March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Ave Maria University to unveil oratory statue

Two years ago, artist Márton Váró took the first chip out of what would become one of his most important works of art. More...

Tutor training coming up with Literacy Volunteers

Volunteer tutors are at the heart of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, the organization that teaches illiterate and non-English-speaking adults to read, write and understand English.  More...

Go green at Edison expo

Learn all about green living and environmentally sustainable solutions at the third annual GreenFest Expo hosted by Edison State College-Collier Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26.  More...

Preschool plans open house for kids and parents

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School invites preschoolers and their parents to a “Cat in the Hat Playdate” from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29. The evening is open to all families of children who will be 3, 4 or 5 ears old by Sept. 1.  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...

Leadership Collier seeking applicants

Leadership Collier is accepting applications for the 2011-12 class. Applicants should have proven leadership skills and be at the decision-making level in their organization.   More...

CHS serves health care needs of more than 33,000 children

Last week I had the opportunity to see the CHS Healthcare pediatric staff in action. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

First Bayshore art installation will capture the people of Naples

Well-travelled portrait and lifestyle photographer Michelle Tricca has taken on a new challenge in her hometown: the first public art installation at 3945 Bayshore Drive, aka the Avenue of the Arts.  More...

Seafood and fun at third annual Marco festival

The third annual Marco Island Seafood Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Veterans Park. More...

Rock the Dock keeps the party going strong

The 33rd annual parade is over, but Naples continues to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish, this time with a new tradition: Rock the Dock at Tin City.  The day (and night) filled with food and fun begins at 11 a.m. More...

Conference connects those who hope to effect change

An audience of 500 CEOs and educators, nonprofit executives and entrepreneurs from throughout Southwest Florida will hear big ideas from some of the world’s leading minds at the second annual Imagine Solutions Conference set for March 21-22 at More...

Naples Town Hall Announces first guest for 2012

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009) is the first speaker confirmed for next year’s Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series. Her appearance is scheduled for March 20, 2012.  More...

See Habitat for Humanity at work, and places where it needs to work

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County invites the public for “Habi-Tour and Breakfast.”  The guided bus tour provides a look at the substandard conditions many families in Collier County are living in; also on the route are three Ha More...

Go to the dogs for migrant kids

The third annual “Mutts and Martinis,” a yappy hour to benefit Bedtime Bundles, takes place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at CJ’s on the Bay in Marco Island’s Esplanade. More...

Workshops have tips for using Facebook, managing time

SCORE Naples has two workshops coming up in conjunction with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.  The first is all about Facebook as a critical tool for any small business. Beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Chabad of Naples celebrates Purim

Chabad of Naples holds its Purim celebration with food, music, jugglers, arts and crafts, games, a costume contest and more fun beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the old Chabad Center, 850 Seagate Drive. Everyone is welcome. More...

The learning continues at FCGU academy

Here’s some of what’s coming up at the Naples Center of FGCU’s Renaissance Academy center for lifelong learning. The center is at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. More...

Everybody loves the St. Paddy's Day parade

I rish or not, everyone tipped their hats to the Emerald Isle during the 33rd annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Business News

Hodges U. announces the John W. Fisher III School of Technology

The School of Technology at Hodges University has been renamed the John W. Fisher III School of Technology in recognition of a gift on behalf of Mr. Fisher that ranks among the largest in the history of the university. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Rising gas prices challenge recovery

Inflation is here and it is knocking at your door.... the door of your car. It is being announced at every gas station’s marquee. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

. A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org.  More...