August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Volunteers needed to help spread the Junior Achievement message

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida invites volunteers to help spread the Junior Achievement message throughout area classrooms this fall. More...

Speakers sought for STEM Conference

The 2013-14 STEM Conference presented by Collier County Public Schools is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at Golden Gate High School. More...

Public can help teachers connect with their classrooms

The amount of exercise middle school students get can directly affect their grade point average and enhance their academic performance. More...

Keep Collier Beautiful encourages the creation of wildlife habitats

Nearly 40 Collier County residents gathered at The von Liebig Art Center recently for the inaugural Community Wildlife Habitat seminar hosted by Keep Collier Beautiful and GreenCare. More...

Pitch in to clean up Marco beach

Beachgoers of all ages are invited to help make a clean sweep of the shores of Marco Island by pitching in for the city of Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee’s beach cleanup on Sunday, Aug. 18. Meet at 8 a.m. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples invites Buckeyes, friends and fans to happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Seasons 52, just south of the main entrance to Mercato on U.S. 41. Those who are interested can stay for dinner. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

deconstructing STUFF

Toronto photographer Todd McLellan disassembles objects in ‘Things Come Apart’

TODD MCLELLAN LIKES TO TAKE things apart. The first time, he was around 5. He wanted to know what the interior of his small toy car looked like. So he took a hammer to it. More...

Annual contest off to a strong start

WRITING CHALLENGE

The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge started only a week ago, but entries are already piling into our inbox. More...

AUDITION CALLS

TheatreZone has roles to fill   Auditions for roles in productions of TheatreZone’s ninth season will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15. More...

Canine concierges get attention at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

More and more people are lingering longer and longer in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa — children in air conditioning with their swimsuits dripping, small huddles of hotel employees carrying on and on, globe-trott More...

Backpack distribution paves the way back to school for Immokalee children

Lipman Produce, in partnership with Pacific Tomato Growers, distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 1,400 Immokalee elementary and middle school students in preparation for their return to the classroom. More...

When and where to get on the bus

School bus stops and schedules for Collier County Public Schools are available online in advance of the first day of school Monday, Aug. 19. More...

Weekend bash for families facing first day of school

Whole Foods Market hosts a Backto School Bash at its Mercato location beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18.  The first 50 families to arrive on Saturday will receive a goody bag (one per family). More...

Learn about orchids from the experts

Members of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance lead free classes on growing orchids in Southwest Florida from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21, at Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs. More...

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ A group of attorneys, staff, family and friends from the Naples office of Quarles & Brady is collecting pledges for their participation in the third annual Camp Boggy Creek Challenge bike ride that takes place Saturday, Sept. 7, in Eustis. More...

Business News

Butchers

Local meat cutters compete against big chains

Born in Bavaria, Germany, Annette Trossbach of North Fort Myers says that when she was growing up abroad, there was a butcher shop in every village. More...

Detroit offers lessons about the complexity of municipal bankruptcy

MONEY & INVESTING

In the wake of depressions and recessions, personal and corporate bankruptcies become all too common. Most recently, several municipal bankruptcies have been declared, most notably Detroit’s bankruptcy. More...

Streamlining regulatory processes could spur growth

CHAMBER MATTERS

In our last Chamber Matters, we reviewed local history and how it has influenced our current business climate, as well as recent progress we have made. More...