May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Business thrives with a focus on giving back to the community

PROFILE IN PARADISE

Linda and I attend several charity galas and events during the year, and one of the people I look forward to seeing at many of these occasions is event photographer Charlie McDonald. More...

Interfaith convocation welcomes all

PFLAG — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — invites people of all faiths to worship together at its 10th annual interfaith convocation at 3 p.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Alliance Française de Naples invites all who enjoy conversing in French to the end-of-season picnic at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the party room at Bermuda Greens in Imperial Golf Estates. A French buffet will be served. More...

Safety fair and bike rodeo in the Estates

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District invite families to a free Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at Corkscrew Middle School in Golden Gate Estates. More...

Sharpen your road skills at 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...

Forget the blender, help pay for Susie and Doug’s honeymoon

THE DIVA DIARIES

As we usher in May, we’ve gone from tourist/event/festival season directly into my favorite time of year. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

For POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

everything new is old again

How to describe Postmodern Jukebox?  Just imagine if sheet music for today’s hits were somehow sent back in time and interpreted by composers such as Scott Joplin or George Gershwin.  And then those arrangements were sung by sultry b More...

Rookery Bay showcases works by resident artist

The Friends of Rookery Bay host an opening reception for “Fine Art of Lee Hammond” from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center’s art gallery. More...

Masterful murder mystery wrapped up in manipulation and discord

FLORIDA WRITERS

Winner of three Florida Book Awards for earlier titles in her Faye Longchamp Mystery Series, Mary Anna Evans no longer lives in Florida but deserves “Florida Writer” status for her fiction mostly set in the Sunshine State. More...

Smiles all around for HCN’s adult dental program

Ted Williams was living at St. Matthew’s House after he got out of prison, recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, when someone told him “there’s a place that could help you get some teeth.” More...

A bit of HCN history

On Thanksgiving Day in 1960, CBS News aired “Harvest of Shame,” a documentary narrated by Edward R. Murrow. Much of it was filmed in Florida, with some scenes occurring in Collier County. More...

You can help Stamp Out Hunger

Mail carriers set to collect pantry goods May 13

The 25th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday, May 13. More...

NABOR and Noodles rally to help wildfire victims

The Naples Area Board of Realtors and Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar are responding to the immediate relief needs of families who lost homes in the fires that have ravaged eastern Collier County. From 5-7 p.m. More...

The Mini Cooper Countryman gets a growth spurt

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The Minis just keep getting bigger. Last year we tested the new Clubman and called it an “oxymoron on wheels” because it was the largest car in the company lineup. More...

Watch out for CCSO traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of May 8-12:  Monday, May 8  Davis and Lakewood boulevards: Redlight running  Vanderbilt Beach and Goodlette- Frank roads: Red-light r More...

Founders Fund scholars announced

Thirty-seven Collier County students are the newest recipients of scholarships from the Founders Fund. Since its inception in 1991, the fund has awarded more than 640 scholarships totaling more than $3.4 million.  More...

Business News

Say goodbye to BADHIRES

Teamwork leads to choosing the best candidate every time

h ERE YOU ARE AGAIN. YOUR ORGANIZAtion just hired another employee who didn’t perform as expected, despite giving a great interview. More...

In the lead at the Leadership Collier Foundation

FROM THE TOP

Amanda Beights has been an agent of positive change throughout her professional career.  It was in the classroom that she first applied her passion for helping to elevate others. Ms. More...

Distinguished entrepreneurs to be honored at May 10 awards evening

The 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida awards celebration is set for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs.  More...