January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Immokalee volunteer named Mentor of the Year in Florida by Take Stock in Children

Naples resident John Henry, a mentor in The Immokalee Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program and a TIF board member, has been named Mentor of the Year for the state of Florida by the Take Stock in Children program. More...

‘Get Connected’ with Covenant Church

Covenant Church of Naples/PCA invites everyone to “Get Connected Sunday,” a ministry expo showcasing opportunities for service and education on Sunday morning, Jan. 15. The event will begin after the 9 a.m. More...

Saint Ann school plans open house

Saint Ann Catholic School will hold open house for families interested in learning more about attendance on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Two sessions are scheduled in the school library from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:15 p.m. More...

Watch out for AARP safe driving class

An AARP safe driving class will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Homewood Residences, 770 Goodlette Road. More...

FGCU alumni weekend coming up

Alumni weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University takes place Thursday- Saturday, Feb. 9-11.  Last year’s activities raised more than $3,000 for alumni programs and scholarship efforts.  More...

The United Way ready to welcome new president/CEO

After a six-month, nationwide search, the United Way of Collier County has named Steve Sanderson its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 16. Mr. More...

$1 million gift will help realize dream for a Habitat village

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has received a $1 million donation from award-winning investigative journalist and freelance writer Toni Stabile. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Embracing her role on the community’s stage

Kristen Coury, producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, combines great talent and skill with a healthy passion for excellence in every endeavor. More...

Volunteers needed for Bayshore Festival of the Arts

Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center needs volunteers for the Bayshore Festival of the Arts. Helpers can sign on for shifts of their choosing doing a variety of jobs on Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 27-29, at Sugden Regional Park. More...

Rotarians, Zoo set for another wild wine tasting

In 2007, the Naples Rotary Club introduced its first wine event as a club social. Open only to Naples Rotary members and friends, the wine tasting, food paring and silent auction was held annually at Wynn’s Family Market.  More...

Holiday sales bolster optimism

As the last remembered bits of confetti from some New Year’s bashes still drifted down last week, Mario’s Meat Market & Deli was still crunching its final sales figures through the holiday season. More...

With more help from more people, Habitat for Humanity could help more people

Imagine what it’s like to live in an area where your children are fearful to walk to the bus stop by themselves, and where you as a parent are fearful to let them play outdoors. More...

Renaissance Academy holds Naples Center open house

Not sure what the Renaissance Academy at FGCU is all about? Find out about the university’s lifelong learning program during open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Naples Center of FGCU, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. More...

Women will lecture on ‘Jews and Politics’

“Jews and Politics: Then and Now” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Beth Tikvah by Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager.  More...

Marco schedules town hall forum

A town hall forum will take place as part of the Marco Island City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. More...

Parade kicks off celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

The Collier County NAACP hosts the 15th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Monday, Jan. 16, with co-hosts/sponsors McDonald’s Adams- O’Reilly Group, Hodges University and 105.5-FM.  More...

Couple says ‘I do’ in dream wedding with thanks to Operation Open Arms

U.S. Army Sergeant Timothy Rodriguez, who recently returned from his fourth tour of duty in Iraq, and Neapolitan Jeannette Pantoja dreamed of having a beautiful beachfront wedding at sunset, but funds were tight. More...

Little doughnut sales mean ‘sweet’ donations for charities

Charity for Change is getting a “sweet” donation from Peace, Love & Little Donuts, and doughnut lovers also benefit.  More...

Shop ’til you drop at Waterside during Habitat for Humanity spree

“Tool Belts & Shopping Bags” for Habitat for Humanity takes place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Waterside Shops. The evening is open to the public for $100 per person.  More...

GET MOVING

Do yourself some good and helping local charitable organizations at the same time by signing up and getting out to some of the following events: More...

Business News

Business networking

The art and agony of the meet and greet

WALKING INTO A CROWDED ROOM FACED with the potential of not knowing anyone can be as awkward as a blind date. More...

Inn on Fifth adding rooms, meeting and retail space

Work is well under way on a $15 million expansion project at The Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples. The plan is for new suites and meeting space for guests as well as more retail locations on Fifth Avenue South.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The value investor’s proposition

It would be seemingly impossible to talk about value investing and not mention the name Warren Buffet. More...