December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Meet Seminole leader at Everglades City dinner

Seminole Chief James E. Billie will be the guest of honor when the historic Smallwood Store & Museum hosts a dinner Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Oyster House in Everglades City. More...

Hunt for treasure at C’mon

The C’mon Mateys Pirate Treasure Hunt for children ages 4-10 takes place from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. More...

Signature fundraiser breaks record for The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation’s 2016 Charity Classic Celebration and Charity Classic Pro-Am raised a record $2.3 million to honor the organization’s 25th anniversary serving the youth of Immokalee.  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...

The new LaCrosse is one Buick for all

BEHIND THE WHEEL

“Make new friends, but keep the old; those are silver, these are gold.” Joseph Parry died a few months before Buick was established in 1903, but his lyrics almost seem like he knew the new 2017 LaCrosse sedan.  More...

Check out CCSO2go mobile app

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

Come on in, ghosts of Christmas past — and bring Kleenex

THE DIVA DIARIES

Every single year I tell myself that I’m going to have the most sparkly, fun, festive holiday season ever. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Truckin' on

The Allman Brothers Band is done, but drummer Butch Trucks is doing his best to keep the spirit of that long-running and influential group alive with his new group, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.  More...

‘Art is the Highest Form of Hope’

And other arts-related books from 2016

Books about the arts are tiny miracles. They instruct, support, nudge, challenge, provoke, inspire. They introduce us to new worlds, new concepts, new thoughts. They stretch our mind and help us expand our own creativity. More...

Yuletide fable brings stormy weather, murder to an uplifting finale

FLORIDA WRITERS

This third title in Henry Hoffman’s Adam Fraley Mystery series takes the private eye away from his home base in the Tampa area on a vacation trip to a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. More...

Conservancy expands facilities and educational efforts

While the public enjoys new exhibits and wildlife viewing opportunities at the newly expanded von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, staff plans to teach visitors about wildlife protection in the area and how to best prese More...

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The 20th annual Tuba Christmas filled the air at Sugden Plaza with the sounds of the holidays.   More...

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The Latchkey League recently awarded a grant for $50,000 to New Horizons through the Community Foundation of Collier Country. Shown here are Myra Janco Daniels, center, with Ron Miller, Tina Nicholson, Eileen Connolly-Keesler and Joseph Coppola. More...

Collier Child Care Resources welcomes early childhood expert

Collier Child Care Resources invite early childhood educators, therapists and parents to “Creating Connected Classrooms that Foster Community and Problem Solving Skills” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Bicycle club video promotes 3-feet rule

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

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Villa at Terracina Grand honored its 22 residents who are veterans during the community’s second annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony.   More...

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Vi at Bentley Village and Vitas Healthcare honored veterans who reside at Vi at Bentley Village with a ceremony on Pearl Harbor Day.   More...

Watch out for traffic deputies on the road

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Dec. 26-30:  Monday, Dec. 26  Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard: Red-light running  Collier Boulevard and U.S. More...

Business News

Doing it all

Successful caterers must be talented chefs, create amazing food, have a strong staff, be terrific at marketing — and get along with all kinds of clients.

This is not catering: You put some fancy appetizers together or you rustle up a three-course supper for 15 or 50, slap it in some Tupperware, run it over to a rich person’s house, reheat it on their stove if you have to and serve it up with goo 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...