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  • One Fine Spring Day Updated 4/14/2014 at 5:34 a.m.

    He was kind old man, referred to by all who knew him as a "wonderful family man." He'd had little real childhood, until he married a fair young maiden and had a family of his own. His days were devoted...

  • Snake on a Rake Updated 4/7/2014 at 5:21 a.m.

    It was well before dawn when I shrieked loud enough to awaken the dogs in the back yard. I still recall the moment 35 years ago, flipping on the light switch to find a rather large black snake in...

  • Steve DeFillippo’s Point of View: Who is who in Florida? Updated 4/5/2014 at 6:11 p.m.

    People are in awe of Naples and it shows

  • Political Point of View by Collier Democrats: Florida's Unemployment Website Updated 3/31/2014 at 12:48 p.m.

    Double Standard On websites

  • Everyday People Updated 3/31/2014 at 4:35 a.m.

    Tall and slim, his open-faced greeting registered genuine friendliness. That's a good trait in someone you invite into your home, never having met. He was an appliance serviceman, there by invitation, but nonetheless a stranger to me. Perhaps he's been...

  • Is THIS What Happened to Malaysia Flight 370? Updated 3/24/2014 at 5:41 a.m.

    Could this be what happened to Malaysia Flight 370 which disappeared on March 8? This is from two seasoned commercial airline pilots with many decades of flying time between them, one with whom I am well acquainted. Both know...

  • Steve DeFillippo’s Point of View: Drug Price Gouging? Updated 3/18/2014 at 10:36 a.m.

    How about contacting the Attorney General to examine the possible “price gouging” scheme?

  • What Are YOU Afraid Of? Updated 3/17/2014 at 6:43 a.m.

    It's a foregone conclusion that just about everyone reading this is or has been afraid of something. Recent events suggest we're at risk, however, of becoming a "fear-based" nation of people seeing threats everywhere. Even more distressing is the...

  • Giggle Bites: Billboards feed tourism for a season, infrastructure feeds tourism for life Updated 3/10/2014 at 12:50 a.m.

  • No More Doubletalk by Victor Rios: Colllier Citizens Council is at it again to raise the County Tourist Tax Updated 3/5/2014 at 2:09 p.m.

    They failed once and are trying again

  • Review: THE GAME'S AFOOT at Gulfshore Playhouse Updated 2/24/2014 at 3:16 p.m.

    Just a note: There's (at least) one red herring in every mystery. "The Game's Afoot" does not disappoint. Robert F. Wolin transforms 221B Baker Street into a deep crimson art deco palace [think the Empire State Building] with secret rooms, ...

  • Read the review: LES MISERABLES at Broadway Palm Updated 2/24/2014 at 3:09 p.m.

    Saturday night's alright for fighting. That's right! Come to Broadway Palm, to Paris, to the barricade, to "Les Miserables." Even if you've seen it eleventy-billion times before. This one, like all live theatre, is different. Same story. Same convict. Same ...

  • St. Patrick's Day events in Naples Updated 2/18/2014 at 7:00 a.m.

    St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Here's your guide to getting ready for the green in Naples.■ Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub, 457 5th Ave S hosts an afternoon of Irish entertainment with Moose & Mary Jo at 3 p.m. Sunday. ...

  • Naples Players announce "Gypsy" in summer 2014, "Oklahoma!" in spring 2015 Updated 2/5/2014 at 6:04 a.m.

    The Naples Players released their 2014-15 series to subscribers Tuesday. Season ticket holders received an early renewal form along with a letter from new Naples Players executive director John F. Sorey, III. Musical "Gypsy" will headline summer 2014, with perennial ...

  • Opening: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Florida Rep Updated 1/7/2014 at 2:34 p.m.

    Vicki Boyle, Carrie Lund, Michael Satowand Harli Cooper in "Arsenic and Old Lace." "Arsenic and Old Lace" opens Friday at Florida Rep. Bob Cacioppo has been talking about this one ever since the season opened. What does he say? "A ...

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