March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

McMahan will retire as president of Hodges U. in July 2013

Terry McMahan will retire as president of Hodges University and Jeanette Brock, the university’s executive vice president of academic affairs, will succeed him on July 1, 2013. Upon his retirement, Mr. More...

Little Miss Smiling Irish Eyes loves a St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Emily Jodi McDevitt Oplt has been named Little Miss Smiling Irish Eyes for 2012 and as such will have a place of honor in the 34th annual Naples St. More...

Naples Cultural Walkway 2012 honorees named

The newest additions to the Naples Cultural Walkway — several generous and engaged citizens who have helped revitalize Fifth Avenue South — will be honored at 4 p.m. More...

Pancakes, planes and automobiles at the Naples Municipal Airport

The Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology invites everyone to the 2012 Fly-In/Cruise-In, an all-you-caneat pancake breakfast, aircraft display and car show Saturday, March 10, at the Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Season’s final Gardenside Chickee Chat

The Naples Historical Society presents the season’s third and final Gardenside Chickee Chat at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16. More...

Learn about dual enrollment

Edison State College-Collier holds a dual enrollment information night for all Collier County high school, technical school and home school students and their parents beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Planned Parenthood welcomes political pundit

Join Planned Parenthood of Collier County at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Hilton Naples for breakfast and a discussion about the media’s influence on the 2012 presidential election. 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...

Paradise Coast Paddling Festival

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 and more fun coming up for golfers on area greens: More...

‘To Pray, to Go, to Send’ at Marco Presbyterian

Marco Presbyterian Church holds its 26th annual missions conference Friday through Sunday, March 9-11. More...

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. Sunday, March 11. More...

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Business News

They’re back!

Tourism shows uptick after several lackluster years

AFTER A FEW LACKLUSTER YEARS, TOURists are returning to Southwest Florida, where they’re spending more money, staying longer and overall contributing to the recovery of one of the area’s largest industries. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

S&P marks three-year bull run

This week marks an equity market three-year anniversary; it has been three years since the bear decline of 2008-2009 ended and an equity market and economic recovery began. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ The Collier County Bar Association holds its next regular membership luncheon at noon Friday, March 9, at Carrabba’s, 4320 Tamiami Trial N. Sign up at www.colliercountybar.org. More...

Beyond walls and rooftops: Local architecture makes state’s ‘best’ list

Architect David Corban has been feeling rather humbled lately, as the Naples home he built and lives in has landed on the same Top-100 list as the Sanibel guest home that inspired him as a child. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

From Delta Force to team building in Naples

With our country’s involvement in two wars, I’ve appreciated the commentary on my show over the past few years of Brian Jones, former Delta Force operator. More...

Building community rallies to help woman with MS in need of ramp

Simple project evolves into a major renovation

What started out as a request to help build a wheelchair ramp has turned into a full-scale $40,000 renovation to help Janice Bronstein regain her mobility and independence in her own home. More...

The Old Florida Festival

See how the Sunshine State evolved through the centuries

You can live in the present any old time. More...

Find out what it’s worth at antiques appraisal fair

Pack up a treasure or two and find out what it’s worth from an expert at the Estero Historical Society’s antiques appraisal fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Estero Community Park. More...

Art and history combine for a busy weekend in Everglades City

Everglades City presents “Art-in-the- Glades” beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in McLeod Park, where children can romp on the playground while their parents browse the arts and crafts on display and for sale. 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...

‘Explore Your Estuary’ with Edison State College

Edison State College-Collier Campus, in partnership with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, presents “Explore Your Estuary” classes on March 15, 22 and 29. 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. Sunday, March 18, from the Shops at San Marco. More...

Paddleboarders will ply the waters of 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...

Temple Shalom celebrates a golden milestone

Temple Shalom, Collier County’s first and still its largest synagogue, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. “For any institution in Naples, 50 years is ancient,” says James Perman, rabbi emeritus. More...

‘Lenten Soup for the Soul’ lunch programs through Lent

The Theological Center in Naples presents the 14th annual “Lenten Soup for the Soul” luncheon series from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent at various locations. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

SEEING RED

Florida Rep brings Mark Rothko and his paintings to the stage

THOSE WHO WORK IN THEATER WILL TELL YOU: Each play they produce contains its own set of challenges. More...

‘Third on Canvas’ brings artists out to work en plein air

More than three dozen artists, including John Stobart, one of the world’s premier maritime painters, will set up their easels and break out their brushes to work en plein air when “Third on Canvas” comes to Third Street South from 1 More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Kathy French, lampwork artist

Kathy French was inspired to take up bead making as a hobby when she saw beautiful beads on the Internet. Also known as lampwork art, she’s been doing it for about nine years now. More...