April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

United Way of Collier County exceeds 2011-12 campaign goal

Thanks to overwhelming community participation, the United Way of Collier County exceeded its 2011-12 fundraising campaign goal of $2.3 million by $99,000. More...

Lely elementary kids set for balloon fest field trip

The entire second grade at Lely Elementary School will get a preview of the “Balloons Over Paradise” festival on a field trip to the event’s education day on Friday, April 13, before the public weekend activities. More...

Greater Naples Leadership honors outstanding volunteer

Greater Naples Leadership has honored Joanne Wyss, co-founder and chair of First Book-Collier County, for her outstanding volunteer activity in Collier County.  More...

‘Remembering’ service at Avow Hospice

Avow Hospice will hold a communitywide “Remembering” memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Ispiri community center on the Avow Hospice campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane.  More...

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park plans an educational family day

Promoting the use and enjoyment of the outdoors is the focus of the Wiggins Pass Nature Festival coming up Saturday, April 14. More...

Sign up now for summer ARTScool

Registration is open for the ARTScool 2012 summer program for children ages 5-14. Sponsored by the Naples Art Association, camp sessions take place at The von Liebig Art Center June 11-Aug. 10.  More...

Prepare for a medical career with new programs at Edison

Edison State College can help you spring into a new career in the medical field with several new programs starting soon at the Collier campus. Registration is now open.  More...

Always wanted to teach?

Share your knowledge at FGCU Renaissance Academy

The call is out for instructors and course proposals for the coming summer (July-August) fall (October-November) and winter/spring 2013 (January-May) classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy’s 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte c More...

MarineMax captains will put women at the helm for boating instruction

Women on Water puts women in the driver’s seat of single-and dual-engine boats for instruction from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Naples Harbour. More...

‘Nest Fest II’ will help protect eagles on Marco

The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation holds the second annual “Nest Fest” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Bistro Soleil on Marco. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

ZIMSCULPT IN BLOOM

African sculptures add to the landscape at Naples Botanical Garden

ZIMBABWE HAS 12.5 MILLION PEOPLE, WITH APPROXImately 41 percent of the population below age 15 and a life expectancy of 43 years, according to World Health Organization statistics. The country suffers from poverty, drought and an HIV/ AIDS epidemic. More...

David Pringle Trio wraps up ‘Jazz in the Park’ series

Internationally renowned jazz pianist David Pringle brings his trio to Sugden Regional Park for the final “Jazz in the Park” concert presented by Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15. More...

It’s style over substance in Florida’ Rep’s ‘Black Tie’

THEATER REVIEW

Milestones in our lives — graduations, weddings, births —are fraught with emotion. More...

Creators hope a joyful Naples goes viral with ‘Lipdub’

Octogenarians, actors and artists, kids and local government representatives singing and dancing together, in the streets of downtown?  More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Delivering a jolt of enthusiasm everywhere he goes

One of the more energetic and upbeat individuals I’ve met on the Paradise Coast is Gene Landrum, professor emeritus of Hodges University. More...

Up in the air! It’s ‘Balloons Over Paradise’

A parade of custom hot air balloons will bob through the skies over eastern Collier County when Seminole Casino Immokalee launches the inaugural “Balloons Over Paradise” Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15. More...

Hodges U. hosts update about comparative counties study

The public is invited to a free presentation, “The 2012 Comparative Counties Program – Next Steps: Where Do We Go From Here?” by Hodges University and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 3:15-7:15 p.m. More...

EASTER ‘HOPPENINGS’

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Small school ‘Dreams’ big in recycling contest

Students at Naples Christian Academy recycled more than 134,000 bottles and cans between Nov. 1, 2011, and Jan. More...

FGCU celebrates scholarship funds

Three new scholarship funds have been created for students at Florida Gulf Coast University: the Northern Trust Scholarship Endowed Fund, the St. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Press Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Lyle Bultman, who is an expert on Asian countries and cultures, will discuss “The Muzzled Press of China.”  More...

DOGS HAVE THEIR DAY

Volunteers from Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida participated in the April Fool’s Day Doggie Parade at Sugden REgional Park. More...

Low-cost pet vaccinations days set at Collier Spay Neuter Clinic

Keeping pets healthy and vaccinated has never been easier or more affordable, now that Collier Spay Neuter Clinic offers a once-a-month low-cost vaccination day. Starting from 9 a.m. More...

Business News

Landlord’s market

More folks are renting... Investors are cashing in

Renting instead of buying a home might be the preferred — or only — option for some, the credit-worthy included. More...

‘nSpire’ will teach owners, managers about customer satisfaction

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds the first sessions of its new customer-service initiative beginning April 27. More...

Trying to make sense of financial bedlam

MONEY & INVESTING

For all those who think that the recent years’ economic news is discordant and incomprehensible, do not be discouraged. You are not alone in your thinking.  More...