May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Memorial Day observance has ‘Wounded Warriors’ theme

The Collier County Veterans Council and Hodges Funeral Home will host a Memorial Day service and free picnic on Monday, May 28, at the funeral home in North Naples. More...

Vietnam vet will speak at church

The worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at First Congregational Church of Naples will have a Memorial Day theme of gratitude for those who have served the country. Marine Capt. More...

ON THE RUN

¦ The second annual Collier County Sheriff’s Office 5K Run/Ride and Safety Fair takes place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Golden Gate Community Center. Registration starts at 6 p.m. More...

Leadership Collier alumni to hear from Sheriff Rambosk

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will be the keynote speaker at the next “Conservations with Leaders” box lunch sponsored by the Leadership Collier Alumni Association. More...

Buckle up for safety (and to avoid a fine)

Collier County has the state’s highest safety belt compliance rate, 93 percent, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. More...

Remembering Peg

Friends of the late Peg Longstreth gathered to celebrate her life recently at Rosen Galleries and  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Making his mark

Austin Kleon finds poetry in newspapers

THE POET WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS once claimed: “It is difficult to get the news from poems.”  “I’ve flipped that around,” says writer/artist/blogger Austin Kleon, who has figured out how to get poems from the news.& More...

Lead singer reflects on picking up with Styx

Band headlines Cape Coral concert

Before he had ever sung a note on stage with Styx, lead singer Lawrence Gowan says, he knew he had made the right move to put his solo career on hold to join the band.  More...

Aspiring young pianists earn FGCU/Steinway scholarships

The 11th annual FGCU/ Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition awards recital took place May 5 at the university’s Bower School of Music. More...

NBC-2 says farewell to Len Jennings, welcomes Peter Busch

Sitting under studio lights, Peter Busch looks down, looks up and smiles. Photographers tell him to think of high school. He thinks of college, looks down, looks up and smiles. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Using the power of one to boost accountability   I really like a strong commitment. I appreciate people who believe in a principle and put their time, talent and treasure behind it.  More...

Watch out for Memorial Day scams

Memorial Day is an occasion to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. More...

Collier jobless rate drops again in April

Florida’s jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent in April as the state continued an employment rebound that began nearly a year ago, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported last week.  But April’s drop was also affected by the fact More...

Program for friends, and family of abuse victims

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children invites anyone who has a loved one in an abusive relationship to attend a meeting from 5:15-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club, 8660 Cedar Hammock Circle in Naples. 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...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ The WCI Communities Junior Golf Foundation kicks off the 2012 Junior Golf summer season with an adult-junior event Saturday, June 2, at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. More...

Business News

Changing times call for new types of coverage for your business

WHEN IT COMES TO INSURING THEIR BUSInesses, most owners think of protecting their livelihood from fire, theft or natural disasters. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

National housing study reports the worst is over

A credible, nonprofit think tank group has released a comprehensive report on the state of the U.S. housing industry that indicates the worst is over. The Demand Group is forecasting a turn in U.S. 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...