December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Holiday spending tips can help ensure a healthy financial outlook for 2013

Between travel, holiday parties, charitable giving and gifts, the expenses can add up — and lead to credit card debt and overspending. More...

Make plans for field trips and presentations at Rookery Bay

Registration is open for the almost 40 field trips as well as the keynote presentation taking place during the ninth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival, hosted Jan. 18-20 by the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  More...

Heads up for traffic deputies

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. 10-14:   More...

Three cheers for new youth program at the Y

The Greater Naples YMCA introduces cheerleading to its youth sports program in January, adding to t-ball, soccer, basketball and volleyball programs already in place.  More...

Happy holidays from historic Palm Cottage

As is its longstanding tradition, the Naples Historical Society has decorated Naples’ oldest house, the circa 1895 Palm Cottage, for the Christmas season. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

CHECK THIS LIST TWICE

Some not-so-typical holiday shows are coming to town

SOME FOLKS LIKE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTmas in traditional ways.  They’re the ones who went to see the Miami City Ballet dance “The Nutcracker” at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples.  They’re the ones enjoying More...

Two exhibits, one reception at The von Liebig

The Naples Art Association presents “National Art Encounter 2012-13” and the “Members’ Gallery All-Media Exhibition” at The von Liebig Art Center. More...

Photos

A favorite holiday tradition among young thespians, their friends and families is the KidzAct production of “The Nutcracker Goes Pop!” The youth troupe of The Naples Players presents the More...

Get to know JOE as part of a night out in Naples

There’s a new, free ride in town with the arrival of the Jump On Express — or JOE — starting Thursday, Dec. 6. More...

’Tis the season to give to toy and food drives

Here are some organizations that are collecting toys and other gifts to give to the less fortunate this holiday season:   ¦ Fallen Angel Tattoo Studio presents the inaugural “Tats for Tots” holiday fundraiser, with all contributions More...

Help prepare food for delivery to storm-ravaged Haiti

Since the first days after the storm in late October, volunteers and staff from Naples-based Hope for Haiti, operating out of Les Cayes in southern Haiti, have been distributing emergency relief buckets and medical supplies to those hardest hit by Hu More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples holds its holiday party from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Marbella Lakes Clubhouse, 6678 Marbella Lane. More...

High school seniors line up for All-Star Football Classic

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...

Kids invited to ‘Golf with ‘Giver’

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

Business News

Charters chart big-growth course

Charter schools — tuition-free schools funded by taxpayers, reviewed for quality by a nonprofit oversight board and often managed by a for-profit business or a public agency — have exploded with growth in Southwest Florida.  More...

Fix your finances in 2013 by starting to plan now

MONEY & INVESTING

As a new year approaches, new resolutions will abound. Besides resolutions to lose weight or enroll in a gym, you might think about some resolutions for building a better financial future for yourself.  More...