August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Minecraft or chess: Games teach kids critical thinking

ROOTED IN NAPLES

There are days — not often, but certainly regularly — that Minecraft makes me want to toss our iPad into the gulf. As far as video games go, however, it certainly has some beneficial lessons for kids. More...

Report details impact of winter wine festival

Fifteen years after the inaugural Naples Winter Wine Festival, social, educational and health-care gaps among children in Collier County have narrowed dramatically, according to a report from the Naples Children & Education Foundation. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. The next meeting is Aug. 25. Stamp trading follows the evening’s program. More...

The Nissan 370Z Roadster: an endangered species

BEHIND THE WHEEL

There’s nothing really new about the car on this page. But there are plenty of Floridians who would like to remind you that there is nothing wrong with a little maturity. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

New hot spot

The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro offers high-quality jazz and blues

It’s Thursday, but The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers is packed like a Saturday night, with every seat in the room taken.  Right now, it’s standing room only.  More...

Attendees pick winners in Your Choice exhibition

The Naples Art Association, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts, announced the winners of its Your Choice 2016 awards. More...

The book reviewer discovers a bookstore worth writing about

FLORIDA WRITERS

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of meeting Patti Jefferson, the proprietor of P.J. Boox, at her bookstore in South Fort Myers. On that day, thriller author M.A. Richards was there with his wife for a book signing. More...

David Lawrence Center enhancing its children’s services

One of the challenges facing a major community resource like David Lawrence Center is staying on top of changing needs among the population it serves. More...

Teens can learn how to make positive choices

The David Lawrence Center is accepting registrations for the next Making Positive Choices series for teens. More...

Registration open at newest CCCR early learning center

Collier Child Care Resources is accepting registrations for Little Wonders, its new early learning center at Emmanuel Lutheran on Moorings Line Drive. The early childhood education program will serve up to 70 children ages 2-5 years. More...

Immokalee kids enjoy glimpses into various career possibilities

This spring, 65 Immokalee Middle School students met dogs named Sadie and Skyy and were captivated. More...

Back to school means back to Girl Scouting

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida invites girls to join the fun and register for the new membership year. Girl Scouts gives girls a supportive space to take chances and try new things.  More...

In search of a post-Olympics television fix

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I’m a recovering Olympaholic.  More...

Business News

Kissing up ... in the workplace

Study notes effects of brown-nosing on new employees, colleagues in the workplace

Opinions, impressions, intuitions, feelings, and distinct reactions — not many American adults lack one of the above when it comes to the workplace practice of “brown-nosing.” More...

Nonprofits can learn best practices from industry experts

From tips on board recruitment to learning how to position your organization as “the brand of choice,” Southwest Florida nonprofit leaders will receive industry best practices from business experts with the help of Hodges University&rsquo More...

Cisco, gambling on Internet of Things, a good buy for investors

MONEY & INVESTING

IoT. An acronym virtually unheard of a few years ago that is now at the strategic core of some of the largest technology companies of the world. More...