April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

The remarkable story of John Doe

Mr. Doe, a Palm Beach County business owner, shared both his story and photographs with Florida Weekly — but asked that his real name not be used.  “I was adopted at birth, with my sister, who is three years older. More...

Learn about helping out at historic gardens in Bonita

Everglades Wonder Gardens invites the public to learn about its many volunteer opportunities at one of two upcoming sessions: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, or 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16. More...

Girls Going Places has conference openings for teens and mentors

A few spots remain available for girls age 12-18 to participate in the 17th annual Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference set for Wednesday, May 4, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Openings are also available for mentors.  More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of April 11-15:  Monday, April 11  Goodlette-Frank Road and Orange Blossom Drive: Aggressive driving  U.S. More...

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Looks similar, feels brilliantly new

BEHIND THE WHEEL

When Chevrolet brought back the Camaro in 2010, the modern take on the iconic first generation design was enough to keep us happy. Fast-forward to today, and we’re no longer willing to commit on appearance alone.  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...

Take a day off and say hello to paradise

THE DIVA DIARIES

The signs are everywhere:  ¦ A friend whose husband is a pilot for Delta reports that he says flights leaving RSW for the north and the Midwest these days are full.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Indie films to leave you feeling INSPIRED

Fort Myers Film Festival rolls into sixth year with undistributed indie movies in eight locations

FROM FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARIES about subjects as varied as climate change and custom-made suits, to shorts with insights about bullying, immigration reform and even skim-boarding, the 75 films at the Fort Myers Film Festival offer a world of ways to More...

Rising Star concerts on the horizon

The Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents Opera Naples young performers in the first concert of the season for the CAPA Rising Stars Series on Friday, April 8. More...

A missing piece of jewelry sparkles through a gem of a thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

Readers recalling my early December review of Stuart Woods’ “Foreign Affairs” might wonder why I’m commenting so soon on another installation in the Stone Barrington series. I exercised some self-control by not reviewing Mr. More...

Florida Weekly expands to Key West

Florida Media Group LLC, publishers of Florida Weekly, has added a Key West edition to its portfolio of Florida publications.  It’s the locally owned firm’s seventh newsweekly.  Geared to the Key West tourist, the paper features More...

Family vacation is just around the corner

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Is it summer yet?  More...

GNL Master Class of 2016-17 announced

Greater Naples Leadership announces the nonprofit organization’s Masters Class XXI, a group of 43 men and women who are dedicated to volunteer service in the Collier County community.  More...

Like art and people? Step up and volunteer at the NAA

The Naples Art Association, headquartered at The von Liebig Art Center, has numerous opportunities for volunteers to serve the organization and the local arts community. More...

Don’t fall for lottery email scam

The Florida Lottery is warning citizens of a lottery scam in which scammers are sending emails to the public in an effort to obtain personal and financial information.  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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island are invited to attend the annual Founders' Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs. More...

Election forums focus on state, county races

A coalition of civic groups continues its 2016 election forums this month.  More...

Business News

Goodwill turns 50

Half a century later, the company is still changing lives

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST Florida is so much more than a repository for donations and bargain shopping. Behind that public persona is the nonprofit’s main mission as employer, educator and overall do-gooder. More...

Increases in minimum wage produce winners, losers

MONEY & INVESTING

With all of the focus on national politics these days, you may have overlooked a quiet revolution rolling across the U.S. driven by state and local elected officials.  I am referring to dramatic increases in the minimum wage. More...