April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

TIF students inspire continued support from corporations, individuals

Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples are building on a decade of support for The Immokalee Foundation as sponsors of the 2016 Charity Classic Pro-Am and Charity Classic Celebration that take place in November.  More...

Time and talent to offer? Consider volunteering

¦ The Conservancy of Southwest Florida needs volunteers for duties at its von Arx Wildlife Hospital, which treats more than 3,200 injured, sick or orphaned animals every year. Among the jobs:  More...

Jewish Family and Community Services welcomes $100,000 for endowment fund

Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida has received a lead gift of $100,000 from John Levy and Gail Rothenberg to establish an endowment fund for the agency. Mr. Levy and Ms. 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...

David Lawrence Center announces sale of award-winning preschool

The David Lawrence Center has announced the sale of its award-winning Child’s Path preschool to Collier Child Care Resources. The transaction is expected to close in the next 30-60 days.  More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of April 18-22:  Monday, April 18  Collier Boulevard and Tuscany Cove Drive: Speeding  Bayshore Drive and Botanical Place Circle: Sp More...

Boys and Girls Club receives $4 million for Immokalee center

The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County has received a $3 million donation from Susan and Carl Bolch Jr., toward the development of a new 26,000-square-foot campus in Immokalee.  Lipman Family Farms has donated $1 million to the project.  More...

Two at FGCU earn Fulbright grants

Two Florida Gulf Coast University students have become the first in the school’s history to receive Fulbright grants to study or teach abroad.  More...

Professor offers workshop on his Solution Focused Brief Counseling

The Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University presents Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation, a workshop for school and mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatris More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Ayad Akhtar’s DOUBLE-HEADER

Area theaters stage works by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

DISTURBING. UNSETTLING. COMPLICATED. PROVOCATIVE. These are just some of the adjectives people use in reaction to Ayad Akhtar’s plays about modern Muslims in America. More...

Music, art merge in multimedia world premiere

Concerts and art shows are common happenings in Southwest Florida’s active cultural scene, but rarely at these events does an audience have the chance to be immersed into the artistic process of highly creative people.  More...

Broadcasting Hall-of-Famer reveals almost all

FLORIDA WRITERS

In a plain, clear style, Neapolitan Phil Beuth recounts (says the subtitle) “My 40-year adventure with one of America’s outstanding communications companies.” The author’s outlook is consistently one of thankfulness and optimi More...

Food bank volunteers fuel success in fight to feed hungry

When Maureen Yuster moved to Southwest Florida 25 years ago, she thought she knew what to expect.  “I guess I had a certain mental picture of what the community was like in Florida — a bunch of happy retirees, golfing, playing on the More...

Finding her fun in the serious business of early childhood education

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Low-income working parents with preschoolers need a nurturing environment for their kids while they’re on the job. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy was established more than 55 years ago to do just that in Naples. More...

Naples Equestrian Challenge volunteers saddle up for awards

Naples Equestrian Challenge recently celebrated the 450-plus volunteers who make the work of the organization possible.  More...

Organizations collaborate to stock food pantry shelves for summer

Satisfy the Hunger, a program to help stock the shelves of Collier County food pantries for the lean days of summer, kicks off Friday, April 15, and runs through June 3. Ten local non-profits, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, will benefit. More...

Eight co-chairs for 2017 promise a ‘Bright Sunshiny’ wine festival

For the first time in its 16 years, the Naples Winter Wine Festival next year will be chaired by four couples, three of whom are founding trustees and past festival chairs and one who recently joined. More...

Hyundai Veloster – the outstanding, oddball virtues of being different

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Daring to be different has a thin margin of error. It’s the line that separates a tech entrepreneur from your weird uncle Randy. But both will find appeal and value in the asymmetrical Hyundai Veloster.  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...

Boys & Girls Club awards Youth of the Year

At its fourth annual Youth of the Year celebration, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County honored America Gutierrez as 2016 Youth of the Year. Ms. More...

Does the FitBit count if I’m walking in my sleep?

THE DIVA DIARIES

Living in Florida, one really can’t say that one is getting in shape due to swimsuit season being upon us because, truly, unless it’s one of those three random days in February when the temperature dips into the 50s for a minute, it&rsquo More...

Business News

High-powered summit set to strategize sustainability

CHRIS SHAREK WAS AMONG ONE OF THE FIRST in line to buy a Chevy Volt when the electric car was first released in the U.S. Now, five years later, he’s amazed at how many more electric and hybrid cars he’s seeing on the road. More...

Annuities can be a solid investment, if you check out the company, costs and rules

MONEY & INVESTING

The one topic I am asked to write about the most, both by people I meet on the street and via email, is annuities. More...