August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Adopt-A-Soldier campaign seeks donations for troops

U.S. troops in Afghanistan are the focus of the Adopt-A-Soldier project started last year by the Women’s Council of Realtors, Naples-On-The-Gulf Chapter. More...

Seven locations open for early voting

Early voting is under way in Collier County through Saturday, Aug. 11. Any registered voter ready to cast a ballot for the upcoming primary election can do so between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Workshop offered on stormwater pond management

Naples Botanical Garden hosts a free workshop about stormwater pond management from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Homeowners and community association members are encouraged to attend.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples chapter of Zonta International meets on the first Tuesday of every month for a lunch and a program at Brio Tuscan Grill in Waterside Shops. At the Aug. 7 meeting, guest speaker State Rep. More...

‘i Gives Back’ benefits pet shelter and Grace Place

Iberiabank concluded a county-wide pet supply collection at the end of June with carts full of cat litter, canned food, dog toys, leashes, cleaning supplies and much more. More...

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Southern Florida, recently received more than $2,000 raised by merchants and shoppers through in-store donations and a raffle at the Shoppes at Naples Bay Resort. More...

Hit the links for a good cause

¦ Join Pelican Larry’s and The Able Academy for a round of golf that will make a difference in a child’s life. The fundraiser tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Forest Glenn Golf & Country Club. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Photographer views avian homes as works of art

They’re not only amazing feats of engineering, but works of art, sculptural and exquisitely crafted. Some of them, with their swirls of twigs, look like miniature versions of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures. More...

Kids acting up: Naples Players youth stage two summer musicals

The kids in The Naples Players’ KidzAct troupe are busy this summer, with two musical productions coming up this month at the Sugden Community Theatre.  More...

TheatreZone solicits stories about memorable moments in the theater

Did you get engaged at the theater or have a great first date at a show? Were you an usher? A performer? A stagehand? TheatreZone invites local residents to share their experiences with professional, community or school theater productions.  More...

A month of tributes to Earl and Thelma Hodges

It’s “Earl & Thelma Hodges Month” in Collier County, as proclaimed by the Naples City Council and heartily endorsed community-wide by countless individuals and organizations that have benefitted from the couple’s kindness More...

CCSO hosts countywide ‘National Night Out’ events

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office joins forces with neighborhoods and communities across Collier County for the 29th annual “National Night Out” on Tuesday, Aug. 7. More...

‘Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive’

The Collier County community celebrates the Greatest Generation and helps “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” with three events coming up:  More...

Open houses for higher learning

Edison State College and Hodges University are holding open houses for current and prospective students to learn about financial aid, academic advising, career services, the admissions process and student life.  More...

Conference focuses on young men and the future

Young men, professionals and mentors are invited to the Men of Vision and Excellence conference focusing on the future from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. More...

Free class about identity theft and scams

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Aston Gardens to offer a course to help citizens protect themselves from identity theft and scams beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Aston Gardens in Pelican Marsh. More...

Applications welcome for FootPRINT grants

Allegra Naples is accepting applications for its 2013 FootPRINT Fund grants that provide printing, graphic design and marketing related services to nonprofit organizations. More...

Crawl along the avenue for Hope for Haiti

Hope for Haiti holds its second annual Pub Crawl along Fifth Avenue South beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.  Only 100 tickets are available for $30 each. More...

The Immokalee Foundation tees up fundraisers

Gray skies and rain showers greeted local philanthropists as they gathered at The Old Collier Golf Club for the 2012 Inter-Club Challenge to benefit The Immokalee Foundation, yet they were undaunted. More...

Business News

BP still paying for it

Local businesses continue to stake claims

Two years after one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in history, the company responsible, British Petroleum, settled in a New Orleans federal court. More...

Say sayonara to the yen and Japanese Government Bonds

MONEY & INVESTING

Investors’ diversified portfolios of worries include: the potential demise of the Euro; EU’s sovereign debt problems; China’s slowing growth; and a U.S. fiscal cliff. More...

Nominate yourself or someone else for the 18th annual Blue Chip Award

Owners of small businesses who have overcome adversity are encouraged to apply for the 18th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.  More...