May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Marco Y has summer specialty camps

The Greater Marco Family YMCA has a full schedule of summer camps for kids. For registration details and more information, call 394-3144 or visit www.marcoislandymca.org. Here’s what coming up: • Sport-n-Splash (ages 6-10) More...

Hop aboard a paddleboard for Special Olympics

The second annual Stand-Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Bayfront marketplace and marina.  More...

Golf pros offer free 10-minute lessons

Southwest Florida golfers new to the game and those who simply need a refresher from a pro can take a free lesson this month at select WCI Communities golf clubs in Naples and Bonita Springs.  More...

Glenn Beck to address Town Hall in 2012

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series has announced that Glenn Beck will take the stage Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. More...

Shelter needs food, toiletries for clients seeking refuge

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs food and toiletries to help support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence seeking refuge with the nonprofit domestic violence center.  More...

St. Paul’s church begins summer schedule

The summer schedule of programs and activities has started at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd.  Beginning Sunday, May 22, worship services are at 8 and 10:45 a.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

BEYOND BLING

Ringling exhibit examines the influence of hip-hop on art in the 21st century

SOMETHING ABOUT MICKALENE Thomas’s bold, rhinestonestudded paintings of women at Miami’s Art Basel four years ago set off an idea in Matthew McLendon’s brain. More...

Taking a trip? Take great pictures, too

Peggy Farren of Photography School Naples will present a free seminar about how to take great travel pictures from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Betty Maclean Travel, 2245 Venetian Court. More...

This week on WGCU TV

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Operation Reunion: Former drug smuggler calls his cronies

A couple of weeks back, Tim McBride picked up the telephone and called the booking agent for country music icon Hank Williams Jr.  More...

MARCO ISLAND VETERANS MEMORIAL GROUNDBREAKING

A crowd of proud Marco Islanders celebrated at the groundbreaking for the Marco Island Veterans Memorial at the park by the same name. ¦ Bryan Milk and Ben Russell   More...

Sports celebrities will headline luncheons

The Greater Marco Family YMCA is organizing its first Sports Celebrity Speaker Series that will bring guests from the world of professional sports to town for lunch and talkback at the Hilton Marco Island. More...

Photos

The winning teams in the 2011 Inter-Club Challenge at the Old Collier Golf Club consisted of Nick Trigony, Bill O’Brien, First Tee of Naples/Collier student Jose Martinez, Clint Harkins and Dic More...

Hit the links around Naples

Here are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County:  More...

Fill up on rice and beans to help feed hungry Haitians

House of Gaia is serving “Rice and Beans for Haiti” to raise money for the people of Port-au-Prince. The humble yet festive dinner will be served from 5:45-8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Salvation Army, 3180 Estey Ave. off Airport Road. More...

Flotilla 93 observes Safe Boating Week

In observance of National Safe Boating Week, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 93 will distribute information and conduct free vessel safety checks on Saturday, May 21.  From a booth on City Dock from 10 a.m. More...

EDC holds annual legislative overview

The Economic Development Council of Collier County invites the public to an overview of the 2011 legislative session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Grill Room at Moorings Park. More...

Business News

Tourism statistics are inviting; top employees awarded

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau released its annual State of the Industry Report during National Tourism Week earlier this month. More...

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FLORIDA BUMPS UP THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $7.31

A GALLON OF MILK IS ABOUT $3.50.  Gas is a little more than that.  In Florida, minimum wage workers can expect to make an extra $2.40 per 40-hour week starting June 1.  More...

Small talk can make a big impact on sense of well-being

In modern parlance, schmoozers are synonymous with users: smooth talkers with something to gain from the conversation. More...