December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Teacher, mentor draws inspiration from his Immokalee students

The Immokalee Foundation was founded in 1991 to help improve the future of Immokalee’s children by increasing awareness of students’ needs and raising funds for grants awarded to Immokalee-based organizations. More...

Avow seeks voices for Serenity singing group

Volunteer voices are being sought to join Serenity, a women's a cappella choral group whose mission is to bring comfort through song to Avow hospice patients. In groups of two to four, Serenity singers sing at the patient's bedside.  More...

Start the New Year with lessons in Italian

Learn to speak Italian, or brush up on what you already know, in classes starting next month at the Naples Italian American Foundation. More...

Retired rabbi of Japan opens Saul I. Stern Cultural Series

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island opens the 21st year of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series with a presentation by Marvin Tokayer, retired rabbi of Japan, on Tuesday, Jan. 6. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

What are you doing Christmas Eve?

I think maybe this last week of the year is known as the “home stretch” because no one leaves their homes unless they absolutely have to. More...

High school students can apply for summer leadership program

The Leadership Collier Foundation, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting applications for the Class of 2015 Youth Leadership Collier program that empowers students to become effective leaders, showcases Collier County a More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

No! no! no!

For some little girls and boys, Santa doesn’t always bring joy

Visiting Santa.  Have two words ever created such joy, such unbridled anticipation in the hearts of both parents and children?  Santa! More...

Rising stars in opera headline Gulfshore gala

Gulfshore Opera and Artis—Naples have partnered to bring famed tenor Michael Fabiano to Naples on Sunday, Jan. 4. Mr. Fabiano will perform at the opera’s gala concert alongside soprano Joyce El-Khoury and pianist Laurent Phillipe.  More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

It’s been a great run, but Crumpet’s time has come

Sad news: Crumpet is hanging up his tunic.  After six seasons of playing the sarcastically droll Macy’s elf, actor Jason Parrish is leaving Santaland, with its flirty elves, demanding parents, tantrumthrowing children and eccentric Santas. More...

Bait dog rescue story leads to $25,000 grant

Naples-based pet advocacy organization Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue has won a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation in recognition of the rehabilitation and subsequent adoption of Hansa Rose, now named Deeogee (or “D.O.G.”), a fo More...

C-SCAPES

Thanks for the memories

This will be my last column for Florida Weekly. No, I haven’t been fired, nor have I lost interest in communicating with all of you on a regular basis.  More...

22 nonprofits rewarded for ‘leaving a footprint’

The 2015 Allegra FootPRINT Fund award recipients were announced and honored Dec. 10 at a luncheon at Aldos Ristorante. More...

Make a short film on your phone

Wrecking Crew Gives, a local nonprofit, is offering a $5,000 scholarship to the winner of its short film contest. The organization’s mission is to mitigate or remove the barriers that limit opportunities for children and their caregivers.  More...

PAWS Assistance Dogs volunteers available for speaking engagements

PAWS Assistance Dogs is booking speaking engagements and demonstrations for the 2015 season. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Volunteer members of the Naples Orchid Society are at Naples Botanical Garden from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month to offer expert, free advice to orchid aficionados. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

’Tis the season to be giving

Charitable organizations are counting on holiday donations.  More...

Leadership alumni invited to hear about ‘Turtles on the Town’

The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association hosts a panel discussion about “Turtles on the Town,” a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Collier County, Conversancy of Southwest Florida and United Arts Council of Col More...

Business News

Taxi Cabs Cash In

A S NEW YEAR’S EVE REVELERS hydrate and administer their personal hangover cures on New Year’s Day, taxicab drivers will lay their heads on their pillows smiling, having counted their money.  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...