April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Naples filmmaker hopes to bring lights, camera, action back to town

Academy Award-winner “Moonlight,” filmed across just 25 days in and around Miami, is an inspiration to independent filmmakers. Curry Walls is one of them. Mr. More...

Grab some coffee with a cop

The Collier County Sheriff ’s Office and Dunkin’ Donuts invite the public to the next Coffee with a Cop from 7-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 7775 Preserve Lane in Golden Gate. More...

Watch out on waterways: Manatees are on the move

In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways.  For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland wate More...

Too many shoes? Donate them to help bring Special Olympics star to town

Naples-based nonprofit Character and Thought Foundation is raising funds to help bring Loretta Claiborne, the most decorated Special Olympics athlete in history, to Southwest Florida to visit to Collier and Lee county schools and communities April 27 More...

Liven up your Tuesday mornings at Naples Preserve

The season’s series of fun, free and educational nature talks on Tuesdays at Naples Preserve is winding down. Presentations often include photographs and artifacts, and the speakers will inform as well as dispel myths. More...

Lexus GS Turbo — even luxury loves value

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The biggest news at Lexus right now might just be a smaller motor. The 2017 Lexus GS Turbo is a way for the company to reach down to those people who say they like sporty style, but really only spend their money to add luxury.  More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic deputies

Pop into Culver’s at 5102 Tamiami Trail E. from 2-5 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Lee Ann Womack brings traditional sound to town

SINCE HER DEBUT BACK IN 1999, LEE Ann Womack has had a long and satisfying journey to the top of the country game. Only now, however, is she finally performing and recording music that is 100 percent reflective of what she loves and values most. More...

Casey Weston sings the songs of Stevie Nicks

Six years ago, when Neapolitan Casey Weston appeared on the inaugural season of the NBC singing competition “The Voice,” her coach, Adam Levine, told her, “You remind me of a young Stevie Nicks.”  The Maroon5 front man ha More...

Touring with young Elvis: The making of a phenom

FLORIDA WRITERS

Bob Kealing makes the case that the best Elvis is the earliest Elvis and that the managerial strategies of Tom Parker kept a great American original from reaching his full potential.  More...

Florida Weekly turns 10

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in April 2007. Now most of us cannot imagine a day without one. That same month, a potent little package of newsprint and smart design put its first edition on the streets and online. More...

Huge risk turns into the foundation of a big success

PROFILE IN PARADISE

If anyone can take credit for reshaping Southwest Florida’s luxury new home market during the boom and after the bust, Mark Wilson is high on the list. More...

The eaglets have landed at Marco Island preserve and sanctuary

Finally! There are two eaglets in the nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary. More...

Win money for a home makeover

Lake Michigan Credit Union, with branch locations in Naples and Bonita Springs as well as throughout Michigan, has launched its fifth annual $25,000 Home Makeover Giveaway. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreational, cultural, charitable and social activities for those who are single, divorced or widowed. Members meet at 5 p.m. More...

Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida adds underwater treadmill for therapy

Naples-based Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida has expanded its physical rehabilitation and fitness center with the addition of an Oasis underwater treadmill. More...

CCSO campaign discourages distracted driving

Don’t text. Don’t call. Don’t email.  Don’t eat. Don’t groom. Don’t read.  Just drive. That’s it. More...

Food vendors prepared do battle

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Living Word Family Church hosting the inaugural Naples Food Wars competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8. More...

Nothing speeds recovery of a broken ankle like Amazon Prime

THE DIVA DIARIES

Day 16: Cabin fever is setting in and life in a non-weight bearing cast is beginning to, well — weigh on me.  More...

Business News

Farewell ... to The Greatest Show on Earth

What caused the 146-yearold business to fail?

FROM RING TO RING, YOU HAVE ENTERTAINED. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. More...

Matching skills with her beliefs for the NCEF

FROM THE TOP

Maria Jimenez-Lara’s life’s work has corresponded perfectly with her personal beliefs. The CEO of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, Mrs. More...

Socially conscious investors fund pioneering company

Investors are raising $250,000 in capital for Taste of Immokalee, a Florida corporation that is breaking new ground in socially responsible investing.  More...