July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top 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...

City council meetings coming up

The Naples City Council has set the following workshops and special meetings:   • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 26: Budget workshop   • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Shooters can get skills in shape at photo boot camp

Beginner to intermediate digital SLR photographers are the focus of a weekend boot camp led by Peggy Farren of Photography Naples Club and Classes, July 23-25. More...

If you’ve always wanted to teach, life-long learning program wants you

The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University’s life-long learning program for adults, seniors and retirees, seeks topics and instructors for its upcoming fall, winter and spring sessions. More...

Kids give to Rookery Bay, Fifth Third sweetens the pot

Students at Calusa Park, Lake Park and Golden Terrace elementary schools donated their allowances, spare change and funds raised by playing a math game for a total of $177.71 for the Friends of Rookery Bay. More...

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Salad days

Who wants the heat in the kitchen? Summer’s a great time for salads

Whether you want to turn heads by the pool or at that class reunion, or you just can’t stomach the thought of turning up the heat in the kitchen, summer is a great time to dig into cold, fresh salads.   More...

‘Meet John Doe’ for free at the museum this Saturday

Take a step back in time with Collier County Museum’s classic movie matinees every Saturday this summer. More...

Bookshelf porn, Henry VIII and the far side of the moon

Here are some things I’ve been listening to/watching/reading:   ‘Moon’   Some science-fiction movies are just poorly disguised horror movies or military movies. More...

Goodwill Industries has a deal for thrifty shoppers

So you think you can spot the fortune in the junk pile — or at the very least find a perfectly decent winter coat for that one trip up north you’ll make next year — at a thrift shop? More...

Visitor centers have BP claims information

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is distributing Deepwater Horizon claims fact sheets at all area visitor centers. More...

Edgerrin and Javarris James lead free football skills camp

Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts the Edgerrin & Javarris James and Immokalee Sports Complex Football Skills Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 26. More...

Voter registration deadline nears

Monday, July 26, is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the Aug. 24 primary election. More...

Shutterbugs invited to go wild at the Zoo

Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to focus on The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens and snap their best shots for the 2010 Wild Shots Photo Contest. Pictures taken at the Zoo from Jan. 1 up until the Sept. More...

School’s almost out for summer at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University is winding down its summer classes and programs from Naples to Fort Myers. Here’s what coming up:   .. The Naples Center 1010 Fifth Ave. S.   More...

Dealership collects school shoes, backpacks

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

Business News

The business world’s tiny giants

Microenterprises can be crucial to reviving the country’s economy

What’s in a hot dog? If you ask Joe D’Acunto, who sells the Sabrett brand from his shiny vending cart in Fort Myers, he might tell you about the casing, which seals in the natural juices. More...

Instead of slacking off this summer, stay focused

Ah, summer… That wonderful time of year when everything slows down — including your business.   More...

Brazilian economy enjoying a carnival of its own

Brazil is hot.   The fact is that Brazil has always been viewed as “hot.” Prior to 2005, the “hot” was the Rio de Janeiro beaches and, more specifically, the scantily clad ladies (and men) parading on the beach.   More...