December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

THE 55th ANNUAL FARM CITY BARBECUE

Steak served straight from the grill and salad and corn picked from local fields filled the bellies of nearly 1,000 people   who lined up for the 55th annual Farm City Barbecue in Immokalee the day before Thanksgiving. More...

Edison State College Foundation announces 2011 L.I.F.E. Award

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has been selected to receive the 2011 Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award. More...

Seven Sisters grads plan Naples gathering

For the first time in Southwest Florida, graduates of the Seven Sisters colleges are planning a gathering. Alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. More...

Old cell phones help troops stay in touch

Cell Phones for Soldiers and Action Automatic Door & Gate are calling on Southwest Floridians to donate their old cell phones to help keep troops overseas connected to their families.   More...

Area agencies have hungry mouths to feed

Food banks and shelters throughout Southwest Florida are stepping up efforts to stock their larders in anticipation of record demand through the holidays and into the winter season. More...

Charity Classic raises $1.5 million for The Immokalee Foundation to help make dreams come true

The Immokalee Foundation’s Nov. 12 Charity Classic has officially been declared a success. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Cream of the high school senior crop will play in All-Star Football Classic

For one night only, it’s a chance to see the best Collier County high school senior football players showcase their talents on one field.   More...

Light the menorah at Mercato Dec. 7

Mercato hosts the annual Naples community Hanukkah celebration beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at The Strada at Mercato.   This year’s celebration will include: .. Greetings from Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta .. More...

Sisterhood will hear from memory expert

If you’ve ever had a “senior moment” or been overwhelmed by information, Sisterhood of the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island’s next luncheon program should be of interest.   More...

Giving gifts that are ‘outside the box’

Yes, it’s already time — the time of joy and stress. Hanukkah is here this week, and right behind it looms the behemoth of Christmas. More...

On a short trip home, Robert Gulbrandsen weds Rachel Gunter

U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Gulbrandsen had the chance to introduce his fiancée, Rachel Gunter, to his family in Naples for the first time last week. The couple came to Sgt. More...

Yard sale will benefit Deaf Kids group

Do some pre-holiday decluttering around the house and take a trunkful of used but useful things to a yard sale put on by Deaf Kids of Southwest Florida from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at 206 Ridge Drive, Naples. More...

Bachelor’s degree classes offered at Edison

Edison State College- Collier Campus will offer courses from two bachelor degree areas this coming spring. More...

$20,000 scholarship fund established at Ave Maria

The Johnny Bench Scholarship has been established at Ave Maria University. Mr. More...

FWC launches database to reduce derelict vessels

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched a program this week to help prevent vessels in state waterways from becoming derelict. More...

Soup’s on for Empty Bowls and pottery sale at FGCU

Soup’s on, and so are handmade pottery bowls, for Florida Gulf Coast University’s annual Empty Bowls soup lunch and pottery sale beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the arts complex courtyard.   More...

Business News

Offices that inspire

There’s nothing 9-to-5 about these workspaces

The setting for the paper company in the popular sit-com “The Office” is a ubiquitous one with lots of fluorescent lighting and generic interior design. More...

Cash, electronics, gift cards top wish lists this season

Shoppers need not look any further than their wallets in search of the perfect holiday gift. Money is among the most wanted gift this year. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Wall Street’s new debt product

There is a new debt product being offered by Wall Street firms. It is called “Yield Optimization Notes With Contingent Protection.” Beware. Read the fine print. More...