June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

BIG WINNER

Gabrielle Cordero, a 2012 graduate of First Baptist Academy, was the grand prize winner of a one-year lease on a Kia Soul donated by Airport Kia at this year’s YMCA “Project Graduation.&r More...

‘Politics in the Park’ continues as usual

An old-fashioned political rally with multiple candidates and a straw vote take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at St. John the Evangelist Life Center, 625 111th Ave. in North Naples. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. On June 20 and 27, the group will meet from 5-7 p.m. at Tavern on the Bay at Bayfront. More...

5K heart walk/run steps out July 7

The annual Roger “RC” Campagnolo 5K Heart Walk/Run sets out at 8 a.m. More...

Go fish for Miracle Limbs in all- species tournament

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club and Collier Enterprises host the fourth annual Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion All Species Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the yacht club. More...

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The arts writer finally gets her due with newly named annual awards

IT’S JUNE, AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS ARE MELTING QUICKER than the Wicked Witch of the West in this evil heat and humidity.  Which means it’s summer, and I get to take a look back at yet another season and dole out my mostly tongue-inc More...

Gang of Outlaws tour teams up unlikely musicians

It would appear that one word Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top has learned when it comes to work on the long-awaited new CD by the band is patience.  The project has been under way for several years now, and plenty of fans are eager to hear what the &ldq More...

Southern novelist will address Friends of the Library luncheon

Friends of the Library of Collier County welcomes New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank as the guest speaker for the Nick Linn Lecture Series summer luncheon Wednesday, June 20, at Vi at Bentley Village.  Ms. More...

Would Zoo expansion plans wipe out an historic garden?

Artist Paul Arsenault became an activist when he found out one of his painting spots, a landmark lily pond at The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, might be removed as part of a plan to expand the zoo with bigger and better animal exhibits.  More...

Flag burning ceremony set for Flag Day

The Collier County Veterans Council and Collier County Freedom Memorial Task Force will hold an American flag retiring ceremony from 6-8:30 p.m. on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, in front of the Freedom Memorial in Freedom Park.  More...

News for Parkinson patients and caregivers support

A grant from The League Club has enabled the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. to start a class for PASFI members who would like to tell their story through writing and then share it with others. The first session meets at 10:30 a.m. More...

Plenty of special ways to salute Dad

Four Naples-area institutions are saluting fathers in special ways this Sunday and other times this month, affording several options for activities befitting celebrating the dads and granddads.  YMCAs   More...

RedSnook tourney reels in funds for Conservancy’s water, fish studies

To help keep local waters clean and fish bountiful, area anglers are encouraged to mark Nov. 2-4 for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2012 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament. More...

Free ‘W. O. W.’ class puts women at the helm

Women on Water, W.O.W., puts women in the driver’s seat of single- and dualengine boats for a morning of complimentary boating instruction from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Naples Harbour. More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ Miromar Outlets and Brad Maybank of Golf Mania/Golf Outlet invite men and women golfers to tune up their techniques in a series of free clinics at the outlet shops this month.  More...

Business News

Employment rising

Labor report shows increase while health care now leading SWF jobs

SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS BROUGHT HOME MORE money last year than they did in 2010 but still fell well short of the national average, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. More...

Extend and pretend is not a solution for the EU or the investor

MONEY & INVESTING

The situation in Europe is critical and requires an immediate resolution. But such is not in the cards.  However, you might need an immediate solution for your portfolio.  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...