April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Leadership Collier Foundation honors Soliday

Theodore “Ted” Soliday, executive director of Naples Municipal Airport, has been named the 2015-16 recipient of the Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award.  More...

Shop for jewelry and an adoptable kitten

As “kitten season” begins, Port Royal Jewelers and Naples Cat Alliance invite feline aficionados to a Kitten Shower from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the jewelry store on Fifth Avenue South. More...

ALTAIR workshop for women who want to lose fear of firearms

ALTAIR Gun Club holds a “Women’s Firearms Familiarization Workshop” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at the ALTAIR Gun Club Deep Lake Facility in Copeland off State Road 29 east of Naples. More...

Clerk offers Saturday hours for U.S. passport applicants

The Clerk of Court’s Office in the North Collier Government Services Center on Orange Blossom Drive will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, for anyone who wants to submit a United States passport application to the U.S. More...

New bus joins PACE fleet in Collier, Lee Charlotte counties

A new Hope PACE vehicle will be on the road soon as the result of an $84,750 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation made to Hope HealthCare Services. More...

Keep your eye on the road For CCSO traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of April 25-29:  Monday, April 25  Immokalee Road and Cypress Way East: Aggressive driving  Thomasson Drive at Avalon Elementary Sch More...

National Siblings Day: A lonely holiday for an only child

THE DIVA DIARIES

Just in case you missed it, Sunday, April 10, was National Siblings Day. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Waterworld

A shallow pool plays a key role in ‘Metamorphoses’ at the Venice Theatre

ACTORS ARE USED TO REHEARSING IN BARE, NONdescript rooms, but for the cast of “Metamorphoses,” this is the first time any of them have rehearsed a play in a swimming pool. More...

Community troupe not afraid of marital strife on stage

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?  Probably the two married couples at the center of Let’s Put On A Show Production’s latest offering. More...

Doctored credentials do imposter doctor in after decades of role-playing

FLORIDA WRITERS

The jacket copy describes this book as “A story of treachery and deceit inspired by true events.” Desmond Donahue, the unlicensed “doctor” who is the central character in this story that reads like a memoir, actually existed. More...

Silver Alerts help locate seniors lost on the road or on foot

You’ve probably seen the electronic message signs on the interstate lighting up with a “Silver Alert,” displaying the characteristics and tag number of a car and imploring motorists who spot it to call #347 or 911.   More...

Spellbound by the age-old tradition of storytelling

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Through the course of human evolution, stories have helped people understand themselves, their communities and their surroundings through narrative. More...

Pickleball players will vie for first U.S. Open Championships in Naples

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...

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...

African immigrant, entrepreneur is Dress for Success success story

Jessica Wajoli has been chosen as Dress for Success SW Florida’s 2016 Success Story and will be honored at its annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Hilton Naples.  More...

Florida’s wage gap costs women nearly $17 billion annually, new study finds

On average, Florida women employed full time, year round are paid just 85 cents for every dollar paid to men — a yearly pay gap of $6,203. 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...

The Buick Cascada: A laid-back turbo droptop that’s good but not great

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Incorrect perceptions of Florida and Buick go hand-in-hand: Those in colder climates often think of the Sunshine State as home to retirees in LeSabre sedans with the turn signal welded in the “on” position. More...

Business News

Fun in sun goes on

Tourism officials optimistic as season draws to close in Southwest Florida; Palm Beach still drawing visitors.

Like everything else these days, “season,” as Floridians have long called the manna from (not heaven) the North or Europe that rolls in to create robust local economies each year, came and went swiftly. More...

BBB, cyber security group urge spring cleaning for all Internet users

The Better Business Bureau and the National Cyber Security Alliance are encouraging consumers to put cybersecurity top of mind by urging them to make digital devices an additional target of their spring cleaning activities. More...

Set your career to music at FGCU conference

The Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University presents the 11th annual Administrative Professionals Day Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the university’s Sugden Hall. More...