May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Hertz signs on to bring jobs, caché to Lee County

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Renaissance Academy has Europe excursions

FGCU program invites new topics, teachers for lectures

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University is sponsoring two trips to Europe in September. Space is available for RA members and others to join a 15-day tour of Spain and Portugal and/or an eight-day trip to Tuscany.  More...

Foundation grant will help Catholic Charities fight homelessness in Collier

The Community Foundation of Collier County has awarded $52,000 to Catholic Charities of Collier County. Funding for the grant was leveraged by the Women’s Initiative Network and The Martin Foundation to match dollars awarded by the U.S. More...

Rescue group needs kitten, cat supplies

Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue holds a “Kitten Shower” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Petco, 6424 Naples Blvd. More...

HIT THE LINKS

¦ Community School of Naples hosts the 16th annual “Seahawk Scramble” Saturday, May 18, at the Hideout Golf Club. A buffet lunch and auction take place after the game. Registration is $200 per golfer. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Green Day’s hit album becomes a rock opera

Actress Alyssa DiPalma likes to describe the punk rock opera “American Idiot” as “an assault on your senses, in the best way possible.”  More...

ArtsNaples World Festival celebrates Latin America

ArtsNaples World Festival 2013, a celebration of the fine and performing arts of Latin America, takes place May 10-14 at several venues throughout town. More...

Artwork illustrates the healing process for domestic violence survivors

“Inner Worlds of Domestic Violence Survivors III,” an exhibit of works by participants in the Healing Arts program offered by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, opens Saturday, May 11, at the Baker Museum of Art at Artis—N More...

Diamond engagement ring will go to last man (or woman) standing

Mark Loren Designs is calling for entries of soon-to-be betrothed couples who have compelling love stories and exceptional endurance. More...

Help Stamp Out Hunger by giving to U.S. Postal Service food drive

Letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service will collect food left at residential mailboxes across America on Saturday, May 11. Postal customers are asked to put nonperishable items in their mailboxes or in a bag attached to the mailbox.  More...

Conservancy guide learns about ‘Our English Class’ at Clam Pass

Guiding a recent Conservancy of Southwest Florida nature walk at Clam Pass, I noticed fellow guide Myrtle Snyder, who was not scheduled that day, leading an unusual group of her own — several Haitians who were new arrivals to our country. More...

Sign up for a safe-driving refresher

The AARP offers classes to help older drivers refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers older than 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Registration is $14 per person, $12 for AARP members. More...

Lighthouse of Collier has a new home

Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss celebrates its fourth birthday with an open house at its new location from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. More...

Protected Harbor gets matching plege

An anonymous donor has made a matching funds pledge of $250,000 — with a deadline of July 29 — to Protected Harbor to help fund a Christian Care Group Home for developmentally disabled men whose parents are advanced in age or in poor heal More...

Business News

angel$ among us

How a group of wealthy investors could help shape Southwest Florida’s economic landscape

IT WAS THE BEST OF ECONOMIC TIMES; IT was the worst of economic times. In 2010, a pool of retired and working executives who live in Southwest Florida decided to get into the business of investing in other, generally younger versions of themselves. More...

Emotions impact U.S. equity valuations

MONEY & INVESTING

The U.S. stock market continues to rise and the S&P 500 closed at 1,614, an all-time high closing, on Friday, May 3. Thirteen years ago, in March 2000, the S&P had its first closing over 1,500. The second attempt was in October 2007. 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...