March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Holocaust museum shines spotlight on Immokalee foundation

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida chose The Immokalee Foundation as its most recent Community Spotlight Project.  More...

Coalition provides training to help managers, workers recognize human trafficking

The Southwest Florida Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking has launched the “Point of Contact/ Point of Rescue” program to train managers and employees to identify and help potential victims of human trafficking.  More...

Shop Eileen Fisher stores for The Women’s Fund of SWF

Eileen Fisher stores in Naples and Sanibel will donate a portion of the day’s sales Saturday, March 23, to The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida. More...

Half-moon will light up ‘Corkscrew After Hours’

A half-moon promises to create a spectacular night sky for experiencing Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s boardwalk and ancient bald cypress forest at the next “Corkscrew After Hours” on Wednesday, March 20, when the sanctuary stays open More...

Don’t miss Batfish Bash for the Bay

A limited number of tickets remain available for the fourth annual Batfish Bash for the Bay on Saturday, March 16, at Rookery Bay.  More...

Ailing orchids? Ask an expert

Members of the Naples Oerchid Society will diagnose orchid ailments and suggest care techniques from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, outside the visitor center at the Naples Botanical Garden. More...

Legendary angler will share stories

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust holds its third annual Naples banquet Saturday, March 16, at Foxfire Country Club. Guest speaker and legendary angler Flip Pallot will share stories from a lifetime of fishing in Everglades National Park.  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:  Monday, March 18   ¦ U.S. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Toastmaster Academy welcomes speaking coach Kathryn MacKenzie, the author of “Speeches That Will Leave Them Speechless,” to conduct a workshop on going “from preparation to presentation” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

overcoming obstacles

Documentary about MS opens third annual Fort Myers Film Festival

JASON DASILVA WAS 25 YEARS OLD WHEN he fell down on the beach one day while vacationing in St. Martin with his family. More...

The ghost at the keyboard

Writer gives voice to other people’s stories

Naples resident Mary Jane Robinson is a busy writer who makes her living by remaining invisible. She rarely receives any mention in the books she writes for others. More...

Art Briefs

American favorites fill concert program   More...

Legislature inching toward ban on texting while driving

Florida remains one of six states with no ban against texting while driving. More...

Community News

Order now in time for ‘Tulip Tuesday’   Members of the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. More...

Photo

Bargain Box Thrift Store, a mission of Naples United Church of Christ and the oldest church mission thrift store in Naples, recently donated $5,000 — proceeds of the entire day’s sales on More...

Catch up with your classmates

¦ Alumnae of Wellesley College and other Seven Sisters schools are invited to hear from Raymond Starr about “Ancient Roman Daughters and Their Fathers: Law and Society” at a luncheon program beginning at 11:45 a.m. More...

Conservancy volunteer guide digs what turns up at Clam Pass

Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers free, guided walks at Clam Pass through April. I guide walks on Thursday, usually with Judith Laserson. We have fielded many questions regarding the storm-induced closing of the pass.  More...

This really bites: Gallinipper is a super ’skeeter

If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson: big, bold, American-made and likely to be abundant in Florida this summer.  More...

Film explores the Amazonas in search of rare wild orchids

High in the Peruvian Andes, Stig Dalström, the Wild Orchid Man, searches for rare and unknown orchids. These mountains are the birthplace of the Amazon River and home to the legendary rainforest that blankets its basin. In his quest for orchids, Mr. More...

Buy one, get one at Rookery Bay

In recognition of “World Water Day,” visitors to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center enjoy two-forone admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22. Guided trail walks start at 11 a.m. More...

Sign up for a refresher course in safe driving

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...

Jeweler ‘rocks’ around town and 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 semiprecious gemstone from More...

Business News

Casual, creative workplace

Some businesses are telling their employees to relax. Balance your productivity with your rejuvenation. You’ll get more done when you feel less stress.  More...

Accelerating past our financial comfort zones

MONEY & INVESTING

I am 60 and I just bought my first car.  I define “buying my first car” thusly: it requires engaging in a process of test driving multiple cars at multiple dealerships; speaking to various sources who are seasoned in car buying appro 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...