June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Drinks sure to cure those summertime blues

Whether you’re watching a hot, stormy afternoon drift by or hosting a late-night party on the covered porch, cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to the rainy season in South Florida.  More...

A variety of stars heat up the 2016 summer concert lineup

June  Brit Floyd 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23 Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers  Demi Lovato 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 BB&T Center, Sunrise  B.o.B 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 State Theatre, St. Petersburg   More...

In tune with a mission to expand chamber music offerings

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Since it was founded in 1995, the mission of Classic Chamber Concerts has been to provide world-class music to local audiences and to educate and encourage young people to enjoy classical music. More...

Schulze grant aids senior center

Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida has received a $250,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to support the Naples Senior Center. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Humbled by nature’s beauty

Ran Adler finds inspiration for his unconventional art in things organic and imperfect

“L isten to the reed and the tale it tells…” — Rumi RAN ADLER CREATES BEAUTY FROM CHAOS. It’s what he’s done with his life. It’s what he does with his art. More...

Neapolitan wins Camera USA National Photography Award

Naples photographer Art David won the $5,000 Camera USA National Photography Award from the Naples Art Association for 2016. Mr. More...

The rush of roulette in a dark, decadent Las Vegas world

FLORIDA WRITERS

This, the second title in James Swain’s Billy Cunningham Series, continues to explore the exciting and often disgusting world of Las Vegas casinos. Billy knows how the resort casinos fleece their customers. More...

Cool blockbusters and potentially intriguing small movies on tap

What a difference a year can make. Last year, Universal Pictures was the talk of the town as it broke box office records with strong performances from “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World” and others. More...

Games and water sports for watching or doing

As the seasonal wind blows hot and humid across the peninsula, there are still plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, either as a spectator or as a participant.  More...

Jam out with this ultimate summer pool party playlist

With summer and its warm sunny days with us once again, it’s prime time for pool and beach parties. And any self-respecting event such as this needs a soundtrack. Fortunately, summer fun has long been a favorite topic for songwriters. More...

Former Madoff sportfisher restored to its glory in Palm Beach Gardens

Apava runs 56 feet long. A sturdy wooden hull keeps it afloat. A depth-sounder, global positioning system, marine-radar device and VHF radio ensure its seaworthiness.  More...

Tune in for TV debut of film about Collier County’s new artificial reefs

Thirty-six artificial reefs, each comprised of 500 tons of concrete, have been deployed in six offshore locations near Naples and Marco Island over the past year. More...

Lessons learned at sea

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you follow this column regularly, surely you’ll be filled with relief to know that not only did I survive my first luxury cruise, I made it back unscathed from my very first week out of these United States — ever.  More...

Business News

Keeping it in the family

Summer a great time to put the kids to work

WITH HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OUT FOR the summer, young people are looking for short-term employment, enjoying vacations or participating as volunteers for numerous causes. More...

How to profit from the changing worlds of retail

MONEY & INVESTING

I don’t know about you, but I find it absolutely amazing that I can go into any of the half dozen grocery stores around town and find an absolutely dizzying assortment of produce to choose from: a dozen types of peppers, 10 types of potatoes, f More...

Part 3: Good profits versus bad profits in the context of loyalty management

Surely all profits are good, right? No, they are not. Bad profits result from company actions that increase short-term profits at the expense of long-term growth. More...