August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

From the dealer to your wallet – the new car battery roulette

BEHIND THE WHEEL

It might seem absurd to write about hybrid and electric vehicles in an era of inexpensive gasoline, but technology and efficiency will keep moving forward no matter the price per gallon. More...

Help CCSO keep Keewaydin Island clean

Spend a day at the beach with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Sept. 9.  That’s when the CCSO Marine Bureau holds its ninth annual Keewaydin Cleanup. The public is invited to help pick up trash on Keewaydin Island. More...

Naples’ Richard Mellon receives highest accolades from the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration honored M. Richard Mellon with its Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, the most prestigious award the FAA issues to certified pilots. Mr. 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 jumps from $10 to $80.  More...

Protected Harbor prepares to open its second group home in Naples

Protected Harbor, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to providing family-focused group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, recently hosted a “floor-signing ceremony” at its new home under construction in Naples. More...

Online dating? Make sure someone does some sleuthing

THE DIVA DIARIES

You might be surprised to learn that I have a part-time (nonpaying) job as a private detective.  And it’s really a shame that it’s nonpaying, because I’m pretty good at it.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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‘American Ninja Warrior’ host Matt Iseman brings upbeat humor to Off the Hook

ON THE MOST SOMBER, RAINIEST OF DAYS, Matt Iseman would boast about that tiny ray of sunshine peeking through the storm clouds. More...

Exhibition showcases cool kids’ art

For colorful evidence of a summer well spent for hundreds of Neapolitan youngsters, check out an exhibition of artwork created the Naples Art Association’s 2017 ARTScool program. More...

Comedy and compassion fuel a fine new mystery series

FLORIDA WRITERS

Jean Harrington’s new “Listed and Lethal” mystery series shares some features with her five-part “Murders by Design” series (recently reprinted by Harlequin). More...

City set for new fire station, emergency ops center

The Naples Fire-Rescue Department is getting a massive upgrade late next year with preparations underway for a new Fire Station No. 1. The first visible sign of what’s to come involves demolition of the old Fire Station No. More...

The Immokalee Foundation helped sow seeds for a career with Lipman

“Every day I look at where my life is,” said Jesus Abarca, who, at nearly 27 years old, will tell you that even he is pleasantly surprised.  Mr. More...

Know where traffic deputies will hit the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1:  Monday, Aug. More...

Locals totally love partial eclipse of the sun

Millions of Americans turned their eyes to the heavens Monday afternoon, Aug. 21 (behind the appropriate protective eyewear, hopefully) to view the first solar eclipse to pass over the United States in nearly 40 years. More...

Attend or sponsor Business Hall of Fame dinner

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County awards dinner. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Writers Forum welcomes writers of all levels to meet and discuss their craft from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave. Free. For more information, call 949-3621 or 773- 732-9982.  More...

Business News

Arcadia's new arena

... for the 21st century

A LOT OF PEOPLE, MOST OF THEM from somewhere other than DeSoto County, think ranching and its proudest offspring sport — rodeoing — have gone the way of Cracker cowboy Bone Mizell (1863 to 1921, may he rest in peace at a full gallop). More...

Council head champions a sporting life

FROM THE TOP

Sports are an essential element of the tapestry that is Mary Shea’s life. “I’ve always been a ‘jockette,’” said Ms. More...

Finance students invited to apply for CFA Society Naples scholarships

CFA Society Naples, a nonprofit organization that brings together professionals in finance including wealth managers, financial advisers and analysts who adhere to ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, offers $1,000 acade More...