July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Republican women’s groups host candidates

The Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women and the Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated host Collier and Lee county candidates for a buffet brunch and discussion beginning at 9:30 a.m. More...

‘Get on the Bus’ for travel expo and luncheon

TrendyToursandCITravel’sGet- Away Club present “Get On the Bus,” a luncheon and travel expo to benefit the Education Foundation of Collier County, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Help kids ‘Shoot for the Stars’

Registration and sponsorship opportunities remain 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...

‘Go Big Flag’ fundraising effort under way on Marco

As the first gust of wind billowed the Big Flag at the Memorial Day Ceremony, I was able to remind all in attendance that there is still unfinished business. More...

Seminar will give nonprofits tips for ‘Thinking Outside the Box’

The third annual “Thinking Outside the Box” seminar for local nonprofits is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Community Room at the Naples Daily News. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Indie ‘Memento’ is next up in NIFF summer film series

The Naples International Film Festival continues its summer movie series with a screening and discussion of “Memento” (2000) beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato in North Naples.  More...

Mondays offer second chance to catch FMff’s best offerings

Film fans who missed some of the 77 movies screened during the Fort Myers Film Festival earlier this year have a chance to catch some of the best features at “Missed it Monday” starting Monday, July 30, and running through Sept. More...

Marco community theater group announces auditions for fall show

The Island Theater Company (formerly The Island Players) on Marco Island will hold open auditions for the fall production of “It’s a Scream” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. More...

Aiken, McCabe named Business Hall of Fame laureates

Junior Achievement awards to be presented in October

Richard Aiken and Phil McCabe have been named Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2012 Business Hall of Fame- Collier County laureates. Dr. Aiken is president and CEO of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida; Mr. More...

Make sure your vote counts in election season

As campaign season gets into full swing, the Collier Building Industry Association revs up its “Get Out the Vote” campaign. More...

New officers elected to local branch of AAUW

The Greater Naples Branch of the American Association of University Women announces the following officers who have been elected for 2012- 13: Ellen Granger, president; Jacquelyn Pierce, immediate past president; Susie Mehas, vice president; Glenda S More...

Boys & Girls Club honors Naples teen as Youth of the Year

Natalie Artimez bound for Edison State College with Hope Scholarship

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County has named Natalie Artimez its Youth of the Year in recognition of her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community. More...

Beth Tikvah of Naples welcomes Rabbi Ammos Chorny

Rabbi Ammos Chorny, who has served as spiritual leader for several synagogues in North and South America, became the spiritual leader at Beth Tikvah of Naples, an affiliate of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, on July 1.  More...

Museum of Military Memorabilia collecting unserviceable American flags

The Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport has begun serving as a collection site for worn American flags that can no longer be displayed.  More...

Zoo welcomes cheetah pair, blackbuck antelope baby

Collier residents enjoy free admission July 7

Florida has been a playground for retirees for decades. One of the newest “mature” couples to make their home here is a pair of cheetahs who have settled in at The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.  More...

Business News

The Canadians are coming...

... and so are the Germans, English, Eastern Europeans and South Americans

International buyers are taking advantage of favorable home prices and dollar-to-loonie, -euro, -pound and -peso exchange rates to fuel a surge in Southwest Florida’s real estate market.  More...

Consider the GDP before making choices in the voting booth

MONEY & INVESTING

One major consideration for voters in the upcoming elections should be how the candidates plan on growing the U.S. economy. More...

Consumer confidence turns a bit gloomy in the Sunshine State

Consumer confidence among Floridians sank four points in June, after jumping four points to 78 in May, according to a University of Florida survey.  More...