October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Restaurant group plans job fairs

Naples-based restaurant group Culinary Concepts will host two job fairs with the goal of hiring 134 employees for its five Southwest Florida restaurants: Pazzo! More...

Flash mobs, peace march and more mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children invites shoppers to enjoy 50 percent off the price of one full-price item when they wear purple to Options Thrift Shoppe through Oct. 15. More...

Nighttime is the right time for Fakahatchee adventures

Two evening adventures — a moonlight tram tour and an after-dark boardwalk stroll — highlight the fall schedule of events at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Each adventure is offered on two dates.  More...

Nonprofits invited to free program about auctions

Scott Robertson of Scott Robertson Event Fundraising Consultants/Auctioneers invites nonprofit staff members to “Fundraising Auctions: Taking Your Event to the Next Level of Success” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. More...

Geraldine Martin honored as Philanthropist of the Year

The Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Geraldine Martin as its 2014 Philanthropist of the Year. Over more than 60 years, Mrs. More...

Tune up your driving skills

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...

Special Sections

‘The Last Album’ opens at Holocaust museum

“The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau” opens Sunday, Oct. 12, with a reception from 1-4 p.m. and an author talk from 4-6 p.m. at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida.  More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

An elite athlete gives back to the Y

Greater Naples YMCA trainer and professional triathlete Aubrey Aldy will compete in his third and final Ironman event for the year, Challenge Bahrain, on Dec. 6 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Collier County Heart Walk takes place at Cambier Park on Saturday, Nov. 1, with activities starting at 8 a.m. More than 4,000 participants are expected to step out at 9 a.m. on either a 1-mile route or a non-competitive 5K course. More...

Clinic will spay/neuter feral cats for $5 on National Feral Cat Day

The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic offers discount spay/neuter services for feral/ free-roaming cats Thursday, Oct. 16. More...

Make a shelter Chihuahua happy

Humane Society Naples holds its first-ever Chihuahua Palooza in hopes of placing pint-sized Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes in permanent homes. More...

Learn how to stop identify theft

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island invites the public to a seminar about how to prevent identity theft. Marco Island Assistant Police Chief David Baer will make the presentation and welcome questions from the audience afterward. More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement deputies will be the week of Oct. 13-17:  ¦ Monday, Oct. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

At the end of the day, the Diva counts her quarters

The first hint of fall breezed into Southwest Florida last Sunday morning with temperatures plunging down into the 60s (to any Northerners reading this, stop laughing — we’ve been bracing ourselves for this cold front since April), and su More...

Arts & Entertainment News

HOROSCOPES

¦ LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you can expect on-the-job cooperation from most of your colleagues this week, some people might insist on knowing more about your plans before they can accept them. More...

Ringling International Arts Festival 2014

SLUDGE MONSTERS FROM THE PLANET Zygon!  Robots!  Snappy dialogue and bold graphics!  “The Intergalactic Nemesis” has all this and more.  More...

Murder and mayhem return to Marco

Marco Island’s rich history stretches back to antiquity and is dotted with tales of Calusa Indians, European explorers, pirates and the Collier family, founders of the county where the community lies.  More...