December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Designing men and women

American Institute of Architects local chapter presents 2011 awards

The American Institute of Architects- Florida Southwest Chapter presented its 2011 design awards as part of the chapter’s recent conference at the Hotel Indigo in Fort Myers. More...

Take a new toy to the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Collier County children this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Store, 2100 Trade Center Way, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Fifth Avenue lights up for Christmas Walk

Fifth Avenue South hosts the 37th annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting from 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Five Glass Slipper recipients to be honored at ‘If the Shoe Fits’

The five recipients of the Education Foundation of Collier County’s 2011 Glass Slipper Award will be honored Tuesday evening, Dec. More...

Shelter seeks holiday gifts for all ages

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs new, unwrapped, nonviolent toys and other gift items to help make the season safe and bright for hundreds of domestic violence victims throughout Collier County. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

CLUB NOTES

Here are some programs and events in the works among the area’s clubs and organizations:   ¦ Need some ideas for unique floral designs for the holidays? More...

Time to get tickets

Boston Red Sox spring training includes games at new ‘Fenway South’ in Fort Myers

Tickets go on sale Dec. 17 for the Boston Red Sox’ 2012 spring training schedule, which includes 18 games at the new JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers.  More...

Spring training brings job opps

With JetBlue Park set to open in just a few months, the Boston Red Sox are looking to hire individuals to work during the 2012 spring training season and beyond. More...

Marco prepares to welcome The Traveling Wall

Thousands expected to visit four-day exhibit of Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica

The word Vietnam conjures up a swarm of emotions among every generation. This week, emotions run high with anticipation of the arrival of a national touring exhibit, “The Wall That Heals,” at Marco Island’s Veterans Memorial Park. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

More than just imagining a better world for the future

How do we better prepare our youth for the challenges of the 21st century? How do we become energy independent? Put an end to human trafficking? Address the economic issues of our time?  More...

Soup’s on at FGCU

Empty Bowls lunch features pottery by UAC members

Florida Gulf Coast University’s annual Pottery Sale and Empty Bowls Soup Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and goes on until the soup is gone. More...

Free seminar about laws related to domestic violence

“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...

Plans launched for Christmas Boat Parade

The 22nd annual Marine Industries Association of Collier County Christmas Boat Parade will ply local waters the evening of Saturday, Dec. 10. Decorated to the theme of “Light It Up Your Way,” the boats will start at 5:30 p.m. More...

Beginning readers receive gift from First Book

First Book-Collier County distributed nearly 3,000 copies of “Llama, Llama Red Pajama” to pre-K children in Head Start and voluntary pre-K programs in 35 locations, as well as to kindergarten students in Title I schools this fall. More...

Business News

Golf on the upswing

Local courses buck the national trend

Golf, among the legions of industries affected by the economic recession, is on an upswing — at least in Southwest Florida. More...

Special events coming up, weekly job search group continues

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce has two special events coming up for the public. Both take place in the Leadership Collier Foundation Room at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trial N.   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

OMG, financial shorthand for U and your BFFs

Each year brings new financial innovations, phenomena, disasters, etc. Along with these changes come new words, acronyms and phrases to describe them. More...