November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Foundation matches $5,000 to set up Lighthouse of Collier endowment fund

Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss has established an agency endowment fund with The Community Foundation of Collier County. Lighthouse of Collier contributed $5,000, which foundation matched to start the fund. More...

Project HELP makes the grade as certified rape crisis center

Project HELP recently earned re-certification from the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. More...

Five honored for their extraordinary public service

More than 200 business and community leaders attended the 2014 Distinguished Public Service Awards presentation at the Hilton Naples. More...

Charity Classic brings in almost $2 million for TIF

The Immokalee Foundation’s annual Charity Classic Celebration on Nov. More...

Time on your hands? Help out at the museum

The Friends of the Collier County Museum are looking for cheerful volunteers to help with sales in the gift shop at the main museum in the Collier County Government Complex at 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Time Trial Cycle hosts an indoor riding event with all proceeds from two 45-minute classes benefitting Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples at 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. $20 suggested donation. 3080 Tamiami Trail N. More...

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The Collier County Sheriff’s Office invites the community to “Stuff The Cuffs” to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank feed the hungry in Southwest Florida. Through Wednesday, Dec. More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Born with a big butt? Great. If not, no big deal

I attended a plethora of social events last week — grand openings, a couple of cocktail partiers, etc., etc. Plus, I took care of a myriad day-to-day sorts of things — grocery shopping, washing my hair and such. More...

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Business News

New mortgage advice

Some of the basics you need to know if you are looking to buy a home now

The old Virginia Slims cigarette slogan from the 1970s, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” might be drafted to summarize the history of home mortgage lending, too (not just cigarette-smoking women). More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Your life’s value — demystifying life Insurance

Some financial assets are hugely misunderstood. Sometimes they are a large part of an asset mix. Sometimes they carry meaningful funding requirements. Sometimes their value is not appreciated until specific circumstances, where the asset is needed. More...

High school students can apply for summer leadership program

The Leadership Collier Foundation, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting applications for the Class of 2015 Youth Leadership Collier program. More...

Prelude to Thanksgiving: The 59th annual Farm City BBQ

Local business and agricultural industry leaders reunite for the 59th annual Farm City BBQ on the day before Thanksgiving. Hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, this year’s feast takes place Wednesday, Nov. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Illuminating the misison of the Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Holocaust trains were railway transports run by the Deutsche Reichsbahn national railway system on behalf of the German Nazis and their collaborators, for the purpose of deporting Jews and other victims of the Holocaust to concentration camps. More...

Coalition of Immokalee Workers stars in documentary

“Food Chains,” an expose about America’s farmworkers that focuses on “the intrepid, highly lauded” Coalition of Immokalee Workers, opens in theaters nationwide and via iTunes on Friday, Nov. 21. More...

Student wins video contest for second year

Golden Gate High School senior Jordyn Edmonds won the top prize in the 2014 Red Ribbon Week video contest sponsored by Drug Free Collier and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. More...

PAWS Assistance Dogs volunteers available for speaking engagements

PAWS Assistance Dogs is booking speaking engagements and demonstrations for the 2015 season. More...

Master Gardeners share their expertise

Collier County Master Gardeners conduct a tour and discuss what grows well in Southwest Florida from 9-10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at UFIFAS extension service headquarters, 14700 Immokalee Road. The next tour is Dec. 2. More...

Center will focus on developing young baseball, softball players

A Naples-based investor group led by Sterling Hitchcock has announced the formation of the nonprofit SWFL Baseball and Softball Player Development Center dedicated to helping area high school baseball and softball players advance to the next level, a More...

Keep an eye out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Nov. 24-28: Monday, Nov. More...

Tune up your driving skills

AARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members of the Marco Island Shell Club meet from 9-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the United Church of Marco to craft shell art that will be sold during the clubs annul sale in March. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

LET THEM ENTERTAIN YOU

THEY’RE NOT THE SLICK PRODUCTIONS OF Broadway or Off-Broadway. With community theaters there’s always the chance of a flubbed line, falling scenery or maybe even a broken leg. More...

Marco theater company says ‘Happy Holidays’ with free production of ‘Music Man, Jr.’

The Island Theater Company on Marco presents its annual holiday show, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man, Jr.” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23, at Marco Lutheran Church. More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ Talis Park in North Naples is the setting for “An Evening to Remember” to benefit Friends of Lovers Key State Park from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. More...