April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Jewish Family & Community Services provides holiday meals

For the third year, Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida partnered with four local congregations to provide Passover meals through a program called “Seder in a Box.”  More...

Gene Doyle Memorial Fishing Tournament inspires the next generation of adventurers

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY   Anglers from ages 6 to 60-plus will take to the backwaters seeking adventure and friendship in memory of Gene Doyle the weekend of May 3-5. More...

AARP classes for older drivers

The AARP offers classes to help older drivers refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. 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 15-19 Monday, April 15 ¦ Collier Boulevard and Oakridge Middle School – Aggressive driving ¦ Vanderbilt Beach and More...

Avow community service to remember loved ones

Avow invites those who have lost a loved one to a community memorial service at 7 p.m. More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ Quail Creek Country Club hosts a golf tournament to benefit Adopt-ASoldier on Friday afternoon, April 26. Registration is $100 for Quail Creek members and $125 for others. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Come Out and Play

IF THE BEACH BOYS AND THE SEX PISTOLS HAD musical offspring, they might sound a lot like …well, The Offspring. More...

Fear of flying leads to laughs on Marco stage

The Island Theater Company on Marco Island presents the comedy “Mama Won’t Fly” April 18-May 4 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Co-sponsors are Joseph Lang, M.D., and First National Bank of the Gulf Coast.  More...

Vallez Studio Gallery closing

‘Nestled in the Cove’ coming soon

After more than 40 years in Naples, the Vallez Studio Gallery will close its doors for good on Saturday, April 27. A prominent figure of the local art scene, artist Jerry Vallez died in September 2012. More...

Get ready, get set, make a splash with paddles

Kayaking enthusiasts might want to consider taking a long weekend April 13-16, when two paddling events dovetail in Collier County. More...

Temple celebrates Israel’s birthday

All are welcome to “Israel @65,” a celebration of the 65th birthday of Israel, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Temple Shalom.  Israeli food, including children’s meals with kosher hot dogs, will be served. More...

Summer camp counselors needed on Marco Island

The city of Marco Island is accepting applications for counselors to work this summer at Camp Mackle. More...

Do The Right Thing

Catch kids doing good deeds and nominate them for awards

The Naples Police Department conducts a monthly Do The Right Thing awards ceremony to recognize students for making the right decisions and “doing good things.” More...

Naturalist-photographer shares passion for Fakahatchee orchids

They call it “Fakahatchee Fever,” the irresistible urge to immerse oneself in the beauty and wilds of the Fakahatchee Strand. More...

ESC, Collier Child Care Resources announce Early Childhood Conference

Collier Child Care Resources presents the sixth annual Early Childhood Conference in partnership with Edison State College from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at ESC-Collier Campus. More...

Boston College alumni plan luncheon

Boston College alumni, family and friends are invited to join the school’s eighth annual National Day of Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Matthew’s House. More...

Business News

Work springs from Hope

Nonprofit group trains mentally ill people for mainstream jobs

AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING AT HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida is work. Learning to work. Building a strong work ethic, finding employment and members making themselves valued employees.  More...

High frequency trading: The biggest gorillas in the investment jungle

MONEY & INVESTING

High frequency trading, or HFT, is often described as computers taking advantage of equity investors, especially the “little guy.” It has been blamed for May 6, 2010’s equity crash that took prices down about 9 percent within an aft More...

Research reveals common concerns among major employers

Workforce Now is a regional research initiative to identify current and future talent requirements for the five counties of Southwest Florida. More...