October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Alan Korest to be honored for championing education

The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning honors Alan Korest as its 2013 Heart of the Apple recipient at a luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Hilton Naples. More...

Learn how to file a small claim

The Collier County Clerk of Circuit Court office holds a free seminar about how to file a small claim from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at South Regional Library on Lely Cultural Boulevard. More...

Sponsors needed to fill Empty Bowls

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has several sponsorship levels for its Empty Bowls Naples event that combines art and music with soup and bread. The 2014 lunch takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Cambier Park. More...

Man and nature come together at Wiggins Pass

County’s $1.7 million straightening project ends with a celebration

About 200 people gathered in boats, along the shore of the Cocohatchee River and at Pelican Isle Yacht Club on Oct. 26 to celebrate the newly straightened channel in Wiggins Pass. More...

Collier Coyotes youth lacrosse registration open

The Collier County Lacrosse Association has introduced a new image for its affiliate youth lacrosse teams. All youth lacrosse teams are now the Collier Coyotes, represented by a new logo in the navy blue, silver and white team colors.  More...

The lights are on at Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County participated in the nationwide “Lights on Afterschool” to celebrate the work being done by youth who attend after-school programs that keep them safe, inspire them to learn and relieve working p More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

coming soon to a theater near you

50 films for the fifth annual NIFF

A CONTEMPORARY, MULTIMEDIA revisiting of a classic Puccini opera, humor’s role in helping veterans heal the psychic wounds of war, and a glimpse into Barron Collier High School football coaches as they help prepare players for adulthood are amo More...

Fort Myers welcomes back the Black Maria

Thomas Edison’s 1910 film “Frankenstein” — the first cinematic adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic — will grace the screen as part of the Black Maria Film Festival’s return to the Fort Myers area this week.  More...

Sanibel Island Writers Conference welcomes Inaugural poet Richard Blanco

What a difference a poem makes.  When President Barack Obama commissioned Richard Blanco to write a poem for the second inauguration earlier this year, Mr. More...

All dolled up for the children’s hospital

American Girl Fashion Show makes Southwest Florida debut

Young girls (and their mothers and grandmothers) who cherish American Girl dolls can see the objects of their affections (and collections) come to life at Southwest Florida’s inaugural American Girl Fashion Show. More...

$6 million gift announced at NCH Hospital Ball

More than 500 guests at the 55th annual NCH Hospital Ball were the first to learn of a $6 million gift from Naples residents Robert and Mariann MacDonald and their daughter, Megan. The gift, which was announced Oct. More...

Have your say about Gordon River Park

The master plan for the city of Naples’ Gordon River Park is under way. Naples architect Matthew Kragh has volunteered his services to design the passive park with a focus on providing public access to the Gordon River. More...

Marco art center seeks executive director

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is searching for an executive director. More...

Collier students have Veterans Day plans

Two Collier County schools are planning Veterans Day programs to which the public is invited, especially veterans from all branches of the armed forces and their families. Both programs are set for Friday, Nov. More...

Traffic deputies are watching

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 Nov. 4-8:   More...

College scholarship fair set for seniors

Collier County Public Schools collaborates with the school districts of Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties to present the Infinite Scholars Program Scholarship Fair from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Germain Arena in Estero. More...

University report: Consumer confidence takes a dive

Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, down seven points from September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Greater Naples Branch of AAUW meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hodges University. Guest speaker Dr. More...

Business News

Flood insurance

SURGES IN PRICE

FLORIDIANS HAVE ALREADY PAID $16.1 BILLION into the National Flood Insurance Program, more than four times what they’ve gotten back in claim reimbursements. More...

Wall Street expressions and buzz words

MONEY & INVESTING

If you want to “make a ton of money” in investing, it’s best you learn the meaning of various expressions and buzzwords unique to the investment industry.  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...