April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

NONPROFIT NEWS

29 agencies receive League Club grants   For the 26th consecutive year, The League Club has distributed grants to nonprofit organizations in Collier and Lee counties. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Garden Club installed new board members and officers and thanked the past year’s leadership for their services at the club’s annual luncheon April 13 at Royal Poinciana Club.  More...

Artistic high school juniors, seniors invited to apply for 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...

Tune up your golf game at free clinics

Miromar Outlets invites the public to free golf clinics with Brad Maybank from Golf Mania/Golf Outlet. Sessions take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Step out in your walking shoes

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...

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...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Simply Complicated’

An evening of cabaret traces Charlotte Cohn’s non-traditional path to the stage

SINGER AND ACTRESS CHARLOTTE COHN’S FATHER was a Danish Orthodox Jew and her mother was an Israeli who grew up on a kibbutz. Considering her diverse lineage, Ms. More...

NAA artists have final show of the season

The Members’ Gallery Fourth Show, the final of the season, is on view through April 26 at The von Liebig Art Center. Juried by art professionals, the Members’ Gallery shows feature original work by members of the Naples Art Association. More...

Company adds sixth show to lineup for a ‘Scintillating Seventh Season’

Gulfshore Playhouse has a “Scintillating Seventh Season” lined up for 2012- 13. The company is growing to six main stage productions for the coming season. Subscription packages and single tickets are on sale now.  More...

Unveiling the autism experience, Hannah speaks

In the past month, Hannah Rose Kandel was honored as one of eight artists worldwide whose work was selected for a special United Nations stamp. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Patience, hard work, honesty keep young golfer on course

As we belong to the same golf club, I’ve had the opportunity to watch Spencer Ciesla grow and mature as a fine golfer and young man. I was delighted to find out that he’d been contacted by the golf coach at Vanderbilt University.  More...

Arthrex hosts program about medical tourism

The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the community, presents “The Benefits of Medical Tourism” on Wednesday, A More...

Fire stations welcome donations for Happy Chapin Food Bank

The North Naples Fire District is hosting its second annual Snowbird Food Drive through the month of April to help stock the shelves at the Harry Chapin Food Band. More...

Tourney lets Founders Fund increase scholarship amount

The Founders Fund Inc. raised more than $340,000 at the 2012 Ed Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament and banquet earlier this month at the Club Pelican Bay. More...

Hit the links for area charities

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

‘Fit & Fuel 50’ cyclists will ride for Youth Haven

More than 250 bicyclists are expected to pedal in the “Fit & Fuel 50” to raise funds for Youth Haven on Sunday, April 22. More...

Business News

Summer CEO Academy means business for teens

Entrepreneurial teens can discover what it takes to become successful business leaders at CEO Academy, a one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lutgert College of Business More...

LIGHT BLOOM

Landscape industry sees growth after long drought

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED A CHANGE IN THE local landscape the past few months — new flowers and plants at your neighbor’s house and greener lawns despite the dry season.  More...

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce honors volunteers

Clark Hill, general manager of the Hilton Naples and Shula’s Steak House, was named Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce during at the annual meeting and awards breakfast as part of Wake Up Naples at the Hilton on Apr More...