July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

PROFILES IN PARADISE

United Arts Council chief has sights set on next adventure

Elaine Hamilton is counting down the days to her retirement as executive director of the United Arts Council of Collier County. More...

Shelter needs school supplies, from crayons to calculators

Although summer vacation is in full swing, at The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, it’s time to start thinking about the annual “Give Back – Fill a Pack” back-to-school-donation drive to help ensure the area’s yo More...

Goodwill’s mobile job bus hits the road

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s new Mobile Job-Link bus is on the road, traveling throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The seventh annual Christmas Island Style golf tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club on Marco Island. Registration for $120 per golfer includes breakfast before the 8:30 a.m. More...

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Business News

The Arts Mean Business

New study shows widespread impact of creative professions

FOR THOSE WHO THINK THE ARTS ARE JUST fluff or frills and have no part in the serious world of business, those working in the arts have a message for you: You’re wrong. There are a new set of facts and figures to back them up. More...

Follow these tips to show business associates that you care

You care deeply about your clients, employees, and coworkers. Of course you do. 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 www.napleschamber.org. More...

Casting off from SWFL fishing piers

An ambitious thundercloud off to the south was patiently sneaking up on people fishing off the Fort Myers Beach pier. More...

Losing the real World Cup

In the humdrum of daily living it’s hard to see the value of things, sometimes — ethics, for example, or ice cream. Football or futbol (soccer). How can we tell what’s important? It all gets confusing. More...

UAC names new director

The United Arts Council of Collier County has appointed Katie Schweikhardt as its new executive director commencing Aug. 11. She will replace Elaine Hamilton, who is retiring after 11 years with the council. Ms. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. More...

School board candidate forum set for July 24

The East Naples Civic Association, Greater Naples Better Government Committee and the East Naples Kiwanis will host a District 1 School Board candidate forum on Thursday, July 24, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Collier County South Regional Library, More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Theme park memories burned into my mind

As a relatively wee diva of 10, my dear parents took moi to Disney World. Hailing from Ohio, there were things we apparently didn’t understand. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Irish Curse

Play sizes up men's views of sex, body image, masculinity and more

THERE ARE SELF-HELP GROUPS APLENTY for people who feel they just can’t measure up in some aspect of life. More...

Nice Guys Pizza brings a post-punk scene to Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL’S NEVER HAD A REPUTATION FOR being hip. In fact, life there can be so uneventful that the locals call it Cape Coma. But two people are creating a small oasis of cool for those who don’t consider 10 p.m. way past their bedtime. More...

Love That Dress! set for Aug. 23

Love That Dress!, the ultimate feelgood shopping spree of the year benefiting PACE Center for Girls, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course. More...