March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Diamond Volunteer Awards winners announced

Naples real estate professional Kelly Capolino, founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program, announces the 2017 award winners. More...

Moorings Park Foundation distributes $200,000 to help local seniors

The Moorings Park Foundation was formed with a mission to create a culture of philanthropy that provides opportunities to benefit the residents of Moorings Park, its employees and people in the greater community.  More...

Former Immokalee student is in the driver’s seat at Enterprise

Junior Destine laughs now when reminded of the Instagram profile he created while in his teens. More...

David Lawrence Center presents Sound Minds symposium

David Lawrence Center and its education partner, the Naples Children & Education Foundation, present the third annual Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

Rabbi to address anti-Semitism at UF

Rabbi Adam Grossman, CEO of Hillel at the University of Florida-Gainesville, will speak about the rising tide of anti- Semitism on campus as part of the Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. More...

BMW X4 is strange, and that’s why you like it

BEHIND THE WHEEL

BMW might have just created the perfect Florida car with the X4 crossover, but the question is, did they really mean to do that? More...

Dunkin Donuts on East Trail hosts Coffee with a Cop

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office partners with Dunkin Donuts for Coffee with a Cop from 7-10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Dunkin Donuts at 3440 Tamiami Trail E. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Men’s Bridge members and guests meet for rubber bridge at 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Longshore Lake Country Club, 11399 Phoenix Way in Naples. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Florida may be wacky but it's ours....

Craig Pittman, who penned a popular book on weird Florida, joins other authors at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Author Craig Pittman arrived without his machete for a Florida Weekly interview at a Panera Bread plopped down in a patch of Pinellas County urban sprawl more than 100 miles north of Fort Myers.  “It’s in the car,” Mr. More...

Get to the Garden for Naples City Limits

The current state of country music has many longtime fans wondering, “What’s so great about trucks and beer?” and “How did a drum machine make it onto Cat Country?”  More...

Classic Naples-based mystery series says adieu with class

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Death in the Dark” by Kinley Roby. Privately published. 277 pages. Kindle e-book, $2.99. More...

Experience the Everglades in a whole new way

The 10th annual Everglades Bike Ride sets out from the heart of Everglades City on Sunday morning, April 2, giving cyclists the option of pedaling 15- or 62-mile “smooth” routes (on pavement) or a 27-mile “bumpy” route off-pav More...

Good girl! Jessie seems to sense that the family needs less stress

ROOTED IN NAPLES

Anybody else feel the pressure? Spring has sprung and with the early arrival of blooms in the planter comes the crush of everything happening at once and needing attention now that only residents of a seasonal destination can feel. More...

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour names Mimi Scofield a Legacy Lady

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour announces Mimi Scofield as the third Ooh La La Legacy Lady for the 2017 season. Ms. Scofield is vice chairman of Drug Free Collier and has chaired the organization’s Annual Community Awareness Luncheon since 2012.  More...

Foundation will award 10 scholarships

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is accepting applications from students, veterans, struggling adults and single parents in Southwest Florida who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology and other studies.  Nominees must need financial More...

Go to the dogs at Shell Factory GoldenFest

Go to the dogs at the eighth annual GoldenFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the canine park at the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers. More...

Consider ‘The future of Religious Freedom’

“The Future of Religious Freedom” is the topic when Jennifer Marshall of The Heritage Foundation addresses the Christian Rights & Freedom Institute at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the parish hall at St. More...

Remember lost loved ones at Avow butterfly ceremony

Avow invites everyone to its annual butterfly release and community memorial service Saturday, March 25, at Cambier Park. Children’s activities begin and a walk-through tent with hundreds of live butterflies opens at 10 a.m. More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic deputies

Here’s where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of March 20-24:  Monday, March 20  Goodlette-Frank Road and Pelican Marsh Boulevard: Speeding  Pine Ridge Road and Napa Boulevard: Aggressive driving  Santa Barba More...

March resolutions: It takes three months for the gyms to clear, right?

THE DIVA DIARIES

A New Year’s resolution counts if I start in March, right? More...

Business News

Self- employed?

Why getting a mortgage can be tough

Sure, it’s great being your own boss. No employees to oversee or pay and no dress code. You set your own hours and don’t have to deal with prickly clients if you don’t want to. 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...

FGCU Leadership Academy part of 20th anniversary celebration

As Florida Gulf Coast University celebrates its 20th anniversary, the FGCU Alumni Association invites the community to explore the school’s two decades of growth and progress at the inaugural FGCU Leadership Academy.  More...