October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

CCSO deputies on the road for traffic enforcement patrol

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. 15-19:   More...

Sign up for AARP safe driving classes

AARP driver safety classes are coming up as follows:  ¦ Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19: 9 a.m. to noon at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Call 394 8780 to sign up.  More...

Clerk of courts to consolidate, relocate services offered in courthouse annex

Effective Monday, Oct. 15, customers will file civil, criminal, traffic and appeal cases, as well as related court documents, in the Collier County Clerk of Court’s customer service department on the first floor of the courthouse annex.  More...

Edison plans open house on every campus

Edison State College is hosting a collegewide open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at its campuses in Naples, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and LaBelle. Attendance is free and open to all current and prospective students.  More...

WALK THE WALKS

¦ The 10th annual Southwest Florida Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising and awareness event takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at Estero Community Park. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m., entertainment begins at 9:30 a.m. More...

Make your post-Thanksgiving exercise plans now

Registration is open for the eighth annual Arthrex Iron Joe Turkey Ride set for Sunday, Nov. 25. Cyclists can choose the distance and the pace. More...

Sign up now for adventure race

Registration is open for the third annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race, a 3K kayak and 4K trail run that takes place Saturday morning, Dec. 8, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road in Naples.  More...

Shelter staff offers clinical therapy for victims of domestic violence

As part of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month initiative, the center is hosting events to raise awareness about abuse as well as providing details about life-transforming programs and servic More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

THEATRICAL TRANSFORMATION

The Broadway Palm Theatre evolves over 20 years

THE BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE IS NO MORE. More...

‘Jump to the left’ for cult film with a wacky shadow cast

With Halloween around the corner, it’s a great time to think about the cult favorite audience-participation movie “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The 1975 film adaptation of a British rock musical is shown monthly at the Calusa Nature More...

Comic opera opens new season of the Met in area movie theaters

The 2012-13 season of “The Met: Live in HD” opens in theaters across the country on Saturday afternoon, Oct. More...

Doing the right thing is the right thing to do

The Naples Police Department is encouraging local youth to be conscientious community stewards with a new program that honors them for doing “the right thing.”  That wide heading could include acts of kindness and generosity, overcom More...

Voters urged to consider using 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...

Public forum focuses on constitutional amendments

The League of Women Voter of Collier County invites the public to a free forum about the Constitutional amendments that will on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. The 11 proposed amendments will be the focus of attention beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Tourism tax collection sets record

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that tourist development tax collections for fiscal year 2011-12 set a new record with a total of $14,898,250. More...

Marco shred party has something for everyone

IberiaBank on Marco Island holds a document-shredding party and Family Physical and Financial Fitness event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ The inaugural NCH Auxiliaries Golf Classic takes place Thursday, Oct. 18, at Mustang Country Club at Lely Resort. The shotgun start is at noon; awards and dinner will follow the competition. More...

Fishing for courage at Hamilton Harbor

Tournament raises funds for amputee organization

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

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Shelter programs designed to prevent, protect, prevail

In Naples and Collier County, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes the lead year-round in helping bring to light the facts on a social epidemic that affects one in four women and one in seven men in their lifetimes. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The League of Women Voters of Collier County will hear from Tiffany Smith, tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, at its monthly meeting Friday, Oct. 12, at the Hilton Naples. More...

Business News

Do I hear $3 million for a Chinese vase?

MONEY & INVESTING

With the rapid expansion of the number of Chinese millionaires and billionaires, an entirely new alternative investment asset class began emerging by 2005. This asset class has grown to be valued at more than $1 billion as of 2011 year end.  More...