July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

City council meetings coming up

The Naples City Council has set the following workshops and special meetings:   • 2 p.m. Monday, July 19: Workshop about the Community Redevelopment Area and Tax Increment Financing District Financing.   • 9:30 a.m. More...

Bonita meetings will cover BP loss claims

Alvarez Sambol & Winthrop, P.A. and Briers CPA, together with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, are holding general information sessions about BP loss claims. Sessions are set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, and 8:30 a.m. More...

Dealership collects school shoes, backpacks

John Marazzi Nissan is joining forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County to equip local children with new sneakers and backpacks for the upcoming school year.   More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Make-A-Wish seeks   help to raise funds,   work with children   The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida needs volunteers with two kinds of expertise: fundraising leaders who have organizational skills and community contacts, More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Free history lessons presented at the Collier County Museum

The Collier County Museum in Naples presents a series of free lectures at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. The museum is in the Collier County Government Complex at U.S. 41 and Airport Pulling Road. Here’s what’s coming up:   More...

Company will add drama to local history

Discover Florida history infused with a little dramatic stage presence when the Collier County Museums’ theater company debuts in the fall. More...

Kids can audition for museum video

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and Waterman Broadcasting are searching for a child anchor and meteorologist to be featured in a museum video. More...

Its injuries healed, bald eagle returns to the wild

Just in time for Independence Day, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic released a rehabilitated bald eagle back into its native environment.   More...

It’s time to check your political party affiliation

Planning to vote in the Aug. 24 primary election? Then make sure you are a registered voter and remember to check your political party affiliation.   More...

Zoo will hold straw vote on land purchase

The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is holding a straw vote to gauge citizen interest in Collier County’s purchase of 22 acres of land north of the Zoo. Votes can be cast between 6:30 and 9 p.m. More...

New children’s garden grows at YMCA

The YMCA of the Palms Child Care Center has a new hands-on learning laboratory thanks to a recently completed 2,000-square-foot garden at the Greater Naples YMCA. More...

Grants awarded to Voices for Kids

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida has recently received almost $40,000 in grants: $30,000 from The United Way of Collier County, $4,000 from Trinity-bythe Cove Episcopal Church Community Grant Commission and $5,000 from the Levi, Ray and Shoup Fo More...

Business News

Is your business ready for the next big one?

Don’t let a hurricane sneak up on you

It’s been five years since the last hurricane hit Southwest Florida in the form of Hurricane Wilma’s Category 3 wind. More...

Campaign seeks to cultivate success for Collier businesses

Volunteers still welcome to conduct EDC surveys

The Economic Development Council of Collier County has launched “Grow Collier: Celebrating Collier’s Existing Businesses,” a campaign to show appreciation to businesses for the contributions they make to the economy and further ide More...

Searching for the equity market bottom

Since the equity bottom was reached in March 2009, the U.S. equity market climbed some 80 percent and along the way had only two significant corrections. Each was 9 percent in size and each lasted only one month, until now.   More...