November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Watching for traffic violations

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 Dec. 3-7: Monday, Dec. More...

Captains encouraged to get onboard for holiday boat parades

The Village on Venetian Bay hosts its holiday boat parade on Thursday, Dec. 6. Starting around 6:30 p.m., the procession of decked-out boats will make its way down the channel.  More...

GET MOVING

¦ To raise awareness of its campaign to bring a greenway for walking, biking and nature watching from Rookery Bay to Naples Botanical Gardens, the Naples Pathways Coalition is holding a treadmill and spin bike-athon in the front window at lululemon a More...

Kids invited to ‘Golf with ‘Giver’

Children are invited to participate in the inaugural “Golf with Giver” mini-golf tournament teeing off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Coral Cay Adventure Golf, 2205 Tamiami Trail E. More...

All-Star Football Classic set for seniors

The football stars will be out and on the field when the Rotary Club of Naples North presents the fifth annual All-Star Football Classic on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Barron Collier High School. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Always wanted to teach?

Share your knowledge at FGCU Renaissance Academy

The call is out for instructors and course proposals for the coming winter/ spring (January-May) summer (July- August) and fall (October-November) classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy’s 10 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte coun More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Greater Naples AAUW meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way off Pine Ridge Road east of I-75. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

One woman's passion

Stage play is result of lifelong fascination with Charles Dickens

ACTRESS MIRIAM MARGOLYES FELL in love with Charles Dickens when she was 11.  The book was “Oliver Twist” — Dickens’ second.  “I was drawn almost unwillingly into the world he creates… so vivid and powerf More...

Miromar Design Center toasts the holiday season

Holiday entertaining and décor present the perfect opportunity to let your lifestyle shine. More...

Oak Ridge Boys

Still playing after 40 years

Having reached the 40th anniversary of the band’s current lineup, few could blame the Oak Ridge Boys if they decided to slow down their pace. Instead, however, the Oaks seem to be doing just the opposite.  More...

Harnessing the holiday spirit for the dog days ahead

Now that Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has finished distributing 12,000 turkeys and “a whole bunch of potatoes” to some of the more than 160 non-profits it supplies, staff and volunteers can focus on the food bank’s bu More...

Scanner can detect fake I.D.’s at events where alcohol is sold

Drug Free Collier offers free loaners

In 2011, alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco cited 60 locations for selling alcohol to a minor.  More...

’Tis the season for toy drives

Here are some organizations that are collecting toys and other gifts to give to the less fortunate this holiday season:   More...

Lunch & Learn at Rookery Bay focuses on environmental tourism

The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center welcomes John Kiseda, executive director of the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism, as the guest speaker for the next Lunch & Learn lecture starting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 5. Mr. More...

Red Sox spring training tickets set to go on sale

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Boys & Girls Club benefits from gala

The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals has chosen the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County as the beneficiary of its fourth annual gala. More...

University women seek scholarship applicants

The Greater Naples Branch of AAUW is accepting applications for tuition scholarships from women seeking an associate or a bachelor’s degree. More...

Smart911 can enhance emergency response

Because every second counts in an emergency, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the Naples Police Department have partnered to implement Smart911, a database that allows citizens to create a secure safety profile of vital personal and hous More...

Business News

On their own

Self publishing has never been easier. Making it pay is still hard work.

IF YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU, PROVE IT — TO A READER, NOT AN agent.  That challenge, harnessed to new technologies that have spawned a protestant reformation of sorts, allowing authors to publish their own books and reach readers directly, is More...

Savvy moves can help you save on travel

MONEY & INVESTING

Investors are always seeking new ideas for generating returns. They are also positively disposed toward practices that save them money. 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...