November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Imperial Golf Club celebrates 40 years

Sam Snead, Ara Parseghian among early VIP guests

Imperial Golf Club celebrates its 40th anniversary this season by reflecting on its past while looking to the future.  More...

CREW seminars employ nature as the classroom for seminar series

Do Florida black bears hibernate? How does a really wet rainy season impact Southwest Florida’s plant communities? Are American alligators the biggest comeback story of the Endangered Species Act? More...

Community School seniors celebrate investiture

Since 1996, Community School of Naples has celebrated Senior Investiture, a ceremony at which the seniors are recognized as leaders of the school. The class of 2014 celebrates the rite of passage at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Conservancy welcomes Santa for breakfast

Kick off the holiday season over breakfast with Santa at the Conservancy Nature Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. Seatings are available at 9 and 11 a.m. More...

Deputies hit the road for traffic detail

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. 18-22:  ¦ Monday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Paradise by the book

Alan Maltz’s photographs capture the beauty and luxury; Karen Bartlett’s words illuminate the places and the process

THIS GORGEOUS COFFEE-TABLE COLLECtion of fine art photographs would be an attraction for any lover of the natural environment as interpreted by a watchful and skillful photographer. More...

The Bach Ensemble is back for a new season

Aficionados of European culture won’t want to miss the Bach Ensemble’s first concert of the season, “Highlights of the French Baroque.” Two performances are offered: at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

‘Collected Stories’ a sure best-seller for Fla Rep

ARTS COMMENTARY

Imagine being at a dinner party, when suddenly everyone grows quiet, listening to a friend of yours.  You slowly realize with horror she’s recounting a personal story you’d told her in confidence — but she’s telling it as More...

Philanthropy Day celebrates those who give

Philanthropy in all its forms — corporate, family, professional and next-generation — is the focus of the local celebration of National Philanthropy Day, when the Association of Fundraising Professionals- Everglades Chapter pays tribute t More...

THE INAUGURAL COLLIER COUNTY HONOR FLIGHT

Collier County’s first-ever Honor Flight took to the skies Saturday morning, Nov. More...

High-net giving

Affluent Floridians giving an average $6,627 to charity this year, study shows

A new study released by BMO Private Bank to mark National Philanthropy Day shows that Florida’s affluent residents — those with an investible income of at least $1 million — will donate an average of $6,627 to charities in 2013. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Walk the walks, run the runs, hit the links or bait a hook in the name of a nonprofit organization. Here are some opportunities for getting out for a good cause.   More...

City seeks input on Gordon River Park

The master plan for the city of Naples’ Gordon River Park is underway. 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...

eBay auction for club membership benefits charity

There’s still time to tee up an online bid 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 closes at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. More...

Business News

Bright outlook

Tourist season has strong tailwinds

COMING OFF RECORD HOTEL-BED TAX COLLECtions, and strong summer and early fall sales, Southwest Florida tourism bureaus and businesses see no reason the trend won’t continue through the winter.  More...

State and local governments playing with fiscal fire

MONEY & INVESTING

While the U.S. federal deficit is a truly horrific financial worry, there are much more critical fiscal deficits that remain in the shadows: the state and local fiscal deficits. 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...