November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Concert band tuning up for patriotic program

The Naples Concert Band presents a patriotic tribute titled “America – Past and Present!” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the band shell at Cambier Park. More...

Bound for Honor Flight

Local veterans of World War II, each accompanied by a younger veteran as a guardian, will make the first Honor Flight Collier County trip to Washington, D.C., to see the war memorials built in their honor on Saturday, Nov. 9. More...

Time on your hands? Consider volunteering

¦ Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary needs volunteers to work its famed 2.25-mile boardwalk through an ancient cypress forest. The commitment is a minimum of one four-hour day per week between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.  More...

Learn the secrets of corporate funding

Development staff, executive directors, board members and volunteers with area nonprofits are invited to “The Secret to Corporate Funding: It’s Not Really A Secret,” a presentation about “everything you wanted to know about co More...

Marco arts center seeks executive director

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is conducting a search for an executive director. More...

Bid on eBay for Vineyards membership

Tee up to bid online for a lifetime full golf membership at Vineyards Country Club. Bidding starts at $15,000 for the membership that has a retail value of $35,000. The eBay auction opens at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

NCEF receives governor’s accolades

The Naples Children & Education Foundation has received the Community Leadership Award from the Governor’s Children and Youth Cabinet. More...

Scholarship fair for high school seniors

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

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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. More...

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THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES

Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Donald Margulies talks about his ‘Collected Stories’

“What am I without my stories? I’m nothing.” — Ruth in “Collected Stories” We humans are made of flesh and blood, bone and sinew. More...

What the drama professor wants his students to learn

In addition to writing award-winning plays, Donald Margulies is a professor of English and theater studies at Yale University. What are the basics of the craft this Pulitzer Prizewinner wants his playwriting students to learn?  More...

Winning playwrights comment on their new works

What inspired the four finalists in The Naples Players’ ETC…Readers’ Theatre’s 10th annual Evening of New Plays Contest for Southwest Florida playwrights? More...

A new home in Naples for an American hero

Army sergeant and sniper Brent Hernandez’s time in Afghanistan was brief, but not mercifully so. More...

Learn the joys of being a school volunteer

A few months ago, Principal Tamie Stewart and guidance counselor Tom Gemmer of Parkside Elementary School spoke to my service club, the Kiwanis Club of East Naples. More...

Museum of Military Memorabilia plans Veterans Day celebration

The Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport invites the public to celebrate Veterans Day and the museum’s second anniversary on Monday, Nov. 11.  More...

Charting the evolution of The Immokalee Foundation

Education is key to empowering farming community’s young residents

For the past 22 years, The Immokalee Foundation has been dedicated to empowering Immokalee’s children. More...

Local nonprofits establish endowments through the Community Foundation

Turning a corner on the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Community Foundation of Collier County announces the distribution of $1.4 million in grants from its donor advised funds, designated funds, scholarship funds, unrestricted funds and field More...

Help stock the pantry for Shelter clients

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs to fill its pantry shelves to feed the adult and child residents of its 60-bed emergency safe haven. More...

Local history repeats itself for Christmas at Palm Cottage

’Tis the season for “Christmas at Palm Cottage,” the time of year when the Naples Historical Society decorates its historic headquarters in an old-fashioned holiday theme. The unveiling is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Friends of Foster Children honored

Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida received the Community Advocate of the Year award for the 20th Judicial Circuit, presented by the statewide Guardian ad Litem office in Tallahassee. More...

Third-graders help launch Conservancy’s STEM Institute

Discovery was the order of the day for a gaggle of excited third graders who descended upon the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to partake in the handson experience provided by the new Conservancy of Southwest Florida STEM (Science, Technology, Engi More...

Youth lacrosse registration open

All youth teams in the Collier County Lacrosse Association are now the Collier Coyotes, represented by a new logo in the navy blue, silver and white team colors.  More...

Keep an eye 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 Nov. 11-15:   More...

Business News

Tracking employees

Companies use technology to keep tabs on staff

LISTENING IN ON PHONE CONVERSATIONS and tracking someone’s exact location isn’t just the stuff of the National Security Agency or a spy movie. More...

Investors mistime and consistently misallocate

MONEY & INVESTING

Bull markets and bear markets have a way of changing the individual investor’s best-laid plans for portfolio allocations. 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...