November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Donations needed for Thanksgiving feast in Immokalee

For the past 31 years, the Guadalupe Center, in partnership with local churches and hundreds of volunteers, has provided a hearty meal with all the trimmings to hundreds of men, women and children on Thanksgiving Day at Immokalee Airport Park. More...

Second annual Naples Jewish Film Festival set

Subscription packages and sponsorship opportuni- ties are available now for the second annual Naples Jewish Film Festival. More...

Crayton Cove celebrates Corkscrew milestone

Holiday trees created by Crayton Cove businesses are on the auction block, with proceeds to benefit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. More...

Nighttime is the right time for Fakahatchee adventures

Two evening adventures — a moonlight tram tour and an after-dark boardwalk stroll — are on the December calendar at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Reservations are being accepted for a guided boardwalk tour Friday, Dec. More...

Get to know the region’s wild side at the Conservancy

Conservancy of Southwest Florida introduces new educational programs including a Junior Vet Lab, guided trail walks, live animal programs and a Spanish language reptile talk.  More...

ALUMNI NEWS

¦ The University of Michigan Alumni Association of Southwest Florida invites all alumni to the annual welcome back party from 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Imperial Golf Club in North Naples. More...

Confused by healthcare changes, choices, and policies? Aren’t we all? Lucky for us, we have a good friend to help us muddle through the details in the form of aptly named Brian Goodfriend, of Goodfriend Health Insurance Advisors. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Patron tickets for the 2015 Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, online at naplesgardenclub.org. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

bluegrass

BLUEGRASS MUSIC IS PITIFUL MOURNFUL, BUT IT’S got a good beat to it,” says Sharon Morrison, a mandolin player with Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders and a board member of the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida (which as merged w More...

Make way for the Upright Citizens Brigade

Cutting-edge comedy and theater fans will enjoy the show when the improvisational group Upright Citizens Brigade comes to town Friday, Nov. 14, for two performances at the Golden Gate Community Center. A 7:30 p.m. More...

Rookery Bay juried art exhibit celebrates local landscapes

Featuring a central theme of landscape, the ninth annual juried painting exhibition hangs in the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center through Jan. 22. More...

Festival celebrates Florida’s iconic big cats

Visitors to the fourth annual Florida Panther Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at North Collier Regional Park will learn all about Florida’s state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on planet Earth. More...

C-SCAPES

On friendship

I am blessed to have loving parents, supportive siblings and a broad network of extended family, all of whom I consider my friends.  Even my dream husband, who I consider my best friend, does his best to fulfill this role in all of its machinati More...

Cypress Jubilee will commemorate Corkscrew Sanctuary at 60

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary turns 60 this year and celebrates the milestone with the Cypress Jubiliee on Friday, Dec. 5. More...

Friends of Fakahatchee dinner welcomes author Nick Penniman

The Friends of Fakahatchee invite members and the public to a Welcome Back dinner Saturday, Dec. 13, at Port of the Islands in eastern Collier County. Naples author and former newspaper executive Nick Penniman will be the guest speaker.  More...

Get growing with help from UF/IFAS classes

The University of Florida IFAS Collier County Extension Service has a variety of classes coming up to help area residents get things growing.   ¦ The Fabulous Diversity of  Bromeliads  2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19  More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, sets out locally on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Fleischmann Park. More...

President Brock to retire from Hodges U.

Hodges University has announced the planned retirement of President Jeanette Brock, Ph.D., effective Dec. 31. Ms. 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...

A GRAND REOPENING AT NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN

After several months of construction, Naples Botanical Garden reopened Oct. 23. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Smudge with sage or ‘hide’ on Facebook? Maybe both …

I recently had the pleasure of attending a lovely gathering at the home of a girlfriend. The theme was spirituality and psychic energy and crystals and clairvoyants. More...

Business News

Sales by the boatload

The state’s marine industry is rebounding

The South Florida boat show season has arrived in all its showboating fantasies of glimmering yacht dreams and seafaring romance, but it’s also grounded in good economic news. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

How to become investor proficient

Investor proficiency means understanding investing and feeling comfortable in executing an investment strategy, investment purchases and disciplines for protecting the portfolio. 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...