January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Learn about local history at Gardenside Chickee Chats

Sign up now to be sure you have a seat for the Naples Historical Society’s Gardenside Chickee Chats coming up this season at Palm Cottage. Presentations are from 11 a.m. to noon in the chickee pavilion in The Norris Garden. More...

Abraham Lincoln expert to speak on Marco

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island and the Marco Island Historical Society present worldrenowned Abraham Lincoln historian Thomas Schwartz, director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, with “The Life and Legacy of Abra More...

Absentee ballots, early voting available for Presidential Preference Primary

Any registered voter can ask for and vote an absentee ballot for the Jan. 31 Presidential Preference Primary Election. To request that a ballot be sent through the mail, call 252- 8450 or visit www.colliervotes.com. More...

Learn to be a ‘ham’ on Marco Island

The Marco Island Civil Air Patrol, in cooperation with the K5MI Marco Island Ham Club, offers a five-session course leading to FCC amateur radio technician licensing. Class meets from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Jan. 23-26, and Monday, Jan. More...

Town hall forum set on Marco

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

Soup’s on for fifth annual Empty Bowls lunch

The fifth annual Empty Bowls soup lunch to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Cambier Park. More...

Walk the walks and help community causes

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

Free clinic will cover sled hockey basics

The Florida Sled Hockey Association hosts a free introductory clinic about the sport from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Fort Myers Skatium. Sled hockey is an accessible version of ice hockey, adapted for people with physical disabilities. More...

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Business News

Campaign raises $10 million-plus for Avow Hospice

The Promise Campaign launched by Avow Hospice in 2009 has generated more than $10 million in contributions, pledges and bequests since its inception. More...

Packed houses (mean packed pockets)

Galleries, theaters and art fests bring in big bucks

ART IS MORE THAN JUST PRETTY PAINTINGS hung on a gallery wall, a sculpture in a public plaza or a play or concert at a local theater. More...

Entrepreneurs Law School for small business owners

Florida Gulf Coast University hosts the 13th annual Entrepreneurs Law School presented by the Small Business Development Center at FGCU on Saturday, Jan. 28. More...

On a mission to reach the most vulnerable

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter was honored that President George W. Bush appointed her as the first woman to serve as chairman of the American Red Cross board of governors in 2004. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Championing the methodical governor

Just over one year ago, Gov. Rick Scott won election on one promise: to fix Florida’s broken economy and get our state back to work. More...

Start researching your roots at free geneaology workshop

Have you ever wondered if a Revolutionary War patriot ancestor could be hidden in your family tree? Perhaps you are eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution or the Sons of the American Revolution. More...

Make your travel plans with the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy at FGCU has sponsored more than 20 concierge-style excursions abroad over the past 10 years. More...

FGCU alumni weekend coming up

Alumni weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University takes place Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11. More...

Iberia in the Round hosts security director

Robert Cohen, security director for the Federal Transportation Safety Administration at Southwest Florida International Airport, will discuss the evolution of the TSA since its inception 10 years ago and the organization’s direction for the fut More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Leadership Collier applications online now The Leadership Collier Foundation is accepting applications for the Leadership Collier Class of 2013. More...

CLUB NOTES

It’s high season for clubs and organizations throughout the area. Here’s what some of them have on their upcoming programs: More...

FAITH NOTES

Interfaith adult education series set to begin on Marco Island The Marco Island Clergy Association’s 2012 Interfaith Community Educational Series begins Wednesday, Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Les dreams come true

Actress lands role that inspired her as a girl

SHAWNA HAMIC DREAMED A DREAM. Now she’s living it. When she was 11, she saw a national touring production of “Les Miserables” with her parents at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. More...

Mamet’s ‘Race’ starts soon at The Norris Center

Gulfshore Playhouse presents David Mamet’s thought-provoking “Race,” the Broadway hit about a law firm taking on a racially charged case, Jan. 27-Feb. 12 at The Norris Center. A preview performance is Jan. 26. More...

Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosts ‘Project Tolerance: Faces of Anne Frank’

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents “Project Tolerance: Faces of Anne Frank” on exhibit through January. More...