May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

KeyBank forum set for women business leaders

KeyBank’s 2012 Key4Women Forum, a benefit for PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee, takes place from 7-10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Hilton Naples. More...

Have a heart for ‘Go Red’ annual luncheon

The American Heart Association’s 2012 Southwest Florida “Go Red For Women” luncheon is set for Wednesday, May 23, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Keynote speaker Dr. More...

Help ‘Make Strides’ in the fight against breast cancer

Anyone who wants to get involved with the American Cancer Society’s next “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5K walk is invited to learn more at a “Put on Your Pink Bra” committee rally from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

HIT THE LINKS FOR AREA CHARITIES

Here are some charity tournaments coming up for golfers on area greens:   ¦ The Titan Gridiron Club at Golden Gate High School holds its second annual golf scramble Saturday, May 5, at Naples Lakes Country Club. The shotgun start is at 8 a.m. More...

Salvation Army tennis tourney rescheduled

Inclement weather on April 21 forced the eighth annual “Rackets Up!” tennis tournament to benefit the Salvation Army Naples Corps Child Care Center to be rescheduled for Saturday, May 26, at the Arthur L. More...

Turtle Trot 5K set for Lovers Key

Friends of Lovers Key are setting the pace for the seventh annual Turtle Trot 5K on Saturday, May 12. Proceeds will go toward the Friends of Lovers Key fund for building a visitor center at the park. More...

Stand up and paddle for Special Olympics

The third annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County will make a splash from noon to 3 p.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples hold its monthly happy hour social from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at The Pub in Mercato. RSVP by calling 248-7408 or e-mailing jimdebs@comcast.net.   More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Straight No Chaser

Strong voices are all these a cappella guys need

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Local art beautifies downtown construction site

The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center seeks creative ways to raise money to support educational programs. Art instructors and artist members recently joined the effort when a new opportunity arose.  More...

Spring CityFest begins with ‘Sip of Fifth’

The 10-day Naples Spring CityFest celebration kicks off with “Sip of Fifth” along Fifth Avenue South on Friday evening, May 4.  More...

Relishing a lifetime of adventures in food

Sharon Kenny, the author of “Where Should We Eat? A Food Lover’s Recommended Places to Eat and Drink in the Naples Area,” has been a weekly guest on my show for several years. More...

Help postal workers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on May 12

Letter carriers in Collier and Lee counties are gearing up for the 20th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The country’s largest single-day drive to help “Stamp Out Hunger” in America takes place Saturday, May 12. More...

Walkers gain eye-opening insight about life with vision impairment

Participants in Lighthouse of Collier’s recent “Walk A Mile in Our Shoes” event wore special glasses that let them experience vision impairment as they set out on the 1-mile course around Bayfront.  More...

Experts offer free advice on how to prevent foreclosure

The Housing Development Corp. of Southwest Florida Inc. and Goodwill Industries Job-Link Services present “Understanding Your Mortgage Options,” a free program about preventing foreclosure, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Founders Fund increases annual 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...

Bicycle race part of CityFest fun

The inaugural Orange Blossom Special, a bicycle criterium race on two, 1-mile circuit courses in Old Naples, will take place as part of Naples CityFest activities Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. More...

HATS OFF TO SPRING

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Taking stock in local students proves a solid investment

The Education Foundation of Collier County honored the 26 graduates of its 2012 Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program during a celebratory dinner at Moorings Park on April 26.  More...

Business News

BOOSTING BUSINESS THROUGH STORIES

Lee County Manager Karen Hawes says the best piece of business advice she ever received has become the business advice she hears herself sharing the most, “Don’t lead with your ego.”  Ms. More...

UF survey: Consumer confidence falls for third month

Consumer confidence among Floridians fell two points in April to 73 from the previous month’s revised figure of 75, marking a three-month decline, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. More...

Understanding China

China is important. Understanding (or at least attempting to understand) the ways of the Chinese when it comes to business should be a big priority for any U.S. investor. China is expected to surpass the U.S. More...