December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Randy Thibault looks at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch in southern Charlotte County is zoned for 19,000 new homes. How will it affect the real estate market nearby?  More...

Youth art on exhibit, orchid advice available

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

Holiday open house on tap

Naples Preserve will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for its annual Holiday Spirit Open House from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11. More...

Honda Ridgeline: the practical party pickup

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Honda has always been good at identifying practical needs, and then creating a product around this sensible list. But often our choice of vehicle comes from the heart just as much as it comes from the head. More...

Images reflect another time in our racial history

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

It was 1946 or so, and Uncle Thurmond, Aunt Frances and my grandmother Dorothy returned to find the house they were renting in Mount Dora surrounded by sheriff’s deputies.  It seemed Thurmond’s maid, Florine, had been in town, seen h More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Meet Bryce Alexander

A talk with the new artistic director at The Naples Players

His office is bare, like an empty stage awaiting the sets and props of a new show.  “My office is completely empty,” says Bryce Alexander, The Naples Players new artistic director. “Right now, it’s pretty stark. More...

Take advantage of Naples Restaurant Week deals

So are you going to wait until season heats up to visit the good restaurants? Don’t, unless you like waiting for your dinner. As it happens, Naples Restaurant Week continues until Dec. More...

Threat of bird flu epidemic sets canine-aided security force into action

FLORIDA WRITERS

Alex Kava’s highly original Ryder Creed series gets better and better as the title character gains in complexity. More...

Naples man is friend of the last of Doolittle’s Raiders

Retrospect is a great trivializer for many, but not for Fred Valentine, at 94 a vibrant Neapolitan still young enough to celebrate a living hero, the last of 80. More...

Karen Conley, always giving back

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Karen Conley is the founder, president and CEO of Charity for Change, a nonprofit organization currently serving 10,000 afterschool, summer school and in-school K-5 students with its animated community service, math and character education Giver Prog More...

Holocaust movie hosted by Italian American Foundation

GenShoah of Southwest Florida and the Naples Italian American Foundation host a screening of the award-winning documentary “My Italian Secret” at 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 8, at the NIAF, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road.  More...

Historic Palm Cottage returns to its roots for the holiday season

The oldest house in Naples unveils a more refined holiday house décor to complement the sophisticated holiday style of its neighbors in downtown Naples for the annual Christmas at Palm Cottage. More...

How to help during this holiday season

Churches, clubs, nonprofits, business offices and groups of all kinds conduct holiday toy and food drives all around town. Here are some that will appreciate your donations:  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Dec. 8. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. More...

Business News

The company party

How to celebrate the holidays with your bosses and colleagues

’Tis the season for Herculean shopping, holiday decorations, sharing time with loved ones and another yuletide staple: the company Christmas party.  More...

Office party Ps and Qs

Your company’s holiday gathering is just around the corner. Time to let loose and party with your co-workers after a long year, right? Wrong. More...

Clive Daniel Home named National Furnishings winner

Furniture Today, a national communications company serving the home furnishings industry, recently named Clive Daniel Home the national winner in its inaugural Furniture Industry Leadership Awards program. More...