March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

John Goodman credited with resetting the standard for senior care

John Goodman, author, speaker and visionary chairman of The Goodman Group, died Sunday, March 20, from complications following a heart attack. He was 66 years old and had led the Minnesota-based company since 1976. More...

Election forums focus on state, county races

A coalition of civic groups continues its 2016 election forums in April.  More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of March 28-April 1:  Monday, March 28  Napa Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road: Aggressive driving  18th Avenue Southwest and Sunset Roa More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. The next meeting is March 24. Stamp trading follows the evening’s program. More...

It’s egg season in the Garden

Families are invited to bring their Easter baskets and participate in the annual egg hunt at Naples Botanical Garden from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. 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...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

WALL ART

A former Duck Stamp artist turns his gift for detail to painting walls

NOLAN HAAN PAINTS WALLS. Or, more accurately, Nolan Haan creates paintings of walls that hang on walls. Those prepositions are very important. More...

Gulfshore Playhouse a friend to the kids of Flint, Mich.

Gulfshore Playhouse partners with Flint- Kids.org throughout the run of “An Enemy of the People” March 26-April 17 at The Norris Center with hopes of being able to contribute the financial equivalent of 5,000 bottles of water by the end o More...

A basketball wife shares her fascinating and entertaining story

FLORIDA WRITERS

This entertaining book has been out for a while, but it’s been hiding. So here’s why you should find it.  More...

Conservancy snags more than 1 ton of pythons in Collier

Conservancy of Southwest Florida biologists and research partners have removed more than 1 ton of pythons from Collier County in the past three months. More...

Even in paradise, there are creeps among us

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Because everyone is still going full tilt during tourist season and schools are taking their spring breaks, a recent incident reminds us there are a few spooks who will take advantage of our current distraction. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Salvation Army Naples hosts its 12th annual Rackets Up! tennis tournament from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Cambier Park. Round robins will be matched by ability, and no partner is necessary to participate. More...

‘Rain Man,’ Janis Joplin and El Jefe all part of the history in cars at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We do things a bit differently in Florida ... even at car shows. 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...

Naples Winter Wine Festival grants top $11 million

More than 30 of the most effective organizations in Collier County, as well as four long-term strategic initiatives that fill fundamental gaps in children’s services, will receive grants totaling more than $11 million this year from the Naples More...

Got a great Goodwill memory? Share it for the 50th anniversary

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is asking for the public’s help in collecting memories of the nonprofit for its 50th anniversary celebration. More...

Sentenced to time out from Facebook

THE DIVA DIARIES

When you’re in Facebook jail, it’s not like real jail. You don’t get to make that one phone call. You’re in without hope of bail. And you don’t get much info on why you were locked up in the first place. More...

Business News

15 tricky interview questions

— and how to answer them

YES, IT’S IMPORTANT TO CRAFT A STRONG, ACCURATE RESUME, BUT like it or not, most jobs are secured or lost in the interview stage.  More...

Know a Distinguished Entrepreneur? Nominations sought for annual awards

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida. More...

Move by the Fed will likely lead to more market volatility

MONEY & INVESTING

One of the reasons the Federal Reserve has such a difficult job is that the market expects it to always behave in two polar opposite ways.  More...