March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Sunset cruise will benefit Freedom Waters

Set sail with the Freedom Waters Foundation on a benefit sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean along with live music by the West Side Tropico band.  More...

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Alternative energy consultant Geoff Trager, right, will discuss “Free Energy: Myths, Maybes and Facts” at the season’s final “Lunch ’n’ Learn” program at the More...

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Grab the family’s Easter baskets and head to the Naples Botanical Garden for the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, March 30. The floppy-eared guest of honor will be on hand from 9 a.m. More...

Heritage Trail Museum celebrates

The Heritage Trail Museum has opened at the headquarters of Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning, 1010 Sixth Ave. S. Displays and articles inform visitors about local history and cultural assets.  More...

PR associations team up for showcase

The Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter and the Florida Public Relations Association-Southwest Florida Chapter have teamed up to present a “Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits” from 8-11 a.m. More...

Naples Backyard History welcomes Doris Reynolds

Naples Backyard History wraps up its speaker series with a presentation by Doris Reynolds, Naples’ official historian, on Wednesday, April 10, at the Old Naples Museum, 1170 Third St. S. Mrs. More...

Brush up on your driving skills

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 over age 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

Republican women plan luncheon fashion show

The Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women hold their spring fashion show and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Arbor Trace in Naples. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Garden Club will present its annual scholarship awards to Angelica Harkoo and Emily Maya at its meeting Monday, April 1, at the Naples Botanical Garden. Ms. Harkoo and Ms. More...

Wiggins Pass festival promises family fun

The annual Wiggins Pass Nature Festival at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Neapolitan UnderGround brings an upright improv act to town

Last year, Derek Perry and Neapolitan Underground, the alternative arts group he founded in 2010, brought the national improv troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to Naples for the first time.  More...

A cappella Voca People land at the Phil

Who are Voca People?  They’re an octet of a cappella singers and beat boxers from the planet Voca, which is behind the sun and where all communication is musical. More...

‘Vagina’ play will benefit Project Help

In support and celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Naples-based Project Help presents “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, April 6, at The Norris Center.  More...

Service dogs more than best friends to stressed veterans

Brian Jones enlisted in the Army in 1981 and served in Delta Force, assigned to covert missions. He achieved the Army’s highest rank — sergeant major — by the time he retired in 2002. More...

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Correction: In last week’s story about peak season, this picture ran on page A8 with an incorrect credit. More...

Learn to ‘Ride Like A Pro” from professional coaches

Naples-based T2 and Philadelphiabased Walton Endurance have paired up to offer a series of intensive cycling training camps in Naples beginning in April. More...

Hop on your bike for an Easter ride

Before digging into the bounty left behind by the Easter Bunny, area cyclists can pedal up to 60 miles with members of the Naples Pathways Coalition and the Naples Velo Club on Sunday, March 31.  More...

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Collier County Museums presents Tampa Bay Times journalist and native Floridian Craig Pittman, the author of “Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida’s Most Endangered Species,&rdqu More...

Food drive aims for 5,300 pounds

Fifth Third Bank partners with Salvation Army

Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) has partnered with The Salvation Army to collect 5,300 pounds of non-perishable food items during the “Feeding our Communities” food drive. More...

Center for Nonprofit Excellence has marketing seminar

“Marketing that WORKS,” a seminar for nonprofits, is set for Thursday morning, April 11, at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Presenter Sue Huff of E. More...

Drive carefully; deputies are watching

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be posted for traffic enforcement details the week of April 1-5:  Monday, April 1  ¦ Pine Ridge Road and Shirley Street – Speeding ¦ Vineyards Boulevard More...

League of Women Voters welcomes child advocate

The League of Women Voters of Collier County welcomes David Lawrence Jr., the founder of The Children’s Movement, as guest speaker at its meeting Monday afternoon, April 1, at the Hilton Naples. Mr. More...

Democrats will hear from gubernatorial hopeful

The Democratic Women’s Club of Collier County meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Best Western in Naples Plaza. Guest speaker will be Nan Rich, who plans to run for governor in 2014. Complimentary brunch will be served. More...

Conservancy cruise becomes classroom for lessons about mangroves and oysters

As the Good Fortune II left the dock on a recent afternoon, the water level was quite low and our passengers remarked about the very visible oysters coating the shore, the prop roots of the mangroves and even the dock pilings.  More...

Friends of Fakahatchee welcome Florida writer

Friends of Fakahatchee hold their annual meeting and dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Everglades Seafood Depot in Everglades City. Guest speaker Jeff Klinkenberg writes about Florida culture in his “Real Florida” column for the St. More...

Business News

Fresh maintenance

Companies use new techniques to solve old problems

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS RIFE WITH COMpanies that offer home improvement services. You won’t have trouble finding one to cut the grass or change the bug screens on your porch. More...

Chasing short skirts and investment hotties

MONEY & INVESTING

Investor behavior trumps all other reasons for a poor return in a portfolio. Sub-par investor behavior is common and costly.  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...