September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Casino Royale will collect food for women's shelter

The Shelter for Abused Wome & Children will benefit from a food drive at Casino Royale on Saturday, Sept. 26. More...

Make a bracelet, help a cancer patient

Krystalz for Cancer, a program in which volunteers make jewelry that is sold to raise money to help area cancer patients, comes to Collier County starting this month. Jewelry workshops will take place from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Luau will raise money for woman's fight against cancer

Friends of Suzanne Perry, a Naples hairstylist who is fighting breast cancer, are holding a Hawaiian luau dinner dance to raise funds for Ms. Perry on Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Williams Catholic Church. More...

Area schools hold information, recruitment night for Girl Scouts

Discover how Girl Scouting builds courage, confidence and character in girls, and learn about rewarding volunteer opportunities available for adults. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. More...

Anticipation grows for Garden grand opening

The expanded and renovated Naples Botanical Garden is well on the way to its grand opening in November. Festivities will include: • Tuesday, Nov. More...

See, study the night sky at Lovers Key State Park

The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) and the Everglades Astronomical Society present "Island Under the Stars" to give visitors the chance to view constellations and other objects in the night sky from the dark shores of Lovers Key. More...

Special Sections

Big Cypress Swamp previews this week

The South Florida National Parks Trust welcomes visitors to the soon-to-be-completed Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in eastern Collier County to celebrate the release of the documentary "Big Cypress Swamp: the Western Everglades. More...

Private-room hospice unit opens at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care has opened a private-room hospice unit at Physicians Regional Medical Center- Pine Ridge. Naples Mayor Bill Barnett presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 16. More...

Spay Neuter Clinic has plans for rabies shots and feral cats

In conjunction World Rabies Day, the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic will give a free rabies vaccination (value $15) to all spay or neuter patients who have scheduled appointments on Monday, Sept. 28. More...

Fundraising professionals plan open house at The von Liebig

The von Liebig Art Center, in conjunction with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council, will host an open house and "Season of Seasons" kickoff for the two groups from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Diamonds are the center of attention at Marissa Collections' Style Session

Marissa Collections presents its next Style Session devoted to "Diamonds Demystified" at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the boutique on Third Avenue South. Certified gemologist and diamond expert Alex Floyd will be the guest speaker. More...

Pelican Bay will provide backdrop for a magical evening

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host its sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on Thursday, March 4, 2010, under a tent at Cap d'Antibes at Pelican Bay. More...

Take part locally in worldwide coastal cleanup

Keep Collier Beautiful is coordinating local activities for the annual International Coastal Litter and Marine Debris Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. More...

Charity golf tournaments fill the fall fundraising calendar

If you want to tee up for a good cause, check out some of these opportunities coming up on the local links: . Sept. More...

Business News

Getting the picture

Professional photographers bring new angles into focus as the business changes

Everyone's become a shutterbug since the advent of digital photography. More...

Gulf Coast Venture Forum could hold 'the secret sauce' for start-up success

This is it. You've decided to take the leap and start a business. You've got a well thought-out business plan, the support of friends and family, even the perfect space all picked out. All you need now is capital. But where to go? Who to ask? More...

Tea leaves, anyone?

Reading the tea leaves. Those who are my age, or my senior, understand this expression. Some mystics used to swirl loose tea leaves in a cup and depending on their final position or configuration, the future would be told. More...