January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Animal-therapy pioneer headlines community forum

The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy welcomes veterinarian Alan Beck, a pioneer researcher in the field of the human-animal bond, as the featured speaker at a community forum Saturday, Feb. 16, at Moorings Park.  More...

Naples Museum of Art shares vision with the visually impaired

The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and Lighthouse of Collier Inc., a center for blindness and vision loss, have joined forces to enable visually impaired patrons to experience “Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artist More...

Junior Achievement opens Naples office

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has opened a satellite office in Naples. At 6615 Hillway Circle, Suite 202, the new office will help the organization better serve students, schools and volunteers in Collier County. More...

Learn about college financial aid

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...

Robb & Stucky International celebrates grand opening with a benefit evening

Robb & Stucky International celebrates the grand opening of its downtown Naples showroom with keynote speaker and bestselling author Thom Filicia at a gala fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.  More...

More luxurious rooms than ever at the Inn on Fifth

On the heels of a multi-million dollar makeover, the Inn on Fifth has completed an $18-million expansion project, adding 32 new club level suites and bringing a new standard of luxury to trendy Fifth Avenue South. 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 Jan. 21-25:  Monday, Jan. 21   ¦ U.S. More...

Car seat inspections free

Kohl’s Kids Safety Program and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida will be providing free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Area theaters speak about cursing ... and nudity and honesty … on stage

IT’S BEEN THE BUZZ IN THE LOCAL THEATER COMmunity for the past few weeks: Two weeks before Neil Simon’s “Rumors” was scheduled to open at Cape Coral’s Cultural Park Theater this month, the board of directors cancelled th More...

Cheers! Celebrity autographs adorn martini glasses

Naples International Film Festival’s third annual Celebrity Martini Glass Auction promises to be the toast of the town Monday, Feb. 18, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. More...

‘Topographical jewelry’ shines at Naples Masters Winter Art Festival

The Naples Masters Winter Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads. More...

Hodges U. names John R. Wood Humanitarian of the Year

John R. Wood has been named Humanitarian of the Year for 2013 by Hodges University in recognition of his spirit of benevolence and public service.  More...

Rockin’ on the Bay free concerts are crowd-pleasers

The second in a new series of free Saturday-night concerts at Bayfront Place drew more than 5,000 people to the center Saturday night, Jan. 12. More...

‘Moonlight on the Marsh’ lecture features FGCU wetlands expert

William Mitsch, director of FGCU’s Everglades Wetland Research Park, will discuss Florida Everglades restoration, Gulf of Mexico pollution and long-term plans for the Naples research park during a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

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Youth Haven seeks vehicle donations

Through a program called Collier Cars 4 Kids in partnership with Naples Auto Donation Center Inc., Youth Haven now welcomes vehicle donations. Collier Cars 4 Kids provides a convenient alternative to selling or trading in their automobiles. More...

Pets on Third promises a world of fun

With the theme of “Pets Around the World,” the fourth annual Pets on Third takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, along Third Street South. More...

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT

Here are some lectures and workshops coming up:

¦ Nancy Shuster leads a writing workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April at the community center at Fleischhmann Park. New and veteran writers can receive help and encouragement in writing their life stories, poetry, essays, etc. More...

Miromar Design Center offers inside tips for outdoor living

Open the sliders, ignite the outdoor fireplace and let the entertaining begin. It’s the time of year for Florida homeowners to blend the lines between indoors and out. With help from Miromar Design Center, that transition can be seamless.  More...

Scanner can detect fake IDs at events where alcohol is sold

Drug Free Collier offers free loaners

In 2011, alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Collier County Sheriff ’s Office and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco cited 60 locations for selling alcohol to a minor.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The St. William Rosary Makers hold their 20th annual fundraising luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Vineyards Country Club. Guest speaker will be Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Dewane.  More...

Business News

GREAT BUSINESS IDEAS

That have never been tried in SWFL

IT’S TRUE. YOU CAN GET RICH, OR AT LEAST make a satisfying living, if you just think of one great business idea, and put it into practice. More...

Young adults face significantly higher health-care costs

MONEY & INVESTING

In the world of money and investing, there are few things about which we all can agree. More...

BBB: Too good to be true? It’s probably a scam

The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year. This list of top scams of 2012 was gathered from a variety of sources, including consumers and federal agencies.  More...