July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Free hoops clinic helps kids 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...

ICAN drive to fill 75 donated backpacks

The Island Coast AIDS Network is collecting school supplies for its clients’ children. Power Purchasing has donated 75 backpacks to help kids get ready for the school year. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Toastmaster Academy Naples invites the public to a workshop on “How to Create a World Class Speech” from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Drawn to The Art of Urban Sketching

Book and blog depict a world of city sights

THERE’S JUST SOMETHING INTIMATE ABOUT sketching.  In this age of digitalized art and PhotoShop, a sketch can be as personal and individual as a handwritten note.  It’s art in its most basic form: All you need is paper and pen.&n More...

Muralists in the spotlight at Mercato for ‘Saturday Nights Alive’

“Saturday Nights Alive,” a new monthly art showcase, debuts at Mercato on Saturday evening, July 14, and will continue with local artists, dancers and musicians on the sidewalks of the center on the second Saturday of every month.  More...

Five more years at the Phil

Kathleen van Bergen signs new contract as president and CEO

The board of directors of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts has signed a five-year agreement with Kathleen van Bergen, who began her tenure as CEO and president last September. Since then, Ms. More...

Questions linger in the wake of immigration decision

On Friday, June 15, President Barack Obama announced an executive order allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay and work in the country without fear of deportation. More...

Greater Marco Family YMCA lends helping hand

Summer can be a tough time for children whose families are scraping by financially. Their stomachs are often empty, their reading skills degrade and too much idle time can spell trouble.  More...

Fifth Third Bank kicks off school supply drive

Fifth Third Bank, in partnership with The Education Foundation of Collier County, has announced its fourth annual Back to School supply drive, a project to provide local schoolchildren with free backpacks and school supplies so that they may return t More...

Business News

Making the most of SUMMER DOWN TIME

PHILIP CHRISTIE DOES NOT SIT AROUND biting his nails. Neither does his wife, Karen, co-partner with him in their all-natural specialty meat company, Smoke Signals.  More...

Bank issues: More of the same for 200 years

MONEY & INVESTING

Numerous and significant bank issues have headlined news since the financial crisis began in 2007 and these issues continue through the present.  More...