October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Education foundation takes on new name to reflect its mission

The board of directors of the Education Foundation of Collier County recently completed a nine-month strategic planning process and rededicated the organization to being “the community catalyst and convener around student learning,” accor More...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Shelter programs designed to prevent, protect, prevail

Here are some programs and events organized by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October:  ¦ “Strut Your Mutt,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

All invited to installation service at Moorings

Rev. Dr. Douglas Learned will be installed as senior pastor at Moorings Presbyterian Church during the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 4. The service will be followed by a complimentary buffet luncheon in Moss Hall. All are welcome.   Dr. 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...

Elections supervisor offers tips for absentee ballot voters

More than 44,000 Collier County voters already have requested absentee ballots for the Nov. More...

Naples Orchid Society preparing for fall sale

The Naples Orchid Society holds its annual fall orchid sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

TV stars will help ‘Crack the Case’ for Sunshine Kids and NCH garden

G.W. Bailey and Tony Denison, stars of the TNT hit show “Major Crimes,” join forces with the Naples Police Department for “Carck the Case,” an afternoon of family fun and investigation Sunday, Nov. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Martin Schoeller searches for ‘a flash of vulnerability and integrity’

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BABIES, LOVERS or the dying, we rarely look anyone directly in the face for extended, uninterrupted periods of time.  It’s considered rude, impolite.  More...

Gulfshore Playhouse opens the season with two by Reza

A pinch of Oscar Wilde. Two dashes of Yasmina Reza. Generous portions of Tony Award winners. Four of them. Six plays in all.  That, very quickly, is the menu for Gulfshore   More...

Film festival will honor Patty and Jay Baker with Voice of the Arts Award

The Naples International Film Festival has named Patty and Jay Baker recipients of the 2012 NIFF Voice of the Arts Award, which will be presented during the festival’s opening night festivities on Thursday, Nov. More...

Naples veteran remembers patrolling on the brink of war

Ray Dearborn, then a 25-year-old United States Navy ensign, was in the middle of the scariest event of the Cold War, the 13 harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.  More...

Sign up for AARP safe driving classes

AARP driver safety classes are offered at various locations. Participants learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and thereby reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. 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. 22-26”  Monday, Oct. More...

Fund helps women get a Fresh Start

The Fresh Start for Abused Women Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County provides financial support to women who have already taken the first steps to getting away, and staying away, from an abusive situation.  More...

Resale boutique targets Angels Undercover

True Fashionistas Designer Resale will donate 10 percent of all sales made from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, to Angels Undercover. More...

Free seminars for ‘Women of Character’

The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida invites women to four free seminars on Thursday evenings at Clive Daniel Home. Here’s the lineup for the “Women of Character” series:  ¦ Oct. More...

Help Friends of the Fakahatchee celebrate orchids

Friends of the Fakahatchee hosts “Celebrating Orchids of the Fakahatchee Strand,” a wine and cheese reception, from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Players Club & Spa in Lely Resort. All are welcome.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Friends and alumni of the University of Iowa gather at Big Al’s Sports Grill, 8004 Trail Blvd., every Saturday to watch football and socialize over food and drink. More...

Business News

FLORIDA SALES RISING

Consumer spending steadily going up

A STEADY INCREASE IN BUSINESS ACROSS DOZens of industries in Florida — from car and boat dealerships to florists and museums — has pushed gross sales figures up to pre-recession levels — although other factors such as unemployment a More...

Federal Reserve’s money printing inspires readers’ inquisitiveness

MONEY & INVESTING

Readers often call or send e-mail after reading my column; but never quite as much volume as was received after “Does the Federal Reserve print money?” column from the first week of October. 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...