November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Shy Wolf Sanctuary makes room for Jena, a new wolf dog resident

Shy Wolf Sanctuary has a new resident, Jena, who appears to be a timber wolf and shepherd mix wolf dog. She was running loose for at least six weeks in Sumter County (Bushnell and The Villages). More...

Bicycle club produces video to promote 3-feet rule

Florida has the most cyclist fatalities per million population in the nation.  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...

Shop for a gift for a deserving child, hear from an award-winning architect

Here are some good things to have on your radar in the next couple of weeks:   More...

Take the challenge and bike across Florida to feed hungry kids

The Naples-based Pan-Florida Challenge has raised $1.1 million over the past year to provide 2.5 million meals for hungry children. More...

Shop ’til you drop and help local charities in the process

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...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

It’s a most wonderful time of the year — for MOVIES

AH, THE HOLIDAY SEASON. RUDOLPH, Frosty, Hannukah candles and Oscar contenders filling movie theaters in what is always the best movie-going time of year. Here’s a look at what’s coming to theaters between now and the start of 2017. More...

‘White Christmas’ to deliver nostalgia, iconic music

If you want to hear some great music while indulging your need to get in a holiday mood, Broadway Palm has just the thing this season: “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”  Based on the 1954 movie of the same name, it contains th More...

Motives and means collide in shadowy Sunshine State thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

This fourth title in Robert Lane’s Jake Travis series maintains the powerful rush of suspense, the intricate observations about places and personalities and the complex tradecraft of its hero that fans have come to expect. More...

Steeling himself for the bike ride that bears his name

Some tough souls in Naples aren’t content to loll on the couch and digest their Thanksgiving feast. Instead, a 62-mile bike ride is what the doctor ordered to work off those extra calories. More...

Drug Free Collier scores with its newest community ambassador

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Drug Free Collier is teaming up with retired NFL player Ikaika “Ike” Alama- Francis to help tackle substance abuse. At 31 years old, Ike is Drug Free Collier’s newest community ambassador. More...

2017 Nissan Titan Pro-4X: Diesel does it better

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Fifty thousand dollars for a truck?! More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic detail

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2:  Monday, Nov. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Tickets for the Naples Garden Club’s 2017 House & Garden Tour go on sale Thursday, Dec. 1. Sales start on-line at 9 a.m. that day; tickets typically sell out within hours. More...

Before trading up, most consumers don’t do the research they should

If you’re reading this on a shiny new iPhone 7, new research suggests you might not have given your old phone its due before trading up.  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ St. Matthew’s House Gobble Gobble Four Miler takes place at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Having a party to sell something? I’ll be there, in my unicorn leggings

THE DIVA DIARIES

Managing my calendar these days has proven to be a challenge of epic proportions. More...

Business News

Essential oils a booming business

Southwest Floridians join billion-dollar oils enterprise, as sales of natural properties climb

“Let’s be clear about one thing,” says Cape Coral resident Jim McAbee. “Aromatherapy and essential oils are not the same.”  More...

Veterans invited to apply for entrepreneurship program

Southwest Florida veterans can apply now at www.veteransflorida.org for the second installment of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. The deadline is Dec. 14 for all veterans interested participating in the free program. More...

Hodges U. hosts class for nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University invites staff and board members of nonprofit organizations to its next workshop: “Strategic Realignment for Nonprofits, Alternatives for Growth & Sustainability,” from 9-11:30 a More...