March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Putting down roots at The Garden of Hope and Courage

PROFILE IN PARADISE

The Garden of Hope and Courage opened in April 2004 on the downtown campus of NCH Healthcare System, now known as the NCH Baker Hospital. The garden was the dream of the late Jan Emfield, who had died of breast cancer 10 years before. More...

Airport noise committee adopts strategic plan, invites public to March 31 meeting

The Naples Airport Authority Noise Compatibility Committee has adopted its strategic plan for 2016 to improve compliance with Naples Municipal Airport’s voluntary curfew, communicate the value and benefits of the airport and the progress achiev More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 21-25:  Monday, March 21  Bayshore Drive and Botanical Place Circle: Speeding  Vanderbilt Beach and Goodlette- Frank roads: More...

Art about human trafficking on exhibit at CCSO gallery

The newest exhibit of artwork in the CommUNITY Gallery at Collier County Sheriff’s Office headquarters contains works by local youth in the ARTREACH program sponsored by Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. More...

Hodges U. honors Alan Korest as Humanitarian of the Year

Hodges University honors Naples civic leader and philanthropist Alan Korest as its 20th annual Humanitarian of the Year luncheon Tuesday, March 22, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. More...

Matching grant sets stage for a home for Gulfshore Playhouse

Armed with a $10 million matching grant courtesy of Jay and Patty Baker, Gulfshore Playhouse founder and Artistic Director Kristen Coury and her team are poised to bring a permanent home for the professional company to fruition. More...

Parents can enroll pre-K kids now

Parents and guardians of children who are ready for pre-kindergarten can register them now for the 2016-17 school year in Collier County Public Schools. More...

R/T Scat Pack: A purple people-eater with a practical side

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The American muscle car is alive and well, and the Dodge Challenger R/T with Scat Pack is the proof. One look at this coupe, and it is obvious that the design’s main goal is to stir up emotion for the original icon of the ’70s. More...

Voice of Naples seeks scholarship applicants

Voices of Naples offers up to $3,000 in scholarship awards to Collier and Lee county graduating seniors intending to pursue a college major associated with vocal music.  Applications must be received by March 21.  Auditions will be held on More...

USTA women’s open comes to Naples

Tennis Grand Slam champion Emilio Sanchez, founder of Academia Sanchez- Casal in Naples, welcomes the United States Tennis Association’s inaugural ASC Florida $25,000 Women’s Open to his academy’s clay courts Monday through Saturday More...

Naples set for first-ever U.S. Open in pickleball

More than 1,000 pickleball players are expected to convene for the first-ever U.S. Open Pickleball Championships set for April 26-May 1 at East Naples Community Park. More...

In search of a safe subject for dinner conversation

THE DIVA DIARIES

I don’t know about your mom, but my mom always told me there were two subjects that were taboo at dinner: “Never, ever discuss politics or religion around the table,” she advised. More...

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Misdeeds, mysteries in the woods

Maine wilderness plays critical part in Paul Doiron’s novels

EVERY YEAR, PAUL Doiron raises the murder rate in Maine. The novelist kills off another few people in his books so his protagonist, Game Warden Mike Bowditch, has another crime to solve. More...

The life of a game warden

“Being a game warden is an old-fashioned job. As professions go, it seems to belong to some lost and legendary age, right along with blacksmithing, lamplighting and the harpooning of sperm whales. More...

Insomnia keeps the story going in ‘A Sleeping Country’

Julia Fracassi suffers from “mind-numbing insomnia” and is desperately seeking a reason. Her self-absorbed, sassy therapist Midge, who just happens to be her best friend, is at a loss. More...

FGCU researchers work to understand, combat Zika virus

Research at Florida Gulf Coast University may help lead the fight against the Zika virus that has spawned international concern and public health emergencies in parts of Florida and the Americas. More...

What you need to know about the Zika virus infection

Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that recently spread to the Americas. More...

Hit the road for guided tour of Sarasota’s mid century treasures

The American Institute of Architects- Florida SW invites the public to hop aboard a luxury coach bound for Sarasota for the Mid Century Modern Architecture Tour on Saturday, March 19.  Naples residents can board the bus at 7:30 a.m. More...

One-man show examines issues of race, identity and family history

The Hodges University Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents author and activist Michael Fosberg in his one-man autobiographical play “Incognito” at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the university’s Naples campus. More...

Remember a loved one at Avow butterfly release

All are welcome to Avow’s annual butterfly release Saturday, March 26, at Cambier Park. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include children’s activities and a walk-through exhibit with hundreds of live butterflies. More...

Opera Naples hopes to raise $4 million in three years

Opera Naples continues its campaign to raise $4 million for its educational programs, outreach and performances. More...

CSN sends contingent to UNIS-UN Conference

Community School of Naples was the only school in the state, and one of only 13 schools in the country, chosen to send participants to the 40th annual UNIS-UN Conference earlier this month. More...

2016 Golden Apple educators surprised by special deliveries

Students in five Collier County classrooms received bushels of golden delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards recognizing their best practices in teaching. More...

Survey respondents admit to risky driving behaviors

About 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel within the past month, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Naples Press Club has J-school scholarships

The Naples Press club invites Collier County high school seniors who plan to pursue studies in the field of journalism to apply for the club’s journalism scholarship. 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 Saturday, April 2, at the dinner for the club’s 40th Southwest Florida Charity Regatta. Mr. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to its regular meetings at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. More...

Business News

Fair for everyone

Rides, exhibits, food and fun attract crowds and boost economies

The Fair. More...

Investors should know the reason when a company buys back stocks

MONEY & INVESTING

In 2015, many publicly traded companies were facing a big problem — they were amassing huge amounts of cash. Apple had $178 billion. Microsoft had more than $90 billion and Google $64 billion. More...