December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Civic effort launched to complete Freedom Memorial

A coalition of civic leaders with a track record of success has joined forces with the Freedom Memorial Foundation to finish the monument on Golden Gate Parkway. More...

New program helps Youth Haven assist ‘One Family at a Time’

Youth Haven has expanded its services to homeless youth with the addition One Family at a Time, a rapid rehousing program for homeless families with children. More...

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation partners with 100+Women Who Care

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has announced a pilot program wherein it will provide matching funds to charities supported by 100+Women Who Care of Southwest Florida. More...

Time to apply, or reapply, for Out-of-Zone or School Choice

Collier County parents who want their child to attend a school other than the one he or she is zoned for must submit either a Collier County Public Schools Out-of-Zone request or a School Choice request by Jan. 15. More...

Traffic deputies on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 15-19: Monday, Dec. 22 Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge roads: Speeding U.S. More...

Sheriff’s deputies assist homeless fellow veteran

Two Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies stepped up to help a fellow veteran in need this holiday season. More...

Local students survive the ‘Hour of Code’

Move forward. Turn right. Turn left. It looks like a fun game at first glance, but Amber Hinkel will tell you it’s much more than that. “Those blocks with commands are really code. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Waxing royally on the topic of personal space

I am totally into the British royal family — I always have been. I’m a hopelessly devoted anglophile. Quiz me on anything to do with the Tudors, Hanovers or Windsors — I’ve got answers. More...

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Business News

Fishing for data

State recruits fishers to help build stronger stocks

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Expecting a windfall?

Financial consultants offer tips to prevent regrets

The odds are good that you will inherit money or assets in the coming years. If you’re like most people, the odds are good that you’ll save only half. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit napleschamber.org. More...

Reality TV finds a new home in Naples

Naples-based production company ITZ Studios started filming its newest entry into reality television, “Million Dollar Listing Naples: Billionaire’s Coast,” early this month by featuring a new Port Royal home that’s on the mark More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Naples Performing Arts Center founder works at what she loves

When I participated in “Dancing with the Stars” for the benefit of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, I learned a foxtrot routine with my professional dance partner, Lori Oliver. More...

Naples United Church of Christ sponsors inaugural Human Trafficking Symposium

Naples United Church of Christ has signed on as the $5,000 Prevention Sponsor for the first annual Human Trafficking Symposium sponsored by The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida and the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking. More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The next meeting of the Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Brambles Tea Room. Cost is $30. Reservations can be made by calling Lynda Ewen at 498- 4769. More...

Last call for FGCU alumni award nominations

Since 2004, the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association has recognized outstanding graduates for their professional accomplishments, service to their communities and dedication to FGCU. More...

Photos

Santa left the elves in charge at the North Pole and made a break for sunny Southwest Florida to attend the holiday party for volunteers at the Visitor Information Center operated by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. More...

Tune up your driving skills with AARP refresher class

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

¦ Volunteer members of the Naples Orchid Society will be at Naples Botanical Garden from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to offer expert, free advice to orchid aficionados. More...

Youth football’s Final Four comes to Naples fields

Naples High School and Fleischmann Park are the venues for 14 youth football games in the Football University National Championships played Dec. 19-21. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

2015 Ring in the new year right

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

New Year’s Eve ¦ Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free. More...

New ‘Stars’ shine on the Collier cultural scene

Winners of the United Arts Council of Collier County 2015 Stars in the Arts awards are Susan Earl, Terry and Bob Edwards, Ron Jamro, Sandi and Tom Moran, Aimee Schlehr and the Gulf Coast Big Band. More...

FLORIDA WRITERS

Young adult instant classic explores the essence of humanity

“The Infinite Sea” by Rick Yancey. Putnam. 320 pages. Hardcover, $18.99. Gainesville resident Rick Yancey, whose young adult novels have already won many awards, is truly a phenomenon. More...