March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Federation hosts Israeli attorney

The Jewish Federal of Collier County’s Cardozo Society invites the public to a lunch program with Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, founder of Shrat HaDin-Israel Law Center and one of Israel’s leading attorneys, on Wednesday, March 16, at Temple S More...

All are invited to JCMI events

Here’s what’s coming up at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Unless otherwise noted, all are welcome and no reservations are needed.  Through March, evening services are held at 8 p.m. More...

Foundation program helps students get down to business

Area professionals encouraged to attend March 15 networking session

Noemi Reyes, a student pursuing an associate’s degree at Florida SouthWestern State College, recently met a business owner for lunch. More...

Buckle up for safety and because it’s the law

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement agencies around Florida in reminding motorists to buckle their seat belts and child restraints.  The state law applies to all cars, pickups and vans.  All passengers in th 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...

‘Nashville Nights’ wine and food fest vintner dinner

Georganne Williams, Mark Loren and Sheri Loren More...

Photos

Fine wine flowed and bid paddles bobbed wildly up and down at the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest grand tasting and auction on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.   More...

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

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. daily through Saturday, March 12, at the following locations:  ¦ Everglades City Hall – 102 Copeland Ave. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

When Sonny gets BLUE

Slide blues guitarist Sonny Landreth headlines Bonita Blues Festival

When Sonny gets blue, it's a good thing. Because when slide guitarist Sonny Landreth plays the blues, everyone feels great. More...

Gulfshore Opera presents Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’

Gulfshore Opera presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion” in three performances March 18-20 at venues in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. More...

Luxury wristwatch helps connect the dots in latest Harry Bosch thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

Those who follow the Harry Bosch series know that Bosch has been forced into retirement and is fighting the way it was done. Bitter and at loose ends, he needs something to occupy his time and his talents. Wouldn’t you know it? More...

Home for hospital families gets a makeover

It’s a home away from home that feels like a luxury dream house you’d find in a glossy magazine. More...

How to make the most of the kids’ days off school

ROOTED IN NAPLES

I recently checked our kids’ school calendars — separately, because they have schedules that are totally different in every way — and realized that throughout the entire five-week month of March, the two of them are simultaneously i More...

Museum receives field trips grant

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida has received a grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to fund field trips to the museum for 3,000 eighth-grade students in Collier County Public Schools. More...

Hyundai is marketing 2017 Elantra as an upscale value

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Traditionally the best recipe for mass-market compact car success is to play strongly into the idea that there is value in durability. It has worked extremely well for cars like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 14-18:  Monday, March 14  Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road: Aggressive driving  Immokalee and Airport-Pulling More...

2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises more than $2.8 million for pediatric health care

The 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raised more than $2.8 million to benefit pediatric health care in Southwest Florida. More...

‘Red Velvet Speakeasy’ wine and food fest vintner dinner

Peter Pala, Renee Ciccarello and Brooke Denson More...

Avow invites the community to remember loved ones

Butterfly release set for March 26 in Cambier Park

Avow invites the community to its annual butterfly release Saturday, March 26, at Cambier Park. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include children’s activities and a walk-through butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of live butterflies. More...

Considering the evolution of one’s shopping habits

THE DIVA DIARIES

I am not what one would call a champion shopper. I have plenty of friends who love nothing more than spending an entire day swiping their plastic at Waterside Shops and think nothing of spending $695 on a pair of leggings (yes, leggings!). More...

Business News

Small business vital

Small businesses comprise 90 percent of Southwest Florida’s companies

WITH JUST EIGHT EMPLOYEES AND PRODucts dependent on technology, Atilus represents the present and future of the Southwest Florida business landscape. More...

The large trade deficit is not necessarily a bad thing

MONEY & INVESTING

I really can’t stand almost everything that is said in political debates with regard to the economy, as most of it is just grandstanding at best and downright lies at the worst. More...