October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Fundraising underway to establish Imagine Children’s Health Center

Molly Barrow has had a policy of not letting money be a barrier to treating teenagers who approach her Naples-area mental health counseling practice seeking help. More...

Wine festival auction lots prove just about any luxury is possible

An adventure through Southeast Asia with visits to royal palaces and Mt. Everest. Grand format bottles of the first five vintages of H. William Harlan’s newest project. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Naples North Rotary Club sponsors the Sunset & Suds 5K fun run starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. More...

Watch out on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be the week of Oct. 20-24: Monday, Oct. More...

CLUB NOTES

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

Salvation Army is ready to help families in need during the holidays

Collier County residents in need of holiday food for their families and Christmas toys for their children can apply for assistance from The Salvation Army. More...

CALLING ALL ALUMNI

¦ The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. Upcoming events include a welcome back reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

FUTUREMAKERS COALITION

CHANGES FUTURE FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Lumina Foundation Spotlights Southwest Florida DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE WORK OF FutureMakers in the Southwest Florida region has gotten the attention of Lumina Foundation. More...

Students take their next big step

The graduating class of 2014 is just getting settled into their first year out of high school, parents’ “college weekends events” are over and transition has officially begun. More...

School-by-school FAFSA Completion

WE LAUNCHED FUTUREMAKERS WITH optimism and realism, knowing a program of this magnitude requires baby steps before it can take off running. More...

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Dream seeking

Entrepreneurs compete to turn their big ideas into reality

AS AN EVENT PLANNER RON RILEY’S BEEN doing this a long time. Well, not this exactly. Nothing like this. This, known as American Dream Seekers, is something else — more than a year in the planning. More...

Tamiami Angel Fund II makes invesment in MassiveU

The Tamiami Angel Fund II (T2) recently announced a $330,000 investment in MassiveU, a Naples-based education technology company. 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...

Naples Botanical Garden debuts visitor center, three new gardens

Naples Botanical Garden reopens this week with the debut of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Meet the queen of Shakespeare and drama: Gail Paster

Last spring I attended a small reception hosted by Gail Paster for playwright Ken Ludwig, whose “The Game’s Afoot” was being produced at that time by Gulfshore Playhouse. More...

Holiday season means foods bank, pantries need stocking

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank needs to provide about 12,000 turkeys and chickens for families. You can help by donating frozen holiday birds or making a financial contribution. More...

Say NOPE to candlelight vigil to raise awareness of addiction

The David Lawrence Center holds its eighth annual NOPE candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Cambier Park. More...

$4 billion in boats to anchor at 55th annual Fort Lauderdale boat show

More than $4 billion worth of boats — runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, 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

Six weeks, starting 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31: The first session of a six-week class analyzing Italian stories, opera and film, conducted in Italian by instructor Rosalba Coppola. Free for members, $60 for others. More...

Parents, high school seniors can learn about college financial aid

Parents of Collier County Public Schools high school seniors are invited to learn about college financial aid at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Lely High School. Students are encouraged to accompany their parents. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

It’s time to scare up some costume ideas

A Parisian showgirl, Alice in Wonderland, Medusa, a voodoo queen …. As we creep into Halloween party season, these are just a few of the incarnations some of my girlfriends report they are transforming themselves into. Elaborate, no? More...

Better Together

IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? I WAS ASKED THIS recently about our work in the Southwest Florida region. The SWFL Community Foundation, once strictly a granting organization, has evolved to that of a convener, leader and change maker. And it’s working! More...

Our Approach:The Birth of FutureMakers

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation convened our first Regional Call to Action, assembling school officials, mentors, financial contributors and other stakeholders to discuss solutions. More...

The Financial Challenge

The Florida College Access Network got the attention of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Initiatives team when it reported more than $100 million in Pell Grants — free money for college — went unclaimed by Florida’ More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The psychology of the SCARE

Experts say fear helps us escape the true anxieties in life

THE HORDE IN RED ROBES WITH EXPRESsionless faces, void of individuality, stood by the general, the doctor and the executioner in their haunted house, dress rehearsal huddle. “Go for the chicken,” coached creative director Craig McInnis. More...

The center where stars are made

Lori Oliver sits to the side of her dance studio and watches her teen performers trail in for rehearsal. “This little boy here,” she says, pointing to a tall youth loping across the floor, “He will be on Broadway.” More...

Bluegrass begins with Claire Lynch

Claire Lynch and her band open the new season of Bluewater Acoustic and Bluegrass concerts at The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. More...