December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Philanthropy, volunteer efforts make men stand out

The annual Men of Distinction Awards honor 10 men for their dedication and philanthropic service to benefit the children of Collier County. More...

Blood supplies need replenishing

The Community Blood Center is asking people to give the gift of life this holiday season. The only cost is your time, and the payoff of one donation can be up to three lives saved.  More...

Wine fest artist all caught up after a premature start

Here comes the sun! At least that’s what Ella Sterling, child artist for the 2013 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, thinks. Ella’s original watercolor painting will be auctioned at the grand tasting and auction Saturday, Feb. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

2013 NEW YEAR’S EVE GUIDE

USHER OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW.

Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free.  New Year’s Eve on Third Street South Party atmosphere all along Third Street South. Free. 434-6533; www.thirdstreetsouth.com   More...

United Arts Council names newest Stars in the Arts

The newest stars on the local horizon are seven Neapolitans who have been named 2013 Stars in the Arts by the United Arts Council of Collier County. More...

COMING UP AT THE PHIL

Here’s some of what’s ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances or classes, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.   More...

Statewide count not just for the birds

Ready to count the snowbirds?  Grab your binoculars and a notebook, and plan to get out in the bushes and swamps and get your feet wet. It’s the 113th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Through Jan. More...

Champions For Learning taps Collier teachers and men of distinction

31 educators in the running for Golden Apples

The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program’s 2012-13 Teachers of Distinction were announced Dec. 13 in surprise classroom visits to their schools. 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. 24-28:  Monday, Dec. 24   ¦ Pine Ridge Road and U.S. More...

Business News

Wheels of progress

Looking back at early local businesses

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSINESS WASN’T always performed at hyper speed with the aid of satellites, gigabytes, e-mail, texting and driving in climate-controlled cars to meet clients in Starbucks.  Once, making a sales call meant a horseback or c More...

The new round of easing: Is it good or bad for investors?

MONEY & INVESTING

The Federal Reserve Bank announced a new round of quantitative easing Dec. 12 aimed at bolstering the U.S. economy. The central bank said it would continue buying U.S. 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...