August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Health department gives reminder about children’s vaccines

With the 2010-2011 school year fast approaching, health advisors remind parents and caregivers to make sure their school-aged children’s vaccines are up to date. More...

Project Backpack coming Aug. 14

The new school year is set to start in just a couple of weeks, and that means area children need supplies. The Southwest Florida Project Backpack will be hosting a block party at six locations from Fort Myers and Immokalee to Naples. More...

So you think you’ve got talent?

The second annual “Southwest Florida’s Got Talent!” competition is holding auditions from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Ultra in Naples. More...

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Pedestals a cornerstone of Victorian décor

Statues and plants were important decorations in the large Victorian home. The designers of the day believed in filling all available space. Pedestals made of wood or ceramics were put in halls and in corners of living rooms and dining rooms. More...

Mario Monti loves old-style eateries

Mario Monti’s got a thing for diners. His license plate reads “Diner Guy.” Ditto for his e-mail address. One of his favorite shirts is black with a colorful pattern of diner signs and clocks. More...

‘CATS’ takes over stage at the Sugden

KidzAct present “CATS,” the timeless musical that combines the poetry of T.S. Eliot with the musical brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber. More...

UF researchers identifying, developing noninvasive plant varieties

Plants from around the world beautify America’s yards, and to minimize the chance that exotic species will grow where they shouldn’t, University of Florida researchers are identifying and developing varieties with a low risk of running w More...

NABOR collecting school supplies

The Naples Area Board of Realtor is collecting school supplies from now through Sept. 24 to help the 1200- plus students and families in Collier County identified as needing assistance. Supplies as needing assistance. More...

K6 Sports announces Kinder-Sports program

They’ve mastered walking, and for the most part, running. Now they have the chance to master the skills necessary for sports activities in a fun atmosphere.   K6 Sports announces its Kinder-Sport program for boys and girls ages 4-6. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 8 P.M. The Great American Songbook   More...

Transitioning a family private foundation to a Community Foundation donor advised fund

Last November, The       Wall Street Journal               More...

Business News

Pet sitters aren’t sitting still

Summer is the busy season for animal watchers

Air the consistency of hot wool goes hand in hand with the yearly slowdown in sales experienced by most Southwest Florida businesses. Even many yearround residents take a week or two to vacation in more clement venues.  More...

Amnesty makes it easier to catch a break on back taxes

The Florida Department of Revenue has made it easier this year for delinquent taxpayers to come forward, admit they stiffed the government and make it right. The new tax amnesty program, which expires Sept. More...

Unemployment: The one figure that really matters

Pure and simple: the U.S. equity markets want “good numbers,” as in employment and unemployment statistics. Also, there really is no recovery out of this recession unless employment improves.   More...