January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Mentor/mentee relationships reward both parties involved

The day after Immokalee High School senior Horace Means missed a math assignment, his mentor wanted to know what happened. “Mr. 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...

Learn more about lifelong learning at the FGCU Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its winter/ spring 2016 schedule of adult lifelong learning programs featuring more than 900 lectures as well as short courses, day trips, concerts, special events, travel abroad prog More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Jan. 11-15:  Monday, Jan. 11  Creech and Goodlette-Frank roads: Speeding  U.S. More...

Let the Infiniti QX60 disguise your family

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Of course you love your family. Still, many of you are willing to pay extra money to drive a vehicle that doesn’t always remind you that there are plenty of little ones to haul around. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Artful mysteries

A long, winding path finally led Bonita Springs novelist to her genre

There’s an art to writing about art. Bonita Springs author Barbara Shapiro has cultivated that skill, mixing it with her ability to spin a good mystery story. More...

Universal truths revealed in ‘Informed Consent’

Gulfshore Playhouse presents “Informed Consent,” a drama written by Deborah Zoe Laufer and directed locally by Kristen Coury, on stage at The Norris Center Jan. 9-31. More...

Plane crash investigation leads to an unusual theory and shocking surprises

FLORIDA WRITERS

Ward Larsen’s latest is now labeled as “A Jammer Davis Thriller,” linking it with two of the author’s previous novels. I, for one, approve the plan and am thrilled to imagine more such technothrillers. More...

State road projects to accommodate growth in 2016 and beyond

Roads swell with more traffic every year in Southwest Florida, and planners look ahead at how to manage it. More...

For this Mudbone musician, it’s all about that bass

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Every chance we can, Linda and I had to Weekend Willie’s for the Mudbone Blues and Beyond Jam. More...

Irish history lectures will benefit Naples St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Naples St. Patrick Foundation presents Matt Knight, head of Special Collections at University of South Florida Libraries Tampa, as guest speaker at the first of three lectures about Irish history.  More...

Drivers advised to plan routes around weekend triathlon

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office advises that motorists can expect major traffic delays in parts of North Naples, Golden Gate Estates and Ave Maria while the HITS triathlon series is underway Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10. More...

Looking toward retirement? Learn how to make it exceptional

Naples resident and certified retirement coach Marianne Oehser says the average person spends more time planning a two-week vacation than he does planning his retirement. 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...

From now on, it’s up, up and away instead of hitting the road

THE DIVA DIARIES

There was a time when I adored a road trip. My husband Todd and I would load up the car with our luggage, lots of beef jerky and a six pack of Red Bull and take off into the wild blue yonder with our sidekick, Gumby, on the dashboard. More...

Business News

Get paid to speak

Employing the art of oratory to boost your income

TED talks, YouTube rants and Mr. Peanut, the mascot for Planters Peanuts, are all signs of just how highly valued the art of oratory is today.  More...

A look back as we look forward to 2016

MONEY & INVESTING

If I asked you to list a few of the important national and global events that happened in 2015, it might take you a few minutes to think of them. More...