UPDATE: Got Gas!!! Slowly, service is being restored to area businessess
Updated 11/14/2010 at 5:06 p.m.
More than 600 customers have had their service restored, according to TECO officials.
Gas outage: Crews working in parts of Naples to restore service
Updated 11/13/2010 at 7:24 p.m.
By 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Peoples Gas restoration crews had visited more than 40 percent of the commercial and residential customers affected by the loss of natural gas service after a major line break Thursday afternoon.
American Indians celebrate cultural heritage at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation
Updated 11/06/2010 at 8:49 p.m.
Preserving the cultural heritage of native people is the goal of the three-day festival sponsored by the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, says Dorian Lange, development officer with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The festival includes vendors, visual artists, dancers, musicians and archaeologists ...
Mann vs. Fernandez: Who has right background to be Lee County judge?
Published 10/26/2010 at 6:06 p.m.
Lee County judge candidate Miguel Fernandez has unleashed a blitz of TV ads that highlight his résumé and infer that his opponent, Frank Mann, Jr. is resting on the laurels of his family name. Mann dominated the August primary against ...
More vote early at Collier County Library than anywhere else in the state
Published 10/21/2010 at 5:57 p.m.
After three days of early voting for the November midterm elections, more voters have turned out at the Collier County Library headquarters in North Naples to cast their votes than any other polling station in Florida.
Our World: Immersing into her faith again
Published 10/15/2010 at 1:40 p.m.
Donna Gordon was nervous as she slipped into the elevated pool of water on a recent Sunday morning at East Naples Baptist Church. The water was warmer than she expected. She wore a long sleeve shirt beneath her white robe. ...
BOO! Fright Factory brings big scares to Naples
Published 10/15/2010 at 8:48 a.m.
A gaggle of actors and horror fiends created a haunted house, Fright Factory of Naples, out of abandoned commercial space.
PHOTOS Agencies helping home-bound seniors struggle to find volunteer drivers
Published 10/03/2010 at 9:16 a.m.
Nearly a dozen Southwest Florida senior citizen service providers, including nonprofits, churches and for-profit businesses, agreed that growing numbers of low-income elderly people are becoming more isolated as transportation and companionship services grasp for volunteers. Though public transportation options seem ...
Assistant Ave Maria baseball coach charged with masturbating in parking lot
Updated 10/01/2010 at 5:28 p.m. 1 Comment
Collier County deputies charged an Ave Maria assistant coach with indecent exposure in public after witnesses said he was masturbating in a North Naples parking lot, according to a report.
Beam of hope: Naples priest hopes to rekindle unity felt after 9/11
Published 09/09/2010 at 6:03 p.m.
On Saturday, a memorial motorcade tribute through Naples will transport three World Trade Center steel I-beams to the mass for a blessing and public viewing.
Our World: ‘You just deal with the pain’
Published 09/03/2010 at 2:05 p.m.
Amanda Lentini preemptively munched on berry-flavored Tums on a recent Monday evening. The petite, 23-year-old blonde admitted to not liking beer and being lactose-intolerant as she eyed her competition: eight middle-aged men drinking beer around a linen-draped pool table littered ...
Barr none, this Naples fighter returns to ring after debilitating disease
Published 08/28/2010 at 4:56 p.m.
Tuesday, two years after doctors cleared him to fight after a debilitating disease, 36-year-old Freeman Barr of Naples will headline a cluster of boxing bouts at “War on the Peace River” at the Charlotte Harbor Events and Conference Center in ...
Everywhere a sign: Rules govern the placement of campaign signs in Naples, Collier
Published 08/23/2010 at 9:31 p.m.
It turns out, the limits of political speech in Naples are 2-square feet; or at least that’s the largest size for a residential campaign sign in the city limits.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Kendrick Meek touts Democratic credentials in Naples visit
Updated 08/12/2010 at 12:57 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek couldn't resist criticizing his opponent during a stop in Naples on Thursday. The latest polls show Meek in a statistical tie for the U.S. Senate Democratic nomination with billionaire Jeff Greene, whom Meek dismissed as a ...
100 and counting: Bonita resident celebrates a special birthday
Published 06/21/2010 at 5:55 p.m.
Grayce Fennessey celebrates her 100th birthday with a crowd of family, friends and residents of Kiva at Canterbury assisted living facility in Bonita Springs on Monday, June 21, 2010.
Rolling in style: High-scoring students rewarded with limo ride and lunch
Published 06/02/2010 at 7:31 p.m.
For five honored students, picking the best part of their reward may have been their toughest task on Wednesday. It’s hard deciding between a limousine ride, lunch at McDonalds or the two hours spent away from school.
PHOTOS: Girrrrrrl power helps tame the wild beasts at Naples Zoo
Published 04/12/2010 at 8:25 p.m.
Naples Zoo has a 14-3 ratio of women to men zoo keepers, which trends closely to the 70 percent of zoo keeper jobs nationally that are filled by women.