December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

¦ The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center presents holiday crafts and activities for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30. More...

Absentee ballots available by mail for Presidential Preference Primary

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office has sent its first mailing of approximately 1,300 domestic absentee ballots for the Jan. More...

NABOR Leadership Class cultivates Serenity Garden

The campus of Youth Haven in East Naples has a fresh new look thanks to the Naples Area Board of Realtors 2011 Leadership Class. More...

Volunteer helps David Lawrence Center get organized

Neapolitan Marla Ottenstein is a professional organizer by trade, and when she heard about the expansion and renovations taking place on the main campus of the David Lawrence Center, she offered her services to help maximize the new facilities and ma More...

Celebration plans are well under way at Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Members of the “Magic Under the Mangroves” committee continue planning for the annual fundraiser to support the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The German American Club Gemuetlichkeit holds a dinner dance on Friday, Jan. 13, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Pulling Road. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

GOD OF CARNAGE

Florida Rep, Asolo mount productions of award-winning show

ISN’T IT ALWAYS THE WAY? EVERYTHING IS POLITE AND CIVIL… UNTIL it isn’t.  In “God of Carnage,” two couples whose 11-year-old sons had a fight with each other meet to discuss the incident.  More...

Longtime Naples actress returns to the local stage

The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. Bruce Francis had another idea. He is giving his wife Kay a play.  More...

Naples Players take audiences behind the scenes for the making of ‘Gone With the Wind’

Presented by The Naples Players, “Moonlight & Magnolias,” a comedy from the Golden Age of Hollywood, runs Jan. 11-Feb. 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre.  More...

Glenn Beck, Eric Metaxas launch Town Hall series

Television/radio host and author Glenn Beck launches the 29th season of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series on Saturday, Jan. 7, at The Ritz- Carlton Golf Resort. More...

Fiddler’s Creek residents help make holidays happy for school children

Hundreds of underprivileged children found new toys, games and other gifts under the tree this year thanks to a group of Fiddler’s Creek residents. More...

‘Lunch & Learn’ at Rookery Bay

Bring your curiosity — and your appetite — to “Lunch & Learn” at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. More...

FGCU set for $1 million to endow children’s music therapy program

Southwest Florida Children’s Charities is donating $1 million to Florida Gulf Coast University to create an endowment supporting the Southwest Florida Children’s Charities Music Therapy Program within FGCU’s Bower School of Music.&n More...

There’s an app for YMCA of the Palms

YMCA of the Palms has a new free Apple and Android application that allows users to see at their fingertips what the Y is doing for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. More...

‘i Gives Back’ begins in 2012 with cell-phone collection drive

Iberiabank will start the New Year with a new program aimed at supporting local nonprofit organizations. More...

Youth Ambassador Program connects students with Town Hall speakers

Collier County students have a new opportunity to garner exposure to political, cultural, scientific and media authorities and other people of influence. More...

Business News

HONEST TAX TIPS

Beat the clock to keep some green in your pocket in 2012

THE CLOCK ISN’T JUST TICKING DOWN THE hours to a new year. For local businesses, there’s just a matter of days to make those last-minute big-ticket purchases and major gifts to reap the benefits on tax day. More...

Court dismisses $85 million verdict against Arthrex

The federal district court in Portland, Ore., reversed an $85 million jury verdict against Naples-based Arthrex Inc. issued in June of this year. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Time to make some New Year’s investment resolutions

With the year’s end will come yearend investment statements from your advisers. What to do? First things first: know your portfolio. More...