September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

2011 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS M NTH EVENTS

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Postal Service hosts Mobile Mammography bus

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a simple way for women to get their annual mammograms. The Radiology Regional Mobile Mammography Bus is on the road traveling to post offices throughout the area in October. More...

Physicians Regional plans first Pink Party

Physicians Regional Healthcare System hosts its first-ever Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness Month beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Clive Daniel Home. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS M NTH

Love, Hope & Pizza Hungry Howie’s Throughout October All large pizzas come in bright pink boxes and Hungry Howie’s will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every pizza purchased. More...

Renaissance Academy lets adults go back to school, too

The kids are settled back in school, and now it’s time for parents and grandparents to sign up for classes.  More...

Registration opens for paddle race and trail run

Registration opens Monday, Oct. 1, for the third annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race that combines kayaking and running. The race sets out at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 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 Oct. 1-5:   More...

Free car seat safety checks

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office can help ensure your child is safely secured in your vehicle(s) through its free car seat inspection service.  Florida law requires parents to use a child restraint system. More...

Public forums will help prepare voters for upcoming elections

The League of Women Voter of Collier County invites the public to two free forums about the upcoming elections. Attendance is free at both events.  More...

Kids have a ball at Baker Field inaugural event

Fifty underprivileged and at-risk children learned how to play baseball and softball at the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s opening clinic at the new Baker Field. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Clans of Ireland USA members and guests will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at Chrissy’s restaurant at Courthouse Shadows. More...

Adopt-A-Soldier campaign continues

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...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Audition call

A front-row seat at tryouts for the new season

THEY KNOW THE AUDITIONING DRILL. Sally Ann Swarm from New Jersey certainly knows it. And Jessica Bircann from Miami. More...

Gallery partners showcased in next library exhibit

Friends of the Library of Collier County showcases paintings by Karen Stone and Lynne Wilcox, the owners of ArtGallery OldNaples2, for the next exhibit in the West Wing Art Gallery at the Naples Regional Library.  On display Oct. More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might surprise everyone by being unusually impulsive this week. But even level-headed Libras need to do the unexpected now and then.   More...

New research brings doctors closer to a cure for breast cancer

In the arena. In the ring. On the battlefield. On the front lines. More...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Honorary survivor chair recalls her own strides made 16 years ago

Maureen Aughton knows the date, even 16 years later. She learned she had breast cancer on Feb. 13, 1996.  “It started a wild ride,” the Naples attorney says.  More...

New ribbon raises breast reconstruction awareness

My Hope Chest, a Florida-based nonprofit, has introduced the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Ribbon, the first ribbon to support uninsured and underinsured breast cancer survivors. More...

Slices of pizza add up to a Slice of Hope

The second annual national Slice of Hope dining event begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The host restaurant in Naples is Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar at 4820 Davis Blvd., in the Kings Lake shopping center.  More...

Rookery Bay plans activities for National Estuaries Day

Capt. Alex Suescun, former host of the saltwater fishing television show “Tarpon Bay Tales,” highlights National Estuaries Day activities at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.  More...

Sign up to volunteer or teach at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy needs volunteers to help with telephone support, student registration, catalog distribution, greeting students and taking attendance, etc., at its various locations for the fall and winter/spring sessions.  More...

Lunch & Learn lectures begin with orchid lesson

Learn about an environmental topic and enjoy a hot lunch with dessert during the Lunch & Learn Lecture Series starting Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The series runs through April from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Join the celebration of local heroes

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will help Costco celebrate its fifth annual Heroes Night from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.  More...

Local jobs show some improvement despite statewide stagnation

Florida’s August jobless rate remained unchanged from July, standing at 8.8 percent as the economy’s jerky recovery continues, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday.  More...

Voters urged to try mail/absentee ballots

Due to a lengthy ballot and anticipation of high voter turnout for the General Election, the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office strongly urges citizens to consider voting via mail/absentee ballot.  More...

Riding puts families back in the saddle

Therapeutic horseback riding has made national headlines thanks to Ann Romney and her story of living with multiple sclerosis. More...

Business News

Fresh local DEALS

Restaurants brace for season with promotions, local fare and big events

For local foodies, summertime and off-season mean dining at discounted prices, often without a reservation. More...

Injecting corporations into the taxation debate

MONEY & INVESTING

“Don’t talk about religion or politics!” used to be the forewarning given by a spouse before a couple entered a party.  More...

Chamber presents Excellence in Industry Awards

Companies honored for expansion, innovation, community service and more

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2012 Industry Appreciation Week Sept. 17-21, culminating in the Excellence in Industry Awards luncheon on Sept. 20 at the Hilton Naples.  The following awards were presented:  More...