February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Give Where You Live campaign makes it easy to be a philanthropist

The Community Foundation of Collier County has partnered with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to host the second annual giving day in Collier County. Starting at noon Monday, Feb. 29, and ending at 11:59 a.m. More...

Florida auction is crossing new oceans

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We are fortunate to have one of the world’s largest automobile auctions taking place in our backyard. After all, even if you’re not a bidder, having more than 3,000 vehicles in one place is still one heck of a car show. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Feb. 8-12:  Monday, Feb. More...

And then, one day, she quit

THE DIVA DIARIES

I remember the morning of Jan. 27, 2011, quite clearly. I woke up, poured myself a cup of coffee, added some Splenda and headed toward the balcony to smoke my morning cigarette. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘Legends of Opera’

Gulfshore Opera gala takes its title literally

Gulfshore Opera’s Steffanie Pearce wasn’t kidding around when she christened the company’s 2016 benefit “Legends of Opera.”  In a salute to “truth in advertising,” Ms. More...

Jazz trumpet takes spotlight in NJO tribute to Ferguson

Trumpet notes hit a new high when Miami-based recording artist, touring musician and instructor Ryan Chapman takes the stage with the Naples Jazz Orchestra for a Maynard Ferguson tribute concert. The show starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Ooh, la la! Get your fill of French films at FGCU

Local Francophones can have their fill of French movies when the Department of Language and Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts its fifth annual French Film Festival with screenings and discussions through Feb. More...

Rain records shattered in January

Nobody in recorded Southwest Florida history had ever experienced what all residents just endured — a January with nearly 13 inches of rain.  More...

Using his gifts to help protect the community’s treasures

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Many of us migrated to the Paradise Coast to enjoy the clean air, the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding pristine beauty. With continuing development, we need to balance our growth with a concern for maintaining the environment. More...

Choose your auction items to benefit Planned Parenthood

A framed “Hotel California” album signed by band members of the Eagles, dinner and wine for eight by Chef Brian Roland, a Sun Valley retreat and a limited edition Stars Wars poster signed by the actors are a sampling of silent auction ite More...

‘Fun money’ scholarships help lessen stress for TIF students

Dr. Massoud Eghrari and his late wife, Isabella, knew from their personal experiences how grueling it could be to pursue an education and career. More...

Tune up your driving skills

AARP classes help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce the risk for tickets and accidents. More...

Business News

Under consideration

Several bills up for vote this month could change Florida’s workplace

PENDING LEGISLATION THAT WOULD strengthen existing equality and anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, provide tax credits to businesses that hire felons, and ban employers from asking workers or job applicants for access to private social media More...

Japan’s venture into a black hole could be good for the U.S.

MONEY & INVESTING

I think it would be pretty cool to live in a black hole. First, you would never have to feel guilty about that second helping of ice cream as the gravitational forces would stretch you out so everyone would look like a long piece of spaghetti.  More...

Ask SCORE: What’s in a business name?

Q: I am in the process of organizing a new business and want to be sure that the name I select is unique and is trademark protected. What do you suggest?  A: Registering a trademark for a company name is not a complicated process.  More...