May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Memorial service and candlelight vigil will honor fallen Collier sheriff’s officers

A public memorial service and candlelight vigil honoring Collier County law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice takes place 3 p.m. More...

CCSO offers free car seat inspections

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office can help ensure your child is safely secured in your vehicle(s) through its free car seat inspection service.  Florida law requires parents to use a child restraint system. More...

Local ‘Seder-in-a-Box’ program earns national recognition

Naples-based Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida has received a national award for its “Sederin a-Box” program from the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies. More...

Hit the links for area charities

¦ WCI will give a free round of golf at any of three of its golf clubs in Collier and Lee and counties to those who donate at least $100 to United Way/Harry Chapin Food Bank (proceeds will be split equally). More...

Have a peek-a-boo at baby’s view

Get a glimpse it the amazing visual world of infants when the Vision Sciences Society and the Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University present “What Babies See,” a free lecture from 10 a.m. More...

Committee issues report cards for elected officials

Each year, the Greater Naples Better Government Committee evaluates elected officials on their performance in public office the year after their election. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

DOLORES FETTERS WANTS UDDERS.  After all, she’s playing the part of Cow 2 in The Naples Players’ upcoming production of “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” and cows have udders, don’t they?  First she laid dow More...

The 36th annual Great Dock Canoe Race makes a splash

The 36th edition of a beloved Naples tradition, the Great Dock Canoe Race, is set for Saturday, May 12, at Crayton Cove. The fun begins at 11 a.m. More...

Three summer musicals on tap for KidzAct

Aspiring actors ages 8-14 are encouraged to audition for The Naples Players’ summer KidzAct musical productions. Try-outs will take place at the Sugden Community Theatre from 3-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, and from 1-6 p.m. More...

A tale of two mothers: Same-sex couple fights to make a family

Laura Cavin’s story with Sheri Green is simple on its surface: the story of mother love.  “I always wanted children,” says Ms. Cavin. “When we lost the twins, we didn’t give up. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

A distinguished path from Vietnam POW to Naples retiree

Wayne Smith was a POW, along with former presidential candidate John McCain, at the “Hanoi Hilton” in North Vietnam for more than five years (1,882 days) in the late 1960s-early 1970s. More...

Goodwill Industries honors Breakthrough Award winners

A Naples man as well as a Naples hotel and a Collier County agency are among those to be honored at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s annual Breakthrough Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 10, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. 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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ A new Women’s Traveling Club is taking shape for women who want to learn about world destinations and tips for traveling and who want to make new friends with similar interests. More...

Win a shopping spree at thrift store

All shoppers, and even those who just browse, at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in May can register to win a $100 shopping spree at the store. No purchase is necessary.  More...

Beach + sunset + yoga = bliss

Take a deep breath, bend, stretch and relax during a free yoga session at the incomparable setting of the Naples beach from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Instructor Christine Miles of Bala Vinyasa Yoga leads the all-levels gentle class. More...

Renaissance Academy seeks teachers, course proposals

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...

Business News

THE RISING PRICE OF FLORIDA CATTLE

Florida is bullish on beef as calves sell at record prices

Florida cattle ranchers are enjoying the highest prices paid for their beef calves in recent history. More...

Know how to work the opportunities that job fairs present

Whether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. But they can also be intimidating. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

A layman’s guide to TARP and the QEs

Acronyms describing elements of the very complex financial and economic world in which we live are becoming increasingly cryptic. In fact, casual coffee shop conversations about the topic might require an interpreter.  More...