November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Learn more about Southwest Florida Works

The Career and Service Centers of Southwest Florida is taking on a new name: Southwest Florida Works. More...

Immokalee event will help raise awareness about human trafficking

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, presents A Day Without Slavery, an anti-human trafficking event for the community, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Collier residents have chances to reduce, reuse and recycle

The Collier County Department of Solid Waste Management observes America Recycles Day by providing residents two opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle their unwanted items.   More...

Village School students get into the Nature Zone

When the Conservancy of Southwest Florida was creating the Nature Zone in its Discovery Center, the area needed some specialized signage to enhance the guest experience, especially around the temporary sea turtle tank.   More...

Workshop has tips for making retirement dreams come true

Jewish Family Services, a division of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, invites the community to join Donna Daisy, psychologist, life coach, author and professional speaker, as she talks about happiness, resilience, health and aging from 3-6 p More...

Clean out your medicine cabinet

Drug Free Collier urges all residents to properly dispose of prescription and overthe counter medications that are expired or no longer needed. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet is discouraged because of harmful environmental effects.   More...

CLUB NOTES

Audubon Society annual meeting set The Collier County Audubon Society will hear from avian ecologist Ted Below at its meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Mr. More...

Youth Haven children watching citrus grow

The children at Youth Haven are enjoying nutritious, home-grown snacks thanks to the Fort Myers/Naples branch of the Brickman Group commercial landscape company, which recently planted a variety of matured orange, Key lime and grapefruit trees on Yo More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Recital will celebrate pianist Phyllis Warren

The life of Phyllis Warren, a longtime member of the Naples Music Club, will be celebrated by her friends from the Naples music community in a memorial recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church.   More...

SWFLARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11

NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART 5833 PELICAN BAY BLVD. WWW.THEPHIL.ORG 597-1900   Louise Nevelson: Dawn’s Forest   Nov. 14-June 30      The View Project   Dec. More...

Three new gardens in bloom at Naples Botanical Garden

One year after expanding to its 170- acre footprint, Naples Botanical Garden celebrates the opening of three new cultivated gardens —The Marcia and L. More...

Landmark hardware store renovated to reflect history

The familiar family hardware store has been a mainstay near downtown Naples since Don Wynn opened it in 1958. In 1964 it moved a few blocks north of downtown off U.S. 41. More...

German dignitary will discuss reunification

CIVIC, the Council for International Visitors in Collier County, welcomes back the Consul General Eva Countess Kendeffy of Germany during a wine and cheese reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Naples Harley-Davidson honors veterans

Naples Harley-Davidson is holding a military appreciation event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the dealership at 3645 Gateway Lane. All active, retired and honorably served military, as well as the general public, are welcome.   More...

Archaeologist will discuss ancient water management

Water management is an ongoing issue in Florida, but humans have been attempting to control water long before the first dredge arrived in Florida. At the Wednesday, Nov. More...

Cruise back in time with the Friends of Fakahatchee

Give your Thanksgiving guests an Olde Florida treat by booking passage with the Friends of Fakahatchee on a coastal cruise through the mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands on Tuesday, Nov. 23.   More...

Join the clean-up and hiking crews at CREW

The CREW Land & Water Trust holds its annual preseason clean-up effort from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the CREW Marsh Hiking Trails, 4600 Corkscrew Road in Immokalee.   More...

Marine communication class offered on Marco

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 95, Marco Island, has been offering boating education programs for more than 40 years. More...

Food bank issues urgent call for turkeys

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has put out an emergency plea for help providing 5,000 turkeys for the nonprofit agencies that rely on the food bank to fill Thanksgiving baskets for Southwest Florida’s ever-increasing numbers of hungry adults and c More...

1 million diapers and counting

Baby Basics celebrates a milestone delivery

Baby Basics of Collier County will deliver its 1 millionth diaper in a special celebration at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Waterside Shops. More...

Shelter seeks volunteers for Immokalee

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs volunteers who can provide childcare and assistance in the resource library at the agency’s Immokalee Outreach Office. More...

Foundation celebrates 25 years of philanthropy in Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County is proud to be celebrating our 25th year during this 2010- 2011 season. More...

Business News

A positive spin on negative ads

$3 billion went to television advertising

It wasn’t pretty, but it was lucrative.   More...

Reinvention earns fiberglass firm win Blue Chip Award

JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts, a 35-year-old company that reinvented itself when the economic downturn threatened its existence, won the 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award on Thursday, Nov. 4.   Owner J. More...

What a difference a week makes

Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or simply a person who enjoys tea parties, there can be little spin on election results other than to say the voting was a referendum on the current administration’s policies — and these policie More...