June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Shelter hopes donors will ‘Give Back: Stuff a Pack’

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children has launched its “Give Back: Stuff a Pack” drive to help make sure children who receive services from the shelter have the supplies they need when they head back to the classroom this fall.  More...

News-Press breaks off partnership with WGCU

Fundraising letter insults publisher

News- Press Publisher Mei Mei Chan terminated the daily paper’s partnership with WGCU Public Media, the local PBS and NPR affiliate. The move came after the public broadcaster sent out a fundraising letter Ms. Chan found objectionable.  More...

Dine island-style for Drug Free Collier

The Dock at Crayton Cove invites adventuresome diners to enjoy a taste of the Bahamas at a special dinner to benefit Drug Free Collier on Thursday, July 14.  Executive Chef Corey Heath will serve up some history of the Bahamas along with dishes More...

Shula’s says cheers to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Shula’s at the Hilton Naples is hosting two celebrity bartender nights to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Guest bartender Tony Marino, a newly appointed member of the Collier President’s Council for the foundation, will be behin More...

Leadership Bonita seeks applicants for Class of 2011-12

Applications are due July 15 for candidates for the 2011-12 class of Leadership Bonita, a program that enlightens and engages current and future leaders to improve the quality of life in the community.  A mandatory weekend retreat kicks off the More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

LONG LIVE ‘SPAMMY JAMMY’

A quirky combination of pajamas, Spam and just the right amount of irreverence and humor made for yet another wild and crazy “Spammy Jammy” celebration at Goodland’s Little Bar on June 25. More...

READING A BOOK BY ITS COVER

Blogger rewrites titles to tell the whole story

EVELYN WOOD MAY HAVE INVENTED a nifty system of speed reading — better known in many circles as skimming — and CliffsNotes reduces books to their basic plot for students too lazy or too busy partying to read. More...

Patriotic weekend events lead up to the Fourth of July

This year’s Independence Day celebration isn’t restricted to Monday, July 4. Throughout the area, the star-spangled holiday spirit becomes apparent as the weekend begins. Here’s what’s happening: Friday, July 1 More...

Town Hall completes 2012 lineup with doctor, illusionist

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series has announced the final two speakers for 2012: Dr. Andrew Weill and magician/illusionist David Blaine.  More...

New shoes will send Immokalee kids back to school on the right foot

The Guadalupe Center has started its annual Back-to-School Shoe Drive that will outfit more than 350 of the most impoverished children in Immokalee in new shoes for the first day of school. More...

Mercato merchants team up with Education Foundation to collect school supplies

Summer vacation is in full swing, but the Education Foundation of Collier County and merchants at Mercato are hard at work on an assignment to collect school supplies for the 2011- 12 academic year. From July 2 to Aug. More...

Practice your Spanish with native speakers

The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University offers several two-hour sessions to provide adult learners the opportunity to practice speaking Spanish with people for whom it is their native tongue. More...

Naples Press Club plans happy hourour in the Villagee

The Naples Press Club invites members andd guests to happy hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, on the waterfront terrace at M Waterfront Grill in the Village on Venetian Bay. More...

Renaissance Academy seeks instructors

The call is out for instructors to teach fall 2011 and winter/spring 2012 classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy’s 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. More...

Nominations sought for annual Philanthropy Day awards

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

New book blasts SWFL tomato industry

Food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $10 billion fresh tomato industry in “Tomatoland” based on his James Beard Award-winning article. The story begins simply, with Mr. More...

Index shows recovery is for the affluent

The road to economic recovery has been a vastly different trek for American households earning less than $50,000 per year than it has been for more affluent consumers, according to two years’ worth of data from the Consumer Reports Index.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Your partner’s attitudes shape future generations

It is critical to be able to talk about money in any relationship and certainly in marriage or one which might turn out to be a marriage. More...