August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Find out what proposed redistricting would mean for commission, schools

Several meetings are on the calendar allowing the public to review proposed changes to district boundaries of the Collier County Board of Commissioners and the District School Board of Collier County. More...

Goodwill recruiting for retail and donation centers

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida will host a job fair to recruit employees for its soon-to-open retail and donation center in Naples as well as for its other centers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Pre-legislative luncheon set for Aug. 18

The Economic Development Council of Collier County hosts its annual pre-legislative luncheon with the Collier County legislative delegation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Vergina, 700 Fifth Ave. More...

Humane society to have a home at Coastland Center

Volunteer information meeting set for Aug. 13

Humane Society Naples and Coastland Center have joined forces to have an HSN satellite adoption center near Sears at the busy mall.  More...

Share your knowledge at FGCU Renaissance Academy

The call is out for instructors for fall 2011 (starting in October) and winter/spring 2012 (January- May) classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy’s 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. More...

CLUB NOTES

Gator Club kicks off a new party season   Get into the Gator spirit when the Southwest Florida Gator Club kicks off the new football/fund-raising season at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at The Edison restaurant in Fort Myers. More...

Help replenish shelves at St. Matthew’s House

In addition to pantry items that always need replenishing, St. More...

Visualizing and planning for the future

The Community Foundation of Collier County presents “Understanding Collier County: Helping Nonprofits Plan for the Future” from 8:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

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Brooders, alcoholics and lone wolves: a look at Nordic crime novels

WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT AMERICANS WOULD  BE SO taken with umlauts?  Of course, they’re not as enthralled with Swedish punctuation as they are with what the double dots are punctuating: books stuffed full with Swedish crimes, punk More...

Exhibit celebrates a way-cool summer of art

The Naples Art Association proudly presents approximately 200 works created by children ages 5 to 14 during the eight-week summer art education program at The von Liebig Art Center. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Janis Siegel and Louis Salvati, painters

>>Tell us how your collaboration works. More...

Seven years after Hurricane Charley, nothing is left to luck

It’s allll aboutb happenstance,h jjust as iit was on Aug. 13, 2004, seven short years ago. It’s simply a matter of what happened, what might happen again someday, and what will happen based on your own preparations. More...

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive

Several activities are planned in the community as part of a nationwide “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” effort.  The Greatest Generation breakfast, underwritten by Arthrex, is set for 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Red Cross seeks disaster volunteers

In a typical year, the American Red Cross responds to 150 single-family fires in Southwest Florida. Volunteer members of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team assist the victims of these fires, no matter the time of day. More...

Designers plan ‘Dog Days’ garage sale

An array of designer mistakes, leftovers, extras, pictures, fabric and wallpaper, furniture and other household items goods will be up for grabs during the “Dog Days of Summer” designer garage sale “from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Needy kids benefit from ‘Undy Sunday’

Organizers of the 15th annual “Undy Sunday” collection drive for socks and underwear hope for more donations than ever this year, as more school children than ever are in need. More...

Photo

A new sign has been erected to mark the site of the planned Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center at 4069 Bayshore Drive. More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Time and talent are important, valuable philanthropic gifts

Philanthropy isn’t just about giving money. It’s also about time and talent.  More...

Fifth Third Bank partners with Education Foundation

Fifth Third Bank, in partnership with the Education Foundation of Collier County, is conducting its third annual “Back to School” effort to provide backpacks and school supplies to needy children. More...

Focusing on new ways of thinking

The second annual “Thinking Outside the Box” seminar is set for 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 25, in in the Community Room at the Naples Daily News. More...

United Way helps HOPE thrive at Edison

For the fourth year, the United Way of Collier County has awarded a $20,000 grant to Edison State College for its Project HOPE (Help One Person Excel) Scholarship Program.  Starting with studetns in the ninth grade, Project HOPE offers first-gen More...

Business News

‘Success in the City’

Chamber hosts annual trade show Aug. 18

Collier County businesses celebrate “Success in the City” at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce’s annual trade show from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.  More...

Unemployment crackdown

Filing for jobless claims just got harder

A MAJOR OVERHAUL IN HOW FLORIDA handles unemployment compensation took effect on Aug. 1, and no one yet can say whether the sweeping changes will prove to be boon or boondoggle.  More...

ID thieves can hide in online job offers

Looking for a job? You’re not alone. With unemployment at a soaring rate of 9.2 percent according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many job hunters are turning to online job boards to post their resume and search for work. More...