October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Lunch & Learn series begins at Rookery Bay

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve begins its seasonal series of Lunch & Learn lectures with “Florida History Through the Eyes of Florida Authors” at noon Tuesday, Nov. 4. More...

Learn about nightlife in the Naples Preserve

Naples Preserve and Eco-Center invites the public to “Nightlife in the Preserve,” a free nature talk and guided tour at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

Auction pros will have tips for nonprofits

Scott Robertson of Scott Robertson Event Fundraising Consultants/ Auctioneers and Sara Rose of The Rose Auction Group invite nonprofit organizations to send representatives to their free seminar, “How to Use Social Media Marketing to Enhance an More...

Analyst downplays drop in Florida consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped a point in October to 82, the first decline in the index since May, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Ohio State University fans are welcome to join the Naples Buckeyes for OSU football at the following locations in Naples on every game day: Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grille, Stevie Tomato’s Sports Page, Harold’s Place at the Gulfc 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 older than 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

‘The Last Album’ still on exhibit at Holocaust museum

“The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau” is on exhibit through November at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Friends of Rookery Bay and the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida hold the Guardian Anglers Charity Fishing Tournament Nov. 7-8. Proceeds from the catch-and-release event will benefit both organizations. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Revving up real estate

Tools of the trade have become more technologically advanced

Real estate agents are hungry for time. Their workdays pass as they pivot from one technology tool to the next, wrangling websites, apps and plug-ins to stay on top of the market, pitch sales and close deals. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

End of the equity market’s happy story hard to predict

The equity markets have been telling a largely cheerful story for the past five years. There have been some hiccups along the way … but not too many. More...

How to tell — and what to do — if your company is in bad mood

Is your company in a bad mood? The signs aren’t always overt. People aren’t biting each other’s heads off or glaring sullenly across the conference table. Instead, it feels like everyone is just … coasting. More...

Food banks, pantry shelves 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 poultry or by making a financial contribution. More...

C-SCAPES

Get your hands dirty and clear your mind

A while back, I had to deal with a perplexing challenge. It was a business matter, mostly, but it also involved some personal dealings and some people I knew well and others I didn’t know at all. More...

Go deep into the Fakahatchee aboard the ‘Ghost Rider’ tram

Thanks to the new tram dubbed “Ghost Rider,” you don’t have to get your feet wet or drive your car down dusty roads to see the wonders of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. More...

Annual orchid sale rooted in tradition

It’s first come, first served at the Naples Orchid Society annual plant sale from noon to 3 p.m. (or until all the plants are sold) Saturday, Nov. 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Admission is free. 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...

Keep an eye out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Nov. 3-7 Monday, Nov. 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...

Dentist encourages kids to trade treats for donation to the troops

For the ninth year, dentist Thomas Hale invites young trick-or-treaters to bring their unwanted candy to his Smiles of Hale office and earn $1 per pound (no limit) when they hand it over. Dr. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

There’s something about Renee …

If you were within a stone’s throw of the Internet last week, or if you happened to stroll past a television or even glance at a magazine in the checkout line, then you are fully aware that a good part of the world momentarily lost their minds More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Gulfshore Opera inaugural season starting on a Verdi high note

The new Gulfshore Opera, headed by soprano Steffanie Pearce, the former artistic director at Opera Naples, launches its inaugural season with three performances of “Viva Verdi – A Big Opera Concert” across Southwest Florida. More...

Body Awareness

COURTESY PHOTOS

ROM ONE OF AMERICA’S HOTTEST young playwrights comes a play that cleverly skewers liberal pretentions and turns political correctness on its head. More...

Fifth Avenue South welcomes the Naples Grape Escape

Now in its 10th year, the Naples Grape Escape began in a boutique food market, moved to The Naples Zoo where it was renamed Grapes & Apes and this year settles into its new home along Fifth Avenue South. More...