Q&A with "Les Miserables" music director Charles Fornara
Published 07/31/2013 at 1:12 p.m.
Daily News editorial page editor Jeff Lytle talks with Charles Fornara who conducted the Naples Players’ production of "Les Miserables."
Jeff Lytle: This could be the start of something big -- and healthy
Published 05/05/2013 at 4 a.m.
“Health care issues seem so big these days.’’
Jeff Lytle: FGCU students unprepared? Job market survey disagrees
Published 03/11/2012 at 5 a.m.
You may have seen the lead story in this newspaper a week ago Saturday, headlined "Students say they are not prepared.''
Signups start for baseball league for disabled kids, young adults
Published 02/10/2012 at 8:36 a.m.
It's time to play ball
Jeff Lytle: Timing is everything in business, education
Published 02/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
It's a sign of the times.
Video: Steven Coburn sings national anthem
Published 02/05/2012 at midnight
What to hear something great? Something inspiring? Listen to Steven Coburn, a student at Barron Collier High School, sing our national anthem.
Jeff Lytle: Now look here: Good things are taking shape
Published 01/15/2012 at 4 a.m.
Read the Daily News closely.
Jeff Lytle: Mind your p's and q's if you're running for School Board
Published 01/08/2012 at 4 a.m.
Paul Schafer's email exchange has led me to a New Year's resolution — to stop covering up for School Board candidates displaying a lack of concern for a fundamental spelling.
JEFF LYTLE: Oct. 16, 2011 ... Local GOP leader’s challenge picked up by national news
Published 10/16/2011 at 6 a.m.
Frank Schwerin was going out on a limb. He knew it was “politically incorrect” for him, as the chairman of Collier County Republicans, to publicly call for surging presidential candidate Herman Cain to release his medical records from a 2006 ...
JEFF LYTLE: October 9, 2011 ... Lee taps retired executives as catalyst for diversification
Published 10/09/2011 at 6:01 a.m.
For years, Collier County’s efforts for economic growth and diversification have leaned on the active and retired captains of industry who already live here. The school of thought is that these men and women can move their work here or ...
JEFF LYTLE: October 2, 2011 ... Just another service of your neighborhood newspaper
Published 10/02/2011 at 6:01 a.m.
I was working hard on connecting the dots that I knew were there to turn a string of interesting items into a column.
JEFF LYTLE: Sept. 18, 2011 ... Politicking in Bonita; attack ads; news from Sabal Bay
Published 09/18/2011 at 6:01 a.m.
There is an unusual amount of jockeying for political positions, as candidates seek to catch the wave of public interest in elections a year off.
JEFF LYTLE: Sept. 4, 2011 ... What did we see when redistricting panel stopped by?
Published 09/04/2011 at 6 a.m.
We saw quite a spectacle when the Florida Legislature’s redistricting road show came through Naples.
JEFF LYTLE: Aug. 28, 2011 ... Farmworker coalition’s target should be education, not Publix
Published 08/28/2011 at 6 a.m.
What’s this? It says here on Page 3A of the Aug. 20 Daily News that the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is asking Publix to pay a penny more per pound for tomatoes so that farmworkers can make a better wage ...
NewsMakers moved to 12:30 p.m. Sunday due to Hurricane Irene coverage
Published 08/27/2011 at 1:27 p.m.
Due to the ABC TV network’s Hurricane Irene coverage, the "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle" program will be aired at 12:30 p.m. Sunday instead of its usual 10 a.m. time slot on ABC7. Text and video highlights are available ...
Jeff Lytle: Great deals - and great stories - to be found in the classifieds
Published 08/14/2011 at 6 a.m.
The owner of Kitts Kitts, a 13-year-old female brown/black Tabby Maine Coon with white chest, belly and paws — and green eyes — is offering a $5,000 reward.
JEFF LYTLE: Aug. 7, 2011 ... I’ve got a job for you, governor: Meet with our editorial board
Published 08/07/2011 at 6 a.m.
My summer time off was so good and adventurous that I was having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.
JEFF LYTLE: July 21, 2011 . . "Look twice" for motorcycles -- and bicycles
Published 07/31/2011 at 6 a.m.
"Watch out for motorcycles." I know what those bumper stickers mean.
JEFF LYTLE: July 24, 2011 ... School Board, Election changes; welcome home
Published 07/24/2011 at 6 a.m.
At last — a preview for the public of important changes for Collier County Commission and School Board districts.
JEFF LYTLE: July 17, 2011 ... Still more personalized license plates come along
Published 07/16/2011 at midnight
Just when you think you have seen every clever personalized license plate in Southwest Florida, just when you think you have seen it all, just when you think there is nothing new left up ahead, there are more.
JEFF LYTLE: July 10, 2011 ... Pioneer families recall joys of summer holidays past
Published 07/10/2011 at 6 a.m.
The big, beautiful, expensive, orchestrated fireworks displays of the week just past brought back memories for old-timers who were around when Naples was much smaller in every way and you made your own fun.
"Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle:" Rep. Connie Mack on Romney and Weiner - VIDEO
Published 06/17/2011 at 10:15 a.m.
The U.S. House member for most Southwest Floridians, Connie Mack IV, R-Fort Myers, is the lone guest on Sunday’s "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ program airing at 10 a.m. on ABC7.
Legislature undercuts future of state’s brightest scholars
Published 05/21/2011 at 6 p.m.
