November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Add your two cents to park plans

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...

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...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Jolly Be Good 5K run/walk to benefit the Marco Island Parks & Recreation Department sets out Saturday morning, Nov. 23, from Veterans Community Park on Marco and follows a course along Collier Boulevard, across the Jolley Bridge and back. More...

Farm City BBQ coming in for a landing

For almost 60 years, the agricultural and business communities in Collier County have come together to break bread on the day before Thanksgiving. More...

Boys & Girls Club to welcome hoops greats

Retired NBA professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal and ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale will be the honored guests at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s second annual Youth of the Year Celebration on second More...

Don’t dodge this Sports CLUB tournament

Sports CLUB hosts the second annual “Dodge This” Dodgeball Classic for children in grades 1-6 on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Sports CLUB Center, 3275 Pine Ridge Road.  Registration is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More...

Grand Car Menorah Parade set to light up the night

Naples’ first-ever Grand Car Menorah Parade & Festival — with a lineup including a 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Quattroporte, Rolls-Royce Wraith and Bentley Flying Spur — promises to light up U.S. More...

Deck your door with a new holiday wreath

Score a new holiday wreath for your front door at Marco Island’s inaugural “Deck the Doors” silent auction Sunday evening, Dec. 1, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. More...

Don’t suffer sadness through the holiday

North Naples United Methodist Church invites those who struggle during the holidays to attend one of two “Blue Christmas” programs. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Set in the 1900s, OUR TOWN

— is anything but dated and stuffy

“OUR TOWN” IS THE MOST MALIGNED and magnificent of American plays,” director Michael Scanlan says. He’s in the midst of rehearsals for The Naples Players’ production of the classic, which run Nov. 27-Dec. More...

Newest ‘Stars’ put their shine on the arts

Winners of the United Arts Council of Collier County’s Stars in the Arts awards for 2014 are: Linda Cummings, Mally Khorasantchi, Megan McCombs, Jon and Sonja Laidig, the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida and Naples B More...

Add your voice to the 11th annual Sing-Along Messiah

Tickets are on sale now for Voices of Naples’ 11th annual Sing-Along Messiah, which is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Naples United Church of Christ.  More...

This era’s moonshot: Catching an asteroid

NASA is developing a first-ever mission to identify, rendezvous with, capture and redirect a small asteroid into a stable orbit in the lunar vicinity, and then send humans to visit it using the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. More...

A conspiracy theorist continues his long crusade

Robert Groden climbed out of his friend’s big Cadillac parked behind the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, checked his pockets, climbed back in, then reemerged with his briefcase.  More...

Add a donation to the Shelter to your regular grocery list

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs to stock its pantry shelves to meet the needs of adult and child victims and survivors of domestic violence living in its 60-bed emergency safe-haven. More...

31st Thanksgiving in the Park will feed thousands in Immokalee

For the past 30 years, the Guadalupe Center, partner churches and hundreds of volunteers have provided Thanksgiving dinner to residents of Immokalee as a way of giving thanks to those who work in the fields and who hold multiple jobs in the local ser More...

Soak up the scenery on guided walks through Fakahatchee Strand swamp

Get wet? You bet! That’s the whole point of the famous swamp walks in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Only three more outings remain on the 2013 calendar, and Friends of Fakahatchee reports reservations are filling up fast.  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. 25-29: ¦ Monday, Nov. More...

Program focuses on college financial aid

Collier County high school students who are interested in attending college are invited to learn about financial aid at a program beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. More...

Esteemed Woods Hole marine scientist addresses Collier high school students

Hundreds of budding scientists in Collier County recently had the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most accomplished marine scientists, David Gallo from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, when he visited Golden Gate High Scho More...

Celebrate Chanukah the humanistic way

The Humanistic Jewish Havurah of Southwest Florida holds a Chanukah celebration and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Vasari Country Club in Bonita Springs. The menu includes roasted chicken, salmon, matzo ball soup and latkes.   More...

Salvation Army extends assistance deadline

The Salvation Army has extended the deadline for Collier County residents to apply for holiday assistance until Friday, Dec. 6. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The new Florida Poetry Club will meet for open mic readings at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month beginning Dec. 10. Members and guests are welcome to enjoy dinner together at Alberto’s on Fifth afterward. More...

Business News

A farm for the future

AN AMBITIOUS, NEW FORT MYERS FARM aquaponic, organic, urban, sustainable, scalable, patent-pending and out to make significant headway toward saving the world — plans to cater to some of the world’s poorest and most affluent citizens at t More...

Understanding equity options can open new doors for investors

MONEY & INVESTING

Many experienced equity investors remain unfamiliar with equity options. Investors might consider expanding beyond their curiosity and adopt a game plan to learn how to use them. 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...