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Eighth-graders invited to learn about Lorenzo Walker tech school

Lorenzo Walker Technical High School hosts an information night for prospective students and their families at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The school is at 3702 Estey Ave. The evening is designed for current eighth-graders and their families.  More...

New charter school will open for 2013-14

Gulf Coast Charter Academy South has partnered with the Collier County School District to open a VPK-8 charter school. More...

Drive carefully; traffic deputies are watching

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be posted for traffic enforcement details the week of March 11-15:   More...

Walk or run in Race for the Cure

Thousands of Southwest Floridians will lace up their running or walking shoes to raise awareness of breast cancer at the seventh annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, March 9, at Coconut Point. More...

Building bridges between ‘The Arts & Alzheimer’s’

People challenged by Alzheimer’s and other associated dementias are invited to “The Arts and Alzheimer’s,” a six-week program under the auspices of the Lifelong Learning program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Cleveland Club of Southwest Florida holds its spring dinner dance Tuesday evening, March 19, at Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club. Happy hour begins at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be by Richie D., “The Man of Many Voices.”  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Guarding the ’GLADES

Corkscrew exhibit celebrates seven pioneers and advocates

“GUARDIANS OF THE EVERGLADES,” A MULtimedia exhibit of artworks by Connie Bransilver, Clyde Butcher and Nicholas Petrucci, opens at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on Saturday, March 9, with a reception honoring Ed Carlson’s 44 years as d More...

Passover meets emancipation in ‘Whipping Man’

Director Matt Pfeiffer believes that great plays must ask great questions. He also believes that “The Whipping Man,” which opens March 15 under his direction for Gulfshore Playhouse, lives up to that requisite. More...

Arnold McCuller to headline ‘Alive in the World’ concert

Evening benefits Easter Seals Florida autism programs

Si n ge r/ songwriter Arnold McCuller will headline the 2013 “Alive in the World” concert to benefit Easter Seals Florida. More...

Bicyclists set to get in motion for amputee organization

Bob Ayres has three legs. One he was born with. Two are prosthetic: a Symbionic leg for his low-key days and a Cheetah foot for when he wants to run around. Mr. Ayres was hit by a speeding car as he was changing a tire on the side of the road. More...

Six educators picked to receive Golden Apples for 2013

Students in six Collier County classrooms received bushels of golden delicious apples while their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards on Tuesday, March 5. More...

Catch up with classmates at alumni group events

¦ The Naples Iowa Club invites friends and alumni of the University of Iowa to watch basketball and socialize over refreshments on Saturday afternoon, March 9, at Big Al’s Sports Grill, 8004 Trail Blvd. The game starts at 2:20 p.m. More...

With their sights set on college, eighth-graders make a promise

Forty students from Collier County middle schools are the newest inductees into the Take Stock In Children scholarship and mentoring program sponsored by Champions For Learning- The Education Foundation of Collier County.  More...

‘Walk For Wishes’ stepping out at FGCU

The “Walk For Wishes” 5K walk/run to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida sets out Saturday morning, March 16, on the recreation field at Florida Gulf Coast University.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. More...

Upcoming AARP driving classes

The AARP offers driver safety classes to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers older than 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

Protect personal devices from unwanted invasions

From phishing e-mail to unsecured websites to smishing texts, technology can be a minefield for hackers and scammers. More...

Rookery Bay annual meeting

The Friends of Rookery Bay welcome fisherman, artist and former host of television’s “Tarpon Bay Tales” fishing show Alex Suescun as guest speaker at the organization’s annual meeting set for 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Mr. More...

Business News

Business by the busload

William Cooper drove a busload of travelers down through the South Florida countryside last week, wending his way toward Fort Myers. More...

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MONEY & INVESTING

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The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is on a roll

CHAMBER MATTERS

The last 12 months have been the best for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce since 2006. More...