December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Holidays on the avenue

From Sugden Plaza to the street lamps, trees and window displays, everything is decorated for the holidays on Fifth Avenue South. More...

HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Collier Spay Neuter Clinic always welcomes donations

The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, which spayed or neutered more than 3,500 pets in 2012. Of those procedures, 182 were provided either free or at a substantial discount. More...

Heads up for traffic deputies

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers notice that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 4:  Monday, Dec. 31 ¦ U.S. More...

Businesses to collect men’s suits for Goodwill, Immokalee Foundation

“Suited for Success,” a program to collect gently worn suits and professional menswear for donation to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and The Immokalee Foundation, begins in January at three Naples-area businesses.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘It’s just a tutu’

Traveling tulle is self-portrait photographer’s single prop

BOB CAREY HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE ballet, except for maybe the time he watched his niece dance in “The Nutcracker.” Yet he owns a pink tulle tutu that he wears pretty regularly, usually outdoors. More...

Stellar wine experiences highlight festival auction lots

Sixty-five wine lots of historic proportions will headline the live auction at the Naples Winter Wine Festival on Jan. 26 when 550 guests gather under the auction tent at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. More...

Abraham Lincoln and the Declaration of Independence

ARTS COMMENTARY

I’ve been bouncing around in time lately.  Within a couple days, I saw “Lincoln” (set in 1865) at the movies and “1776” at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota.  More...

Hope for Haiti earns Newman’s Own Foundation grant

Naples-based Hope for Haiti has received an $80,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. More...

Photos

The numbers all added up for Royal Palm Academy students who took part in a statewide math competition before Christmas vacation. More...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?

¦ Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free. ¦ Third Street South 434-6533; www.thirdstreetsouth.com Party atmosphere all along Third Street South. Free. ¦ Sugden Plaza, Fifth Avenue South More...

Fun and education for kids, adults on the calendar at Rookery Bay

The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center has special activities for young visitors during the holiday break from school. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 26-29 and Jan. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Cleveland Club of Southwest Florida celebrates its 15th anniversary with a dinner dance Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club. Snowbirds from the Greater Cleveland area, former residents and guests are welcome. More...

Safe driving classes offered by AARP

The AARP offers driver safety classes designed to reduce a driver’s risk for accidents and tickets. The classes serve as a refresher course but also present new changes in Florida laws. More...

First Baptist Academy students exchange the gift of music

First Baptist Academy middle school string and band students performed a holiday concert for 3- and 4-year-olds in the academy preschool, with the older students taking time afterward to explain their instruments to the curious younger ones. ¦   More...

Business News

Filling the kettles

Local businesses push to help those in need

Don Corder’s new business idea offers little to do with profit. More...

The college conundrum

MONEY & INVESTING

A college education was once deemed a necessity for career success. With costs skyrocketing and a very changed landscape for post college employment, a college education has become a topic of great debate at the kitchen table.  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...