December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Ready or not, here come the holidays

ROOTED IN NAPLES

It seems like every year, the holiday season sneaks up from behind and wallops our family with appointments, events, panic shopping (hello, emergency party dress), menu planning and more. We love it and live for it. More...

If you give a child an essay contest to enter …

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy invites Collier, Lee and Charlotte county children in kindergarten through second grade to enter the Florida Celebration of Reading essay and art contest. More...

Immokalee Foundation is looking for a few good mentors

The Immokalee Foundation, which recently earned Take Stock in Children’s Gold Level of Excellence Award, is spotlighting National Mentoring Month in January to recruit adult volunteers to help guide and advise students in the foundation’s More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Dec. 19-23:  Monday, Dec. More...

Chrysler Pacifica says it’s OK to return to the minivan

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The candle that shines the brightest usually burns out the quickest, and the minivan is the perfect example. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

Our picks for parties and places with great possibilities for New Year’s Eve

Whether you like poppin’ bottles in the club or watching fireworks light up the sky to usher in the New Year, Southwest Florida has plenty of opportunities to help you ring in 2017 in style. More...

Ensemble jazzes up favorite holiday tunes

William Noll and his Big Band Orchestra deck the halls and fill the air with jazz standards, swing tunes and holiday favorites with performances at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

Comedy, mystery, romance converge in ‘A Christmas Cactus’ on Marco

The Marco Players’ 42nd season continues with “A Christmas Cactus” on select dates through Dec. 18 at Marco Town Center Mall. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.  More...

FWC’s Imperiled Species Management Plan

The Imperiled Species Management Plan is a capstone on five years of work developing the plan, and over a decade of revising the listing process. More...

Bell ringers are key to Salvation Army campaign

Ring-a-ling! Hear them ring? It’s Christmastime in Naples, and bell ringers for The Salvation Army are out in full force. More...

Palm Cottage returns to its roots for the holidays

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

Youth Haven has gifting suggestions

Youth Haven invites holiday shoppers to give monetary gifts of Compassion, Hope, Joy, Community, Peace and Love to help the young residents of its emergency shelter.  A monthly gift of Compassion ($25) will provide essential programming and nee More...

College-bound Immokalee High School students dressed to succeed

More than two-dozen college-bound young women from the Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program have learned how to dress the part thanks to the Dress for Success SWF. More...

Check out CCSO2go app

CCSO2go, the mobile application of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, has been recently updated and is free to download. More...

Exhibit spotlights cars that competed in 1950s deadly road race

One of the greatest and most dangerous road races of all time is remembered in an exhibition running through April 30 at The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Inc. in Naples. More...

I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow*

THE DIVA DIARIES

A couple of years ago, I met a new friend and his family who had just moved to Southwest Florida from Detroit. They’re a sweet young couple with two little boys, and my Michiganborn friend doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. More...

Business News

Holiday gifting

Why giving thought makes sense/cents for businesses

Many local business executives have long ago filled out their naughty and nice lists, deciding which clients and customers will receive holiday gifts. More...

Local business leaders will hear from Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta CEO

Benefactors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as well as its Legacy Leaders and members of its Chairman’s Circle will hear from Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, at an invitation-only Investors L More...

‘Tax holiday’ on profit outside U.S. will likely aid wealthy the most

MONEY & INVESTING

There is no doubt that many of president elect Trump’s proposed polices are very pro-business. More...