January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Yiddish Club of Naples meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road, and welcomes anyone who enjoys hearing Yiddish spoken, read or sung. The next meetings are Feb. 2 and 16. More...

Gulf Coast Sailing Club plans 40th annual charity regatta

The Gulf Coast Sailing Club will welcome Tucker Thompson, the TV and public host for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, as guest speaker at dinner Saturday, April 2, for the club’s 40th Southwest Florida Charity Regatta. Mr. More...

MSU golf scramble for scholarships

Michigan State University alumni in Southwest Florida will hold the eighth annual MSU Endowed Scholarship Fund golf scramble at Quail Creek Country Club on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 15. More...

Wounded Warriors set to meet Collier County softball teams

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team takes on the North Collier Fire-Rescue Department and the Collier County Senior Softball League in a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 13, at the North Collier Regional Park. The opening ceremony at 5 p.m. More...

Beware of phone scam targeting taxpayers

Tax filing season started with a warning from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office about an Internal Revenue Service telephone scam targeting taxpayers.  More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Feb. 1-5:  Monday, Feb. More...

A gentle reminder of social-season dos and don’ts

THE DIVA DIARIES

Recently, a friend of mine who has two young children and who happens to be quite slim and physically fit was at a sparkling social event when a distant acquaintance walked up, hugged her and smiled widely, asking (LOUDLY, mind you), “Oh my goo More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Comedy and Hitchcock collide in the Sugden’s Tobye Studio

Culture vultures might not easily link madcap comedy and Alfred Hitchcock, but Neapolitans are able to enjoy precisely that concoction when The Naples Players stages “The 39 Steps” Feb. More...

Collier museums exhibit old aprons, new paintings, varied photographs

Collier County’s five museums offer much for art and history aficionados to admire and study. Admission to the museums is always free, although donations are always welcome. For addresses and hours, visit colliermuseums.org. More...

Why the Naples Jazz Orchestra left Camier Park

GUEST OPINION

Would you have been able to predict the present weather conditions six or eight months ago? If you could have, you’re a smarter person than I, and it’s a part of my job in planning public events.  More...

Amateur python wranglers pounce in the Everglades

During the week, Spencer Cordell is a Lee County criminal defense attorney, but for the 2016 Python Challenge, he intends to head to the wilds of the Everglades, channel his inner Crocodile Dundee, and catch some big snakes on the weekends.   More...

A love/hate letter to El Nino

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Dear El Nino,  I was snuggled in my bed, diligently processing my list of anxiety dreams, when I was awoken by the high-pitched shrieking of my husband’s iPhone at our bedside.  “Stop it! More...

High schools teams head to court for annual mock trial competition

The Collier County Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Collier County School District and Court Administration for the 20th Judicial Circuit, host the 2016 mock trial competition for Collier County high school students Friday and Saturday, Jan. More...

Chubb Classic draws golfers from among the world’s best

Tournament officials have announced the early commitments for the 29th Chubb Classic taking place Feb. 9-14 at TwinEagles in North Naples. The tournament is the former ACE Group Classic, which has been held in Naples community for 29 years. More...

iTech construction students undertake boxcar renovation

Students in the construction technologies program at iTech Immokalee Technical College are renovating the The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida’s 97-yearold railway boxcar and strengthening its structural integrity so More...

2016 Hyundai Azera gets promoted to the boss

BEHIND THE WHEEL

It is often less exciting to be the dependable choice. That’s why there are no pinup calendars featuring tax lawyers, and artists don’t use cinder blocks for a canvas. But we are always happier with dependability in our lives. 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...

Business News

Hassle-free boating

Whatever the economic climate, boat clubs manage to boom

John Crowe and John Giglio run competing businesses that defied every stereotype coming off the assembly line of economic disasters during the Great Recession — their businesses did better, not worse, when times were hard.  More...

Puerto Rico’s in some serious trouble

MONEY & INVESTING

When you think of Puerto Rico what comes to mind? Beautiful sandy beaches? Coconut rum? Ricky Martin? The Caribbean island is famous for so many things. Unfortunately, the unincorporated U.S. More...