March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Reporter recounts how she became a straight shooter

When it comes to firearms for selfdefense, Mike Christoff says oftentimes it’s the husband who decides to purchase a gun for inside the home and then asks if his wife or other family members should learn how to shoot.  “Shooting in s More...

Education Foundation welcomes 28 students to Take Stock program

The Education Foundation of Collier County recently inducted 28 new students into the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program. Moorings Park hosted the ceremony on Feb. 23.  More...

Immokalee students make the pledge

The Immokalee Foundation continues its mission to provide sustained educational opportunities for Immokalee’s youth with the induction of 27 middle and high school students into the Take Stock in Children college scholarship and mentoring progr More...

TSA official will discuss safety in free presentation at IberiaBank

IberiaBank hosts a free lecture featuring D. Richard Henderson, assistant federal security director for the Transportation Safety Administration, on Thursday, March 8. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., and Mr. More...

Fundraisers lead up to 34th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In preparation for the 34th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which receives no public funding, organizers are holding a pub crawl beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Mulligan’s Sports Grille, 2051 Ninth St. N. More...

See the latest fashion options from Shelter shop

Fashions from Options Thrift Shoppe will be on parade during the store’s annual fashion show starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the boutique at 968 Second Ave. N. More...

Remember, honor a loved one at Avow butterfly release

Avow Hospice’s annual butterfly release is set for Sunday, March 25, at Cambier Park. More...

Nominate an outstanding senior volunteer

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...

Get on your mark for Marco Bridge Run

The fourth annual Marco Island Half Marathon and Marco Bridge Run, dedicated to the memory of Carole Sbertoli, sets out at 7:30 a.m. More...

Bicycle criterium race added to CityFest

The inaugural Orange Blossom Special, a two-day bicycle criterium race on two, 1-mile circuit courses in Old Naples, will take place as part of Naples CityFest activities on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, in Old Naples. More...

Paddleboarders will make a splash on Naples Bay

The third annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County will make a splash from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Bayfront on Naples Bay. 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:   More...

HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR

A sold-out crowd attended the 2012 Humanitarians of the Year luncheon hosted by Hodges University at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to celebrate honorees Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid, founders of the Neighborhood Health Clinic.   More...

Scouts get ready, set for Pinewood Derby

The annual Pinewood Derby organized by the Boy Scouts of America- Alligator District takes place from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Coastland Center. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Superheroes turn up at Bonita’s Center for the Arts

SUPERMAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN BORN ON the planet Krypton, but if you ask Susan Bridges, he was created out of desperation and hope.  “In the ’30s and ’40s, cultures around the world were looking for heroes, because of what was going More...

Peg Goldberg Longstreth

Jan. 16, 1939 – Feb. 17, 2012

Peg Goldberg Longstreth had a passion for music and art and wrote about them both with a keen eye.  She had strong opinions, both on and off the page.  A classically trained pianist, she knew what to listen for when reviewing concerts. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Sam Platt: painter, instructor

Sam Platt grew up in New York and has lived in the Naples area year-round for almost 25 years. Even from a young age, he considered himself an artist, he says, adding that he was about 3 years old the first time he picked up a pencil.  More...

Hodges U. honors Lasheids as 2011 Humanitarians

Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid, founders of the Neighborhood Health Clinic, were honored as Hodges University’s 2012 Humanitarians of the Year at a sold-out luncheon ceremony attended by more than 400 people on Feb. More...

A world-class athlete with wide-ranging local passions

Bob Cahners has been a frequent guest on my radio show, representing causes ranging from the Holocaust Museum & Education Center to the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. More...

Education Foundation’s new inductees

Here are the Education Foundation of Collier County’s newest inductees in the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program:   More...

Immokalee Foundation’s new inductees

Here are The Immokalee Foundation’s newest inductees in the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program (unless otherwise notes, all are from Immokalee Middle School):   More...

Learn the basics of serving on a community association board

The law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger hosts a free course covering the basics of serving on a Florida community association board of directors from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 15, at the Club at Olde Cypress, 7165 Treeline Drive.  More...

Head to Goodland for pancakes and yard sale

Fill up on all-you-can-eat pancakes and then shop for yard-sale bargains to benefit the Goodland Community Association from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, at the Goodland Community Center, 417 E. Mango St.  More...

Salvation Army wants your old stuff

Clean out some closets, the attic and your garage and sell what you no longer want or need at the “Giant Yard Sale” set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Salvation Army’s Naples headquarters, 3180 Estey Ave.  More...

‘Stitches in Time’ showcases local quilts

The Naples Quilters Guild presents its 29th annual quilt competition and show, “Stitches in Time,” on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4 at Community School of Naples. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.  More...

Open house at Historic Palm Cottage celebrates 50 years of preserving history

The Naples Historical Society hosts an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Historic Palm Cottage. More...

CLUB NOTES

It’s high season for clubs and organizations to hold special events and programs for members and guests as well as regular meetings. More...

‘Tri It Out’ in six-week bike, run, swim clinic

Naples Cyclery and T2 Aquatics have devised a six-week training clinic for anyone who’s ever wanted to experience the excitement of a triathlon but didn’t know how to start.  More...

Paddle fest sure to make a splash

The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club hosts the seventh annual Paradise Coast Paddling Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, at Capri Fish House on Isles of Capri Boulevard.  The weekend includes a day of education from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

HIT THE LINKS

Here are some charity tournaments coming up for golfers on area greens:   ¦ The Executive Women’s Golf Association invites women who are interested in knowing more about the organization to “Go for the Green,” a shotgun-start t More...

Local environmental policies are subject of discussion at League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites members and guests to a program about “Assessing Local Environmental Policies” beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Country Club of Naples. More...

Naples Christian Academy kids, staff show how recycling is the way to go

Some events around Southwest Florida have become greener, thanks to efforts by students at Naples Christian Academy. More...

FAITH NOTES

Church concert will benefit Laces of Love   Covenant Church of Naples PCA presents “A Night of Musical Delight” to benefit Laces of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides shoes to children in Collier and Lee counties, at 7 p.m. More...

Business News

Governing grouper grabs

Fishermen say new state regs favor northern counties

A change in the recreational gag grouper fishing season — for a second consecutive year — could impact business this winter for local charter captains, already paying higher fuel costs to shuttle eager anglers.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Gold is melting up

“Melting up” is new market jargon for a market strongly moving upward and gold has certainly been doing that since Dec. 29 intraday low of $1,523 an ounce. As of the Feb. More...

A plan for businesss is essential before, during and after a disaster

For business owners, reacting to a natural disaster or emergency not only means ensuring the immediate safety of employees, but also planning how the business will continue to function in the aftermath. More...