July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Leading the charge for the new Bayshore CAPA center

Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts has presented programming at various locations around town and aspires to its own cultural and performing arts center that showcases local visual and performing artists. More...

NCH listed among Top 25 hospitals in Sunshine State

U.S. News & World Report has released its list of top 25 medical centers in Florida. Ranked No. 17 in Florida, the NCH Healthcare System is the only health care system in Collier and Lee counties to make the list. More...

Local architects recognized for exceptional public-use buildings

The 3333 Building in Naples and the Archbold Biological Station Learning Center Lodge in Venus are Southwest Florida’s favorite public-use buildings and are two of the Top 10 in Florida, based on an architecture competition hosted by the Florid More...

Empty bowls getting paint jobs for 2015 lunch

The soup’s not on yet, but volunteers and students are hard at work making and painting pottery bowls for the 2015 Naples Empty Bowls lunch. The goal is to have 2,500 handcrafted bowls for diners to purchase and fill with soup Saturday, Jan. More...

Free seminar puts the focus on image

A few spaces remain available for the fifth annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for nonprofit organizations in Collier County. More...

Girl Scout volunteers needed

Volunteer Girl Scout troop leaders and co-leaders are needed for the new school year to lead troops in Collier and Lee counties. More...

Learn how to build an endowment

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents “Size Doesn’t Matter,” a discussion about building an endowment, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the university, 2647 Northbrooke Drive in Naples.  More...

Boys & Girls Club opens registration for after-school programs

Enrollment is open for the 2014-15 afterschool programs at five locations of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Lego Magic

THE IDEA CAME WHILE I WAS IN A STORE, LOOKING at LEGO kits of famous architecture. Depending upon which one you bought, you could make a replica of the Sydney Opera House, The U.N. More...

Make plans for Love That Dress!, but first, make room in your closet

Love That Dress!, the feel-good shopping spree of the year benefiting the PACE Center for Girls, takes place Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at lovethatdress.org.  More...

Everglades Wonder Gardens has half-price admission for locals

Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs celebrates its one-year anniversary under new management and with updated grounds and facilities by offering Collier and Lee county residents half-price admission in August. More...

It’s growing season at the Garden

Brian Holley’s excitement is unmistakable as he discusses the new and improved Naples Botanical Garden that is rising from the ground and just months away from opening to the public.  “It’s all about creating a better visitor e More...

Refighting a Civil War battle

Some observers of the Byzantine political doings in Tallahassee call it the “Second Battle of Olustee,” although this latest engagement was waged not in the bloody piney woods of Baker County but rather in the depressingly antiseptic comm More...

Civic participation just got easier in city of Naples

Naples residents who are interested in participating on city boards and committees can go online to learn about vacant seats, apply for them and receive correspondence on the status of an application.  By shifting board appointment management in More...

Don’t fret if you see red in Naples airport pond

The large pond along Airport Pulling Road at Naples Municipal Airport might take on unusual colors during the next month, but there is no cause for concern. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ YP Naples hosts its eighth annual dodge ball tournament Saturday morning, Sept. 27, at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Pelican Larry’s will hosts the post-tourney party. More...

Nominate your favorite philanthropist

The Everglades chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites nominations for the following awards to be presented during the chapter celebration of National Philanthropy Day Thursday, Nov. More...

Guadalupe Center helps send kids to school in new shoes

Between continuous growth spurts and playing like their lives depended on it, keeping kids in decent shoes can be difficult even for those without monetary restraints. More...

Grant will fund art therapy for children in crisis

The Glitter Foundation has awarded a grant for $2,600 to the David Lawrence Center to fund an art therapy program on the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, an inpatient mental health unit where children experiencing a psychiatric crisis rece More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Baby, it’s hot outside

It’s the time of year with Southwest Florida diva just throws her hands up in the air and comes to the sad conclusion that it’s futile to even attempt to sparkle this deep into a subtropical summer.  More...

Business News

Florida's Non-Compete

SOMETIMES — IN FACT, DOZENS OF SOMETIMES EACH YEAR up and down the southwest coast and elsewhere in the Sunshine State — a little thing called a non-compete clause becomes the fly in the soup.  More...

Depression can put employee productivity down in the dumps

In a hypercompetitive global economy, organizations must be “on” 24/7. Yet this scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. 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...