Collier chair Georgia Hiller delivers first state of the county address
Published 12/11/2013 at 1:27 p.m. 1 comment
In a number of areas large and small, we have made Collier County a better place to live and conduct business by reviewing county operations and taking decisive action,” Hiller said.
New Fort Myers Regional Library opens, will continue to adapt to people's needs
Published 12/11/2013 at 1:01 p.m. 0 comments
Sheldon Kaye, Lee County Library System director, said it was "overwhelming" to finally welcome the public into the facility, which had been in the works since 2007. "There's nothing more gratifying than opening up something new and to see people ...
Commissioners approve $2.24 million Eagle Lakes Community Park clubhouse
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:34 a.m. 3 comments
On Wednesday, Collier County commissioners unanimously voted to spend $2.24 million to build an 11,558-square-foot community center that will include a fitness center, meeting room, voluntary pre-kindergarten and game room at the park, located at 11565 U.
A ringing in her ears: Salvation Army celebrates bellringer's 25 years of service
Published 12/11/2013 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments
If Anna Gil hears a ringing in her ears, it's no surprise. For 25 years, Gil has spent six weeks around the Christmas season ringing a bell in aid of the Salvation "Red Kettle" campaign.
Morning report: Your Wednesday traffic, weather and happenings
Published 12/11/2013 at 7:15 a.m. 0 comments
Here's a quick look at this morning's traffic conditions in Southwest Florida and the day ahead.
SW Florida weather: Weak front brings subtle changes
Published 12/11/2013 at 5:56 a.m. 0 comments
A weak cool front will bring a few subtle changes to the area for the second half of the week with only a slight dip in the mercury.
Home prices, rents expected to rise in SW Florida next year
Published 12/11/2013 at 5:35 a.m. 0 comments
Market forces will propel Southwest Florida to faster home price appreciation and rent growth.
It's Your Business: NCH employee receives Patriot Award
Published 12/11/2013 at 5:33 a.m. 0 comments
NCH worker wins award; Fort Myers firm completes design; CPA firm named sponsor.
Naples' real estate star continues to shine
Published 12/11/2013 at 5:15 a.m. 0 comments
Naples to lead more than a dozen of the state's top metro areas in terms of both job and population growth over the next three years.
In the Know: Fire closes last area Checkers drive-in restaurant
Published 12/11/2013 at 5:00 a.m. 0 comments
Checkers franchisee hopes to reopen the last remaining Checkers in Collier and Lee counties.
Collier School Board approves after-school care policy, raises
Published 12/10/2013 at 10:18 p.m. 1 comment
At its shortest and least contentious school board meeting in months, the Collier County School Board on Tuesday ratified raises for administrators and support staff and approved implementation of a policy regarding after school care.
Decision on Lee charter high school on hold
Published 12/10/2013 at 9:30 p.m. 0 comments
A decision on approval for a proposed alternative charter high school in south Lee County has been put on hold for at least one month.
Hospital groundbreaking: 'A great day for children in SWFL'
Published 12/10/2013 at 9:23 p.m. 0 comments
Naples philanthropist Thomas Golisano has not seen the design renderings of the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida for which he's given $20 million dollars.
In the Know: Sweet Home Chicago restaurant closes in Naples
Published 12/10/2013 at 8:00 p.m. 13 comments
Q: Why did the Stewart’s of Sweet Home Chicago Pub & Grub in Naples abruptly close their Naples restaurant?
Commissioners get ball rolling on soccer complex
Published 12/10/2013 at 7:51 p.m. 10 comments
The ball is rolling on a proposed multimillion-dollar soccer complex that could be built on land owned by Collier County taxpayers.
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