August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Beach-O-Ree Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. More...

Bank presents free program about scams

IberiaBank invites the public to “Scams: Awareness and Protection,” a free lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the bank branch at 775 Airport Road N. Doors will open for a reception at 6 p.m.  More...

Get acquainted with newcomers clubs

The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area.  More...

St. Vincent de Paul pantry needs replenishing

The food pantry of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Naples is in need of nonperishable donations. More...

BRIEFS

Masters offer free help at the Garden   Worried about spots on your tomato plants? Wondering what and when to feed your flowerbeds? More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Synagogues host documentary screening

When Gilad Shalit turns 25, it will be the sixth birthday he will spend without his family and friends; the sixth birthday he will spend as a captive of Hamas terrorists who kidnapped him in a crossborder raid near Gaza in June 2006.  More...

Sports celebrity luncheons coming to Marco

The Greater Marco Family YMCA will hold the first of its Sports Celebrity Speaker Series luncheons on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Hilton Marco Island. More...

SKETCHING FOR HIS LIFE

Comic-book artist hopes Miranda Mercury saves the day

THERE’S AN IDEALIZED SCENE IN Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” where the two lead characters — a writer and an artist — are huddled in a Manhattan office More...

Hot, wet and waiting: Farmers stay busy in the summer

Vegetation explodes in Southwest Florida summers. Lawns spring back from a mow in days; passion vines bloom psychedelically. Yet while lush greenery may spill over swollen creeks, harvests from commercial vegetable and citrus operations cease.  More...

Nonprofits launch next phase in effort to end children’s hunger in Collier County

The Naples Children & Education Foundation and Harry Chapin Food Bank have hired Katie Schweikhardt to coordinate NCEF’s Lunch Boxes of Love initiative to take a bite out of childhood hunger in Collier County.  More...

Mall to open humane society satellite

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

Bring your Bulbophyllum questions

Bulbophyllum lovers (and those who want to be) are invited to hear renowned orchid grower, world traveler and internationally recognized speaker Bill Thoms when he addresses the Naples Orchid Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Host families needed now for international high school students

Foreign high school students are are looking forward to fulfilling their lifelong dreams of an academic semester or year of study in the United States.  The sponsoring organization, the nonprofit Pacific Intercultural Exchange, needs a few more More...

Consumer sentiment plunges, report shows

August’s Consumer Reports Index, a measure of overall consumer sentiment, fell to its lowest level since December 2009 and registered its sharpest drop in two years, as recent events in Washington about the debt ceiling debate fixed attention o More...

Business News

CHAMBER CORNER

CIVIC-minded program hosts important international visitors

Serving as a focal point for international visitors interested in Naples and Collier County, the Council of International Visitors in Collier County is organized by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as a program of the Leadership Collier Foundat More...

Turning businesses ON

Why FPL’s energy incentive could juice the economy

IF ANY SINGLE ENTITY IN THE SUNshine State can “power up” the business economy, luring new industry and encouraging expansion, it ought to be Florida Power and Light. More...

Beasley, Etzel named Junior Achievement laureates

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has named Collier County business leaders George Beasley and Theo Etzel as its 2011 Business Hall of Fame laureates.  More...