your head the first time you look at this contradiction of a car. We sure did.  More...

Tune up your driving skills in 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...

Business News

it’s a scam

The Top 10 rackets reported to the BBB this year

When the Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Tracker earlier this year, it was expected that tax scams would be high on the list. What was surprising was how high — more than the next three categories put together.  More...

There’s an extended warranty they’re not telling you about

MONEY & INVESTING

During this holiday shopping season many of you either have or will be purchasing some rather expensive items from TVs to tablets to appliances. And with a lot of these purchases you will be asked if you would like to add on an extended warranty. More...

Judges, keynote speaker announced for first VenturePitch SWFL of the New Year

Four judges have been selected for the 2016 first quarter VenturePitch SWFL that takes place Thursday evening, Jan. 21, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. More...