August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Attend or sponsor Junior Achievement’s 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...

Golden Gate community hosts 9/11 commemorative service

The community of Golden Gate invites the public to “We Will Never Forget” from 9:30-10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at the Golden Gate Government Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. More...

David Lawrence Center celebrates 28th annual National Recovery Month

The David Lawrence Center joins the U.S. 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...

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...

Lincoln’s MKZ is more for owners than enthusiasts

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Don’t read the car magazines if the Lincoln MKZ looks appealing to you. It doesn’t have the moves of a German sports sedan or the technology of a Japanese luxury machine. 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 Sept. 4-8:  Monday, Sept. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

ART WALK

FGCU celebrates 20 years by putting alum art on display

TO CELEBRATE THE SCHOOL’S TWO decades, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Art Galleries at The Bower School of Music & the Arts invites the community to a 20th anniversary Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Gulfshore Playhouse puts new works in the spotlight

Gulfshore Playhouse’s fifth annual New Works Festival brings together playwrights, actors and directors from across the country for a program that culminates in a series of staged readings for the public Sept. 7-10 at The Norris Center. More...

Harper McDaniel a welcome new protagonist from a much-admired writer

FLORIDA WRITERS

Add James W. Hall to the list of premier mystery/thriller authors who have jumped tracks from a classic series featuring a male protagonist to a new series featuring a female character. More...

Humane Society Naples takes in Puerto Rican pups

It was a busy intake day at Humane Society Naples on Aug. 24, when the no-kill shelter opened its crates and kennels to 27 dogs from Puerto Rico as part of a wide-scale operation to alleviate strained conditions in the island’s animal shelters. More...

FLORIDA PANTHER UPDATE

The Florida panther, Florida’s official state animal, has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967. As the state grows, suitable habitat for panthers and other wildlife shrinks. More...

Time may have forgotten sleepy Micanopy, but visitors won’t

When I want to escape the frenetic bustle of the city, I find tiny Central Florida villages like Micanopy especially appealing. Not much has changed in sleepy hamlet, and that’s just the way villagers — and tourists — like it.  More...

Hit the stairs in memory of fallen heroes

Join the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, North Collier Fire Rescue District and the Greater Naples YMCA for the second annual Naples 9/11 Memorial Stair Run on Sunday morning, Sept. 10, at the Y. More...

Photos

As part of its charitable mission to support organizations that help curb the homeless epidemic, GL Homes recently treated women residents of Saint Matthew’s House to an afternoon at Mercato, where everyone enjoyed lunch at Bravo! More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The John Clay 5K hosted by Gulf Coast Runners sets out Monday morning, Sept. 4, at Lowdermilk Park. The USATF/ RRCA-sanctioned race starts at 7:30 a.m., and a 1K Kids Fun Run follows at 8:30 a.m. 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...

Grab a cup with a cop

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the Marco Island Police Department and Dunkin’ Donuts invite the public to the next Coffee with a Cop from 8-10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1089 N. Collier Blvd. on Marco. More...

Maybe it’s #Maybelline

THE DIVA DIARIES

Alas, I’ve concluded that I’m just not cool.  Or at least not cool enough to painstakingly hashtag my clothing and accessories on social media.  More...

Business News

Be ready

Businesses should have their insurance and plans in place now at the peak of the hurricane season

IF EVER BUSINESSES NEED HURRICANE INSURANCE, it's right now - at the peak of hurricane season. More...

Father-son team brings coworking concept to town

FROM THE TOP

Brett Diamond had embarked on his career path well before donning a cap and gown for his 2012 graduation from Florida Gulf Coast University.  More...

Startup Weekend for entrepreneurs heads to Southwest Florida

Local entrepreneurs will build real companies from scratch during Startup Weekend, an entrepreneurial program that already has been held in 700 cities worldwide.  The inaugural Southwest Florida Startup Weekend is set for Oct. More...