February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Need assistance? Collier 211 is on the way

Information and referral service goes live Feb. 11

The Community Foundation of Collier County announces that the longawaited Collier 211, an information and referral service for all citizens of Collier County, launches on Saturday, Feb. 11. More...

Military Ball open to all at Club Pelican Bay

The Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida invites all present and former military members, their guests and the pubic to the MOASWWF Military Ball on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Club Pelican Bay,  More...

Brake for the next safe driving class

Cars, driving conditions, area roadways and the rules of the road change, and so do drivers as they grow older. The next AARP safe driving class led instructor Greg Johnson takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

FAITH NOTES

Cantors in the spotlight for concert   More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

‘Open Your Heart’ for the Red Cross   More...

Sterling Oaks set for another Sneaky Pete’s

The 13th annual Sneaky Pete’s tennis tournament returns to Sterling Oaks from Feb. 18-25. Divisions include 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 men’s and women’s singles and doubles as well as 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 mixed doubles. More...

WALK THE WALKS

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:   ¦ The familyfriendly 2012 Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge takes place Saturday, Feb. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Brad Meltzer

— thrillers fueled by insider details

BRAD MELTZER’S THRILLers are the literary equivalent of crack cocaine: highly addictive and impossible to stay away from once you’ve had your first taste. More...

Naples artists become the subject of art

In an unusual switch, the artists featured in an upcoming exhibition are not the creators of the works, they are the subjects.  “An Artist’s Tribute: Graphite Studies by Lionel Heddy” features candid portraits of 12 local artis More...

Sculptor carves out time and provides materials for promising young student

Alexander is a 12-year-old student in the sixth grade at Pine Ridge Middle School. His family recently moved here from South Africa, and English is his second language. He speaks Spanish, but some might suggest that art is his first language.  More...

Cupid costs money: Can you afford to date?

CUPID’S ARROW STRUCK AND YOU’RE SEEING stars — and dollar signs. That sucker went right through your heart and stabbed your wallet.  Dating is expensive and it’s not taxdeductible. More...

‘Mayor Bill’ has served his community well

PROFILES IN PARADISE

For several years, Mayor Bill Barnett has been a weekly guest on my show. He’s always a terrific guest because he’s comfortable discussing city news, restaurants, politics, current events or any topic that comes to mind.  More...

A new partnership

Imagine Solutions, Philharmonic Center team up to bring conference back in 2013

Searching for Solutions Institute and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts have formed a partnership to spark creative dialogue on critical issues. More...

Learn how to search public records

Collier County residents are invited to two free seminars presented by the office of Dwight Brock, clerk of the circuit court.  More...

Sign up now for new student housing at Edison State College-Fort Myers

Edison State College is accepting applications for LightHouse Commons, the 164,000-square-foot residence hall under construction at the school’s Fort Myers campus.  More...

Empty Bowls event fills food bank coffers

The fifth annual Empty Bowls soup lunch in Cambier Park raised more than $42,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which translates into nearly $260,000 in groceries that the food bank can distribute through its nonprofit agencies.  More...

Golfing greats continue to sign up for ACE Group Classic at TwinEagles

The list of competitors for the 25th anniversary of The ACE Group Classic at The TwinEagles Club has expanded to include Champions Tour major winners Olin Browne, Russ Cochran, Fred Funk, Jay Haas and Mark O’Meara. More...

Business News

SEEING THE LIGHT

Rebates, tax credits matter when it comes to going solar

THE SEVEN NAMES ON THE BOARD AT Advance Solar & Spa in Fort Myers represent the typical Southwest Florida solar energy customer: They want to become more environmentally friendly, but they don’t want to pay full price.  More...

Thinking about money on Valentine’s Day

MONEY & INVESTING

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Chamber continues support group for those in job market

A job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.  More...