January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Chamber president and CEO announces retirement plans

Mike Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Collier Foundation, plans to retire within the next 12 months. He made the announcement to the chamber staff and board of directors Jan. 24.  More...

Kids can shoot hoops for the stars

Because mental fitness and physical fitness go hand-in-hand, the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida is proud to present the annual “Shooting for the Stars” basketball clinic for Collier County kids ages 8-17.  More...

School of Ants at UF collects mounds of insect data from the public

The nationwide School of Ants has set up shop at the University of Florida. Picnickers can relax, however, as none of its “students” are the six-legged variety.  More...

Tips for Florida-friendly landscaping

The Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee sponsors a Florida friendly landscaping exhibition from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

A sweet story of success

Notta Cupcake, the “cake-in-a-cup” dessert created by a 9-year-old Naples entrepreneur, is now available in Whole Foods Markets throughout Florida.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members of the Ferrari Club of America-Naples Chapter will gather at Osteria Tulia for wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by Don Lenner from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The new restaurant is at 466 Fifth Ave. S. More...

AARP safe-driving classes offered in Collier County

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

New to Naples, Mark Loren ‘rocks’ around town as well as at Mercato

Next time you’re visiting an art gallery, a restaurant, a shop or another destination in Naples, or simply strolling down the avenue, keep an eye out for a distinctively decorated rock and you could win a precious or semi-precious gemstone from More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Flipping a FLOP

Playwright turns a musical disaster into a one-man success

MAKING ART IS ALWAYS A GAMBLE, SAYS actor/writer Peter Michael Marino.  Seven years ago, he had the idea to write a show based on “Desperately Seeking Susan,” the popular 1985 movie that starred Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. More...

Naples history becomes alive in ‘Night at the Depot’

Standing next to her shiny 1955 Chevrolet parked at the Naples Depot Museum come Saturday evening, Mrs. More...

Zimbabwe exhibit expands

The striking stone sculptures of Zimbabwe (meaning “great stone house”) return to Naples Botanical Garden Feb. 1-March 24. More...

Catching up with the congressman

It was a year of firsts for 36-yearold Fort Myers resident Trey Radel: his first full year of fatherhood, for one, and his first bid for public office. He considers each an enormous success. More...

Join the celebration honoring 2013 Men of Distinction

The Education Foundation – Champions for Learning honors the 2013 Men of Distinction for their dedication and philanthropic service to benefit the children of Collier County. More...

Consumer confidence dips a bit

Sunshine State survey responses are mixed

Florida’s consumer confidence dipped to 75 down one point from a revised reading of 76 in December, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.  More...

‘Family reunion’ for Seven Sisters

Graduates of the Seven Sisters colleges will gather for the third annual Seven Sisters Artful Reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery, 275 Broad Ave. in Old Naples.  More...

Learn about Calusa landscaping

Archaeologist Theresa Schober, Making History Memorable project director with the Lee Trust for Historic Preservation, will discuss “Calusa Landscapes” at noon Wednesday, Feb. More...

Local history in the spotlight

Naples Backyard History presents archaeologist Bob Carr in the next installment of its free speaker series at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Old Naples Museum, 1170 Third St. S. Mr. 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...

Watch out 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 Feb. 4-8:   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...

Business News

Game grub

Pizza parlors make the most out of Super Bowl

Local pizzerias are gearing up for one of their biggest days of the year — Super Bowl Sunday, among the top five days when Americans turn to pizza as their game day go-to. More...

Apple: Bloom is off the rose

MONEY & INVESTING

Apple was a seemingly perfect technology and investment story, but now the bloom is off the rose. The great story is no longer great enough; the good numbers are no longer good enough. And the stock has plummeted. 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...