Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) is partnering with Naples Auto Donation Center (NADC) for an “Auto Roundup”

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) is partnering with Naples Auto Donation Center (NADC) in an “Auto Roundup” campaign this season. The Roundup will help raise funds for much needed academic mentoring programs provided by FFCF for foster children in Southwest Florida. NADC will accept donated cars on behalf of FFCF and then clean them up and sell them. If […]

FWC ‘releases’ snakes throughout Florida as part of 2016 Python Challenge™

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting a Virtual Snake Finding Mission, “releasing” toy snakes near popular Florida landmarks in an effort to raise awareness about nonnative species in Florida. The search for the toy snakes ? which are superimposed on pictures of Florida landmarks  ? is part of the 2016 Python Challenge™. The project allows people […]

New Local Business Wants to Personally Teach You Technology

Today, 1 on 1 Lessons, a new local business specializing in teaching individuals how to use iPhones and iPads, announced its official launch for Naples and Southwest Florida. 1 on 1 Lessons offers a personalized educational service to all ages for anyone who wants to learn more about technology. Lessons are offered in-home or at location of your choice and […]

COLLIER COMMISSIONERS APPROVE COMBAT WOUNDED PARKING SIGNS AT COUNTY FACILITIES

The Board of Collier County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved Commissioner Georgia Hiller’s proposal to participate in the Combat Wounded Parking Sign Program at county facilities. There are an estimated 1.8 million Purple Heart recipients, combat wounded service members who have transitioned back into civilian life. Because of amazing advancements in battlefield medicine and the widespread use of body armor, […]

National Food Manufacturing Business to Invest $10 Million in Collier, Create At Least 250 Jobs

Five Star Gourmet Foods of Florida, a California-based pre-prepared food manufacturing operation, announced plans to invest approximately $10 million in Collier County and create at least 250 production-related job opportunities for Collier County citizens. The Collier County Board of Collier County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously welcomed the company and approved Five Star as the first applicant to the County’s Basic […]

NATIONAL FOOD MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO INVEST $10 MILLION IN COLLIER, CREATE AT LEAST 250 JOBS

Five Star Gourmet Foods of Florida, a California-based pre-prepared food manufacturing operation, announced plans to invest approximately $10 million in Collier County and create at least 250 production-related job opportunities for Collier County citizens. The Collier County Board of Collier County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously welcomed the company and approved Five Star as the first applicant to the County’s Basic […]

Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala fundraiser set for March 3 at Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host the 12thannual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Presented by Northern Trust, the Magic Under the Mangroves™ fundraiser is a recognition of the continuing importance of protecting the natural environment and quality of life in Southwest […]

Evening of Vision – Under the Stars

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is pleased to announce its inaugural gala “Evening of Vision – Under the Stars, will be held Friday evening, January 22, 2016 at Bascom Palmer’s new, landmark eye center in Naples. “Bascom Palmer’s gala is an exciting new event for the Naples social season,” says Alan R. Korest, gala […]

COLLIER COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION WINTER/SPRING PRIGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS DECEMBER 15, 2015 REGISTER ONLINE WITH NO ADDITIONAL FEES

Registration for all Collier County Parks & Recreation winter/spring programs begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Collier County Parks & Recreation Division’s online registration allows you to register for programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no lines and no additional fees. Just visit www.collierparks.com and click the “Register Online Here” button. The Collier County Parks & Recreation Department strives […]

Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training in Fort Myers, Naples

People who live in southwest Florida can learn to identify and safely capture Burmese pythons at upcoming 2016 Python Challenge™ in-person training sessions in Lee and Collier counties. Training for Lee County is on Dec. 20 at the Olga Community Center in Fort Myers, with both morning and afternoon sessions. Can’t make it to the December training? You can still sign up […]