August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Bowl for fun and FCGU scholarship dollars

The fourth annual “Dollars for FGCU Scholars” bowling tournament sponsored by the Florida Gulf Coast University office of alumni relations is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Beacon Bowl, 5400 Tamiami Trail in Naples.   More...

Obama’s Ground Zero dodge

President Barack Obama’s ringing statement in favor of the Ground Zero mosque had a gaping escape clause: He didn’t necessarily support the mosque.   More...

Cast your vote for blind services center

Lighthouse of Collier is in the running for a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project, and are residents can help by casting their votes online or via text message. More...

Meet students for internships, part-time jobs

Florida Gulf Coast University’s department of career development services is holding a part-time jobs and internships fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the student union ballroom.   More...

The next big thing on Marco: IberiaBank’s shred party

Keith Dameron of IberiaBank on Marco Island says he frequently is asked the following question:   • “ How do I change my debit card PIN number?” (Answer: Just see us.)   • “Where do you get those great chocola More...

School’s in, and supplies are in demand

Collier County public school students are back in the classroom this week, and many of them still need pencils and other basic supplies to help them have a successful start to the year.   More...

Youth Haven seeks girls for ‘All About Me’ group

Classes are forming for two sessions of Youth Haven’s “All About Me” selfesteem building group for girls. More...

Marina at Naples Bay earns clean report

The Marina at Naples Bay Resort has been designated a Clean Marina by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Marina Program and the Clean Boating Partnership. More...

Allegra Naples printing company will award services to nonprofits

Allegra Naples will give $10,000 in printing and graphic design services to area nonprofits for their brochures, newsletters, forms, invitations, posters and other print communications. More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Canoe race wants   charities to apply   for 2011 grant   Organizers and board members   of the Great Dock   Canoe Race are   seeking applicants   who hope to be chosen   as the beneficiary   of th More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Just her type

Old typewriters take collector back to simpler time

Lynn Schneider describes herself as “someone who tries not to get too weighed down with stuff.”   Yet a little over 10 years ago, she found herself stopping at a garage sale on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. More...

Casting call: Think you can act, sing or play an instrument?

Theater companies and numerous performing arts groups are cuing up to hold auditions for the coming season. More...

FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE

‘Water Wonder’

didn’t. In spite of himself, he envies the others, like wet Betty, who sits to his right. More...

Fundraiser for injured soldier set at Lely Resort

Bake sale, barbecue and volleyball all in the plan

BY BILL CORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.com   Area residents will have an opportunity this weekend to ease the financial burden facing the family of a 21-year-old Cape Coral soldier who was grievously wounded last month by an improvised explo More...

Hodges University has expansion plans in Naples, Immokalee and Fort Myers

Hodges University has plans to expand its facilities in Naples, Immokalee and Fort Myers. “Our institution has seen unprecedented growth,” says Jeanette Brock, executive vice president of academic affairs.   More...

Mosque-issippi burning

Salman Hamdani died on Sept. 11, 2001. The 23-year-old research assistant at Rockefeller University had a degree in biochemistry. He was also a trained emergency medical technician and a cadet with the New York Police Department. More...

Meet area employers at Estero job fair

Estero United Methodist Church will host its first “Hands Full of Hope” job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. More...

Sell your old stuff when church holds sales

Do some fall cleaning around the house and sell what you don’t want or need anymore at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The church will hold a yard sale and fresh produce market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. More...

Art center offers free raku classes for kids

Youngsters on Marco Island are invited to learn the art of raku in a series of free classes made possible by the Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts and the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department. More...

What do you remember about the Y?

To help celebrate some exciting changes planned at the Marco Island YMCA, Keith Dameron and some of his fellow Y board members are soliciting stories from Marco Islanders about their experiences with the organization.   More...

Education foundation plans Back-to-School Luncheon

Members of the community, as well as area students and educators, are invited to “get on the bus” with the Education Foundation of Collier County at the Back-to-School Luncheon presented by Fifth Third Bank on Wednesday, Sept. More...

The secret is out about Lely hotel

True or false: There is a 200- room hotel at Lely Resort, and it has been there for 10 years.   True. But it could be one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Florida.   More...

Olympic skier will address Blue Chip awards

Olympic gold medalist Nikki Stone will appear as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award luncheon. Ms. More...

Photos

Precious Cargo Academy held a bake sale to benefit Youth Haven. Mary Jo Welch, director of PCA, and several proud young students presented a check for $300 to Youth Haven’s Ron McSwiney. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Sardine boxes carried prized delicacies

The foods we favor have changed as technology has changed. A method of preserving food in glass containers was developed in the late 17th century. Canned food became available by 1813. More...

Business News

Consultants often spot flaws businesses can’t

There are similarities between small business owners and senior management of large companies. One such similarity is the challenge to overcome a narrowing perspective if they have been in their position or owned their company for a long time. 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. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast. net or visit www.napleschamber.org.   More...