June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Salt marsh mosquito numbers highest since late 1980s

The Collier Mosquito Control District continues to see high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes through its surveillance program and is scheduling missions to control the aggressive biters. More...

Food bank calls on local community to ‘Care and Share’ for hungry seniors

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is launching the Care & Share: Senior Feeding Campaign, a $1.1 million program aimed at feeding more than 2,200 low-income seniors in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.  More...

To be safe, be prepared throughout hurricane season

Hurricane season started June 1 and runs through November. Preparation is key to protecting your family, home and pets should a storm threaten Southwest Florida. More...

CCCR auction event makes big impact

The fifth annual “Big Impressions by Little Artists” for Collier Child Care Resources generated more than $110,000 to help CCCR provide tuition assistance for the children of working families who cannot afford the early education. More...

Settling in for a long, cool season of binge-watching

THE DIVA DIARIES

Finally, after a long, long wait, binge season is here.  Not binge eating, not binge drinking and not binge shopping. Instead, it’s time for the most glorious binging of all: The Netflix Binge.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Naples Art Association puts photographs from around the country in the SPOTLIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALL ABOUT LIGHT, capturing an image with everything from bright white to coal black and all the gradations of gray — or color — in between.  More...

Films made in Southwest Florida bring home to the screen

There’s a special thrill that comes with seeing your hometown in a movie.  All those familiar sights and sites, up there on the big screen: Look, there’s downtown! There’s the beach! There’s the courthouse! More...

Teacher turned sleuth stirs up suspects in feel-good murder mystery

FLORIDA WRITERS

Coral Springs writer Diane Weiner has at least one thing in common with her protagonist in the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mystery series: They are both veteran public school teachers who keep busy.  More...

Lawmakers OK medical marijuana program

On the Tuesday after Memorial Day, Dr. Barry Gordon stayed busy seeing patients who qualified or might qualify to use medical marijuana under Florida’s new program. More...

OFF! maker donates repellent for distribution by food bank

The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute 80,000 units of OFF! mosquito repellent through August to those in need throughout its service area of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. More...

First-ever Naples Pride festival sends ‘We Are ONE’ message

Southwest Florida residents and visitors of all ages and persuasions are invited to the first Naples Pride from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Cambier Park. More...

Deputy saved by ballistic vest 11 years ago joins survivors’ club

A Collier County deputy who spent 17 months recovering after a fleeing suspect struck him with his vehicle in 2006 is now among the nearly 2,000 law enforcement officers who credit their survival in part to a type of ballistic vest they were wearing More...

Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps grads are on their way

At Guadalupe Center’s recent celebration dinner, 25 Immokalee High School seniors in the center’s Tutor Corps program crossed the stage at Grey Oaks Country Club to be congratulated on being the first generation in their family to graduat More...

Traffic deputies are on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic deputies will be June 19-23:  Monday, June 19  Logan Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road: Aggressive driving  Rattlesnake Hammock and County Barn roads: Speeding  Radio an More...

Business News

Filling the gap

Futuremakers Coalition survey shows local companies need employees with business skills

COMPANIES THROUGHOUT SOUTHwest Florida are looking for new employees with business, accounting and internet technology skills — and nearly 79 percent are willing to pay more for qualified candidates. More...

Always ready to start on the next challenge

FROM THE TOP

As the hands-on president and CEO of Wilson Creative Group, Peggy Wilson is not at all inclined to sit back and enjoy a job well done  She’s too busy focusing on what she finds most satisfying about her job: the step-by-step work involved More...