September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

DOJ approves Florida’s new flexible early voting schedule

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Florida’s new early voting statute without condition, allowing Collier and four other counties in the state to offer early voting hours under the new law.  More...

Corkscrew adopts new hours, fees

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the heart of the western Everglades announces new year-round hours and admissions prices.  Effective Monday, Oct. 1, the sanctuary’s Blair Audubon Center and 2.25- mile boardwalk will be open from 7 a.m. More...

WALK THE WALKS

¦ United Way of Collier County holds the seventh annual Walk for the Way on Saturday, Sept. 29, at North Collier Regional Park. The 2.5- mile trek starts at 9 a.m. and ends with contests and entertainment in the gymnasium.  More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ The ninth annual Pete Villani “Fancy Pants” Memorial Tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lely Classic Resort. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Not-so ordinary outfits

Costumes from TV and film star in season’s opening exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art

EACH STEP, EACH SWIVEL OF THE HEAD, EACH CORNER turned at the Jay & Patty Baker Naples Museum of Art for the next three months will bring flashes of recognitionrecogn and waves of nostalgia. NotNo for a Monet or a Van Gogh or a Picasso.Pic   More...

You be the judge in Manhattan Short Film Festival

Independent film aficionados around the world will be the judges for the 2102 Manhattan Short Film Festival when the competition’s 10 finalists are screened at movie theaters, galleries and museums in 300 cities around the world between Sept. More...

FGCU celebrates Rachel Carson and ‘Silent Spring’ with films, lectures

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” the book credited with inspiring modern env i ronmental advocacy, Florida Gulf Coast University presents a series of films, readings and lectures Sept. More...

School gardens filled with lessons about healthy living

Small hands pressed seeds into garden boxes set up on the lawn just outside the cafeteria at Mike Davis Elementary School one morning earlier this week. The school’s nearly 800 students will help the garden grow this semester. More...

Watch out for CCSO deputies on the road

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Sept. 24-28:   More...

Make Friday farmer’s market night

The new Bayfront Farmer’s Market launches on Sept. 21 and is scheduled to run from 4-8 p.m. every Friday through Dec. 28 at the shopping and dining complex at 465 Bayfront Place near the corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and U.S. 41. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Southwest Florida chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club holds its first luncheon and meeting of the new season at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at a private residence in Bonita Springs.  More...

Park Royal Hospital approved as a Baker Act receiving facility

Park Royal Hospital has been approved as an involuntary commitment facility for persons believed to have acute or chronic mental disorders that make them a danger to themselves or others. More...

Adopt-A-Soldier by donating to care packages for the 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...

Business News

Whitefly infestation

ON A RECENT DAY, RICK TAPIA PLANNED TO treat more than 50 trees on a Sanibel Island property for rugose spiraling whiteflies. More...

Research examines potential consequences of low or rising bond rates

MONEY & INVESTING

There is a common misperception among investors that bond investments, particularly U.S. Treasury bonds, are a safe haven.  Actually, bond investing entails many significant risks. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org.   More...