After nearly 20 bestselling Doc Ford novels, Randy Wayne White has become one of the most popular thriller-writers in the nation whose audience and reputation only continue to grow. Now in GONE (G. P. Putnam’s Sons; On Sale: September 4, 2012), White introduces readers to Hannah Smith, a strong, formidable woman, the descendant of generations of resourceful Florida women (with a touch of […]

ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Registration is now open for “Put On Your Pink Bra” 5K Walk, Saturday, October 20th, at Cambier Park The Collier County American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer “Put On Your Pink Bra” 5K Walk will take place Saturday, October 20th at Cambier Park in Old Naples, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m., and the 5K Walk starting promptly at 9:00 […]

Florida airport managers heading to Naples

More than 700 aviation professionals will gather in Naples July 22-25 for FAC 2012, the 43rd annual conference of the Florida Airports Council. Participants will include airport managers and staff members, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors for the largest single-state aviation conference in the nation. Expected speakers include federal and state leaders and industry professionals who will discuss issues affecting […]

World Renowned Poker Player Scotty Nguyen Teams up with Seminole Casino Immokalee to Host Poker Boot Camp on August 18

Boot camp participants will also earn entry into a $2,000 free roll tournament on August 19 World renowned poker player Scotty Nguyen will host an exclusive poker boot camp on August 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee. The cost to attend the boot camp is $600 and includes a lunch buffet, a free copy of Nguyen’s […]

Help America’s Forests: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 Much-Needed Trees Will Be Planted in National Forests

America’s forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant much-needed trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins the Foundation in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfi res, insects […]


“Collier County Public Library is always looking for ways to cut costs, help the environment and continue to provide quality customer service to our patrons,” says Library Director, Marilyn Matthes. When reviewing our notification process, we found that hundreds of print notifications were returned annually because of incorrect addresses.  In order to reduce staff, postage and printing costs, we started […]


Collier County Public Library is pleased to partner again with Collier County Schools to help supply children and teachers with much needed supplies this school year. Over the past two years library customers have positively impacted the beginning of the school year for hundreds of children by contributing supplies that their parents and caregivers could not afford to purchase. This […]


The Board of County Commissioners at its meeting on June 26, 2012, approved a provision to the Parks and Recreation License and Fee Policy that allows overnight parking at the Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp and Port of the Islands Boat Ramp. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended the provision, will be more conducive to fishing early in the morning, […]

Marco’s community theatre group announces auditions for Fall show.

The Island Theater Company will hold open auditions for their Fall show, It’s A Scream,  quite appropriately on Friday, July 13th  with follow-up auditions on Monday July 16th and Tuesday July 17th.   Auditions will be held on the second floor of Centennial Bank, 615 East Elkcam Circle on Marco Island at 6:30 pm. This “Horror-bly Funny Comedy” is the perfect […]

Rookery Bay’s Kid’s FREE Fridays!

Join us for: — Free admission* — Crafts — Stories — Touch tank — “Virtual dolphin encounters” featuring live video Q&A with trainers at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida   * Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.   Follow us on Facebook, where we post each Friday’s schedule. Aquariums, interactive exhibits, children’s book nook, touch tank, art […]