January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Initial investment made to establish regional center on human trafficking

Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida gives $150,000

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida has invested $150,000 to establish the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking. More...

The eighth annual Empty Bowls at Cambier Park

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Master Gardener program begins in April

Only 17 people will be chosen for the next Master Gardener training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Collier County. A mandatory preview session for prospective candidates takes place from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

‘Moonlight on the Marsh’ lecture tackles beach pollution

Beach pollution — an issue that concerns tourism officials, scientists and environmentalists as well as anyone who enjoys strolling Florida’s sandy shores — is the timely topic of the next “Moonlight on the Marsh” lectur More...

See science fair projects at ‘Super Science Saturday’

The 18th annual Collier County Public Schools “Super Science Saturday” takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the exhibit hall at North Collier Regional Park. Admission is free.  More...

New exhibit, programs at Holocaust museum

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida hosts “Safe Haven,” a small panel exhibit Feb. 2-28 that tells the story of approximately 1,000 refugees who came to the U.S. from Italy in 1944. More...

Florida Sports Park hosts 47th annual boat show

The Marine Industries Association of Collier County presents the 47th annual Naples Boat Show Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Soap star gone ‘WILD’

Walt Willey brings legendary lawman ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok to life

Walt Willey’s attraction to the legendary Old West icon “Wild Bill” Hickok gunfighter is understandable. More...

Weekend events celebrate 60 years of the NAA

Four special events in and around The von Liebig Art Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, celebrate six decades of the Naples Art Association. More...

Lovely, dark and deep: ‘Into the Woods’

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You probably read fairy tales when you were young, but stopped when you grew up. More...

Writing memoir ‘inevitable’ for columnist

Artis Henderson survived the unthinkable.  Two decades after she nearly died in a plane crash that killed her father, her husband died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  She wept, she mourned, and she began to heal.  More...

Vintage Ford Tri-Motor cleared for landing at Naples airport

A venerable aircraft that has dusted crops and battled forest fires also helped the commercial airline industry get off the ground in the day of visionaries such as Henry Ford.  More...

Junior Achievement right at home in Iberiabank’s Park Shore offices

Iberiabank has donated prime office space to house the Collier County headquarters of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. More...

Combination ‘wet walk’ and tram tour gives introduction to the Fakahatchee

The Friends of Fakahatchee announce a new “wet walk” and tram tour that combines elements of the longer tram tours and swamp walks for an introduction to the “Amazon of North America.” The Fakahatchee Strand is home to the fam More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ The Greater Naples Branch of AAUW meets on Saturday morning, Feb. 1, at Hodges University. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and continental breakfast.  More...

Teachers of Distinction announced

Five will receive Golden Apple awards

The Teachers of Distinction for the 2013-14 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program were announced earlier this month in surprise classroom visits to the nominees’ schools. More...

UF report says Florida seniors feeling better about the economy

Consumer confidence among Floridians as measured by an index rose one point in January to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

A Florida first: ‘Warsaw: A Story in Song’ musical drama

The Collier/Lee Chapter of Hadassah presents the Florida debut of “Warsaw: A Story in Song,” a musical drama based on the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, in Fort Myers on Saturday, March 8, and in Naples on Sunday, March 9. More...

Head east to the Big Cypress Shootout

The Big Cypress Shootout takes place Friday through Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, at Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Reservation at Exit 49 off I-75 on the way to Fort Lauderdale. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Women’s Cultural Alliance announces the election of Elaine Soffer as president. She succeeds Jane Hersch, who served as WCA president for four years. Mrs. More...

Business News

THE IT CROWD

Information technology jobs increasing as online security concerns deepen

Every weekday, George Taylor drives about an hour to and from the Immokalee Technical Institute, where he is completing coursework and certifications in computer systems and cyber security.  The commute from Clewiston is worth it for the job opp More...

Are things really going to be different with equities this time?

MONEY & INVESTING

The S&P 500 ended 2013 up almost 30 percent coming on the heels of big gains in each of the preceding four years.  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...