September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

CLUB NOTES

Republican Women at Arbor Trace   Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Arbor Trace in North Naples. Jill Hasner, wife of U.S. More...

Salvation Army seeks distribution center

The local operation of the Salvation Army has its own wish list for the upcoming holiday season: 10,000 square feet of publicly accessible, air-conditioned and secure space with adequate parking that can serve as headquarters for its holiday food and More...

Day of fun promotes fire safety

The Collier County Fire Marshals and the Collier County Fire Chiefs associations host Fire Prevention Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Columbus Day parade returns

The Knights of Columbus present the 14th Annual Columbus Day Parade sets out at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. John Neumann’s High School in Golden Gate City. Participants should arrive by 9 a.m. to ensure a place in the lineup. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Monday Bingo begins on Marco

Bingo season at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island begins Monday, Oct. 3, and continues through May 7. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. More...

Degas IN PRIVATE

Exhibit explores the personal side of the iconic Impressionist

MOST PEOPLE KNOW EDGAR DEGAS AS THE colorful 19th-century Impressionist who worked his magic with paint and pastels. More...

Inspired by the possibilities, new CEO in place at The Phil

The pale mint-colored walls of the third floor corner office are freshly painted but still bare.  Its new inhabitant has yet to put her mark upon the space and make it her own.  The only beauty adorning the room right now is an elegant arra More...

Seasonal jobs return to area

Temp jobs don’t always make sense for the unemployed

Local businesses are hiring. Starting this week, for instance, there are 575 seasonal positions available at 41 Publix supermarkets from Marco Island to Port Charlotte. More...

HIT THE LINKS

1,000 golf balls in the forecast at Tiburon   You don’t even have to play the game to be a contender in at least one aspect of the upcoming Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic. You don’t even need to attend the tournament up Monday, Oct. More...

Step out to raise funds and awareness

Here are some walks and runs coming up to raise awareness about and funds for various nonprofit organizations and causes:   ¦ The Collier County Walk to End Alzheimer’s steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, from St. More...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins with ‘Educating with Emery Boards’

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children launches its National Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign with the annual “Educating with Emery Boards” initiative from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1.  More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Community leaders and representatives from CHS Healthcare, Oral Health America and the Walmart Foundation visited Mike Davis Elementary School recently to celebrate grants made to CHS from OHA and th More...

Learn how to take part in shoebox program

Livia Satterfield will speak about Operation Christmas Child at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church in Naples. Ms. More...

Business News

embracing social media

Facebook and Twitter, once considered time-sucking pastimes, now valuable tools

ONCE THOUGHT TO BE THE SOLE PROVince of loquacious teenagers and young adults with too much time on their hands, social media — Facebook, Twitter and the like — have in the last two years become indispensable tools for businesses in South More...

Naples store reels in a cool award from Ace Hardware

Most people probably don’t expect a hardware store to be the go-to place for fishermen. But Sunshine Ace Hardware in Naples has become just that. More...

Investing doesn’t have to be a rollercoaster ride

Last week saw serious price declines in equities and precious metals. How did your portfolio fare?  Some investors felt as if they were hit with a 2-by-4. More...