October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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. 8-12:  Monday, Oct. More...

Tiny post office hopes to make a big difference by going pink

The Ochopee Post Office has gone pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Postmaster Nanette Watson wants to sell more Breast Cancer Research stamps than any other U.S Post Office during the month of October.  The pink transformation took pla More...

Retreat offers solutions for adults raising kids, caring for elder parents

Members of the “Sandwich Generation,” those raising children and caring for aging parents, are invited to a free retreat offered by Avow Hospice. “Solutions for the Sandwich Generation” takes place from 2-4 p.m. More...

Local organizations will ‘bless the pets’

Avow Hospice and Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue are holding “Blessing of the Animals” services in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Avow ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. More...

Absentee ballots can make voting much easier than a trip to the polls

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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi is open to alumnae of all Pi Beta Phi collegiate chapters. The first meeting of the 2012-13 season takes place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at a member’s home on Marco Island. More...

Fishing for courage at Hamilton Harbor

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club hosts the fourth annual Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion All-Special Family Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3. More...

WALK THE WALKS

¦ The annual Walk for Life benefitting Pregnancy Resource Center sets out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, along a two-mile route at North Collier Regional Park. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Ringling festival livens up fall in Southwest Florida

WHEN THE RINGLING INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL takes place every October, it’s as if New York City has transported itself south to Sarasota for a few days.  More...

Mod musical opens the season for Naples Players

“Downtown, where all the lights are bright, “Downtown, waiting for you tonight…”   Dawn Lebrecht Fornara knows the lyrics and the energy of “Downtown,” the 1964 No. More...

‘Honor Flight’ documentary opens Naples International Film Festival

The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival will host the east coast premiere of “Honor Flight” as part of the opening-night red carpet gala on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.  More...

Zoo director resigns to take job in Central Florida

David Tetzlaff, executive director of The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, has accepted a position as vice president of zoological operations at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, Fla. More...

Sign up for AARP safe driving class

The next AARP driver safety class led by instructor Greg Johnson is set for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Golden Gate Community Center. More...

Prevent. Protect. Prevail.

Shelter has programs for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1987. Two years later, Congress passed a law designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  More...

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The technicians at First Class Plumbing have gone “Passionately Pink” for October and are accepting donations for Komen for the Cure-SWFL. More...

Chocolatier has a sweet treat for visually impaired children

Children who are blind or visually impaired have a sweet treat in store from Olde Naples Chocolate on Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

Education foundation announces new stragetic direction, new name

The Education Foundation of Collier County has taken a new strategic direction that is reflected in its new name: Champions For Learning.  More...

Edison State, Champions For Learning join forces to get local kids to college

Two local organizations with a passion for learning have teamed together to help 12 Golden Gate High School juniors go to college.  What makes this different?  More...

‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ offers weekend workshop in Everglades

Lady anglers are invited to join an Everglades adventure in fishing set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at Port of the Islands Everglades Resort (optional Everglades excursions offered on Friday, Oct. 12). More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ The fifth annual Physicians Regional Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the American Heart Association’s Collier County Heart Walk is set for Friday, Oct. 12, at The Rookery at Fiddler’s Creek. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. More...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Spirit Girls Night Out  5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club   More...

Business News

Does the Federal Reserve print money?

MONEY & INVESTING

There are plenty of economic issues about which people can agree to disagree — taxation, the accuracy of the CPI as a measure of inflation, stock market valuation, the true level of employment, etc. 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...