September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Registration open for Collier County STEM Conference

The fourth annual STEM Conference hosted by Collier County Public Schools is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Golden Gate High School. Local students, parents and community members are invited. Admission is free. More...

Young men invited to MOVE conference

The Florida Diversity Council holds its third annual Men of Vision and Excellence conference on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Hodges University in Naples. More...

Gift will help Salvation Army purchase toys

For the second year in a row, the Elizabeth Kay Galeana Charitable Foundation has gifted $40,000 to The Salvation Army of Collier County. The funding will help purchase toys for this year’s Christmas Cheer program. More...

Reserve seeks a few good volunteers

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is recruiting 10 to 15 new volunteers to help in its mission to protect and preserve 110,000 acres of local coastal lands and waters. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Press Club invites members and the working press to happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Rusty Bucket in Mercato. Appetizers are provided and there is a cash bar. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The ninth annual Walk for the Way to benefit United Way of Collier County steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at North Collier Regional Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Suggested donation is $10 per family or team. More...

Meditation will honor Kathy Spalding

Shangri-La Springs will have a group meditation honoring the life of Naples artist Kathy Spalding, who died from cancer at age 62 on Sept. 17, from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Ms. More...

Partnership formed with goal to reduce drug overdose calls

United by a common goal to reduce local drug overdose calls, the North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District and Drug Free Collier have partnered in a new satellite office at 6495 Taylor Road, inside the NNFD Fire Prevention Bureau. More...

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Business News

APPROVED

CRA program encourages entrepreneurs to step out

What a difference $150,000 makes. For Monique and Robert Wensch, two young chiropractors from Lehigh Acres, being able to acquire that money meant the difference between pursuing their dream of running their own practice or not. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Know your demographic trends when investing

There are some trends that have great impact on investments — on valuations, initial public offerings, earnings growth of companies, entrance of entrepreneurs, new job creation, etc. Important investment trends are most notable in three areas. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ The Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2014 Sand Dollar Awards dinner and celebration Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, call 436- 6100 or visit cbia.net. More...

The antiques world is reeling from federal restrictions on the sale of ivory

For centuries, ivory has been a hot commodity in the antiques world. But new regulations may change that. Before the days of plastics and other modern marvels, ivory was the material of choice for everything from the mundane to the magnificent. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

NAACP president says the struggle continues

In May 1975, approximately 60 people from the African-American community in Naples signed their names to a petition to form a local chapter of the National Association of Colored People. More...

Expert offers presentations for nonprofit professionals

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University holds its next workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Science & Technology Building on the university’s Naples campus, 2647 Northbrooke Drive. More...

Arthrex champions Naples Equestrian Challenge with major new financial commitments

Naples Equestrian Challenge announces that Arthrex has become its Champion Sponsor with a generous three-year financial commitment to NEC’s existing programs and events as well as a substantial donation to NEC’s Barn Raising Capital Campa More...

A day to celebrate places where rivers meet the sea

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 28 reserves in the United States where rivers meet the sea. Together, they celebrate National Estuarine Research Reserve Day on Saturday, Sept. More...

Everglades National Park crocodile count is a good sign

A record number of American crocodile hatchlings have been counted in the Everglades National Park this summer — a positive development for the threatened species, University of Florida scientists say. More...

Keep an eye on the road for traffic cops

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 3: Monday, Sept. 29 ¦ Golden Gate Parkway and Collier Boulevard: Red-light running ¦ Airport-Pulling Road and U.S. More...

Planned Parenthood invites texts from curious teens

Planned Parenthood of Collier County has introduced a text-messaging service to provide information about sex, relationships, birth control, sexually transmitted infections and other concerns. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Wishing it really felt like fall? Just fake it

Due to the fact that I’m still (mostly) housebound, recovering from knee surgery, instead of being out and about, my world is relegated to what I see online and watch on TV — and this could get a girl confused about seasons. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

In celebration of the song

The inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest comes to Captiva and Fort Myers Beach

ATA ITS PURIST ESSENCE, A SONG IS VOICE, lyrics and melody. Even when accompanied by only guitar or piano, it’s still pretty basic. More...

FGCU, TheatreZone collaborate for ‘Godspell’

“Godspell” comes to FGCU Oct. 2-5 in a collaboration between the university’s Bower School of Music & the Arts and TheatreZone of Naples. More...

Pair of unlikely roommates at the center of ‘4,000 Miles’

Let’s Put On A Show Productions presents the Southwest Florida premier of Amy Herzog’s “4,000 Miles” Oct. 3-18 at the Golden Gate Community Center. More...