November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

American flags fill Cambier Park

Cambier Park became a sea of patriotism on Nov. 18, when volunteers planted 12,714 American flags, one for each South Florida area resident formerly or currently serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More...

FAITH NOTES

‘Let’s Talk’ with Christian, Jewish, Muslim leaders   Florida Gulf Coast University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies presents “Let’s Talk: Dialogue among Leaders of Local Christian, Jewi More...

Festival of Trees at Venetian Bay will benefit club

The Village on Venetian Bay hosts its first-ever Festival of Trees to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County from Nov. 25-Dec. 11.  More...

Holiday tradition returns to Palm Cottage

Christmas has arrived at historic Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society. The circa 1895 house is Naples’ oldest house and the only one in the city to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  More...

Simple holiday design tips usher in the season

It’s not just about the presents and the mistletoe; holiday style is about enhancing your home and enjoying it with family and friends — and holiday entertaining and décor offers the perfect opportunity to let your lifestyle shine.  More...

Restoration uncovers layers of local history

From city hall to drug store to cinema, Olde Naples Building has served the community well

The flurry of construction activity in downtown Naples, at the gateway to the historic Third Street South Shopping District, reflects both signs of progress and signs of the past. More...

Junior Achievement has new president

Anne Frazier has been named president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. She takes over the reins from Victoria Stephan.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Warming up for All-Star Football Classic

The Rotary Club of Naples North is organizing the fourth annual All-Star Football Classic set for Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Palmetto Ridge High School. More...

CLUB NOTES

Here are some programs and events in the works among the area’s clubs and organizations:   More...

Buy tickets or volunteer now for 2012 ACE Group Classic

Tickets to the 2012 ACE Group Classic coming to the TwinEagles Club are available now. More...

Returning the favor is easy for Boys & Girls Club alumni

The names of the streets we lived on as children often stay with us. Terry Flynn remembers that he lived on City Park Avenue in south Toledo, Ohio, for instance; Indirah Charles lived on Tropicana Boulevard in Naples.  Dr. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Living a life of true happiness by giving, not getting

As we turn toward the holiday season, we count our blessings and think of the less fortunate. One of the organizations I most admire on the Paradise Coast is St. More...

Mike Davis Elementary School is thankful for $10,000 donation

Mike Davis Elementary School students and staff gave thanks recently for a $10,000 donation from Health Management Associates, which owns Physicians Regional Healthcare System. More...

Hear the bells

Drop a donation in every Red Kettle you see

As 2011 draws to a close, many people in Collier County are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn that started in 2008. Low-income families and individuals are having to between buying food or making utility payments. More...

Preventive maintenance can help keep the holidays from clogging up the kitchen

Overloaded garbage disposals and overused dishwashers during the holiday season cause breakdowns at crucial times. More...

Presidential Preference Primary early voting dates set

Florida’s five preclearance counties will conduct early voting for the Jan. 31 Presidential Preference Primary election in keeping with the previous schedule with the start of early voting 15 days before Election Day. More...

‘Understanding Domestic Violence Law’

“Understanding Domestic Violence Law” is the topic of a free seminar presented by the Clerk of Court of Collier County from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Botanical garden sows $5 million gift   More...

Business News

Day care for mom and dad

Services for older adults booming in Southwest Florida

Longer life spans and the coming of retirement age for America’s first baby boomers are forcing those in the medical community to respond to the unique and lingering needs of the country’s growing elderly population. More...

Credit card companies viewed a bit more favorably

New federal rules barring many abusive practices by credit-card issuers seem to be having an effect: Only 12 percent of Americans said their creditcard companies had generally treated them unfairly, according to Consumer Reports’ nationwide sur More...

MONEY & INVESTING

A treatise on two investment types

In the world of portfolio management, there are some radically different approaches to investing. More...