August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) collected enough school supplies to fill 1,000 backpacks during its fifth annual back-to-school drive. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Aug. 26-30:   More...

Southwest Florida sightings dominate panther website

The public has reported hundreds of sightings of Florida panthers to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website launched a year ago, where people can record when and where they saw a panther or its tracks.  As of August 2013, More...

Wolf it down to raise funds for wolf program

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center holds its inaugural “Wolf It Down” eating contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Naples Harley-Davison, 3645 Gateway Ln.  More...

Holistic pet store celebrates grand opening

EarthWise Pet Supply, a national chain that focuses on holistic pet health, celebrates its Naples grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in Pine Ridge Crossings at 2326 Pine Ridge Road. More...

Speakers Assembly of SWF has membership openings

The nonprofit, non-partisan Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida is accepting new members for the 2013- 14 season. More...

Free car seat safety checks

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office can help ensure your child is safely secured in your vehicle(s) through its free car seat inspection service.  Florida law requires parents to use a child restraint system. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members of the Naples IOWA Club invite University of Iowa Hawkeyes fans and alumni to watch the football season’s opening game against Northern Illinois beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Weekend Willie’s, 5310 Shirley St. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Clearly abstract

See how you feel about August exhibit at Bonita art center

PEOPLE GET WEIRD ABOUT abstract art. It makes some feel ill at ease; because they think all art should be representational, they keep trying to see figures or landscapes in the work. More...

Artis—Naples launches ‘Live & Local’ concerts

Drawing on great local talent and bands from throughout the region, Artis—Naples presents “Live & Local,” a series of concerts designed to attract new and younger audiences to the center. More...

Painter finds creative guidance and inspiration in nature

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO

Lynda Fay Braun will tell you right away that, although she loves what modern technology has brought to the creative world, she is a painter at heart. The tactile feel of the brush against the painting surface moves and inspires her. More...

More than a quarter of us speak something other than English

Albert DeBono studied Latin in his Catholic school-going youth, he notes dryly — and a whole lot of help that’s been. More...

Bentley Village residents remember the thrill of new school supplies

Retirees fill more than 100 backpacks for local students

Their own school days are far behind them, but residents of Vi at Bentley Village still remember the thrill of heading back to school with brand new pencils and paper. More...

Sports CLUB celebrates 15 years with a day of fun for families

Families are invited to the Sports CLUB “Let’s Dance-a-Thon” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the club at 3275 Pine Ridge Road. 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...

Humane society welcomes charitable gift annuity contract

The Humane Society Naples’ first charitable gift annuity contract has been established by Pat and Jim Murphy, who have provided many years of volunteer service to the shelter as well as philanthropic support for its programs. More...

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Humane Society Naples’ new animal transport and mobile adoption vehicle, above and below, has hit the road. More...

Resale shop has not-so-shabby bargains

Shabby Cat, a resale shop that benefits Brigid’s Crossing holistic cat sanctuary, has reopened at 956 Second Ave. N. More...

A conference on adult autism

Creating a Future for Adults with Autism hosts “Securing an Inclusive Future for Families” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave. N.  More...

Tickets available for High Holy Days at Beth Tikvah

Tickets are still available for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at Beth Tikvah of Naples, Collier County’s only Conservative synagogue. Rabbi Ammos Chorny will lead the services with assistance from guest Cantor Rebecca Zwiebel.  More...

Business News

Sales up, improving

Florida merchants ring up a sales increase

We’re dressing up, dining out and getting out on the water more often than last year.  Restaurants, clothing stores and boat dealerships helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in sales statewide during the months of April through June.  More...

All-cash real estate deals portend bad news for the long-term

MONEY & INVESTING

Trends in real estate are important to the entirety of the U.S. More...

Business owners invited to share stories of overcoming adversity

Owners of small businesses who have successfully overcome adversity are invited to apply for the 19th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.  BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank coordinate and sponsor the p More...