January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Grant will help Naples High students learn, apply STEM skills

At least 50 Naples High School students will have the opportunity to learn and apply STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills beyond the classroom thanks to an Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. More...

FGCU receives funds for STEM scholarships

The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation has received a $250,000 pledge from Algenol Biofuels Inc. More...

Circuit judge, local attorney to speak at League of Women Voters meeting

Collier County Circuit Judge Hugh Hayes and attorney Sharon Hanlon will discuss “How Florida Citizens can Maintain an Independent Judiciary” when the League of Women Voters of Collier County meets at noon Tuesday, Feb. More...

FAITH NOTES

Hear Allen Weiss at Moorings church   Moorings Presbyterian Church launches its 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series with “Your Health versus the Economy: How Both Can Thrive,” a presentation by Dr. More...

Search is on for outstanding senior volunteers

Home Instead Senior Care is seeking nominations for its “Salute to Senior Service” program honoring senior volunteers for the contributions they make to their communities. More...

Take the Baby Basics challenge: Walk or ride in fourth annual event

The Baby Basics Biking & Riding Challenge returns to North Collier Regional Park next month, and planning is well under way to ensure that everything goes smoothly.  More...

‘Stay at Home and Read’ promotes literacy for young Collier students

First Book-Collier County celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Geisel with a “Stay at Home and Read” fundraiser in conjunction with the national literacy movement, Read Across America.  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...

Bernhard Langer to defend his 2011 ACE Group Classic title

Former world No. 1 golfer and twotime Masters champion Bernhard Langer has committed to defend his title at the ACE Group Classic coming to The TwinEagles Club Feb. 13-19. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Gulfshore Playhouse gets ready, set for David Mamet's RACE

WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK about race?  What assumptions do we make, what biases do we secretly harbor, what anger do we swallow, what miscommunication occurs?  Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet tackles this knotty, ince More...

15th annual Naples Invitational Art Fest this weekend

John Chen and Marcus Thomas, Best of Show winners at the 2011 Naples Invitational Art Fest, return for this year’s juried show Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, at Fleischmann Park. More...

Works on exhibit at The von Liebig reflect a joyful, carefree childhood

Next up in the Naples Art Association’s 2012 Lecture Series at The von Liebig Art Center, Tommy Simpson will discuss “Hand, Heart, Home,” the show of his works opening Friday, Jan. 27, at the center. Mr. More...

2012 Humanitarians of the Year

Hodges U. honors Neighborhood Health Clinic co-founders

Dr. More...

A Lakeland family makes in the case for visa reform

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Immigration reform is a polarizing topic in America. I personally prefer simplifying the immigration process so that the right people (healthy, with no criminal records) can enter the United States to pursue the American dream.  More...

Absentee ballots, early voting available for upcoming primary

Any registered voter can ask for and vote an absentee ballot for the Jan. 31 Presidential Preference Primary Election. Absentee ballots can no longer be mailed; voters must pick up ballots at the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office. More...

Fox News anchor, commentator set for Town Hall special event

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Bret Baier of Fox News for a Town Hall special event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.  More...

Soup’s on for 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. More...

Peace, Love, Little Donuts and dollars for two local charities

Peace, Love and Little Donuts threw open its doors to raise money for Charity for Change and the Make-A-Wish Foundation earlier this month.  More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Place your bets on ‘Chips for Charity’   Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh hosts the first annual “Chips for Charity” Casino Night to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. More...

Free clinic on the basics of sled hockey

The Florida Sled Hockey Association hosts a free introductory clinic about the sport from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

NFL alumni coming back to The Quarry

The 12th annual Earl Morrall/NFL Alumni Celebrity Charity Golf Classic tees off Monday, April 23, at The Quarry.  More...

Business News

Ripple effect

The cost of fuel could drive up everything else

GAS PRICES ARE ON THE RISE — AGAIN — yet local drivers seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude before dramatically altering their driving patterns.  More...

Ads remind northerners what’s great about Paradise

Collier County tourism promoters have launched a new travel advertising campaign in the New York and Chicago areas to welcome the start of the winter season. More...

Bad news for Japan, the UK and Ireland

MONEY & INVESTING

After the 2008 financial meltdown, any conversation about debt mostly centered on U.S. More...