March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Busy restaurateur manages to make time for family, too

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Most Tuesday nights you can find Linda and me at Weekend Willies, enjoying great food and live music by the blues band Mudbone. More...

Three ‘Soup for the Soul’ lunches remain

The Lenten Soup for the Soul series presented by The Theological Center in Naples continues at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday through Lent. Messages are delivered by spiritual leaders from throughout the community at various places of worship.  More...

BMW M4 convertible is all your dream cars rolled into one

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Choose one car to drive for the rest of your life. Chances are this is it.  The BMW M4 convertible is a droptop for the sunny days, a coupe for the wet ones, a luxury commuter and a 425 horsepower sports car. 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...

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Members and guests of the Naples Press Club heard from guest speaker Professor Laura Weir of Florida SouthWestern State College at the group’s lunch meeting in February at the Hilton Naples.  TED EPSTEIN / COURTESY PHOTOS   More...

Whatever floats your boat

SW Florida offers range of ways to enjoy water-based recreation

With a father in the U.S. Navy, Scott Qurollo lived someplace with water whenever the family relocated. More...

It’s all work, no play for some

Long before most of our morning commutes, some local residents have already put in nearly half a day’s work, pulling nets, pots and lines from the water to inspect the day’s catch. More...

Weighing extended warranties on boat engines

It’s acknowledged among boat owners that boat engines have improved in quality and reliability over the years, and backing that up are recent surveys from J.D. More...

Online boating safety course offered for free

For boaters, the best things in life are free — the serenity of open water, a breeze filling a sail or a fishing hole that beckons. More...

Options for boat-accessible dining abound in SWFL

Whether it’s a shrimp basket at Coconut Jack’s, gator bites at Stan’s Idle Hour or cutting-edge Continental cuisine at M Waterfront Grille, somehow it all tastes better if you’ve traveled there by boat. More...

Boats charted course for Southwest Florida development

Their names evoke a long-ago America, a time before planes, helicopters and air-conditioned cars with stereos. There was the Anah C. and the Uneeda, the Dixie, Gladys and the Thomas A. Edison. More...

Ten tips to make boating with children safe, fun

The Sea Tow Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to boating safety and education, offers the following list of 10 tips for boating with kids.   More...

What springtime boat buyers need to know

With the newest boat-buying season kicked off, springtime customers are on the prowl. More...

Preparation critical for responsible boat owners

In the weeks after hurricanes or other major storms strike, orphaned boats can litter streets, block traffic and interfere with access by emergency vehicles, and sailboat masts snagged in overhead wires can delay the return of much-needed electrical More...

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Cooking out of the box

Subscription meal plans the new way to save time, eat well

Have you found yourself falling back on the same five or six meals every week? Are you bored by what’s in your refrigerator and feeling uninspired when it comes time to cook?  More...

TheatreZone presents a new interpretation of ‘Into the Woods’

For the second year in a row, local fans of Steven Sondheim can immerse themselves in the lyricists’ complex and heartfelt compositions, this time when TheatreZone brings “Into the Woods” to the G&L Theatre March 3-13.  More...

Malicious murder makes for most delicious reading

FLORIDA WRITERS

Coral Springs writer Alyssa Maxwell begins a new series with this title. Judging from what it has to offer, I predict the Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries series will be as well received as the author’s Gilded Newport Mysteries. More...

Power and money

In Florida so far, natural gas has become the most consequential cleaner energy-source for the masses. More...

Coming or going, the area code stays

Mud, the former program director and talent on Arrow 94.5 FM, still has a phone number with a Southwest Florida 239 area code, even though he moved away 10 years ago.  After spending 10 years at WNRQ in Nashville, the man known as Michael Gross More...

Wortham named new president at Hodges University

The board of trustees at Hodges University has selected Donald Wortham, Ph.D., to lead the institution as president. Mr. Wortham comes to Hodges from the College of St. More...

By mail, early or on voting day, be sure to cast your ballot

2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

Early voting for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary is open for registered voters in Collier County from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5-12 at the following locations:  ¦ Everglades City Hall – 102 Copeland Ave. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 7-11:  Monday, March 7  Airport-Pulling Road and J&C Boulevard: Aggressive driving  18th Avenue N.E. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Visitors who own or admire Corvettes are welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. For more information, visit corvettesofnaplesfl.com. More...

You say tomato, and I say pass the wine, please

THE DIVA DIARIES

It must be that time of year because I start to get a little prickly as we approach the end of snowbird/tourist season.  Now, before any of my Midwestern neighbors start tapping out any angry emails, know that I truly appreciate our visitors fro More...

Test the waters

For practical or personal reasons, live-aboards wouldn’t have it any other way

“If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or another, cherish very nearly the same feelings toward the ocean with me.” — Ishmael, “Moby- Dick”   More...

Living large

Big-water communities cater to sailors, paddlers, boaters, skiers

Many Southwest Florida residents enjoy a waterfront lifestyle miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Fuel for thought on gassing up your boat

Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. More...

VHF radio check makes boating safer

If you haven’t freed up time to fix the important things on your recreational boat, such as having a fully working VHF radio on board, do it. More...

Take the plunge in Charlotte County’s water-themed eco-adventures

Environmental organizations in Charlotte County offer plenty of eco-adventures and the opportunity to make a splash while learning about the unique ecosystems along Lemon Bay and the back-bay waters between Englewood Beach and the mainland. More...

Update your marine electronics for safety and fun on the water

Marine electronics are constantly becoming more functional and powerful, yet researching and buying the latest on-board equipment can be frustrating and expensive. More...

Online course teaches boaters weather basics

For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas.  More...

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...

Don’t let scammers sink your boat transaction

It’s not uncommon for boat buyers and sellers to get ripped off, says the Boat Owners Association of The United States. More...

Business News

Retirement planning

New myRA plan tries to make things simple

CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE NOT HAVING TO WORK anymore? Your time, after a lifetime of labor, is finally yours. If you want to spend the morning kayaking or barbecuing or shooting 36 holes at the golf course, go ahead. It’s your time. More...

Investing in emerging markets has risk, but upside worth it

MONEY & INVESTING

Children are expensive, frustrating, time consuming, and carry almost every pathogen known to man, which they are happy to pass along to you.  But the joy of watching your kids grow into adulthood somehow makes it all worthwhile.  More...