November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Bars, restaurants, police prepare for Black Wednesday

Black Friday is known as the start of the Christmas shopping season, but the unofficial kickoff party for the glories of holiday eating, drinking and socializing comes two days earlier on Thanksgiving Eve, sometimes called Black Wednesday, Blackout W More...

$1 million gift sows the seeds for Avow Serenity Garden

The Avow Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Mary Ullen to create a serenity garden on the Avow campus in Naples. More...

Youth Haven seeks food donations

Youth Haven is holding a Thanksgiving food drive to help feed children in its three programs that serve the abused, neglected and abandoned children of Southwest Florida. More...

BMW 330e is everything to everyone

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We all have the one friend who has an outfit for every occasion but is still hesitant before stepping out the door. That indecisive pal will love the new BMW 330e.  More...

AARP class tunes up driving skills

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...

Bring on the holiday cheer, please

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Haul out the holly; Put up the tree before my spirit falls again. More...

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The most unlikely of friendships unfolds with drama, humor in ‘Best of Enemies’

ANN ATWATER WAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST. More...

Have yourself a ‘Coney Island Christmas’

The Naples Players new Artistic Director Bryce Alexander makes his directorial debut with TNP’s feel-good holiday production of “Coney Island Christmas,” opening Wednesday, Nov. 23, and playing through Dec. More...

A piercing narrative of what binds and separates parents and children

FLORIDA WRITERS

Riff is the word I’m looking for. But which definition will succeed in making the connection to Naples resident Nathan Hill’s grandly ter-riff-ic first novel? More...

Thanksgiving in Collier starts with Farm City BBQ

It’s that time again. Collier County’s favorite festive networking event, Farm City BBQ, returns from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, to its “farm” location in Immokalee. More...

After a reprieve last year, it’s back to the kitchen, with thanks, this Turkey Day

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Gobble, gobble! The holiday season is upon us, but we have to get through Thanksgiving to get to the good stuff. More...

Shop ’til you drop, and make it count for charity

As we enter the season of thanks and giving, shopping can be a way to do both. At Waterside Shops, “Sip & Shop Sundays” happen from noon to 3 p.m. More...

FSW invites prospective nurses to learn about its degree programs

The Department of Nursing at Florida SouthWestern State College invites anyone considering nursing as a career to learn more from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the FSW Collier Campus, 7505 Grand Lely Drive.  More...

Have coffee with a cop, learn about Madagascar’s fosas, clean up the beach

Here are some good things to have on your radar in the next couple of weeks: ¦ The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Dunkin Donuts at 4835 Immokalee Road in North Naples invite the public to Coffee with a Cop from 7-10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic detail

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Nov. 21-25:  Monday, Nov. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. More...

Business News

After Trump win, stocks were up for biotech firms and down for gunmakers

MONEY & INVESTING

One thing I love about the markets is, for better or worse, how instantaneous reactions are to news and events. More...

SCORE invites women to inSights conference

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates Inc. will be the facilitator for SCORE Naples’ inSights for Women Entrepreneurs marketing strategies conference set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. More...

Grant will help Mobile Job-Link reach more people

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. has received a $15,000 grant from The Martin Foundation Inc. of Naples to fund the Mobile Job-Link outreach center for people in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.  More...