March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Panther, manatee population counts going in the right direction

The number of Florida panthers in South Florida and manatees in state waters increased in recent counts, encouraging news for conservationists, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reports.  FWC AND The U.S. More...

Founders Fund ups its awards

The Founders Fund has increased its renewable student scholarships from $2,000 per year to $2,500 starting with 2017 recipients. More...

Press club seeks media students

The Naples Press Club Scholarship Committee is interviewing students who are interested in obtaining a Terrence J. Miller $1,000 NPC Scholarship. More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic deputies

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of March 6-10:  Monday, March 6  Bayshore Drive and Botanical Place Circle: Speeding Immokalee Road and Juliet Boulevard: Red-light running Everglades B More...

Theology professor will discuss the Catholics-Jews relationship

Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County presents William Madges, professor of theology at St. More...

Ask ALICE: Working families continue to struggle in Florida

United Way of Florida’s latest ALICE report shows 29.5 percent of Florida’s working households are struggling to make ends meet, and another 14.5 percent earn less than the Federal Poverty Level. More...

‘Stay at Home and Read’ in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Books for Collier Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a steady stream of new books to children in low-income families throughout Collier County, celebrates Dr. More...

The water school

SW Florida’s team of boating and fishing experts

They have four sets of eyes. As professionals, they come with a combined 120 years of close observation and experience. More...

Florida Boat Shows

Bonita Springs Boat Show – March 2-5 Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track, Bonita Springs  Dania Marine Flea Market – March 9-12 Mardi Gras Casino, Hallandale Beach  Tampa Bay Boat Show – March 10-12 Tropicana Field, St. More...

Florida Boating regulations

Vessel registration ¦ All vessels, with the exception of non-motor-powered vessels less than 16 feet in length, non-motor-powered canoes, kayaks, racing shells or rowing sculls, regardless of length, must be registered through your local Tax Collect More...

Southwest Florida’s top 10,004 undiscovered islands

There’s a good reason some Southwest Florida islands are lesser known. More...

Regal 29 OBX named Boating magazine’s Boat of the Year

The Regal 29 OBX outboard powered bowrider is Boating magazine’s 2016 Boat of the Year, besting more than 100 2016-model-year boats and four finalists for the prize.  More...

Ten tips to make boating with children safe, fun

The Sea Tow Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to boating safety and education, offers the following list of 10 tips for boating with kids.   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The Lavender Scare

Gay rights documentary to play at Fort Myers Film Festival

JOSH HOWARD THOUGHT HE KNEW HIS history, but was stunned when he read David Johnson’s book, “The Lavender Scare.” More...

Project HELP grabs back with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

It’s a fascinating fact that in 2017, a female infant enters the world vulnerable to abuse, mistreatment or simple injustice thanks to the random chromosomal combination she received in the womb.  More...

Part honey, part sting, the beekeeper’s daughter ignites grand passions

FLORIDA WRITERS

Sarasota author Jane Jordan was born in England and returns imaginatively to the Exmoor area she knows very well. More...

Artis—Naples invites input on its future

Artis—Naples has engaged New York City-based Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/ Landscape/Urbanism to create a master plan for its Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. More...

Heed the message from CCSO and ‘Just Drive.’ Please.

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Funny story: Someone hit my car again. For no reason other than sheer stupidity.  I know you’re thinking: “Um, Lindsey. More...

FGCU announces historic $10 million gift

World-renowned textbook author, educator and philanthropist Elaine Nicpon Marieb has pledged $10 million to Florida Gulf Coast University’s College of Health Professions and Social Work. More...

Elections supervisors want applicants

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office is accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. More...

The Infinti QX30 is your bargain Mercedes

BEHIND THE WHEEL

If a rose by any other name would smell so sweet, would a Mercedes by any other name be just as prominent? The new Infiniti QX30 is quietly trying to find that answer. More...

Tune up your road skills with AARP class

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...

Wanted: Host families for foreign exchange students

Naples families have a new opportunity to expand the limits of their hospitality and cultural knowledge now that AnB Education Services is broadening operations to the area. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to its meeting Thursday, March 2, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. More...

When the waves and waves come for waves

THE DIVA DIARIES

They come in waves.  Northerners, that is.  More...

Byron Stout remembers

“They say you never forget your first, and in my case, truer words were never spoken. I was five and excited from the moment Dad had rigged up a couple of cane poles in our carport. We were going fishing! Whatever that was. More...

Life on the water

SW Florida offers many ways to enjoy water-based recreation

The boating lifestyle in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties is one for people who are passionate about varied waterbased interests — fishing, diving, paddling, waterfront dining, nature photography and more. More...

So you want to be a charter captain

A Charter Captain or Boat License is required to carry paying customers (where a fee is paid directly or indirectly) for the purpose of taking, attempting to take, or possessing saltwater fish or organisms.  More...

Boats charted course for Southwest Florida development

Their names evoke a long-ago America, a time before planes, helicopters and air-conditioned cars with stereos. There was the Anah C. and the Uneeda, the Dixie, Gladys and the Thomas A. Edison. More...

A boater’s guide to food and drink on area waters

Whether it’s a shrimp basket at Coconut Jack’s, gator bites at Stan’s Idle Hour or cutting-edge Continental cuisine at M Waterfront Grille, somehow it all tastes better if you’ve traveled there by boat. More...

Boating enthusiasts set to lead Congressional boating caucus

The Congressional Boating Caucus was formed in 1989 as an informal, bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives to advocate for the interests of the recreational boating industry. More...

Pontoon or deck: Which boat is right for you?

So, you want a versatile boat that handles easily, features plenty of seating and storage and is designed to be able to bring along a big crew? More...

Business News

After-hour pet problems

Local clinics are handling an increasing number of sick and injured dogs and cats

It’s the middle of the night and your boxer can’t stop vomiting. Who you gonna call?  An after-hours vet. More...

Checking in with hotelier Phil McCabe

FROM THE TOP

Phil McCabe was a young man with a plan where his career was concerned. More...

Leadership Bonita celebrates its 18th graduating class

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the graduation its 18th class of Leadership Bonita. The celebration was hosted by Vi at Bentley Village. More...