May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Ceremony, picnic will remember, honor veterans

The Collier County Veterans Council invites the public to a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. CCVC president and U.S. More...

Hear refugees share their stories

Asala International Philanthropy Group invites everyone to hear recently arrived refugees from Syria and Afghanistan talk about their journeys to resettlement in the United States from 7-9 p.m. More...

Oh, baby! Conservancy plans a shower

It’s baby season for wildlife in Southwest Florida, and to help the youngest patients at its von Arx Wildlife Hospital, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is holding a “baby shower” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3. More...

Hodges program examines politics and ‘The State of Charitable Giving’

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents “The State of Charitable Giving: The Profession, Politics and their Impact on the Charitable World,” from 8:30-10 a.m. More...

Volkswagen #PinkBeetle is fuchsia fun with a funny name

BEHIND THE WHEEL

One of the funniest (or misguided) classic car sales advertisements today is for the “rare Karmann Edition” Volkswagen Beetle convertibles. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The 2017 NANCIES

A somewhat skewed look at the 2017 arts and entertainment season

ANOTHER SEASON’S COME AND GONE, JAM-packed with concerts, plays, musicals and art shows. Time again for The Nancies, my annual mostly tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, sideways look at the arts and entertainment season that’s just ended. More...

Broadway Palm theater won’t be the same without Betsy

Betsy Cress has made a career of waitressing.  She’s fast. She’s efficient. She’s good with detail.  Not only that, but she’s entertaining.  She sings. She dances. More...

No. 8 in Naples writer’s serial killer mystery series continues to satisfy

FLORIDA WRITERS

This is No. 8 in the Alton Rhode Mysteries, one of three exciting series penned by Lawrence De Maria. More...

Moms Demand Action takes aim at gun violence

Naples isn’t under siege like many urban areas around the country are, but the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America encourages everyone to recognize Gun Violence Awareness Day just the same. More...

Being the change she wants to see in the world

PROFILE IN PARADISE

The Neighborhood Health Clinic — a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with approximately 250 physicians and dentists, 100 nurses and 150 non-medical personnel donating their professional expertise to provide Collier County’s low-inco More...

League Club grants awarded to 31 nonprofit organizations

The League Club awarded 31 community agencies a total of $324,278 at its recent Briefcase Breakfast. Funds were raised at the club’s “Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design” 2017 luncheon event. More...

Airport traffic rises in April

During April, 1,032,783 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), an increase of 14.7 percent compared to April 2016. This number also represents the best April in the 34-year history of the airport. More...

Photos

It was a reunion that began with a remark. 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 29-June 2:  Monday, May 29  Livingston Road and Learning Lane: Speeding  Everglades Boulevard and Oil Well Road: Speeding  More...

Traffic ticket app offers easy pay, reduced fines

It’s no longer so new nobody knows what will happen: TIKD, the brainchild app of Miami-based Chris Riley, who insists you can pay a traffic ticket online in two minutes and save 15 to 30 percent of the fine while avoiding both traffic school an More...

Can Tennessee mountain memories make Southwest Florida summer bearable?

THE DIVA DIARIES

As I type this missive, I basically feel like I’m Walt Whitman or Henry David Thoreau. More...

Business News

Working hands

Some professions rely more heavily than others on all eight fingers and two thumbs

OUR HANDS ARE AMAZING TOOLS THAT, along with our creativity, give us the capability to perform tasks that in many ways define what it is to be human. More...

‘Going south’ a good choice for Todd Gates

FROM THE TOP

Todd Gates took a slightly different approach to Horace Greeley’s late 19th century advice to a young man to “Go West” to seek his fortune in life. More...

Bonita chamber hosts lunch program about cybersecurity

With cyberattacks on the rise, everyone is concerned about protecting their personal and business information. With that in mind, the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Power Networking Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...