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The Bookworm: A special place and time

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 8:13am
You've done some scary things in your life. It's a wonder you survived your childhood, in fact: the heights you jumped from, rides you took, things you ate, dares you accepted. It's a wonder you're even alive. Yep, you've done some scary things – but noth

Tuesday's traffic enforcement locations in Collier, Lee

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:30am
Here are today's traffic enforcement locations in Collier and Lee counties.

SW Florida weather: More inland storms on Tuesday

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:56am
Expect temperatures to top out in the low 90s by mid-afternoon on Tuesday.

Marco man accused of texting lewd photos to police

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:57pm
A Marco Island man was arrested Sunday, accused of sending lewd photos to a Marco Island police officer.

Marco Island Planning Board approves Rose Marina expansion plans

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:41pm
The Marriott is not the only island business wanting to upgrade their facilities. At Friday morning's Marco Island Planning Board meeting, a team representing Rose Marina once again laid out for the board their plans to modernize and enlarge the marina, b

Marco Island Chamber's 'Glory of the Grape' goes Greek for five-year anniversary

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:49am
Sunday marked the fifth outing for the popular "Glory of the Grape" event, and the Chamber of Commerce hung out a "sold out" sign, via email, days beforehand. This year's food and wine pairings, put together by executive "Chef Laura" Owen at CJ's, which o

Monday's traffic enforcement locations in Collier, Lee

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:30am
Here are today's traffic enforcement locations in Collier and Lee counties.

SW Florida weather: Expect afternoon showers inland

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:21am
A rather typical weather pattern for June will set up shop for the upcoming week.

Guest column: Candidate champions fire merger

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:00am
This is in response to Richard Hoffman’s guest commentary headlined “Voters need more facts before approving Big Corkscrew-North Naples fire merger.”

Adoptable pets in SW Florida: June 8, 2014

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 4:30pm
Weekly feature of adoptable pets in Collier and south Lee counties.

Editorial Cartoons: June 8, 2014

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 4:16pm
The release of Bowe Bergdahl, the UCSB shooting and the anniversary of D-Day are current events or personalities featured this week in our editorial cartoons gallery. Check out more editorial cartoons at

Week ahead in state and local government: June 9 to June 13

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 3:45pm
The week ahead in state and local government: June 9 to June 13

SW Florida weather: Expect another sunny, hot and humid day

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 9:27am
Saturday ended up being quite sunny and mostly dry along the coast yet pretty stormy for the inland communities through the afternoon and evening.

Guest column: John Grant: They did not fight in vain

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 4:00am
THEY DID NOT FIGHT IN VAIN By John Grant Tampa As I looked over the cliffs to the beaches leading to the sea, I was awestruck with a sense of history and American pride. It had been more than a year in the plannin

It's The Law: Delegating distribution right under will can fail

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:36pm
Question: My dad died. He wrote his own will and in it he left everything to my brother for my brother to distribute to my dad's children as he deemed appropriate. My brother tells me he deems it appropriate to cut me out. I think everybody should get an

Letter to the Editor: It stinks to the core

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00am
After widespread, growing grass roots opposition to Common Core and the loss of local control of education, Florida legislators and our governor have replaced the name Common Core with Florida’s “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” and have added one half of one percent to the standards which will never even be tested. It stinks to the core!

Letter to the Editor: BYOD is a bad idea

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00am
BYOD is the district’s program inviting students to bring their own devices to school. Despite the outcry of parents, teachers and even physicians, the district has moved forward with this program. Below are several reasons why this program should be abandoned:

Letter to the Editor: 2014 Collier School Board elections – don’t be confused

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00am
Unlike elections for the Board of County Commissioners, each voter gets three votes, one for each of the school districts. So what’s the process and schedule? This year School Board District 1, 3 and 5 have School Board elections. It is an open county election; which means you vote for one candidate per school district. Nine candidates have registered their intent with Collier Supervisor of Elections (SOE) so far.

Letter to the Editor: A significant disruption to residents

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00am
On Monday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m., the City Council will be discussing a proposal to accelerate/expedite the construction of the Smokehouse Bay bridges by extending the hours of construction to as late as 10 p.m. at night for six days a week – plus the time required to close down the site and vacate the workers.

Friday's traffic enforcement locations in Collier, Lee

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:30am
Here are today's traffic enforcement locations in Collier and Lee counties.