June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Save the sales tax on storm supplies this weekend

The 2017 disaster preparedness sales tax holiday for Floridians begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 2, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 4.  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...

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The 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive resulted in delivery of more than 260,000 pounds of pantry items to the Collier Harvest warehouse on May 13. More...

Take a shelter cat home and save the adoption fee

As part of Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month, Humane Society Naples has declared Thursdays in June to be “Purrsdays,” when the adoption fees (typically $35-$75) are waived for all cats over 4 months old.  More...

Wawa on its way to Naples; hiring fair takes place June 7

Wawa Inc. is in the final stages of its launch into Naples, with the first store slated to open in August. More...

Watch out for CCSO Traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of June 5-9:  Monday, June 5  Naples Boulevard: Aggressive driving  U.S. More...

Volunteers help CCSO in many ways

Civilian and auxiliary volunteers assist Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies in a variety of ways, including staffing special events, helping with traffic control, providing research or support to investigators, performing data entry and a More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Sweet Summer READS

Consider local critic’s choices for this season’s reading list

ELAINE’S LIST: IF IT WERE A NOVEL, it’d be a bestseller. If a music video, it’d go viral. Snowbirds take it back north with them. Others email the list to friends and family. Librarians share it, bookstores post it. More...

More time, more choices for dining out

Let’s get something straight right off: Naples Restaurant Week is misnamed. Firstly, it isn’t one week, it’s two — two weeks of specially priced meals at four dozen restaurants. And second, it’s not limited to Naples. More...

Searching Florida’s past for the beginnings of human life

FLORIDA WRITERS

For 100 years, the human and other remains of Vero, Fla., have engaged the skills and imagination of professional and amateur archaeologists. Just what was the region like during the Ice Age? What grew there? What were the geological features? More...

Considering the trickster coyote

In the lore of the Plains Indians, Old Man Coyote is both admired and disdained — a crafty trickster, a savvy hunter and seducer of other creatures’ wives sometimes ensnared by his own arrogance. More...

NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season this year

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.  More...

Local Moms Demand Action group takes aim at gun violence

The local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America encourages everyone to recognize Gun Violence Awareness Day in events starting at Cambier Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3. More...

CLUB NOTES

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

UF report: Consumer confidence drops for second consecutive month

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped in May for the second month in a row, falling 2.4 points to 93.3 from a revised April reading of 95.7.  The less-positive outlook was shared by all Floridians across age, gender and income groups.  More...

Spay/neuter clinic offers low-cost surgeries

The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is dedicated to providing a non-lethal solution to the problem of shelter pet overpopulation. There are no income qualifications required. More...

Gulfshore Playhouse set to purchase land for theater at Naples Square

Gulfshore Playhouse has entered into a purchase agreement for a 3-acre site at Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue North in anticipation of building a new regional theater complex.  The land is within Naples Square, a mixed-use development by More...

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the brawny coddler

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The classic styling of today’s Jeep Wrangler is part of a slow design evolution from its WWII founding father. Retaining the visual connection to an American hero has been so successful that it sustains an entire brand. More...

Tee off to help Golden Gate kids’ programs

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Golden Gate patrol district teams up with the Golden Gate Kiwanis for the inaugural Kids Camp Golf Tournament set for Saturday, June 3, at Hammock Bay Golf Resort in East Naples.  More...

What if your only closet were a carry-on?

THE DIVA DIARIES

It happened on the last night of our recent vacation in Tennessee, as I repacked my clothes into my startlingly wee 18-inch carry-on for the journey back to Southwest Florida in what I fondly refer to as the airless, claustrophobic metal tube that hu More...

Business News

Protect yourself and your business by keeping up with trends in cyber security

IT’S BECOME NEWS THAT’S NOT UNEXPECTED anymore. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk. More...

Deep roots with nonprofits lead to top job at Naples garden

FROM THE TOP

Donna McGinnis’ business philosophy places a premium on planning, but it’s not her paramount concern when it comes to having a smooth-running organization. More...

Deadline nears for nominations for Excellence in Industry Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Excellence in Industry Awards recognizing corporate and individual excellence in Collier County in five categories:  ¦ Business Expansion  ¦ Company to Watch  ¦ Young Professional of the More...