Legislators push fees upward while cutting Bright Futures
VIDEO: Collier School Board's Pat Carroll says changes to superintendent contract could be deal-breaker
Published 05/17/2011 at 10:23 a.m.
Collier County School Board member Pat Carroll says she is disappointed in the contract changes requested by Superintendent-designate Kamela Patton of Miami-Dade, and that those proposals could be deal-breakers.
JEFF LYTLE: May 15, 2011 ... Good intentions, misinformation leave bad feelings
Published 05/14/2011 at 6:02 p.m.
No good deed goes unpunished.
JEFF LYTLE: May 8, 2011 ... This Mother's Day is one of loss and gratitude
Published 05/07/2011 at 6:01 p.m.
This is the first Mother’s Day since my own mother’s death
Jeff Lytle: Bidding farewell to prolific letter-writers Jane Varner and Buddy Eubank
Published 04/30/2011 at 6:01 p.m.
I am the bearer of bad news for dedicated readers of letters to the editor. Two of our most prolific and famous voices have been stilled.
JEFF LYTLE: April 17, 2011 ... Berry not Master-ful in contacting school district critic
Published 04/18/2011 at 8:57 a.m.
Lots of Southwest Floridians watched the Masters pro golf tournament last weekend.
JEFF LYTLE: April 10, 2011 ... Hi-tech device could soon be examining your mug
Published 04/09/2011 at 6:02 p.m.
Don’t look now, but ...
JEFF LYTLE: March 27, 2011 ... Southwest Florida drivers like to get the message across
Published 03/26/2011 at 6:02 p.m.
Thanks to the influx of winter residents, we have fresh material for our continuous quest for the best and brightest license plates.
JEFF LYTLE: March 20, 2011 ... Will longer Naples runway reach to next city election?
Published 03/19/2011 at 6:02 p.m.
After about nine hours of council and public discussion there was only one thing for Naples City Council to do on the requested runway extension at Naples Municipal Airport.
JEFF LYTLE: March 13, 2011 ... Naples chamber finds a pulse in local business scene
Published 03/12/2011 at noon
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JEFF LYTLE: March 6, 2011 ... Watch your language: Some words are tossed too lightly
Published 03/06/2011 at 6 a.m.
Time out. We are throwing around some very important words these days.
In Bonita, points were raised without tempers rising
Published 02/19/2011 at 6 p.m.
Jeff Lytle column
JEFF LYTLE: Feb. 13, 2011 ... From politics to art to shelter, the intrigue is growing thicker
Published 02/12/2011 at 6:01 p.m.
Nothing is simple around here these days.
JEFF LYTLE: Feb. 6, 2011 ... Rodriguez joins blitz on sex-slave trade at Super Bowl
Published 02/05/2011 at 6:02 p.m.
Before the chest bumps, high fives and hot wings start flying later today, time out.
JEFF LYTLE: Jan. 30, 2011 Corraling Patriotism’s owner; Collier board intrigue
Published 01/29/2011 at 6:01 p.m.
The clues trickled in.
JEFF LYTLE: Lobbyists’ touch reaches far beyond their pet legislation
Published 01/22/2011 at 6:01 p.m.
Lobbyists. They’re in high gear these days as the 2011 legislative session readies in Tallahassee.
JEFF LYTLE: More than a cottage, a piece of Naples was bulldozed
Published 01/15/2011 at 6:01 p.m.
Another little piece of what makes Naples Naples is no longer with us
JEFF LYTLE: Dec. 5, 2010
Published 12/04/2010 at 6:02 p.m.
Most of us did not do any air travel over the Thanksgiving weekend.
JEFF LYTLE: Nov. 28, 2010 ...
Published 11/27/2010 at 6:02 p.m.
Thanksgiving is behind us.
JEFF LYTLE: What you missed (and didn’t) while you were up North
Published 10/30/2010 at 6:03 p.m.
To our winter visitors, welcome back.
VIDEO: North Naples forum to air ballot amendments
Published 10/08/2010 at 1:29 p.m.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Collier County, the Naples Better Government Committee, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Naples Daily News
JEFF LYTLE: The simple collection outpost last weekend at a Publix in North Naples.
Published 08/28/2010 at 3:02 p.m.
I avoid calling them veterans organizations. So let me be precise.
JEFF LYTLE: If only they had known.
Published 08/21/2010 at 1:02 p.m.
If only the current crop of candidates had known how much fun and rewarding it can be to serve as an elected official, they would have run a lot harder.
Jeff Lytle: From the mouths of candidates ... this year, watch for yourself
Published 07/31/2010 at 5:05 p.m.
The Daily News editorial board has a reasonable grasp of the public issues that we want to discuss with candidates for public office in Southwest Florida.
Jeff Lytle: Poor economy knocks political traditions for a loop
Published 07/17/2010 at 5:06 p.m.
Money is the root of all evil? It’s the root of more than that. It’s the root of civic debate or even caring.
Jeff Lytle: Candidates always have something entertaining to say
Published 07/10/2010 at 5:09 p.m.
The candidates keep coming. And as they meet with our editorial board, their quotable quotes keep coming, too.
Jeff Lytle: Candidates work hard to maintain ‘outsider’ status
Published 07/03/2010 at 5:13 p.m.
“Are you a conservative and are you in office now?”
Jeff Lytle: Open competition for Florida state House seat
Published 06/26/2010 at 5:11 p.m.
A rarity is playing out on the Naples political scene. Two civic and political insiders — members of the A list, or what I call “the club” — are competing against one another.