February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Here’s to another Celebrity Martini Glass Auction

Fourth annual event to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs and Honor Flight-Collier County

What began as a contest among friends inspired by “Sex and the City” is now in its fourth year of pleasing art lovers with an appreciation for A-list celebrities and benefitting local charities and veterans.  More...

Airport authority to present state-of-airport-noise report

Public welcome at Feb. 20 meeting

The public is encouraged to attend the next meeting of the Naples Airport Authority beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Naples City Hall. The agenda will focus on the noise program at the airport.  More...

Clyde and Niki Butcher host annual Presidents Weekend Open House

Internationally renowned landscape photographer and environmentalist Clyde Butcher and his wife, Niki, invite the public to their annual Presidents Weekend Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ Wellesley College alumnae are invited to lunch and a matinee performance of TheatreZone’s “High Society” on Saturday, Feb. 15. Lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. at Café Bonjour, 2099 Pine Ridge Road. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Charity for Change presents the third annual 3 Sticks for Kicks golf tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Vi at Bentley Village in North Naples. Golfers are allowed to use only three clubs on the 18-hole, par 3 course. More...

An experienced nature guide enjoys a walk with his colleagues

Though I have been a guide along walks at Clam Pass for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for many years, from time to time I like to tag along and learn from the other well-trained guides.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The interesting MEG WOLITZER

Best-selling novelist of ‘The Interestings’ set for Lifelong Learning appearance

Talent is a tricky thing.  “I realized that … a lot of it is about luck,” says best-selling novelist Meg Wolitzer. “Are you born into the right place? Do you have people who will encourage you? More...

Meg Wolitzer’s advice for writers

“Work all the time,” Meg Wolitzer advises writers and would-be writers. “That would be the most important thing. I think something happens, one day, that didn’t happen the day before, when you are working. More...

Variety is the spice of Jimmy Keys’ act

Jimmy Keys wears many hats when he takes the stage.  There is also an impressive array of wigs, masks, eyewear and costumes that accompany the succession of pop icons the North Naples resident impersonates with music and humor, breathing new lif More...

Florida population growth returns to form

After growth screeched to a halt during the recession, people are moving back to Florida. Researchers project 192,091 new faces will arrive in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties over the next seven years. More...

First Book-Collier Count says ‘Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!’

First Book-Collier County celebrates the birthday of Theodor Geisel, lovingly known as Dr. Seuss, with a “Stay at Home and Read” fundraiser on Sunday, March 2, in conjunction with the national Read Across America literacy movement.  More...

Author to share ‘Bank on Yourself’ secrets of financial management

Top Wealth Agenda presents “Bank on Yourself,” a workshop featuring New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Pamela Yellen from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Hilton Naples.   More...

Orchid alliance presents screening of documentary set in Manitoba

When “Wild Orchid Man” Stig Dalström isn’t traveling the world in search of orchids or in Bhutan advising its government on the creation of the Bhutanese Botanical Gardens, he’s at home in Southwest Florida, inspiring others a More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Newcomers helps those who are new to the area make new friendships centered on various social activities. More...

Older drivers can brush up on road skills

The AARP driver safety class is designed to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. More...

Business News

Hot properties

Rental market sizzles in the wake of a harsh winter

Seasonal and annual rentals are so hard to come by in some areas of Southwest Florida, agents don’t bother to work on Saturdays. More...

Relationships and money

MONEY & INVESTING

Money is obviously an integral part of daily living. We’re occupied with its accumulation, safeguarding, investing and spending. More...

GAIN Class of 2014 announced

50 emerging leaders will graduate in April

The Leadership Collier Foundation and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announce the Growing Associates In Naples Class of 2014. Members will go through a series of eight workshops about key concerns affecting the community. More...