May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Hear what candidates have to say about the race for school board

More than a dozen local civic organizations host a public forum for Collier County School Board candidates from 6-7:30 p.m. More...

Legislative candidates forum on tap

SWFL Citizens Alliance hosts the first of three legislative candidate forums at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Marco Island History Museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.  More...

Kids can have a Fun Time getting ready for school

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is enrolling students for the summer Voluntary Pre-K program. VPK runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, starting June 6 and ending Aug. 5. More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of May 16-20:  Monday, May 16  Pine Ridge Road and Whippoorwill Lane: Aggressive driving  Oil Well and Immokalee roads: Redlight run More...

Young author inspires students to read, write, follow their dreams

The importance of language skills is woven through all of The Immokalee Foundation’s programs, from efforts such as Immokalee Readers, after-school tutoring for reading and writing, and essays required for acceptance into the Take Stock in Chil More...

Learn what it takes to file a small claim

Collier County Clerk of Circuit Court Dwight Brock invites the public to “Filing a Small Claim,” a free seminar from 2-4 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

JOSEPHINE!

Asolo Rep stages world premiere of Broadwaybound musical about Josephine Baker

“WE’RE GOING FULL-THROTtle Josephine Baker,” declares director/choreographer Joey McKneely. More...

A painter gifted with the art of listening

Synesthesia, the neurological phenomenon where the activation of one of the five senses stimulates another, could be considered to be a quirk of human evolution. More...

African darkness looms over high-stakes thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

Billed the first Nathan Monsarrat Thriller, “Choice of Enemies” introduces Nathan working as an academic dean at Greylock College in western Massachusetts. More...

Tourism director delivers a healthy report on 2015

Florida’s Paradise Coast-Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades saw another record-setting year for tourism in 2015, with not only a healthy increase in visitors, but significant increases in spending and economic impact. More...

No drama, just dedication and passion for kids and theater

PROFILE IN PARADISE

As the end of the school year draws near, Leah Porrata is gearing up to be in “full summer swing.” As director of education at Gulfshore Playhouse, she’s planning, plotting, creating and calculating the company’s STAR Academy More...

PAWS Assistance Dogs begins literacy program at Fun Time

The Children’s Literacy and Education PAWS Project, a community service program of PAWS Assistance Dogs, brings service dogs in-training to Fun Time Early Childhood Academy to help youngsters focus on reading, writing, character building and so More...

All new 2016 Clubman – can there really be a biggest Mini?

BEHIND THE WHEEL

This is an oxymoron on wheels. How else can the biggest MINI ever be described? 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...

Hideaway Beach Club helps working families find their homes, sweet homes

With their dilapidated trailer falling apart around them and the floor rotting out under their feet, the family was living in some of the worst conditions in Collier County.  More...

When she’s hot, she’s hot

THE DIVA DIARIES

I have a friend in her mid-60s who shushes me whenever we’re out in public and I happen to mention menopause.  Once when I asked her why, she whispered, “It should only be talked about privately, if at all.”  More...

Business News

Which sex invests better?

A tendency to shake things up can make men less successful than women with investments

WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTING, MANY WOMEN TAKE A STAY-the-course approach that research shows can give them an advantage over their male counterparts.  Typically, men are more likely to want to shake things up with their investments, and that can b More...