January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Schools host financial aid information nights

Parents and guardians of collegebound 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...

Alternative transportation takes shape in SWFL

A major road-widening project this year aimed at clearing congestion near U.S. 41 and County Road 951 in Collier County is just one example of how officials are catching up with population growth, and preparing for more.  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. 14-18:   More...

Pick your topic and attend a lecture

Here are some lectures and workshops coming up:   ¦ Paul Moler discusses “Faunal Surveys in Southern Vietnam” Friday evening, Jan. More...

Norris Home Furnishings makes authors at home for First Book-Collier County

Avid readers everywhere are interested in the creative world of their favorite authors. What inspires them? Where do they write? Do they surround themselves with items that help them flesh out their characters, story lines and plots? More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

BEST BLUES UNDER THE SUN

Sunshine Blues Festival brings big names together

Ask blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi about the Sunshine Blues Festival, and she immediately says, “It’s gonna be fun! It’s gonna be really good.”  That’s both a promise and declaration.  More...

Harmon-Meek Gallery celebrates a golden season

2013 marks the 50th Season for Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples. Since opening on Jan. 15, 1964, the gallery has directly represented major American artists or their estates. More...

Local photographers in the spotlight at Miromar Design Center exhibit

Miromar Design Center hosts an exhibit of works by 10 Southwest Florida photographers Jan. 11-31. More...

Salvation Army learning center will serve Collier kids

Myra Janco Daniels chairs $5 million effort

With Myra Janco Daniels, the founding president and CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, at the helm, a new Salvation Army “living and learning” center to serve Collier County youth, especially latch-key children from kindergarten More...

Learn to meet and greet with style with Toastmasters

Have you ever felt awkward at a networking event or party, wondering what to say or do? Mixing and mingling is an art, and there are secrets for how to do it well. More...

State supervisor of elections association offers scholarships

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office is accepting applications for the 2013 Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Jimmy Whitehouse Scholarship, which awards $1,200 to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted as ful More...

‘Growing’ charitable children

Raising charitable children is the subject of a fundraising program sponsored by Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Naples Botanical Garden. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island has the pedal to the metal getting ready for the ninth annual Marco Island Car Show set for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Marco Island Healthcare Center on San Marco Road.  More...

AARP offers safe driving classes

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...

Orchid experts will discuss Cuba trip to search for Fakahatchee’s lost orchids

The Fakahatchee Strand is known for many of the rarest orchids in the United States, some of which also grow a little farther south in western Cuba along with a few species that were wiped out by collectors in Florida.  More...

Three cheers for the Charity Classic from donors, students, staff, volunteers

The Immokalee Foundation’s sixth annual Charity Classic Celebration — a pro-am golf tournament and gala — raised more than $1.5 million for TIF educational programs for the children of Immokalee. More...

Business News

Latino influence

The Hispanic market continues steady growth

CIRO URQUIOLA KNOWS THE BEFORE AND after of the explosive Hispanic population growth in Southwest Florida. Now a marketing executive at Water One, Mr. Uriquiola worked at WWCL, a Fort Myers radio station, in the mid-1990s. More...

Asset class performance in 2012

MONEY & INVESTING

At year-end, many investors like to review the past investment year to see how the various asset classes performed. More...