June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

A commitment to get clean can land an addict in Collier County Drug Court

ONCE ADDICTION LANDS SOMEONE in the legal system, consequences can follow hard and fast. More...

Center offers immediate assessment for those seeking help

AS NAPLES’ ONLY NONPROFIT behavioral treatment center, the David Lawrence Center provides options that range from mental health counseling to residential treatment for substance abuse at Crossroads, which offers on-site rehab with access to a h More...

Learn to make an impression when speaking to an audience

Want to be more effective when speaking to the county commission, the school board, your colleagues or any other group of people? Ever wondered how to make an audience more receptive to your message? More...

Time and talent to offer? Consider signing up with a nonprofit

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

¦ Naples Historical Society has received a $10,000 grant award from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to its Pupils at Palm Cottage student educational program. More...

Community foundation solicits nominations for Women of Initiative

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County is accepting nominations for the 2017 Women of Initiative Awards. More...

Collier County Honor Flight cleared to make history on June 11

The next Collier County Honor Flight will be the first of its kind in three ways: It will be the first flight with Elite Airways and the first to depart from Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Deputies will conduct free vehicle safety inspections

As the summer rainy season gets underway, deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Safety & Traffic Enforcement Bureau will conduct free vehicle safety equipment inspections and car washes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

The Audi TT: A coupe that’s more than just an angry face

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Owning a coupe like this is a declaration of style. After all, in Florida most personal-sized sports cars like the 2016 Audi TT are convertibles. More...

Photos

More than 200 people came to play, engage and learn when David Lawrence Center held its first-ever Mental Health Awareness Month Fair and Open House. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Chloe Friedman

Homegrown singer, songwriter puts down roots in country-pop

IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD TO A COUNTRY/POP SOUND, but musician and Naples native Chloe Friedman finally arrived after dabbling in a wide array of genres: musical theater, pop, classic rock and others are sounds she’s used to serenade local au More...

What to read this summer to keep up with the critic

Truman Capote’s public betrayal of his friend, New York socialite Babe Paley.  A marriage seen from his and her viewpoints.  Two widowed neighbors who find comfort in each other later in life.  More...

Satisfied vengeance casts a pitch-black glow near the Georgia border

FLORIDA WRITERS

With his newest and noirist thriller, Michael Wiley pretty much forsakes traditional detective story plotting and follows a protagonist on his personal vendetta.  More...

Stick your neck out for the world’s giraffes

The Naples Zoo invites Neapolitans to stick their necks out to raise money to help protect and save the world’s giraffe population. More...

Getting into the ‘Zone’ for a healthier Southwest Florida

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Blue Zones Project is a global movement leading people to live longer, more active lives with lower rates of chronic disease. It began as a New York Times bestseller by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner. More...

Education, prevention are the focus of Drug Free Collier programming

NINETY PERCENT OF ADULT DRUG addicts began using as teenagers, according to Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. Drug Free Collier works hard to prevent kids from starting drugs in the first place. More...

Properly dispose of expired medications

In collaboration with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the Naples and Marco Island police departments, Drug Free Collier encourages residents to bring unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medication More...

Local youth invited to take off into the wild blue yonder

The Experimental Aircraft Association Naples Chapter 1067 celebrates International Young Eagles day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 11, at the pilots lounge just south of the executive terminal at Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Make-A-Wish invites students to apply for Youth Leadership Committee

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida invites students in grades 7-12 to apply for its Youth Leadership Committee program in Lee and Collier counties. More...

Summerfest programs can help keep local kids busy and safe

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s seventh annual Summerfest program of youth activities offers a wide range of fun and free activities at various locations around Collier County. More...

Refresh 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

¦ Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is June 9. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. More...

Here’s to keeping your cool over summertime cocktails

THE DIVA DIARIES

Summer in Southwest Florida means heat, humidity and wildly ferocious afternoon thunderstorms. More...

Business News

Overtime shift

As many as 4 million workers could start receiving overtime under new federal rules.

IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS, EVERYthing in the American workplace will change for employers and millions of salaried workers who will be bound by new federal wage laws. More...

Part 1: Loyalty management makes sense in the long run

Loyalty management is based on the premise that a company’s growth and profitability are more secure when it develops loyal relationships with stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders/lenders. More...