December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Naples Zoo unveils master plan for expansion and improvements

The Naples Zoo has announced a $25 million capital campaign and $5 million endowment drive to expand and improve its facilities. More...

Threat of bird flu epidemic sets canine-aided security force into action

FLORIDA WRITERS

Alex Kava’s highly original Ryder Creed series gets better and better as the title character gains in complexity. More...

Two service organizations join forces to stabilize Lovers Key

Lovers Key State Park beach is now a safer place, thanks to a joint service project conducted by The Urban Land Institute of Southwest Florida and Keep Lee County Beautiful. This safety project did not involve security or surveillance systems. More...

Christmas on Sunday means uber early shipping dates

With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, it’s more important than ever to get your holiday shipping organized. If you want a gift to arrive by Christmas, you should shoot for a Dec. 23 delivery. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Laud to the Nativity

Blending old and new for holiday program

Sacred music, especially that sourced from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, is often so ecstatic that modern surroundings can’t quite capture the magic it contains. More...

Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys invade Mann Hall

Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love came out with an autobiography in September that covers the long and at times tumultuous history of the group, not to mention more than a few parts of his personal life. More...

Say cheese and do ‘The Turtle.’ You’re on candid camera

THE DIVA DIARIES

’Tis the season to smile and look festive! Indeed, like it or not, there’s a good chance that we’ll be captured in photographs — a lot — in the next few weeks. More...

Naples man is friend of the last of Doolittle’s Raiders

Retrospect is a great trivializer for many, but not for Fred Valentine, at 94 a vibrant Neapolitan still young enough to celebrate a living hero, the last of 80.  More...

Mah-jongg tourney will raise funds for Hodges U. scholarships

Mah-jongg players in Collier and Lee counties are invited to sign up for the second annual Mah-Jongg Charity Tournament to benefit the Hodges University Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund. More...

Randy Thibault looks at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch in southern Charlotte County is zoned for 19,000 new homes. How will it affect the real estate market nearby?  More...

Jones’ punch bowls are rare and exquisite finds

ANTIQUES

If you were getting ready for the traditional Christmas party in 1860s England, you might have been searching the storage cupboards for the holiday punch bowl. More...

Images reflect another time in our racial history

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

It was 1946 or so, and Uncle Thurmond, Aunt Frances and my grandmother Dorothy returned to find the house they were renting in Mount Dora surrounded by sheriff’s deputies.  It seemed Thurmond’s maid, Florine, had been in town, seen h More...

Honda Ridgeline: the practical party pickup

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Honda has always been good at identifying practical needs, and then creating a product around this sensible list. But often our choice of vehicle comes from the heart just as much as it comes from the head. More...

Business News

The company party

How to celebrate the holidays with your bosses and colleagues

’Tis the season for Herculean shopping, holiday decorations, sharing time with loved ones and another yuletide staple: the company Christmas party.  More...

Office party Ps and Qs

Your company’s holiday gathering is just around the corner. Time to let loose and party with your co-workers after a long year, right? Wrong. More...

What’s the future of OPEC and oil prices?

MONEY & INVESTING

One of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies is during a tense battle sequence in “The Hunt For Red October” when Captain Mancuso calmly states, “The hard part of playing chicken is knowing when to flinch” before he More...

Real Estate News

Historic McSwain home gets new look

Local contractors and organizations pitch in for restoration project

The Bonita Springs Historical Society has completed another phase of renovation on the historic McSwain Home, located at 27451 Old 41 Road, restoring the home’s former curb appeal. More...

The “Aspen” floorplan at Majestic Palms offers spacious luxury living in a premier community

Majestic Palms, the final condominium to be built in the premier community of Royal Pointe, offers an attractive selection of desirable floorplan designs. More...

ALLURE luxury condominiums’

“Amazing” and “Unique” residence floorplans afford owners breathtaking sunset vistas seven days a week

The perfect sunset is one of life’s simple pleasures; all that is required are two basic elements: the sun, and a vantage point from where to admire it. More...