July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Deadline nears for being able to make sure your vote counts

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office reminds Collier County citizens that they must be registered to vote by midnight Monday, Aug. 1, in order the vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 30, Primary Election.  More...

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Friends of Foster Children Forever has received a $25,000 grant from The Richard M. More...

Local girl collars a winner with Bow Wow Bandanas

When a young girl known as “the dog whisperer” receives a sewing machine for her birthday, what else is she supposed to do but create canine accessories? More...

Tutors needed to help expand parent/child reading program

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County announces that plans are underway to expand the Children and Parents Reading Together Program to serve up to 10 Head Start schools in Collier County.  Run in conjunction with Collier County Public School Dis More...

Naples will keep pickleball championship tournament

Minto Communities, developer of The Isles of Collier Preserve and TwinEagles in Naples, has signed a multi-year contract extension as title sponsor of the US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Make ‘em laugh

Comic/instructor/ Sam Walch on theart of stand-up

DOING STAND-UP IS LIKE DRIVING A motorcycle over the Grand Canyon while juggling chainsaws … without a net.  More...

They love it when you call them Papa

FOR STOCKY OLD WHITE GUYS WITH BEARDS the color of fresh-driven snow and a penchant for day drinking, there exist a handful of costumed contests worth attending each year. More...

Reigning Papa looks forward to judging Hemingway contest

For years, Charlie Boice was mistaken for Kenny Rogers.  Then he moved to Florida and the retired air traffic controller took up a new impersonation in earnest.  Last year, Mr. More...

Florida Weekly earns top honors in state journalism awards

Florida Weekly took home three journalism awards at the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards ceremony held July 9 in Miami.  The contest is open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in the state o More...

Third-generation Floridian proud to serve on City Council

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Naples has a seven-member City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members who are nonpartisan and elected at large. Serving four-year terms, City Council members and the mayor are limited to two consecutive terms.  More...

Correction

In the July 14 story on page A1 headlined “EC Primer” about the Electoral College, observations regarding the establishment of the EC were incorrectly attributed to Richard Hasen of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. More...

Here’s how you can help Hope for Haiti

Hopes for Haiti and IBERIABANK host the sixth annual Neighborhood Pub Crawl the evening of Saturday, Aug. 13. Space is limited, and the first 100 people to sign up will receive a limited-edition T-shirt. More...

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Collier Child Care Resources recently received $15,000 from the Terra Cotta Invitational Golf Tournament that took place this past spring at the Naples National Golf Club. More than 200 children are enrolled in CCCR’s early learning programs. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets Thursday, July 21, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Members are invited to bring orchids from their collections for judging, and an orchid raffle is held. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

A gal’s gotta love Pokémon Go

THE DIVA DIARIES

The battle of the muffin top can be quite a struggle, especially if you’re a lady over 25 (OK, over 35 — I mean, maybe over 45 — whatever, anyway… I digress).  I’ve tried various diets, joining gyms, smartphone fit More...

Business News

At the heart of it

Conditioned Air CEO Theo Etzel elaborates on his way of doing business — and living life

THEO ETZEL, CEO OF NAPLES-BASED CONDItioned Air, recently released a book titled “Invest Your Heartbeats Wisely.” Equal parts a reflection on his success and advice book on principled leadership and management, the book is Mr. More...

Part 2: A more comprehensive look at the concept of Customer Lifetime Value

Part 1 of this series (July 7, page B5) offered a simplified definition of the Customer Lifetime Value concept. This week we’ll get into a more comprehensive perspective. More...

It’s not the time to sell stocks, but keep an eye on Central Banks

MONEY & INVESTING

Why is democracy a better form of government than even a benevolent dictatorship? It is because the collective population usually makes wiser decisions than a single individual with unlimited power.   More...