July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

All aboard for Lake Placid Caladium Festival

Take a short road trip and enjoy the 20th annual Lake Placid Caladium Festival with members and friends of the Naples Botanical Garden on Friday, Aug. 27. The tour bus leaves the Garden at 8:30 a.m. and will return by 5 p.m. More...

Conservancy Nature Center closes for renovations

The Nature Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida closes to the public Aug. 1 through Oct. 3 for renovations as part of a $17 million sustainable campus initiative. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic will remain open as usual, from 8 a.m. More...

Museum has free lectures on local history

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: • Aug. More...

Shelter needs school supplies, storm provisions

With upwards of 50 adults and children, as well as their pets, residing in The Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s residential/emergency safe-haven this summer, the organization needs community support for hurricane season. More...

Eight companies will share $383,000 grant to fund training

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association has received a $383,000 grant from Workforce Florida Inc. to provide customized Quick Response Training for new and expanding businesses. More...

Whole Foods collects funds for MS

Whole Foods Market at Mercato raised nearly $2,400 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-South Florida Chapter over the course of one day in June. More...

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‘Salt’

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Bargain Box welcomes new store manager

Bargain Box Thrift Store, the oldest thrift store in Naples, welcomes Sandy Goldstein as store manager. More...

Solar solution?

Incentive programs plagued with cuts, uncertainty

The solar power industry is poised to create jobs and spur economic growth, not to mention reduce carbon emissions. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

. A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast. net or visit www.napleschamber.org. More...

Giraffes will heighten visitor experience at the Zoo

Five representatives of the world’s tallest animal will stick their necks out for the public at The Naples Zoo on Saturday, July 31. The reticulated giraffes, all males, are between 1 and 2 years old and are 10-12 feet tall. More...

Businesses can prepare to file oil spill claims

BP is setting up offices throughout the gulf states to handle claims from Florida’s coastal residents and businesses for losses and damages incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More...

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Naples Botanical Garden gets into canines and their companions with special Dogs in the Garden — aka DIG — days. The DIG Dog Days of Summer are Aug. More...

Exhibit celebrates Barron Collier and scouting

The Boy Scouts of America centennial exhibit at Collier County Museum, originally planned to end July 31, has been extended until Saturday, Aug. 28. More...

Historically Speaking Theatre Company coming this fall

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

Make-A-Wish has volunteer opportunities

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida needs volunteers with two kinds of expertise: fundraising leaders who have organizational skills and community contacts, and people who can work as wish granters. More...

Bond market tougher to call as municipalities wrestle with falling revenue

Municipal bonds are a meaningful part of many a Southwest Florida retiree’s investment portfolio as they offer special tax benefits to those in upper- -income tiers. More...

BB&T shines on Lighthouse of Collier

Lighthouse of Collier Inc. has been selected as BB&T's 2010 Lighthouse Project. Every year, BB&T partners with a local charity to “pay it forward” and to help that charity continue its work in the commuity. More...

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The Kids Are All Right (Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo) A lesbian couple (Ms. Moore and Ms. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

NIFF membership continues to grow

The Naples International Film Festival takes place Nov. 4-7. Memberships for 2010 are now on sale for $35 for student; $60, Superstar; and $100, Superstar dual membership. More...

Make a run for it

Mark your calendar to lace up your running/walking shoes for these races coming up:  The Eagle Lakes Extreme 5K Run and Walk steps out at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Eagle Lakes Community Park. More...

Golfers can tee up for deals and charity tournaments

Here’s what’s happening on the links around Collier County: More...