October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

How to take advantage of the ‘Mazda Loophole’

BEHIND THE WHEEL

For those hoping that this column would be about tire-screeching hot laps, we have that coming next week. 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...

Shelter observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One in three American women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That’s more women than are affected by breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. More...

FGCU guest lecturer connects right-wing politics and religion

James Aho, Ph.D., a scholar whose latest book explores the connection between right-wing politics and religion, will deliver a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Florida Gulf Coast University. All are welcome.  More...

Internships make a world of difference for Immokalee students

Students in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs often are chosen for interesting internships in faraway places. Over the years, they have served in several European countries and also in the Dominican Republic.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘Constellations’ at Gulfshore Playhouse looks at alternate universes

Marianne’s a theoretical physicist, dealing with quantum cosmology and string theory. Roland’s a beekeeper. They meet, fall in love. Their future is limitless. Literally. More...

Arts venues ready for season — and seasons to come

These days, the work of a number of Southwest Florida arts venues isn’t completely driven by programming, casting, music and choreography, though that bustle is integral in gearing up for a new season.  More...

Penetrating thriller treats deep-cover spycraft and apocalyptic danger

FLORIDA WRITERS

This latest Kirk McGarvey novel is a major tour de force for its prolific and widely praised author. More...

Wildflowers popping up much like snowbirds

As predictable as the vehicle transport trucks that arrive in October, fall wildflowers are popping up in nooks, crannies, swales and trails throughout Collier County.  More...

Firmly rooted in community and public service

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. More...

Know where to watch for traffic cops

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Oct. 17-21:  Monday, Oct. More...

‘Go Purple!’ workshop focuses on preventing domestic violence

Legal Aid Service of Collier County invites the community to its “Go Purple!” Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Legal Aid Service headquarters, 4436 Tamiami Trail E. More...

WWII veteran will share how he found relief from PTSD

Retired Capt. Jerry Yellin, 92, has the unique distinction of having flown the final combat mission of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945 — the day the war ended. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. More...

Ah, the days of celebrity crushes — anyone have a poster of Denzel?

THE DIVA DIARIES

So, I’m wondering if any of my lady readers have heard of Cody Simpson?  Yeah, no. Me either.  More...

Business News

‘Green’ is the color of Halloween

FOR THE ANCIENT CELTS, HALLOWEEN CAME at one of two “joints” in the year, when the world and the connected universe beyond it turned on each other, opening a crack and allowing spirits to slip through for a night and wander the earth. More...

How to tell what you’re getting from social media marketing

Businesses, professionals and others who use social media to promote a brand often are unsure whether what they’re doing is effective. More...