May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

26 college-bound seniors receive Pelican Bay Founders Fund awards

In 1991, a group of golf club members from Pelican Bay decided to raise scholarships funds for children of staff members at Club Pelican Bay. Their mission soon expanded to include students throughout Collier County.  More...

Naples Press Club awards two scholarships

The Naples Press Club has awarded scholarships for $1,000 each to two students who plan to study journalism or a related field in college. The Terrence J. More...

St. Patrick Foundation takes stock in higher education

The Naples St. Patrick Foundation has funded a four-year scholarship to pay for one Collier County student in the Take Stock In Children program administered by the Education Foundation of Collier County.  More...

Legal Aid Service conducts programs about rights, protections for seniors

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has awarded a mini-grant to Legal Aid Service of Collier County to fund free programs to educate seniors about the legal rights and protections available to them. More...

Naples Preserve has openings for volunteers

Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Naples Preserve and Eco-Center as well as at other city parks during open house at the preserve from 1-3 p.m. More...

Renaissance Academy has the ticket for concierge-style travel adventures

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University has openings on two fall trips for adventuresome travelers. More...

MEMORIAL DAY

Marco bank displays flags, memorabilia   More...

CLUB NOTES

Bonita Zontians seek nominations for Woman of the Year   The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs is seeking nominations for its 2011-12 Wolman of the Year. The award will be presented at the annual Glass Slipper Ball set for Friday, Nov. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A delightful inventory of the Gulf Coast’s natural delights

FLORIDA WRITERS

“The Living Gulf Coast: A NatureGuide to Southwest Florida,”by Charles Sobczak.Indigo Press. 512 pages. $26.95. More...

OUT

PBS documents progress, but shows there’s still a long way to go

WGCU, presents a special free screening of “Out in America” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The film will air nationwide on PBS stations on Wednesday, June 8, during Gay Pride Month.  More...

‘Pinkalicious!’ promises to take the (cup)cake

Pinkalicious Pinkerton is a precocious little girl who loves everything and anything pink, from her clothes to her shoes to her fairy wings and wand. “Pink is the perfect state of mind,” she pontificates. More...

Back in charge: James Billie wins Seminole Tribe chairmanship

James Billie, the controversial former chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who pioneered the Indian gaming industry in the United States, has hit the jackpot. More...

Naples company has the cure for ‘Hangover Part II’

Predicted to be an early summer smash hit at the box office, Warner Brothers’ “The Hangover Part II” found the cure for coordinating and filming water scenes and stunts with a Naples-based company. More...

Vitelli awards go to youth orchestra members

Four members of the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra have been named recipients of the 2011 Joyce Anne Vitelli Scholarships awarded by the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.  More...

Five Collier students among RMHC recipients

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida has awarded $1,000 RMHC U.S. scholarships to 12 high school seniors throughout Southwest Florida. More...

Donate a book and check out students’ winning artwork

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a book drive for the K is for Kids Foundation. Books can be dropped off at CCSO headquarters, 3319 Tamiami Trail E., Building J-1.  More...

Citizens committee elects officers, directors

The Greater Naples Better Government Committee has elected the following members to serve as officers on the board of directors for the coming year: Sally Tiffany, president; Rhona Saunders, vice president; Dave Trecker, secretary; and Jim Brennan, t More...

GOLF NOTES

Give to Harry Chapin and get a golf outing Donors who give $150 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank through the WCI Communities website www.WCIGolf.com will enjoy a golfing foursome at one of five WCI courses. More...

RSW-Denmark nonstop flights set to take off for the summer

Weekly nonstop service between Southwest Florida International Airport and Aalborg,rg, Denmark, begins June 21 and will run for five weeks, ending on July 19. More...

Nominate a do-gooder for an award

The Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is soliciting nominations for its 2011 Innovation in Philanthropy and Outstanding Fundraising Executive awards.  More...

Business News

NOW WHAT?

[advice for 2011 grads — and the rest of us]

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS.  But as countless graduates from colleges and universities will discover as they graduate this spring, getting their first taste of success can be difficult — especially in these trying economic times.  More...

Florida Weekly wins 23 state awards for writing, design

Building on last year’s designation as the state’s best weekly newspaper by the Florida Press Association, Florida Weekly picked up 23 writing and design awards for work published in 2010. More...

Real estate investment trusts offer tax incentive

MONEY & INVESTING

Long gone are the days of the 4 percent two-year CD or treasury bills. As such, the investor who is hungry for safe and healthy yields has largely gone unsatisfied. More...