July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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It’s good to have a little something on the side

It does my heart good lately to hear of people of all ages and backgrounds picking up a guitar, writing a story, coaching Little League, planting a garden, starting a scrapbook or trying their hand at woodworking or genealogy. More...

Hodges U. plans diversity workshop

The Office of Diversity at Hodges University in Naples hosts a daylong workshop on diversity, inclusion and cultural competency and how it can impact business growth on Saturday, July 26.  More...

Students to present Parkinson research report

Student researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University have been working with the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. for the past eight weeks to study the effects of speech/ swallowing therapy on people who have Parkinson disease.  More...

Exemplary Boys & Girls Club kids experience summer camp in Maine

Two members from the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County who displayed outstanding performance throughout the year were rewarded with a session at the world-renowned Kingsley Pines summer camp in Raymond, Maine.  More...

18-foot canvas will depict soldiers and America during times of war

For her third annual Veterans Day project, Marco Island artist Malenda Trick will paint historical images of soldiers at war on an 18-foot-long, double-sided canvas wall at the Marco Island Historical Museum.  The public is invited to watch as M More...

Charity for Change honors kids for giving

Charity for Change recently honored 4,000 students at five elementary schools for their participation in the Giver program during the 2013-14 school year. More...

Chickee hut dedicated at Youth Haven

A new chickee hut at Youth Haven was dedicated recently in a ceremony that honored longtime supporter Lavern Norris Gaynor, who funded the rebuilding of the hut that had been destroyed by Hurricane Wilma.  More...

Watch out on the road

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff ’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of July 14-18:  Monday, July 14  Airport-Pulling Road and Rustic Oaks Circle: Red-light running  Goodlette-Frank Road and Po More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Confessing to an intense summertime fling

“Summer lovin’, had me a blast Summer lovin’, happened so fast”   Summer’s not even close to over yet, but I have to confess to enjoying an intense, but all too brief summer fling. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

On the Road to Sundown

WHEN TIM MCGRAW WENT on tour in summer 2011, he had already completed his album, “Emotional Traffic,” and in fact had named his outing the “Emotional Traffic” tour. This summer, Mr. More...

Artists invited to paint Southwest Florida history

Southwest Florida was one of the last frontiers to be settled in our country. The struggles of the pioneers who came here in the 1800s and early 1900s have been told through several books written locally and many old photographs. More...

Art show benefits Nicaraguan nonprofit

The Arsenault Gallery in Crayton Cove hosts an art show and reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 12. More...

Ghost orchids in bloom at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s famed Super Ghost orchid is in bloom, with multiple buds promising an even more lavish display of flowers on this rare orchid species.  More...

Capt. Robert Scott’s last letter

In the century or so since British Navy Capt. Robert Falcon Scott ran out of juice on his return from the South Pole and wrote his final letters home while freezing to death in his tent, plenty has been made of him.  More...

Museum hosts annual seminar for educators

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents its 11th annual professional development seminar for area educators Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6-8, as part of the Merrill Kuller Educator Series. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Disco Dave Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, July 19, at Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, with proceeds benefiting toddler Harper Stapleton, who is in need of constant care and treatment for viral encephalitis. More...

Conference focuses on creating a future for adults with autism

Creating a Future for Adults with Autism hosts its third annual conference, “Planning for the Long-term Future of Persons with Varying Abilities and Their Families,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. More...

Candidates invited to Golden Gate forum

The Golden Gate Candidate Forum takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Golden Gate Community Center. All candidates for public office have been invited to respond to written questions from the audience.  More...

TIF programs put 87 graduates on paths to success

Friends, family members, school officials, board members, mentors, volunteers and staff from The Immokalee Foundation gathered at Ave Maria University recently to celebrate the achievements of 87 graduates of TIF programs. More...

Team effort results in improved county courthouse waiting room

Thanks to the Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida, the Collier County Courthouse has a renovated and refurbished waiting room for use by children who are at the courthouse as part of dependency cases.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance invites members and all orchid lovers to its monthly meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. in Naples. More...

AARP has driver safety classes

The AARP offers driver safety classes to help drivers refresh their skills behind the wheel and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Participants over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

Business News

HOT JOBS

SUMMER HERE IS LIKE THE SWINGING OPEN OF OVEN DOORS, your nostrils and throat suddenly full of wet-heavy heat. The punctual late-afternoon thunderstorms, as June slips into July and August, seem to only bring steam. More...

Twenty ways to get and keep motivated

No matter what you do for a living, the key to success is motivating yourself, each and every day. Most people know that.  More...

Nominations open for Excellence in Industry awards

Are you a company to watch?  Has your business expanded?  Do you know an up-and-coming young professional?  The Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nomina More...