June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Go wild! Do the ‘Giver Shiver’

Charity for Change invites children and their families visiting The Naples Zoo from 9:30-11 a.m. More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

United Way of Collier County bids farewell to long-time leader

This fall, the United Way of Collier County will bid farewell to its leader for the past 16 years, Ernie Bretzmann. When he announced his plan to retire, Mr. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Local author talks with students about feelings

Children’s book author and psychotherapist Caryn Hacker-Buechel, one of the newest members of the David Lawrence Center board of directors, spent the day just before summer break talking with students at Mike Davis Elementary and Gulfview Middl More...

TAPPING INTO STARDOM

Hard work paves the way to ‘42nd Street’

THE OPENING MINUTES OF “42ND STREET” TELL you all you need to know about the Tony- Award winning musical.  As the orchestra plays, the curtain rises partway, showing the performers from the knees down, all tap-dancing up a storm.&nbs More...

Young singers produce, perform ‘The Mikado’

Opera Naples’ summer youth program culminates in two performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” this weekend — barely a week after the cast and crew got together for their first rehearsal.  “It&rsqu More...

CARE continues the battle against runway expansion

A New Yorker cartoon posted on the website for Citizens Against Runway Expansion makes the group’s feelings clear. A sky full of noisy planes take off and land over an otherwise charming house for sale. A couple stands outside, considering. More...

One life’s final notes

In his 84 years, Leonard Lubin led an exemplary life. At the tender age of 19, he was a World War II American military hero who liberated prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. He went on to live a long and full life in St. More...

It’s ‘All About Me’ for girls at Youth Haven this summer

There’s still time to join the summer session of “All About Me,” a self-esteem building group for girls ages 8-14 presented by Youth Haven. Sessions meet from 5-6 p.m. More...

Business News

WHEN MONEY TALKS

Commission-based compensation makes some work harder

FRANK BETTS AIMS TO SELL HIS HOME TUCKED into a one-lane, dead-end road way back in east Lee County all by his lonesome, sans professional sales help.  Maybe that won’t be difficult, since the price is low, the big home is high-ceilinged a More...

Unemployment dips statewide — local numbers mixed

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped a fraction to 10.6 percent in May, the government reported Friday, putting the rate at its lowest level since August 2009.  The rate is down 0.2 percentage points from April, and 0.7 percentage points lo More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Retirement issues, strategies and accounts

There are several thing patently clear to those who are approaching retirement: the many certainties, at least perceived certainties, upon which retirement plans were formulated in the 1980s and ’90s, are now quite uncertain.  More...