September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

NONPROFIT BRIEFS

Walk for the Way   This Saturday   The United Way of Collier County hosts its fifth annual Walk for the Way Saturday morning, Sept. 25, at North Collier Regional Park. The event marks the beginning of the United Way fundraising season. More...

Western Highlands Guatemala study tour departs in May

The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University invites students, educators and health and human service professionals to join the Antigua and Western Highlands Guatemala study tour planned for May 7-16, 2011.   More...

Collier troops celebrate 100 years of scouting

For 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has created a foundation of leadership, service and community for millions of America’s youth. More...

Nominations for makeovers due Oct. 1

Two Collier County residents who are thankful for positive changes they have made in their lives will receive makeovers from several businesses that are members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Shelter plans programs for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children will host a series of activities throughout October as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More...

Help keep Collier’s coastlines beautiful

Keep Collier Beautiful Inc. is organizing volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept 25.   More...

St. Matthew’s House helps community as well as the individuals it serves

It’s hard to imagine that concealed within our community are more than 900 homeless adults. Even more alarming is the number of homeless children in Collier County — approximately 1,300 each year. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

OPEN MICNIGHT

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PLAYS HOST TO UNEXPECTED MUSICAL TALENTS

Even in September, one of the slowest of the year for the service months entertainment industry and e her here, open mic nights draw all comers: the young, old, a hopeless, brave, brilliant h More...

Pirates raid Naples to mark National Museum Day

Ahoy, mates and shiver me timbers! Capt. Black and his crew of pirates will take over the Collier County Museum Saturday, Sept. 25, in celebration of National Museum Day. More...

Crossbows, big hair and choking: Awkward family photos

Somewhere in our history, we all have photos we’d rather no one else see. I’m not talking about wild-weekend-atthe hotel, “Oh, don’t worry, no one will ever see these” photos. (Though really, you should know better.) More...

Fill up on family time at the table

How many times has your teenager asked to be excused from the table before everyone in the family has finished dinner? How many times have you given in and said yes?   More...

More than 100 riders saddle up for Naples Equestrian Challenge

Hooves, bridles and hay. What do these have to do with learning and healing? The answer is a lot for the many children and adults in Collier County with challenges who benefit from equine therapy at Naples Equestrian Challenge. More...

It’s never too early to think about college

“How to Be College Savvy” is the topic of a free seminar at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Books-A-Million in Mercato. More...

Thrifty Neapolitan in the running for Goodwill title

Goodwill’s “So You Think You’re Thrifty” competition has been narrowed down to the “final four,” and the nonprofit organization is asking its supporters to vote in store and online to help pick the “thriftie More...

Upcoming St. Paul yard 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 at 3901 Davis Blvd. will hold a yard sale and fresh produce market from 8 a.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

Press club meets   at Blue Martini   Members of the Naples Press Club will meet for happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Blue Martini in Mercato. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar. More...

North Naples firefighters welcome Pink Heals Tour to Mercato

The Pink Heals Tour is on the move. Guardians of the Ribbon, dressed in pink fire suits, will drive pink fire trucks across the nation on a journey to raise funds and awareness for women affected by cancer.   More...

Business News

RWA Inc. establishes endowed fund in memory of James Anderson

RWA Inc. has established an endowed scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University in memory of Naples resident James Anderson, who was a founder and COO of the company when he died in an automobile accident in June at the age of 46.   More...

BIG GIVERS

SWFLphilanthropists speed ahead, even in tough times

They get up in the morning, they run companies and corporations all day, and they make a lot of money doing it, while employing a lot of other people to help them do it.   But so do many other Americans and Floridians. More...

Unemployment figures continue to disappoint, especially in Southwest Floirda

Unemployment throughout Southwest Florida rose in August and remains among the highest in the state. In Lee County, 13.7 percent of the workforce, or 37,649 people, are looking for work. More...