February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Evening gala and family day of fun will raise funds for Gordon River Park

A gala fundraiser for the newest city park in Naples, the Gordon River Park is taking shape for Saturday evening, March 15, at Riverside Circle to be followed by a day of family fun on Sunday, March 16.  More...

Watch the mail for notice of special elections

Collier County voters who are eligible to vote in the U.S. Congressional District 19 special elections will receive a notice of election/ vote by mail request form from the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office.  More...

Baby Basics to celebrate 3 millionth diaper

Baby Basics of Collier County, a volunteer organization that provides free diapers and kindness to more than 345 infants and toddlers from low-income, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs, hosts its 3 Millionth Diaper Celebration fro More...

Author to share ‘Bank on Yourself’ tips

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...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Invest in Films & TV Club is a new group dedicated to pairing scriptwriters with investors in the local film community. More...

Volunteers help ensure success of programs for Immokalee students

The Immokalee Foundation is committed to empowering Immokalee’s children through programs focused on education, career and life skills. More...

Biologists team up for program about Fakahatchee’s ‘lost’ orchids

Two local biologists known for both their scientific and presentation skills team up for a program about their efforts to restore rare and extinct orchids to Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.  More...

Nest Fest benefits Marco eagle sanctuary

The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation hosts the fourth annual Nest Fest on Sunday, March 16, at the Island Country Club. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be by the seven-piece band Sound Check.  More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

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 Feb. 24-28:  ¦ Monday, Feb. More...

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SWFL Community Foundation Supports, Walks Alongside Regional Nonprofits

FOCUSED ON ITS MISSION OF CREATING REGIONAL CHANGE for the common good, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation (SWFLCF) took to the highways and back roads in the region recently to deliver community impact grants totaling $440,000 to 15 agencies More...

Scholarship Season Kicks Off with a Slam Dunk

With an eye on increasing the number of high school seniors filling out the allimportant FAFSA form for free federal financial aid, the game-changer for students who otherwise couldn’t afford a college education, the Southwest Florida Community More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

THE SHOW OF SHOWS

The Naples National Art Festival brings artists and shoppers back again and again

BOB AND PATTI STERN SET UP SHOP at about 40 art shows a year, traveling the country to hawk their artistic creations.  One of the couple’s favorite stops for displaying their one-ofa kind clock-head cabinets and humanlike sculptures crafte More...

‘Once’ upon a time there was a musical with a different kind of love story

Sometimes, you might think there’s not a place for you, but there is.  A friend told Canadian actress Donna Garner that “Once” was going to hold auditions for the first national Broadway tour. More...

Legendary Yale Glee Club set to bring 80 voices to Naples

The ArtsNaples World Festival and the Yale Club of Southwest Florida will host the Yale Glee Club in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at North Naples United Methodist Church.  More...

Komen race puts faces behind funds raised for breast-cancer fight

Triathlete Bobbi Gonzalez runs in a number of charity races every year, but the annual Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida 5K Race for the Cure stands out as one of her favorites.  More...

Let the fundraising begin for Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“An Evening in Ireland,” the primary fundraiser for the 2014 Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade, features Broadway “Phantom of the Opera” stars tenor Ciaran Sheehan and Sarah Pfisterer in concert at 7:30 p.m. More...

St. Matt’s House has thrift shop grand opening

St. Matthew’s House hosts a grandopening celebration and fashion show at its boutique thrift shop from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The shop opened several months ago at 2601 Airport-Pulling Road.   More...

Mensa member hosts ‘Saturday Stag’ discussion

Sam’s Fourth Saturday Stag, a lively discussion hosted by Mensian and psychotherapist Sam Sewell and open to male Mensa members and non-members, takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Dr. Sewell’s North Naples office. More...

Drug Free Collier luncheon planned

Drug Free Collier hosts its sixth annual Community Awareness Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The event is the organization’s primary fundraiser of the year.  More...

Youth Haven welcomes clothing from Angels Undercover

Angels Undercover has formed a partnership with Youth Haven to provide school uniform shorts and shirts to students housed in Youth Haven’s emergency residential center.  More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ All area U.S. Naval Academy alumni are invited to join the Naples-Fort Myers Chapter of the USNA Alumni Association. Members meet monthly during the winter season. The next luncheon takes place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Workshops deliver the dirt on growing in Southwest Florida

The Collier County Master Gardeners winter/spring series of workshops continues from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way off Davis Boulevard. All are welcome. Admission is $7 to each class.  Here’s the lineup:  More...

Stock up on orchids this weekend

The Naples Orchid Society holds its 41st annual show and sale Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 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...

Floridians value water, but not ‘all in’ on conservation

Floridians value water almost as much as they value money and their health. Just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower.  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Walk MS to raise awareness and funds to fight multiple sclerosis takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lowdermilk Park. A group warm-up will be at 8:45 a.m. and walkers will step out at 9 a.m. More...

We are still listening

Since I began as president and CEO of the SWFL Community Foundation, I kicked off my listening tour talking to donors, nonprofit leaders, community leaders, residents, friends and neighbors to get a wide variety of perspectives on community needs and More...

Business News

Brothers in business

Siblings share values for success

You’ve heard of Cain and Abel, of course — the Old Testament brothers who tried to go into business together, and failed.  That is not the story Florida Weekly brings you here, about brothers (and families) who not only try but succe More...

Entering and exiting movie theaters and equity markets

MONEY & INVESTING

Equity investing is similar to going to a movie — not the movie itself, but the process of the entering and taking one’s seat and, ultimately, exiting the theater.  More...

How to do business with local governments

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts “Doing Business with Collier County Government Agencies” from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. More...