August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Teachers line up for classroom rugs

Hadinger Flooring of Naples holds its eighth annual Teacher Rug Giveaway starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. More...

There’s more Range Rover in the new Land Rover Discovery

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Land Rover is back with an all-new Discovery for 2017. In a break with tradition, the new family hauler is bowing to the luxurious side of the legendary 4x4 brand. More...

Women of Initiative nominations open

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Women of Initiative. More...

Heavy equipment mechanic: It’s not a job just for men

Bethany Clay studied criminal justice at Clewiston High School for all four years, graduated and was well on her way to a career in the field. Then she took a tour of Immokalee Technical Center and the heavy equipment mechanics program. More...

Walmart Foundation awards $42,000 grant to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has received $42,000 from the Walmart Foundation to help fund mobile pantries in the five-county area the food bank serves: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry.  The grant is one of 17 grants made to Florida non More...

Marco museum hosts naturalist with details about Big Cypress

Florida Master Naturalist Bob McConville will share details about “Big Changes at Big Cypress Bend” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. More...

Minimalist lifestyle is mostly for Millennials

THE DIVA DIARIES

It all started while I was waiting in the checkout line at Target with a shopping cart filled with items I allegedly couldn’t live without: a pair of sparkly flip-flops because I only have eight other pairs, a throw pillow with a sunflower on i More...

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Florida poet laureate’s words set to music by local composer

“It blew our heads off,” Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke says about hearing his poetry put to music. He and his wife, artist/illustrator Jeanne Clark Meinke, were sitting in composer William Dawson’s car. Mr. More...

Age matters in new exhibit at Marco center

Marco Island Center for the Arts celebrates young and old in its newest exhibit, “Over 80, Under 30,” consisting of original works by artists who are either over the age of 80 or under the age of 30. The show is on display Aug. More...

Fort Myers leads the way into a new season of film festivals

With the darkness, quiet and anticipation that precede the opening credits of a new film, movie theaters are one of the secular world’s sacred spaces where awe meets entertainment.  More...

The basics: What you need to know about opioids

What is an opioid? More...

Senior lifetime parks pass to jump from $10 to $80

Time is running out on one of the best travel deals around for seniors: On Aug. 28, the cost of a lifetime pass to U.S. national parks for those 62 and older will jump from $10 to $80. More...

Check for shots before school begins

Collier County public school students go back to class Wednesday, Aug. 16. More...

In the business of saving lives

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

The American Heart Association reports that each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. More...

Local youth bring medals home from US Open Judo Championships

Young judo practitioners from the dojo Real Judo of Naples traveled to Fort Lauderdale recently to participate in the 2017 US Open Judo Championships. The 14 Neapolitans were among 700 competitors from around the world. More...

Free seminar offers strategies for nonprofits

Founder Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates invites staff and board members of nonprofit organizations in Collier County to register for the eighth annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar. The free event takes place from 8:30 a.m. More...

Honor the Greatest Generation at Spirit of ’45 tribute events

The Southwest Florida Veterans Alliance hosts the eighth annual Spirit of ’45 tribute Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13. Events include the Greatest Generation & Beyond breakfast and Taps Across America. More...

Decal shows support for manatees, sea turtles

There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More...

Business News

GROWING STRONG

Southwest Florida’s economic engine driven by diverse industries

AERONAUTIC ENGINEERS, WORLD-leading software application designers, national defense contractors and advanced manufacturers — a mere sampling of the diverse industries and companies doing business in Southwest Florida. More...

NABOR leader is sold on his new hometown

FROM THE TOP

Marty Manion has been a busy man since becoming CEO of the Naples Area Board of Realtors about 18 months ago.  More...

Get ready for ‘the biggest small business event in Collier County’

SCORE Naples presents COLLIER 2020, “the biggest small business event in Collier County” on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Hodges University. More...