March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Trump puts Palm Beach on the political map again

On the 1960 British Pathé newsreel, the headline says, “Kennedy talks strategy with Congress leaders.” Palm Beach was used to its Kennedys, but not like this. 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...

Pitch in to clean up local waterways

Everyone is invited to pitch in when Collier County and Keep Collier Beautiful host the annual Bay Days Cleanup from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 9. More...

PFLAG welcomes all to interfaith convocation

Striving to cultivate understanding and cooperation among people of all religious and spiritual faiths, 23 houses of worship will participate in the ninth annual PFLAG interfaith convocation set for 3 p.m. More...

Renaissance Academy solicits proposals for classes, lectures

The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks new topics and instructors for its lifelong learning program for winter/spring (January- May), summer (June-August) and fall sessions (September-December) at any of the academy’s 12 More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Christian Women’s Connection holds its next luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of April 4-8:  Monday, April 4  Coronado Parkway: Speeding  Green and Logan boulevards: Redlight running  Golden Gate and Wilso More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘The Rauschenberg Project’

Lab Theater tells the stories of LGBT youth in Southwest Florida

“There’s so much more to a queer person’s life than the moment they decide to tell someone they’re gay,” says Ben Lamoureux (whose drag persona is Bella Lemay.) “These are those stories.”  More...

StorySlam brings tale tellers to the Tobye

Storytellers in the Round, a group associated with Naples Advanced Toastmasters, hosts StorySlam at Sugden Theater: An Evening of Storytelling from 7-9 p.m. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival opens with world premiere of ‘Marcus Jansen — Examine and Report’

The world premiere of “Marcus Jansen — Examine and Report” has been selected to open the sixth annual Fort Myers Film Festival. More...

Fun facts about fun little owls

¦ Out of 171 species of owls worldwide, the burrowing owl is the only one that lives in burrows. ¦ Burrowing owls mate for life. ¦ Adult burrowing owls are about the size of an American robin, standing 9-10 inches high and weighing about 6 ounces. More...

Looking to attract burrowing owls? Try a starter burrow

Having burrowing owls on your property can be a lot of fun. As more and more homes are being built, however, there is less habitat for these little birds.  Here’s how to install a starter burrow. More...

Chamber CEO thrives on change, problem solving

PROFILE IN PARADISE

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization of more than 1,900 members, works to strengthen the local economy and promote the business community. At the helm since March 1 as president and CEO is Michael Dalby. More...

It’s all about those boats, that seafood and more fun at inaugural Naples Boat Show

The Marine Industries Association of Collier County and its charitable foundation host the inaugural Naples Boat Show Seafood & Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Friday through Sunday, April 1-3, at the Florida Sports Park.  More...

Publix takes pleasure in helping kick-start Stamp Out Hunger

Publix stores at The Pelican Strand, Riverchase, Naples Walk and Pebblebrooke invite shoppers to help Collier Harvest fill the truck with non-perishable food items to kickstart the annual Stamp Out Hunger drive. More...

Election forums focus on state, county races

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

Parents can enroll pre-K kids now

Through Friday, April 8, parents and guardians of children who are ready for pre-kindergarten can register them for the 2016-17 school year in Collier County Public Schools. More...

Audi jumps ahead to 2017 with the new A4

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Is it really 2017 already? According to Audi it is. As of this publishing, the 2017 A4 sedan has been available at dealers for about a week.  This is a new car with new engines that rides on a new platform. 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...

Relationship advice has been outdated by digital dating

THE DIVA DIARIES

There was a time when I was really good at dispensing dating advice. I prided myself on it. My girlfriends would call me at all hours, night or day, to tell me their relationship stories and ask me to direct them on their next course of action.  More...

Business News

Think YOUR job is stressful?

Ways to reduce anxiety in high-pressure professions

The Challenger 300, a multimillion dollar piece of luxurious flying machine, speeds down a runway and lifts off. The lives of everyone on board are in pilot Kevin Cook’s hands. More...

It’s that time of year, and here are deductions you shouldn’t overlook

MONEY & INVESTING

If Christmastime is the most wonderful time of the year, the beginning of April is the exact opposite — time to do your taxes. More...

Venture X poised to expand as a franchise opportunity

United Franchise Group has begun offering the Venture X franchise, the first co-working space to be franchised in the state of Florida. More...