October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

The Phil goes green

Complex implements innovative energy conservation program

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts has implemented the first phase of its “Going Green” energy conservation initiative, which will create a stateof the-art, environmentally friendly mode of operations while saving the arts complex more More...

Campaign hopes to encourage citizen participation

The 2011 Campaign for Leadership is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at the Naples Botanical Garden. The nonpartisan program is designed to encourage citizen leaders to serve on boards and commissions and/or run for elected office. More...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month events continue

Here are some programs and promotions going on around town as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:  ¦ Barbells for Boobs   More...

Arts council plans patriotic salute

The United Arts Council of Collier County hosts its annual fall fundraiser, “A Patriotic Salute to the Arts,” on Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. The festivities help kick off Celebrate the Arts Month.  More...

Costume drive has ‘spooktacular’ results

From pirates, princesses and super heroes to ghosts, goblins and silly characters, more than 300 costumes were collected for Youth Haven children as part of the “Hope for Halloween” costume drive. More...

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Bentley Village golf marathon will benefit Special Olympics   Think you’re up for 100 holes of golf? Find out at the inaugural Par 3 Marathon set for Monday, Nov. 7, at Vi at Bentley Village as a benefit for Special Olympics Florida.  More...

Play a round for a good cause

Here are some charity golf tournaments coming up in the area:   ¦ Quality Life Center holds a tournament Saturday, Nov. 19, at ArrowHead Golf Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee-off is at 8:30 a.m. More...

THE WRITE STUFF

SANIBEL ISLAND WRITERS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS JOHN SAYLES

JOHN SAYLES HAS ALWAYS DONE THINGS HIS OWN WAY WAY. So it’s not surprising that in a world of shortened attention spans, abbreviated text messaging and no-longer-than-140- character Tweets, he’s written a 955-page novel. More...

It’s festival time in Southwest Florida

Swamp buggies, panthers, stone crabs and music fill the weekend

If ever there was an event that truly could be called “down and dirty,” it’s swamp buggy racing.  More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Kathryn Taubert: Thinking and acting, globally and locally

You may know Kathryn Taubert as the author of a weekly blog in a local publication, “Life in the Slow Lane.” Her columns range from humorous to serious and thought-provoking, but they are always entertaining.  More...

Forum will focus on county elections

A public forum on “How We Elect County Commissioners” takes place from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

2012-13 Komen for the Cure community grant process begins

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Florida is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 community grants to assist local breast health programs. The request for application and the application itself can be found at www.komenswfl.org/grants.  More...

Arts council seeks recyclables for Tools for Schools program

The United Arts Council is seeking donations of art supplies for its Tools for Schools recycle center. The center serves as a resource for Collier County public school art teachers.  More...

Connect with a Classroom grants awarded in 34 Collier schools

Eighty-six teachers were the happy recipients of classroom grant awards last week, surprised with this good news by volunteers and board members of the Education Foundation of Collier County. More...

Business News

Local bankers woo the fee-weary

SWFL financial institutions welcome disgruntled customers

WHILE BIG FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ROLL out new monthly fees for standard debit card service, regional and smaller banks in Southwest Florida say they will not follow suit.  More...

Five Blue Chip Award finalists announced

Forget television reality shows and take part in an event honoring five local entrepreneurs and their inspiring reallife stories of success at the 17th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award celebration.  Sponsored by BB& More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Internet advice and glossy brochures can steer you wrong

The Internet has changed the way we go about our daily living, our business, our social connecting, communicating and education.  It has also changed how we go about post–academic learning. Have a question? Want an answer? More...