September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Everything old is new again at Guadalupe shop

If it’s been a while since you’ve stopped in to the Guadalupe Resale & Consignment Shop on U.S. 41 just south of Vanderbilt Beach Road, it’s time to plan a visit. More...

Veterans can learn about equine therapy program

Naples Equestrian Challenge teams up with the Southwest Florida Military Museum for an open to introduce veterans to NEC’s Operation Strides, an equine-facilitated therapeutic horsemanship program designed specifically to meet the needs of reti More...

Young dancers can vie for places in ‘Nutcracker’

Aspiring young dancers ages 8 and older are invited to audition for Miami City Ballet’s annual “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” at Artis—Naples. Tryouts will take place throughout the day Sunday, Sept. 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...

Memorial will honor 911 victims

A community memorial honoring those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks takes place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Golden Gate Community Center. More...

Tune up your driving skills in AARP class

AARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance.  More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Back to school looks a lot better these days

As school has gotten started, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed for the past couple of weeks has been a pleasure — seeing kid after kid striking first-day-of-school poses at the crack of dawn by their front doors as their proud (and probab More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Art of the Highwaymen

Museum exhibit showcases paintings by the Highwaymen (and one woman)

The colors in the paintings are the outrageous hues that are Mother Nature’s specialty in sub-tropical Florida: flamingo pink, the purple bruise of deep indigo, the citrus red of a blood orange.  They’re so bright, they practically p More...

Gulfshore Playhouse presents new works by rising playwrights

With its second annual New Works Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse offers readings of four new, never-seen-before plays Sept. 4-7 at The Norris Center. The company received 107 entries for consideration this year.  More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Murder, they wrote

It’s one of life’s odd contradictions that murder — something so horrendous in real life — can be so entertaining in our fiction.  And nowhere has it been as fun recently as in “The Mangle Street Murders” by M More...

East Naples firefighter is hot stuff in Steak-umm contest

How to make magic in the kitchen was just one of the lessons Craig Weinbaum’s mother imparted in preparing her son for life on his own.  That instruction took hold, based on the culinary skills Mr. More...

C-SCAPES

Part 1: Cleared for landing (and not a second too soon)

If Mark Twain were alive, I think he’d amend his famous quote about weather to “Everyone complains about air travel, but nobody does anything about it.”  More...

Center awarded funds for college-prep program

JPMorgan Chase & Company has awarded $25,000 to Guadalupe Center’s college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program, which hires qualified Immokalee High School students to work in the center’s after-school program tutoring children in kinderg More...

Questions about getting to college?

First Baptist Academy invites parents and high-school students to its second annual College Admissions Panel Night from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the chapel at the academy, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive.  More...

Shelter puts out the call for cell phones

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children collects new and used cell phones that can provide life-saving access to emergency services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence and elder abuse.  Collection boxes throughout Collier Count More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Orchid Society holds its next meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

Keep an eye on the road for traffic cops

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be posted the week of Sept. 8-12.  Monday, Sept. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The NCH Auxiliaries annual golf tournament to benefit stroke programs at NCH takes place Saturday, Sept. 27, at Countryside Golf and Country Club. Registration for $125 includes continental breakfast and an awards luncheon. More...

Business News

Eating healthy is big business

For years health-conscious consumers were told to read nutrition labels for saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein content. More...

Tips for building a successful business blog

These days, it seems business blogs are everywhere. And why not? They’re simple to set up, and they’re a great way to promote your products and services. But here’s the real question: Do they get results?  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 napleschamber.org.   More...