February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Parents of teens will learn signs of 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...

Youth Leadership Collier seeking rising seniors for summer session

Youth Leadership Collier is accepting applications from high-school juniors for its 2011 program set for June 11-17 at the Hilton Naples. YLC annually receives 30 students who are preparing for their final year of secondary education.  More...

Scholarship pageant to be held at Hodges

Hodges University hosts the third annual Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Science and Technology building at the Naples campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. The public is welcome.  More...

Hazelden hosts benefit luncheon in honor of Collier’s Scott Salley

Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. will be the keynote speaker at a community luncheon hosted by Hazelden on Thursday, March 24, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. More...

St. Katherine consecration service planned

The consecration of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, a service of sanctification and solemn dedication of a building for use as a church, will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26.  More...

Marco workshops will focus on ancient Chinese practices

Dr. Yinong Chong and Shawn Cartwright of the Traditional Chinese Culture Institute International will conduct workshops in qigong, self-healing and meditation Friday-Sunday, Feb. 25-27, at the Beach Club of Marco on Marco Island.  More...

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SPORTS SHORTS

Get your kicks with Chicago Fire Soccer Club   Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire Soccer Club, winner of five domestic titles, four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups and an MLS Cup Championship, is training in Ave Maria through Feb. 26. More...

‘And the Oscar goes to…’

Five film aficionados make their predictions

IT’S OSCAR SEASON, THE TIME OF YEAR we endure — or embrace — the exhilarating, exasperating, glittery, glamorous marathon that is the Academy Awards.  More...

Fill up on fine art, great jazz and food at Olé

The second annual Art and Jazz Festival at Olé takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20, in the Olé neighborhood at Lely Resort. Admission is free.  More...

Artistic expression meets its limits

The evening of Tuesday, Jan. 4, a 12-footwide by 15-foot-tall work of art was installed in a prominent location in the east wing of the Southwest Florida International Airport. More...

Education Foundation takes stock in 22 Collier County eighth graders

The Education Foundation of Collier County inducted 22 students into the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program during a ceremony recently at Moorings Park.  More...

Shop ’til you drop

Designer Boutique purchases will benefit women’s shelter

The latest in spring fashions, home décor and gift items from more than 20 boutiques and specialty vendors from across the country will be for sale at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s annual Designer Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

ESC open house designed for those seeking to ‘Go Higher, Get Accepted’

High school seniors and first-year college students are invited to attend “Go Higher, Get Accepted,” an open house at Edison State College-Collier Campus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Swamp buggy historian presents next Gardenside Chickee Chat

The Naples Historical Society presents its next Gardenside Chickee Chat at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in the pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage.  More...

Airport authority commits to weight limit

The Naples Airport Authority has reinforced its commitment to maintain the 75,000-pound limit for aircraft at Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Marco Jewish congregation plans jazz Shabbat

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island will have its first Friday Night Live Jazz Shabbat service on Friday evening, March 4. More...

Collaboration is key to success for efforts of CHS Healthcare

Since its beginning as Collier Health Services Inc. in 1977, CHS Healthcare has grown to meet the community’s need for affordable, quality health care services. More...

Business News

Imagine Solutions will deliver ‘Insight & Wisdom’

In creating a thought leader conference like Imagine Solutions, serious information on pressing issues such as education and the economy is a necessary element. More...

GETTING FAST

COPPER, FIBER OPTICS, WIRELESS... SWFL IS AT A TECHNOLOGICAL CROSSROADS

I N THE WORLD OF TELECOMMUNICAtions, the $64,000 question has gone the way of rotary phones and “dial-up connections” — remember them?  They’re dinosaurs, objects of the past, even if a few can still be seen lumbering alo More...

Three Collier firms among 50 Florida ‘Companies to Watch’

Three Collier County companies are among 50 firms from 18 counties that have earned a place in Florida’s inaugural class of “Companies to Watch.”  More...