May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Help out at summer kickoff beach fest

Ocean Kids Junior Lifeguard Beach Camp needs a few good men and women to help ensure the success of its beach festival/summer kickoff for kids. The fun takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Lowdermilk Park. More...

Floridians’ consumer confidence hits post-recession high

Floridians’ consumer confidence rose two points in May to 81, a third straight month of increases for a post-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey.  More...

Pelican Bay Founders Fund awards 29 scholarships

Number of students in program approaches 100

The Pelican Bay Founders Fund Inc. has awarded 29 Collier County students with $8,000 scholarships for college and post high school education beginning in 2013. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Gulfshore Rotary Club has presented the city of Naples two new beach wheelchairs for use at Lowdermilk Park. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The 2013 Nancies

The annual offbeat Florida Weekly arts critic awards

IT’S THE CLOSE OF ANOTHER ARTS SEASON, and time for my irreverent, offbeat and highly subjective Nancies Awards.  Don’t Do It Without Your Fez On Award  >> Lil’ Ed of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials  More...

‘Garage Sale Mystery’ in production for TV movie

Story is based on Naples author’s first novel

In March 2011, I offered a review of Neapolitan Suzi Weinert’s first novel, “Garage Sale Stalker,” and also reported on the roles of the Naples Press Club Authors & Books Festival, Jeff Schlesinger of Barringer Publishing and ed More...

Improv veteran set to teach summer classes

The Naples Performing Arts Center introduces the NPAC Improv Troupe led by Jim Corsica, who has 25 years of experience in improv artistry and more than 30 years of acting experience.  Mr. More...

Archive project puts theater’s history in the spotlight

As The Naples Players’ 60th anniversary approached last year, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to organize and digitize a treasure trove of photos, articles, awards and other artifacts collected through the years. More...

Conservancy signing up summer volunteers

Conservancy of Southwest Florida needs summer volunteers at its newly renovated campus just south of The Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road.  More...

Help available for passport applicants

Staff from the Collier County Clerk of Courts office will work Saturday, June 8, at three locations to help citizens complete passport applications. Hours and locations are:  ¦ 8-11 a.m. More...

Eagle Scout candidates add comfort and flora at airport

Two Naples high school students have completed Eagle Scout projects at the Naples Municipal Airport observation deck, making the area more inviting and comfortable for visitors. More...

Royal Palm Academy students lauded for giving

The students of Royal Palm Academy have raised almost $4,000 this year for area charities through their participation in Charity for Change, a nonprofit program that recognizes students for their charitable works and for being good citizens.  More...

Business News

JOBS REBOUND

Low -wage positions replace higher-paying ones, studies say

REMEMBER WHEN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 3.3 percent? More...

Perform a P&C annual checkup

MONEY & INVESTING

An annual physical checkup is a good idea. The annual financial review, as well, is a common and smart practice. And so, too, there should be an annual review of your property and casualty, or P&C, insurance. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A panel discussion about alternative financing methods for business owners and entrepreneurs takes place from 9 a.m.  More...