October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Habitat for Humanity celebrates 35 years of building homes in Collier

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County celebrates 35 years of building homes in Collier County at an anniversary celebration Thursday, Nov. 14, at First Presbyterian Church. More...

Love That Dress! raises $65,000 for PACE

Nearly 450 smiling faces searched thousands of bargain-priced dresses, shoes and accessories at the third annual Love That Dress! to benefit PACE Center for Girls- Collier at Immokalee. More...

Salvation Army sets sign-up schedule for holiday assistance

The Salvation Army in Collier County will accept Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance applications Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 22-25, at The Salvation Army worship center, 3170 Estey Ave. in Naples. More...

Learn how to use clerk of courts website

Learn how to be your own private investigator by using the Collier County Clerk of Courts website to search public records. A free workshop on how to use www.collierclerk.com will take place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Local Women Lean In to Philanthropy

I DON’T KNOW WHERE I HAVE BEEN, BUT somewhere between the 2010 TEDTalk by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, on the ways women are held back and the way we hold ourselves back; and her groundbreaking 2013 book “Lean More...

Prima Donors: Putting their blue shoe forward

For years, Gay Rebel Thompson gave money to different places for various causes, but she never really thought of herself as a philanthropist because her money went to immediate needs. 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 places the week of Oct. 14-18:  ¦ Monday, Oct. 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...

Parents can learn more about ESE program

Parents of children in the Collier County Public Schools’ Exceptional Student Education program are invited to learn more about the program from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Lely High School. More...

Palmetto Ridge wins voter registration challenge

The results are in, and with 238 voter registration forms received, Palmetto Ridge High School is the winner of the first annual Collier County High School Voter Registration Challenge. More...

Do the right thing

Students set the example for others to follow

Winners of the most recent Do The Right Thing Award sponsored by the Naples Police Department are:   More...

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Zombie events are back from the brink of death

THE ZOMBIES WERE PERTURBED. Every October, for the past six years, they’d gather on the streets of downtown Fort Myers for ZombiCon, staggering and lurching about, looking for fresh brains to suck More...

‘Did you just die, or have you been dead for a while?’ How to be a zombie

What makes a good zombie?  Madison Mitchell’s been one every October for the past six years.  “I’ve gone to ZombiCon every year,” she says. “It’s super cool. It’s great for the area. More...

Just another day in the (trailer) park

Eccentricity, dysfunction, a cockeyed love triangle and bawdy humor leavened by song are all part of the landscape in the closeknit, unpretentious clutch of homes known as Armadillo Acres Trailer Park. More...

Fixing a problem: Clinic offers $5 sterilization for feral cats

If you’re crafty enough to catch a wild cat, the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic has a deal for you: $5 spay/neuter surgery for feral felines next week. More...

Philanthropy runs in the Smith family

Three couples named 2013 Philanthropists of the Year

The Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honors its 2013 Philanthropists of the Year along with multiple volunteers and three additional award recipients at a cocktail reception Thursday, Nov. More...

The Shelter:

Preventing, protecting, prevailing for 25 years

Twenty-five years ago, a group of concerned citizens recognized a need to offer protection and support for victims of domestic abuse and their families in Collier County. More...

Start your day with the Blades

The sixth annual “Breakfast with The Blades Fire & Ice,” a benefit for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Planned Parenthood will present documentary about vasectomy

Planned Parenthood of Collier County hosts a screening of “The Vasectomist,” a new documentary featuring Floridabased urologist Dr. Douglas Stein, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Naples United Church of Christ.  More...

GIVING BACK

MOVING FORWARD,

MYRA JANCO DANIELS BECAME A PHILANTHROPIST WHEN SHE was 4 years old. Her grandmother gave her an allowance of 50 cents and asked her, “How much are you going to give away?” Young Myra thought about it. More...

THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG US

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WOMEN’S LEGACY FUND ANGELS

ON THESE PAGES, WE ARE FEATURING A GROUP OF SPECIAL angels. They are special because they have touched others in such a way that they have been honored with a gift to the Women’s Legacy Fund. A cornerstone recognition-giving program, the More...

Make sure your car seat is safe

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...

Halloween fun will benefit VSA

The 2013 Witches Ball to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals takes place from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bija Yoga, 1250 Tamiami Trail N. More...

Champions For Learning hosts forum

Champions For Learning-The Education Foundation of Collier County hosts the inaugural Champions Challenge from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. More...

Winter basketball sign-up open at Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is holding open registration for its winter basketball league for boys and girls ages 6-13. Sign-ups are from 1-6:30 p.m. More...

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Subaru has renewed its commitment to Conservancy of Southwest Florida with a one-year lease of a 2014 Forester, enabling the Conservancy’s education team to travel to area schools to teach the More...

Business News

Energy concerns shape Middle East policies

MONEY & INVESTING

A recent Money and Investing column suggested the real reason behind the Syrian conflict was a war over a proposed pipeline to transport natural gas out of the Persian Gulf (the location of the largest natural gas find in the world) and into the Euro 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...