February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Meet five women who are redefining leadership

Southwest Floridians will have an extraordinary opportunity to link learning to leadership at the second annual Imagine Solutions Conference taking place March 21-22 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. More...

Downsizing? Do it right with help from a professional organizer

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University presents “How to Successfully Downsize,” a presentation by professional organizer Marla Ottenstein, from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Naples Center of FGCU. More...

Parents invited to discussion about teen dating violence

The East Naples Middle School Academic Booster Club presents a panel discussion about teen dating violence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the media center at the school. More...

Grab a book, make a donation to help Collier kids read more

As part of K is for Kids’ month-long celebration of reading and literacy, residents and visitors are invited to drop off new or gently used hardcover books at several Collier County locations through Monday, Feb. 28.  More...

Antiques experts on the road to Robb & Stucky

Keno brothers will introduce new line of furnishings

Celebrity twin brothers and antiques experts Leigh and Leslie Keno will introduce their new line of furniture at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Robb & Stucky Interiors, 2777 Tamiami Trail N. More...

Game fish group plans fundraiser at Conservancy

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust holds a fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. More...

Check in for surfside fun at Barefoot Beach Preserve

Regularly scheduled events at Barefoot Beach Preserve in Bonita Springs pique the interests of day-trippers who want to be one with nature.  More...

Job search support group meets weekly

A job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. More...

Immokalee students take challenge, make first steps toward college

The Immokalee Foundation continues its mission to provide sustained educational opportunities for Immokalee’s youth with the induction of 32 middle and high school students into the Take Stock in Children Immokalee college scholarship and mento More...

CLUB NOTES

Republican women plan luncheon   The Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated Inc. holds its next luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive). Cost is $20. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

ON THE LINKS

Hit the courses for good causes   Here are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County:  • The Education Foundation of Collier County holds its annual Men of Distinction Tournament on Friday, Feb. More...

WEST SIDE STORY

The world’s greatest love story told in two tongues

“WEST SIDE STORY” changed the face of musical theater when it first appeared on Broadway in 1957.  More...

Seafood and country sounds draw thousands to Everglades City

Imagine 50,000 people in a town with a permanent population of 500. That’s what happens in Everglades City during the town’s annual seafood festival the first weekend of February.  More...

Scientists call for thorough research of BP spill effects

Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical data to determine the ecol More...

Edison State College Foundation honors festival trustees

The Holland T. More...

Working families with babies can get help with the basics

The family was on a limited budget and too often faced difficult financial choices. More...

Young leaders have everything to GAIN

The Leadership Collier foundation, a division of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting applications for its 2011 Growing Associates in Naples program. More...

Panel discussion will focus on girls in the local juvenile justice system

The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites the public to “Juvenile Justice and Girls in Conflict with the Law” at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Hilton Naples.  More...

‘Women of Excellence’ promises a new kind of retirement planning

A new kind of retirement planning arrives in town via “Women of Excellence,” a free, three-part series for women age 55 and older. More...

Crowd fills Cambier Park for Empty Bowls

The Barron Collier Potters Guild, local students, Panera Bread and nearly 30 area restaurants pitched in to feed the masses and raise funds for the Harry Chapin Food Bank on Jan. 29 at Cambier Park. More...

Paddle the Blackwater River with a Collier-Seminole park guide

Learn about Southwest Florida’s mangrove estuaries while paddling down the Blackwater River accompanied by a naturalist guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. Canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Hit the swamp for Presidents Day

From George Washington on, every U.S. More...

Students can SCORE with career advisors

SCORE Naples has announced a Career Advisory Internship through which college students will use the SCORE Naples website to access counselors who have experience in the business field in which they are interested.  More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Soma collects bras for donation to women’s shelters   More...

Business News

BOUND BY PROTECTIONS:

Regulation’s burdens & benefits

WHILE DIRTY WORDS POP UP periodically in the American political and economic vernacular — crash, recession, depression, union, non-union, strike, layoff, left, or right, to name a few — most Americans can ignore them most of the time. More...

Free forum will address regulations that impede small businesses

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University has teamed up with the Florida Office of Small Business Advocate to present a free forum about issues that negatively impact small business growth in Florida. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

ETFs and ETNs attract investors’ interest

ETF and ETN are acronyms for exchange-traded funds and exchangetraded notes, respectively. These two instruments continue to grow in popularity. There were only 221 such instruments at year-end 2005, and since then they have more than quadrupled. More...