April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Looking to buy or renovate — here’s some advice from the experts

Florida Weekly asked each of the following experts to offer some advice about buying or renovating a home. Here’s what they said.  Parker Borelli, Naples:   More...

Church invites all to explore labyrinth as a meditation tool

Learn how to quiet the mind and create a rhythm for life at “The Wisdom of the Labyrinth: Its History, Mystery and Modern Uses,” a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Easter egg hunt set at the Garden

Naples Botanical Garden hosts its annual family Easter egg hunt from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19. More...

UF: Florida consumer confidence returns to post-recession high

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points in March to 81, tying a post-recession high last reached in May and June of last year, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ The Brown Club of Southwest Florida is hosting the 2014 Ivy Fest for Ivy League alums and their guests. More...

Community Foundation celebrates 2014 Women of Initiative

The Community Foundation of Collier County celebrated its 2014 Women of Initiative at a March 31 luncheon at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The 10th annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk takes place Saturday morning, April 5, at Mackle Park on Marco Island. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the wheelchair-friendly 1-mile talk around the lake begins at 11:30 a.m. 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 April 7-11:  ¦ Monday, April 7  Airport-Pulling Road and Radio roads: Red-light running& More...

Kindergarten Round-Ups underway

Collier County Public Schools has started its annual Kindergarten Round- Up orientation events for parents and incoming kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year. Each CCPS elementary school has scheduled its own session in April-May. More...

Sign up for ARTScool to make creative use of summer vacation

The Naples Art Association is taking registration for its ARTScool 2014 summer program for children ages 5-14. The camp is at The von Liebig Art Center off Park Street in Naples from June 9-Aug. 8.  More...

Pub is the place for kids who need manners lessons

The Naples English Pub and Manners and Dance with Ms. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Bahama BEACH BASH

GREAT MUSIC, A LIVE AUCTION AND a raffle for a custom-created goldand diamond cuff are the lures on Sunday, April 6, for the Bahama Beach Bash, the sixth Naples Music Festival presented by BMO Private Bank. More...

Concert collaboration combines flute, chamber music

The Flute Cocktail ensemble and Chrysalis Chamber Players team up Friday evening, April 4, for the fifth evening in the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series presented by the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 7 p.m. More...

The 16th annual Sarasota Film Festival opens April 4

THE 16TH ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM Festival brings more than 250 independent films, documentaries and shorts to the city to our north April 4-13. More...

Born into a digital age, Florida Weekly embraces new formats

When Florida Weekly appeared in 2007, mobile computing had practically just begun. That same year, Apple’s transformative iPhone appeared, and it would be another three years before the company also popularized tablet computers.  More...

C-SCAPES

The paradox of mentoring

A few years ago, a friend happened to step into my little home studio and noticed a painting in progress. “How do you do that?” she asked. That amused me.  More...

Documentary shows how educating girls can change the world

Planned Parenthood of Collier County hosts a screening of “Girls Rising,” a documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Richard Robbins, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Naples United Church of Christ. More...

Soup for the Soul lunches continue

The 16th annual Lenten Soup for the Soul luncheon series hosted by The Theological Center in Naples continues Wednesday afternoons through April 16. More...

Easter sunrise service tradition continues on Marco

The 26th annual Marco Island Easter sunrise service on the beach will begin at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, at the Marriott Marco Beach Resort.  Participating clergy are Rev. Dr. Steven Schoof of Marco Presbyterian Church; Rev. More...

Travel showcase is the ticket for donation to help foster kids

Friends of Foster Children of Collier County received a gift of more than $22,000 from Preferred Travel of Naples representing proceeds from the travel agency’s eighth annual travel showcase. More...

A gem of a nonprofit receives Diamond Volunteer Award

Angels Undercover, a nonprofit organization that supplies basic school clothing for students in Collier County elementary schools, was honored by the Diamond Volunteer Award program earlier this month. More...

Photos

On Saturday, March 22, the Bargain Box Thrift Store sold more than $7,500 in merchandise at its “Shop for Charity” event, wherein all proceeds from sales for one day go directly to a char More...

Brush up on road skills at AARP class

The AARP driver safety class lets older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. More...

Renaissance Academy recruiting new lecturers

The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks new lecture topics and instructors for its lifelong learning program. More...

Kids can dive into summer with water safety

North Naples The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County, invites all middle and high school students to the second annual “Making a Splash” event from More...

Wanted: Entrepreneurial high-schoolers to apply for summer CEO Academy

Entrepreneurial teens can discover what it takes to become a successful business leader at CEO Academy this summer. More...

Business News

Tanning under fire

JULIA KENTY WANTED TO PROVIDE A HEALTHY alternative to sun tanning and tanning beds. She wanted to help people nourish their skin, hydrate their skin, not damage their skin. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

HSA tax savings strategies may help you save before April 15

In an ideal world, everyone has perfectly planned their tax positions before the year has closed. For example, taxpayers would have employed tax-minimizing strategies for 2013 during 2013. More...

ON THE MOVE

New in Businesss  Therapeutic Wellness has opened at Woods Edge Circle in Bonita Springs. Owner Marie Jeanlius is a licensed massage therapist and skin-care specialist who has more than 10 years of experience.  New Location   More...