January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Older drivers can brush up on road skills

AARP offers driver safety classes designed for drivers age 55 and older to help reduce the possibilities of them being involved in a crash. More...

Tomato grower gives to Boys & Girls Club of Collier

Lipman, North America’s largest open field tomato grower, has committed $200,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County to help fund the nonprofit’s first location in Immokalee. More...

One hour a week can change a life forever

Each January, The Immokalee Foundation joins the nation in celebrating National Mentoring Month, which focuses attention on the need for mentors who can work with youth. More...

Democratic club celebrates silver anniversary

The Collier County Democratic Club celebrates its silver anniversary with a gala evening and memorial tribute to co-founder Chuck Mohlke the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

Republican women invited to ‘Make a Difference’

Members of all the Republican women’s clubs in Collier County are invited to “Republican Women Make a Difference,” a cocktail reception with Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

FootPRINT award winners announced

Eighteen nonprofit organizations in Collier County have received the 2014 Allegra Foot- PRINT Fund award consisting of print and graphic design services for promotional and informational materials. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The second annual South Florida Mud Run, a 3-mile course in which participants get down and dirty to raise funds for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, is set for Saturday, Jan. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Music Club exists to support music education and performance, to provide scholarship and to engage in collaborative outreach efforts within Naples and its neighboring communities. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Wine, women and death

Florida Rep starts the New Year with ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

MARTHA AND ABBY BREWSTER DON’T EXACTLY FIT THE PROFILE FOR serial killers. First of all, they’re women. More...

Artists, businesses can hit the pavement for Chalk Art 2014

The Naples Pelican Bay Rotary Club invites artists to hit the pavement for Chalk Art 2014, the club’s annual street painting extravaganza, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 (rain date Sunday, Jan. 26), along Fifth Avenue South. More...

Golf isn’t the only game in town for Marco Players’ next production

The Marco Players presents Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway” Jan. 8-26 at the Marco Players Theater in Marco Town Center. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.  More...

Action Jackson retires, but the pursuit of truth (and rare birds) continues

Action Jackson is the most vivid name for the man — and not an inaccurate one. More...

Citizens invited to learn about fire control district

The North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District holds its first-ever Citizens Fire Academy designed to familiarize and inform the public about the services the district provides and how and why it operates as it does. More...

Meet the 2014 Men of Distinction

Presented every year by The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning, the Men of Distinction Awards honor men for their outstanding commitment and service to the children of Collier County. More...

First Book approaches half-a-million milestone

First Book-Collier County has distributed more than 400,000 new books to disadvantaged children in the eight years since the nonprofit organization was founded here.  More...

League of Women Voters hosts program about senior citizens in Collier County

The League of Women Voters of Collier County hosts “Coming Together for a Common Cause: Our Seniors,” from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Hilton Naples.  Many older adults in Collier County struggle to get by. More...

Marco Republicans host Tea Party co-founder

The Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida meets from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Marco Island Historical museum. More...

Voter registration deadline nears for city election

In order to vote in the city of Naples election on Tuesday, Feb. 4, eligible voters must be registered to vote by midnight Monday, Jan. More...

Obama supporters will meet over dinner

Organizing for Action-Naples holds its monthly dinner meeting from 5:45- 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Club at Olde Cypress. More...

Photo

During their annual holiday toy drive, members and friends of the Collier Building Industry Association collected more than 1,000 new toys for children at Pinecrest Elementary School and Redlands Chr More...

Photos

It’s hard to say who has more fun at the Naples Christmas Parade: the people who participate or the thousands of spectators who line the downtown route. This year was no different. More...

Business News

Where the jobs are

Hiring prospects look good for 2014

Just released preliminary county unemployment rates show more local workers were back on the job in November than a year ago. More...

Plan ahead for a successful filing of last year’s taxes

MONEY & INVESTING

Many think that tax planning for 2013 is not a possibility since the new year has begun. But that is far from the truth. Much work needs to be done in 2014 for accurate filing for 2013. 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...