March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Museum exhibit pays tributes to ‘Argentina’s Disappeared’

“Desaparecidos: A Tribute to Argentina’s Disappeared,” an exhibit of photographs by Minnesota-based artist Sylvia Horwitz, is at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida through April 6.  More...

Remember, honor loved ones at Avow butterfly release

Avow Hospice’s annual butterfly release is set for Sunday, March 25, at Cambier Park and includes a live butterfly tent and a community memorial service with a public reading of names, music and inspirational commentary. More...

Lectures delve into happiness in the Himalayas

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University presents a two-part program about the history and culture of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where people’s happiness is the guiding principle of government.  More...

Planned Parenthood hosts political pundit for breakfast talk

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...

‘Explore Your Estuary’ on nature walk, cruise

Edison State College-Collier Campus, in partnership with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, presents “Explore Your Estuary” on Thursday, March 29. Participants will enjoy a nature walk and a cruise through the estuary.  More...

Spring into volunteer action for Marco jubilee

Volunteers are needed to hide more than 18,000 eggs, set up and serve concessions, operate the dunk tank and other games and crafts to help ensure the best ever Spring Jubilee from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at Mackle Park on Marco Island. More...

Hadassah will hear from Naples newsman

The Collier County Chapter of Hadassah will hear from Jeff Lytle, editorial editor at the Naples Daily News, at its luncheon program beginning at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Club at Mediterra.  Mr. More...

Magical night raises a record amount

Four-hundred guests at “Magic Under the Mangroves” earlier this month helped raise a record $750,000 for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. More...

Women of Achievement

More than 225 people attended the AAUW-Greater Naples Chapter “Women of Achievement 2012” celebration on March 8 at Grey Oaks Country Club. More...

‘Hats’ off to fashion designer Michael Kors

Naples Botanical Garden and Marissa Collections have announced that Michael Kors will be the featured designer for the ninth annual “Hats in the Garden” luncheon Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Garden. Mr. More...

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A sold-out luncheon to raise funds for patients at the Hazelden recovery center drew 225 people to the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on March 15. More...

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Don’t miss documentary about woman who raises goats and paints fallen heroes

THE MOVIE THAT WINS YOUR heart this year at the Fort Myers Film Festival just might be a 27-minute short documentary with the unlikely title “Kaziah the Goat Woman.”  Kaziah Hancock is a goat rancher/portrait artist living in a remot More...

Local actors live the ‘Dream’ with Shakespeare in Paradise

Voted Best New Theater Company in Florida Weekly’s 2011 “Best” special edition, Shakespeare in Paradise presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on select dates March 22-31 at Barron Collier More...

Adventure ‘Into the Woods’ with kids from The Naples Players

KidzAct, the youth troupe of The Naples Players, presents Stephen Sondheim’s enchanting musical “Into the Woods” Monday and Tuesday, March 26-27, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Monday and 5 and 7:30 p.m. More...

Reducing food insecurity one pound at a time

The Naples Children & Education Foundation and Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida recently distributed the 1 millionth pound of food for underprivileged and at-risk Collier County children and their families at Avalon Elementary School i More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

What the Paradise Coast really needs: It’s pretty darn good just the way it is.

I enjoy having Joe Klimas, a former sports director for several media outlets here on the Paradise Coast, as a weekly guest on my show to bring an informed local flavor to the sports scene. More...

Survivors share their stories for Holocaust Memorial Week

Edison State College hosts the 16th annual Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week on the Fort Myers campus March 26-30. More...

HIT THE LINKS

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

Learn about going green at GreenFest

Learn how easy being green can be at the fourth annual GreenFest Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Edison State College Collier. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.  More...

League luncheon program about the power of super-pacs

The League of Women Voters of Collier County presents Nick Penniman, president of United Republic and the former executive director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, as guest speaker at the league luncheon and general meeting Tuesday, April More...

Connect with the Florida Native Plant Society

The Naples chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society holds its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Naples Botanical Garden. More...

Learn how to ‘Grow Green’ from local pros

North Naples United Methodist Church presents its second annual “Grow Green” workshop on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 at the church at 6000 Goodlette Frank Road. More...

‘Soup for the Soul’ lunches continue

The Theological Center in Naples presents the 14th annual “Lenten Soup for the Soul” luncheon series from noon to 1 p.m. More...

YMCA of the Palms to honor Honeycutt, Ridgway and Arthrex

YMCA of the Palms will honor Sukie Honeycutt and Tony Ridgway as its Volunteers of the Year and will present Arthrex its highest honor, the Pioneer Preeminent Award, as part of its annual meeting Friday evening,g, March 30, at the Hilton Naples. More...

Car raffle benefits school, orphanage in Nicaragua

Diana Thirion was born in the United States but lived in Nicaragua from age 3 to 21 after her mother married a Nicaraguan pediatrician. More...

Sit for a springtime portrait at Humane Society

As a fundraiser for Humane Society Naples, Giovanni Photography will take portraits of children and families with a bunny rabbit from the HSN shelter. Sittings can also be with the family pet or with a dog or cat up for adoption at the shelter. 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...

Business News

Tablets in the workplace

It might be difficult to picture iconic TV anchorman David Brinkley without his paper script. But today’s tech-savvy news studios are jumping on the technology bandwagon, replacing paper with iPads. More...

Make sure managers are helping you buy, not making a sale

Investors should know if they are buying or being sold investment services.  Are you, the investment client, doing the buying? Or are they, the money managers or advisers, doing the selling?  More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org.   More...