March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

How oxycodone assaults the minds and bodies of addicts

When oxycodone kills addicts, it usually does so in tandem with other drugs such as Xanax or alcohol. But whether or not it proves fatal, as an opioid it significantly and destructively alters brain function, explains Bob Long. More...

Need assistance? Collier 211 is here

Collier 211, an information and referral service for all citizens of Collier County, is available simply by dialing 2-1-1 or 263-4211 or by visiting www.collier211.org. More...

Conference will focus on the value of art therapy for young children

Early childhood educators and others can register now for the fifth annual Early Childhood Conference hosted by Collier Child Care Resources Inc. coming Saturday, April 28, at Edison State College- Collier Campus. More...

Thousands expected to cheer on the St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps out on the actual Feast of St. Patrick this year: Saturday, March 17. More...

Free forum addresses ‘The Reality of Hunger in Collier County’

What is the reality of hunger in Collier County, and what can individual citizens do about it? How does the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which is a regional effort, compare to a food pantry or soup kitchen? More...

High schoolers invited to apply for art scholarships

The Naples Art Association, Ringling College of Art and Design and PNC Bank will award at least $13,000 in scholarships to Collier County high school juniors and seniors for the 2012-13 academic year. Now in its 41st year, the Jade N. More...

‘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...

Crayton Cove gallery helps keep the peace

Jo-Gi Gallery in Crayton Cove and owner Joanne Giunta present the “Meet Matt Lamb 2012 Exhibition” in conjunction with “The Matt Lamb Umbrellas for Peace Project,” which makes its first stop in Naples on Friday, March 16. More...

HIT THE LINKS

Here are some charity tournaments and more fun coming up for golfers on area greens: More...

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Business News

Taxing times

Accountants emerge stronger after lean years

For local tax professionals, life’s two inevitables — death and taxes — may have been their saving grace during the recession. More...

Man, machine, markets have merged

The individual investor, unless affluent and exposed to alternative investing approaches, is very deeply entrenched in fundamental analysis as the foundation for his equity and bond investing. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ The Above Board Chamber will welcome James Sweeney, global strategist and managing director for Credit Suisse, as the guest speaker at the chamber luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. More...

Award-winning spots showcase Avow services

When George Merritt’s wife Marion suffered a massive stroke in November 2008, he says he “turned my most precious treasure over to strangers… my friend for 70 years, my wife of 63 years, the mother of my 10 children.” He turn More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

A steadfast custodian of Collier County funds

Dwight Brock is serving his fifth consecutive four-year term as the clerk of the circuit court of Collier County. More...

Six teachers get the Golden Apple surprise visit

Students in six Collier classrooms received bushels of golden delicious apples and their teachers a Golden Apple during surprise visits by representatives from Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, board members from the Education Foundation of Coll More...

Interested in grad school? Find out what FGCU offers

Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to its Graduate Studies Spring Expo to learn about graduate, doctoral and certificate programs offered at FGUC. The expo takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Cohen Center ballroom. More...

Concert and fun for Community Blood Center

Three bands will take the stage for a charity music festival and blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Shoppes of Vanderbilt. More...

Youth Haven hosts Olympian skater

Olympic speed skater and eighttime medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will be the guest speaker at Youth Haven’s “Home Hope Healing” luncheon Thursday, March 22, at the Naples Grande. More...

Palm Cottage open house draws a crowd

More than 750 people visited Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, during a free open house earlier this month as part of the society’s 50th anniversary celebration. More...

Planned Parenthood hosts political pundit for breakfast talk about the 2012 election

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...

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...

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...

Arts & Entertainment News

ArtNaples 2012

A world of contemporary art returns

ArtNaples, showcasing more than 45 galleries representing artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, returns for its second year to the Naples International Pavilion Thursday-Monday, March 22-26. More...

Girls’ choir crosses the pond for Baby Basics

The acclaimed Chamber Choir of St. Mary’s School, Calne, group of young women ages 12-18, will perform a benefit concert for Baby Basics of Collier County at 3 p.m Sunday, March 25, at Naples United Church of Christ. More...

Mining the past

Erik Larson goes way back for details he expands into books

ERIK LARSON IS A TIME TRAVELER. Using letters, diaries, books, newspaper articles and extensive research, he delves into the past, seeking stories that once were wellknown but have been forgotten. More...