June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Enjoy the Fourth on the water

Celebrate Independence Day with food, fun and fireworks from the Naples Princess as a guest of the Naples Philharmonic League’s final “Party of Note” for the 2011-12 season. More...

Two-time Olympian served three tours

Major Chad Senior is an Air Force pararescueman, a specialist who goes into, as the Air Force notes, “austere and non-permissive environments” to save downed aircrew members.  It’s tough work for the North Fort Myers High Schoo More...

Immokalee students learn tips on etiquette, savvy networking

Students of The Immokalee Foundation learned the value of making a positive first impression during a recent networking reception at the Hilton Naples.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its monthly happy hour social from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Randy’s Fish Market, 10395 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP by calling 248-7408 or e-mailing at jimdebs@comcast.net.   More...

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The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic recently performed its 10,000th sterilization surgery and celebrated with an open house on May 30, less than three years after opening its doors at 2544 Northbrooke Pla More...

Volunteer tutors needed to teach English

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County holds its next series of training sessions for tutors from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 21. More...

Raise a glass to environmental sustainability

Chez Boët French restaurant hosts the inaugural “Old Naples Green Drinks” happy hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Snap it up

Photographer will share tips in workshop at the Garden

BEFORE YOU SNAP THAT NEXT NATURE PHOTO, DENNIS Goodman wants you to stop and think about it first.  “It’s important to see the light and the colors that are around the subject,” he says. More...

Organists tune up for festival

The organ is the king of instruments, declares James Cochran, echoing Mozart.  “There’s an incredible feeling of power when you turn on the organ and play a great big chord,” the resident organist of the Philharmonic  Cent More...

Comedy duo is back with Mongello’s dinner show

“FleaBitten,” the newest dinner-show production by the comedy duo of Compton & Bennett, premiers Thursday, June 21, at Mongello’s restaurant on the East Trail.  More...

30th anniversary Town Hall lineup announced

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series celebrates its 30th anniversary season in 2013 with a lineup of four programs featuring world-class leaders in areas of science, intelligence economics and athletics.  More...

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Hodges Funeral Home, the Naples City Council will proclaim August as “Earl and Thelma Hodges Month” at its meeting Wednesday, June 13. More...

Heads up on the road

Here’s where Collier County sheriff’s deputies will be posted for traffic detail next week: ¦ Monday, June 11 Radio and Livingston roads: Red-light running Airport-Pulling and Hazel roads: Aggressive dri More...

Survey says teens don’t expect to be as well off as their parents

A new study from Junior Achievement USA and The Allstate Foundation reveals that only 56 percent of teens 14-18 years old think they will be as financially well off or better than their parents. More...

Spend some summer time at Rookery Bay

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Environmental Learning Center is a great place to while away some summer hours. The center at 300 Tower Road is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Comedy aboard the Naples Princess

The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida presents an evening with humorist, author and mental health advocate Wambui Bahati aboard the Naples Princess as part of the association’s 55th anniversary celebration. More...

Sign up now to ‘Shoot for the Stars’

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available for “Shoot for the Stars,” a free basketball clinic for ages 8-17 coming up Saturday, Aug. 4, at Community School of Naples.  More...

CVB offers free PR seminar for tourism representatives

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with its national travel and tourism public relations agency, Lou Hammond & Associates, is holding a free PR seminar for representatives of the tourism and hospit More...

Summer sessions cover an array of topics at the Renaissance Academy

From iPads to bromeliads, this month’s lecture topics at the Naples Center of the FGCU Renaissance Academy present a wide variety of learning opportunities. Here’s what’s on the schedule for the remainder of June:   More...

Business News

BUSINESS TRAVEL

Lightening your load in an age of cost cutting

EDWIN AMERMAN’S LIFE IS A PARADE OF bright atriums, security checkpoints, takeoffs and landings, hotel rooms, business engagements, and then home to his wife, Wendy, and three children in Fort Myers late in the week.  More...

Business cycles are in control, not central banks

MONEY & INVESTING

Headlines speak to an eminent demise in Europe. The equity markets are suffering. The AA or higher sovereign debt issues are being gobbled up at increasingly lower yields. And the investors, institutional and retail alike, are running scared. More...