February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Politicians are in government, but not in power

ANALYSIS

Say what you will about Bernie Sanders (and I will: he is an inveterate backbencher who has spent 25 years in Congress, 16 in the House of Representatives and nine in the Senate, with an almost zero record of accomplishment), the crusty senator from More...

Holocaust museum presents best-selling author Edwin Black

Investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author Edwin Black will present four talks for the public in Southwest Florida as a guest of the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida.  Mr. More...

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Former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Jim Goetz, center in back row, has been elected president of Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums. The association represents 68 condominiums on and near Gulf Shore Boulevard North. Shown with Mr. More...

Cadillac CTS-V is a 200 mph brute in a finely tailored suit

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Cadillac is an iconic American brand with an American sense of luxury.  So even when it comes time to build a super sedan in the style that’s been made popular by the Europeans, Caddy still does it on its own terms.  The heart of the More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America presents its bi-annual “The Art of Needlework: An Exhibit of Contemporary Embroidery” Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18-20, in the auditorium at Moorings Park. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

After touring the country, ‘Assisted Living: The Musical’ returns to its Southwest Florida roots

For an eclectic group of seniors at Pelican Roost, it’s time to let loose and party, not unlike when they were young. This time around, though, the drugs are prescription and there’s no risk of pregnancy.  More...

Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic to speak at Jewish Book Festival

“Grace is being at ease with the world, even when life tosses wine down your pants,” Sarah L. Kaufman writes in “The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life” ($24.95, W.W. Norton). More...

Palm Beach Show Group brings the goods to Naples for fifth annual show

Styles change, but some things do remain the same in the design world: antiques, gems and oil paintings.  A whole host of shows are popping up around town that specialize in rare treasures, but none of them are as highly anticipated or cover as More...

How they do it in Collier County

While Lee County struggles to identify money that will pay for growth, continually fine-tuning the planning dial like a person aiming to capture a weak radio signal, in Collier County officials still use the rule of thumb once also embraced in Lee: G More...

How they do it in Charlotte County

“Charlotte county revenue sources (for transportation and infrastructure) include gas taxes, sales tax money and impact fees,” explains Brian Gleason, the county’s communications manager.  “We also get money from the stat More...

She traveled the world to find paradise

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Leigh Benoliel and her partner Blaine East opened Paradise Wine in the Pavilion Shopping Center last fall. More...

Naples Winter Wine Festival raises more than $11 million

After a spirited weekend featuring the best wines produced worldwide and cuisine from the country’s top chefs, the 16th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival generated $11.1 million during at its live auction, bringing the total amount raised sinc More...

It’s spring training time in Southwest Florida

The Boston Red Sox have a number of events scheduled to kick off the 2016 spring training season as well as a new team addition fans are sure to love.  A new Red Sox mascot, Tessie the Green Monster, joins her older brother Wally at JetBlue Park More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff ’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Feb. 22-26:  Monday, Feb. More...

Read. Exercise. Declutter. Easier resolved than done

THE DIVA DIARIES

Well, we’re a little over a month and a half into 2016, and I’m wondering: How are those new year’s resolutions working out for you?  For me, not so good.  More...

Business News

Naples flights return

A small airline from Maine, Elite Airways, is giving travelers new options

Southwest Florida and the northeastern United States have long shared travelers for business and pleasure. A commercial airline that next week starts service out of Naples Municipal Airport strengthens that bond. More...

Our new era of central bank power

MONEY & INVESTING

I think one of the hardest things about being a parent is figuring out where to draw the line between directly helping your children solve life’s everyday challenges and letting them potentially fail on their own, learning from their mistake. More...