Stop Texting While Driving

Here are some chilling statistics about texting while driving from a report by the National Safety Council: Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. are involved in road incidents each year. Of these, 1.6 million have cell phones involved – that’s 64%! Every year approximately 421,000 people are injured in crashes involving a driver who was distracted. 78% of all […]

FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski Recognized for Conservation Leadership

FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski was recognized with Audubon Florida’s Theodore Roosevelt award this weekend for reinvigorating the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) critical wildlife areas (CWA) program. This program protects vulnerable waterbirds from disturbance, ensuring these species can survive on increasingly crowded coasts and waterways. Yablonski accepted the award at the annual Audubon Assembly- Florida’s signature conservation event […]

One-of-a-Kind Auction Lots for Naples Winter Wine Festival  

A guided trek with chimpanzees off the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania; a yacht trip to Havana, Cuba to experience first-hand a nation on the brink of rapid change; and a trip to Los Angeles with Judge Judy onboard her private jet “The Queen Bee” are just a few of the newly unveiled items up for grabs at the […]

Big Cypress as Dark Sky Place

The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Big Cypress National Preserve has been designated an International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) International Dark Sky Place. With the extent of urbanization in the eastern United States it is becoming nearly impossible to experience the night with little impact from artificial light pollution. Here in south Florida, away from the urban development […]

Adopt-A-Senior Pet 

As November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is focusing on our senior pets. DAS will allow people to adopt a cat or dog for $5 in the month of November for those animals in our kennels over six years old. Typically, senior pets are more difficult to adopt because of certain misconceptions about older pets. […]

Christmas Mail-by Dates — Domestic Services

Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages. Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less. Dec. 21 – Priority Mail Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where […]

JCMI Bingo 

Ruth Ann Mullaney from Naples was a big winner at Monday Night Bingo. She is congratulated by Natalie Klein, Bingo Committee member. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Supper is complimentary. Doors open 5:30 PM. Bonanza is posted at 6:15 PM and the first game is called at 7 PM. Ann Axtman of Naples was another big […]

Court Rules in Favor of County Manager 

In a decision the Second District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Collier County Manager Leo Ochs, former Procurement Services Director Joanne Markiewicz, and the Board of County Commissioners in the lawsuit filed by Collier County Clerk Dwight Brock over the County’s procurement policies. The court issued a per curiam affirmance, agreeing with Circuit Court Judge James R. Shenko’s […]