August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Naples Orchid Society announces scholarships

The Naples Orchid Society will award two $2,000 scholarships to qualified students pursuing a program in botany, conservation or environmental science this year. More...

Edison and Coconut Point malls to host back-to-school clothing drive

Edison Mall and Coconut Point will be two of 20 Simon Malls across the state of Florida to host “Look Smart. 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...

Youth Haven seeks girls for ‘All About Me’ group

Classes are forming for two fall sessions of Youth Haven’s popular “All About Me” self-esteem building group for girls. More...

Annual Undy Sunday gears up to assist needy students

Organizers of the 14th annual Undy Sunday event are preparing for more students than ever to be in need of items to be ready for another school year. More...

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.THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 8 P.M. Andy Williams: Moon River and Me A collection of digitally re-mastered, full-length performances from the legendary crooner’s classic television series that aired from 1962-1971. Mr. More...

Commerce and politics merge to create rare posters

It made news in January 2010 when a photo of President Barack Obama wearing a Weatherproof Garment Co. jacket was used on a billboard on Times Square. More...

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WEBSITE BILLED AS ‘THE STRONGEST BIRTH CONTROL ON THE INTERNET’

H AVING CHILDREN IS SOMEWHAT AKIN to creating your own personal demolition team. Because kids are just naturals at wrecking stuff.   They’ll destroy any organization   or punctuality you possess. More...

Jackson Labs receives some funding, awaits more

Boosters claim new facility will reshape economy

The move to bring a world-class research complex to Collier County continues, and supporters say recent events — which seem to have slowed, but not derailed, progress on the proposal — were not totally unexpected.   More...

Wikileaks’ Afghan war diary

Wikileaks.org has done it again, publishing thousands of classified documents about the U.S. war in Afghanistan. More...

Bank of Naples sponsors Back to School Expo on Aug. 14

Bank of Naples, a locally owned and operated community bank, is a sponsor of the Neapolitan Family Back to School Expo. This annual event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the YMCA of the Palms, 3251 Pine Ridge Road in North Naples. More...

Shelter gets ready for back to school

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is preparing for the next school year and seeking community support for the nonprofit organization’s Back to School Drive. More...

Immokalee Foundation kids aren’t saying ‘I’m bored’ this summer

The Immokalee Foundation is creating many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for its students this summer ranging from art school in Chicago to prestigious summer camps in New England.   More...

Business News

In with the old

Antiques business holds steady in hard times

Joe Fink pauses in mid-sentence to welcome customers into his Pearl’s Place antique shop in Arcadia. Sitting behind a glass case displaying antique baubles and assorted glassware and trinkets, Mr. More...

Miromar Design Center offers free Saturday seminars

The public is invited to attend the next series of free events and seminars presented by Miromar Design Center during August. For a complete list of events, visit www.miromardesigncenter.com.   • 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Savings abound for savvy deal-seekers

Since the onset of the Great Recession (the name given to the current, prolonged malaise), thrifty behavior has become very much “in vogue." Shopping for values and asking for discounts have always been behaviors largely characteristic of thos More...