January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Spring break adventures await Outward Bound participants

Collier County high school students looking for a once-in-a-lifetime spring break challenge are encouraged to apply for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound Leadership Program, a wilderness expedition that builds young leaders using service, community, More...

Learn about college financial aid

Parents and guardians of college-bound high school students are invited to attend any of several evening presentations about financial aid scheduled at area high schools. More...

AAUW has scholarships for women returning to school

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

Hunger Walk aims to reach $1 million

It’s time again to get your walking shoes ready for the fifth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The popular event will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, at Miromar Outlets, Estero.  More...

Painting Florida’s natural history

Artist will lecture on opening day of exhibit at Collier County Museum

At an early age, Hermann Trappman became fascinated with the origins of Florida and its early inhabitants. Eventually, he turned to art to express his findings about the distant past. 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...

BIG DAVE’S POLAR PLUNGE

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CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Garden Club welcomes landscape designer, master gardener and author Susan Morrison as guest speaker at the club’s next meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Moorings Presbyterian Church.  More...

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Check in to TheatreZone for a timeless classic with intrigue, tragedy and romance

Mark Danni has a passion for what he calls “the lost treasures of Broadway,” and TheatreZone’s upcoming “Grand Hotel” is a production he’s dreamed of since he got the big break to play percussion in the orchestra p More...

Young artists will share stage with The Bach Ensemble

Once a year, as part of its community outreach to the youth of Southwest Florida, The Bach Ensemble offers young vocalists and instrumentalists the opportunity to perform a baroque piece of their choice before professional judges.  Those judged More...

Free art fairs, concerts coming up this weekend

Looking for some free fun in the fresh air this weekend? More...

Writing contest announced for Celebration of Reading

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and children’s author Andrea Beaty announce the Celebration of Reading writing contest for students in grades three through five in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties.  More...

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Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton hosted the second of four CEO briefings of the academic year at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

All welcome at YMCA open house

The Greater Naples YMCA invites everyone to an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The center is at 5450 YMCA Road, at the corner of Pine Ridge and Airport-Pulling roads. More...

Cruise to fabulous Fakahatchee Island

The Friends of Fakahatchee hosts a series of coastal cruises through the mysterious mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands. Dates for the season are: Sunday, Jan. 13; Saturday, Feb. 2; Friday, Feb. 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 Jan. 7-11:   More...

Master Gardeners share their knowledge

A new series of garden workshops presented by the Collier County UFL/ IFAS Extension Master Gardeners begins Thursday, Jan. 10, and continues every Thursday through March 14. Sessions take place from 10-11:30 a.m. More...

Business News

MONEY BALLIN’

Amateur baseball players have a major impact on the local economy

THEY ARE AS ANONYMOUS AS TOURISTS IN rental cars crawling along U.S. 41 or strangers seated at the next table in restaurants. More...

Getting in shape pays huge dividends

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A predominant 2013 New Year’s resolution for U.S. adults will be weightrelated. More...

Courageous business leaders know how to face their fears

It’s a tricky time to be a leader. With the economy so unforgiving, making smart business decisions is critical. More...