March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Chicago proves we are still in our car ‘wonder years’

BEHIND THE WHEEL

In the classic TV show “The Wonder Years,” there was an episode that centered on the family buying a new car. The idea was that dad got to be “the king of the block” as the new rubber rolled through the neighborhood.  More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic deputies

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of March 13-17:  Monday, March 13  Oil Well Road and Immokalee Road: Red-light running  Collier Boulevard and Vanderbilt Beach Road: Red-light running  Radio Road More...

Immokalee students grateful for ‘fun money’ scholarships

Ten post-secondary students with The Immokalee Foundation recently received “fun money” scholarships through the Massoud and Isabella Eghrari Charitable Foundation. 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...

Instead of a movie, try a bowling alley or a bar on a first date

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Going on a first/blind date this Saturday — he wants me to choose a movie. He doesn’t like chick flicks; I don’t like action films. Any suggestions?”  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

No need to believe in magic

Just make up your mind to catch The Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian

In talking with John Sebastian, front man in the 1960s for The Lovin’ Spoonful, about his long and varied career as a musician, one would think that the stars aligned just for him to have a life of exploring what interested him and magically fi More...

Festival brings the blues back to Bonita

The 11th annual Bonita Blues Festival brings nonstop blues to Riverside Park on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11. More...

A rooming house and an inn: Two visions of 1950s Boston

FLORIDA WRITERS

Set in Boston during the 1950s and early 1960s, this curious coming-of-age tale involves unusual characters and several life-altering secrets. Iris Apple’s world is rocked at the age of 10, when her mother is murdered. More...

All eyes are smiling as parade day nears

The 41st annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates all things Irish when it steps out at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11. More...

City councilman strives for economic diversification

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Naples has a seven-member City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members who are nonpartisan and elected at large. Serving four-year terms, City Council members and the mayor are limited to two consecutive terms.  More...

CCSO warns ‘distraction burglars’ are on the move in residential areas

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office cautions residents to be aware distraction burglars are again at work.  These criminals generally target senior citizens at their homes by posing as tree trimmers, appliance repair workers or contractors 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...

Elections supervisors want applicants

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

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Marco Island Shell Club holds the 37th annual Marco Island Shell Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, at United Church of Marco. More...

Business News

The Bonita Springs Chamber:

Getting the word out

This is what they call “an apt metaphor.”  More...

Have you met Kathy Bigham of Bigham Jewelers?

FROM THE TOP

For proof of the profound impact teachers can have on their students, look no further than Kathy Bigham, president and CEO of Bigham Jewelers. More...

Leadership Collier applications being accepted for Class of 2018

The Leadership Collier Foundation is accepting applications for the class of 2018 Leadership Collier program. More...