September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Church schedules next free car service event

The Car Care Ministry at First Baptist Church of Naples is recruiting volunteers and taking appointments for Saturday, Oct. 23. More...

PGA Tour Superstore likes to help make charitable tournaments better

The PGA and golf tournaments go hand in hand.   For local organizations that host tournaments to raise funds for charitable causes, the PGA Tour Superstore has a program that adds extras to entice more players to participate.   More...

On your mark, get set for the Stroller Derby

Get ready, get set for the inaugural Stroller Derby to benefit Collier Child Care Resources from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Edison State College. Admission is free. More...

$25,000 grant will help clinic care for stray cats

The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic has been awarded a $25,000 grant funded through sales of the Florida Animal Friend Spay and Neuter license plates. More...

Congressman speaks at Marco Police Foundation

The Marco Police Foundation welcomes Congressman Connie Mack IV as guest speaker for “Lunch with the Chief” beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at CJ’s on the Bay. Cost is $15 for foundation members and $20 for others. More...

Garden must close so it can grow

Naples Botanical Garden will close from Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Oct. More...

Sept. 25 is cleanup day along the world’s coastlines

More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to join Keep Collier Beautiful Inc. for Ocean Conservancy’s 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept 25.   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

BEAUTIFUL ROOMS FOR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Faculty, students sing praises of new home for FGCU’s Bower School of Music

S TEPPING ONSTAGE IN THE RECITAL HALL IN THE brand new home of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University is like entering a sacred space. You just intuitively know in your soul that beautiful music will be created here.   More...

‘Little Women’ workshop is big step for Opera Naples

For the past several years, Steffanie Pearce, artistic director of Opera Naples, has envisioned an American Opera Workshop committed to performing American operas that have never been performed in Southwest Florida.  More...

Making a masterpiece of your arts career

Some people think “starving artist” is redundant. Caroll Michels would like it to become an oxymoron. More...

the YMCA

After 43 years, it s . time for rebranding

Southwest Florida YMCAs, and those around the country, are changing their ubiquitous red and black “Y” logo for the first time in 43 years. More...

REMEMBERING 9/11

During a special ceremony at Royal Palm Academy on Friday, Sept. 10, faculty, staff, students and parents remembered the first responders and all those who died on 9/11/01. More...

Golfers can tee up to benefit area charities

Here’s what’s coming up for a good cause on the local links:   More...

Search begins for Naples’ ‘Next Top Dog’

Humane Society Naples has launched the first “Naples’ Next Top Dog Model” contest, with the winner to be in the spotlight and on the runway at the society’s 12th annual Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Thursday, Nov. More...

Farm City BBQ committee ready to serve

2010 marks the 55th annual Farm City BBQ, celebrating Farm City Week. More...

Register now for Adventure Race

Registration is open for the first 50 adventurers who sign up for the first annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4.   More...

Rookey Bay needs helpers on the trail

Friends of Rookery Bay needs volunteers to help with trail maintenance in preparation of National Estuaries Day later this month. The Snail Trail needs trimming, pruning, weeding and exotic plant removal. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. More...

GIVING

Nonprofits get creative to cut costs, improve service

The winding down of summer also means the winding down of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s 2010 major annual grant cycle, which is our largest competitive grant program. More...

Business News

Florida’s consumer confidence entrenched at a low level

With no clear signs the nation is either on the road to economic recovery or entering another recession, Florida’s consumer confidence remained stagnant, inching up only one point to 67 in August, according to a new University of Florida surve More...

Equity investing can be a tricky mind game

Most people who are not active investors think that the key element in equity investing is the investment idea. The idea frequently centers on a stock or mutual fund intended for purchase and the general price range. More...

RSW earns industry accolades for wildlife protection efforts

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) has received a 2010 Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International-North America in recognition of RSW’s initiatives to protect and preserve the environment.   More...