Live at Fiddler’s Creek

From patriotic ballads to Broadway show tunes and old classics, residents of the Fiddler’s Creek golf course community will enjoy a variety of live music entertainment this season. The Concerts on the Green series takes place over the next couple of months and will boast a wide assortment of entertainment. The annual series is traditionally held out on the Tennis Lawn at […]

Take Stock in Children Scholarships Announced

The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning is proud to announce that 40 new students were inducted into the Take Stock in Children Scholarship and Mentoring Program. The program identifies eighth grade students who are economically challenged, do not have discipline records, promise to maintain a 2.5 grade point average, meet weekly with a mentor and remain drug and crime free. Students […]

Win a Boat at the 17th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament

Calling all fishermen to the 17th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament happening April 27, 2013 at D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. Cost is $60 per angler before April 24, $75 thereafter. In addition to great fishing, there will be delicious food and a huge raffle! For the first time ever, a separate raffle will be held for a boat package […]

DEP KICKS OFF LAKE OKEECHOBEE RESTORATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT

DEP and South Florida Water Management District fund irrigation reuse project to reduce phosphorus~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection took a major step forward in drawing up a detailed restoration plan for Lake Okeechobee and met with key area stakeholders. At the same time, the Department has committed $4 million toward restoring the lake through an Istokpoga Marsh water quality improvement project. This restoration plan, called a basin management action plan, or […]

UNITED WAY OF COLLIER COUNTY HONORS PUBLIX FOR ALL THEY DO TO LIVE UNITED

United Way of Collier County celebrated the success of the Publix Super Markets United Way Campaign through “Publix Appreciation Day,” held on Thursday, February 21st. As part of the annual event, United Way Board of Directors and staff visited all 19 local Publix stores to thank the organization and its associates for raising $874,752.00 for the community through United Way. […]

U.S. Postal Service Honoring Rosa Parks

The U.S. Postal Service proudly recognizes Rosa Parks, an extraordinary American activist who became an iconic figure in the Civil Rights movement.  The stamp honoring Rosa Parks is being issued as a Forever Stamp (currently at 46 cents each), which are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. The stamp emphasizes Parks’ quiet determination and her […]

UNITED WAY OF COLLIER COUNTY WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE COMMITEE

United Way of Collier County welcomes Julie Brazill and Tom Donahue to its board of directors.  The local leadership organization also confirmed new members of the board’s executive committee. UW board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization. Board members play an integral role in United Way’s infrastructure, helping […]

Wild Orchid Man in “The Mountains of Amazonas” Exclusive Southwest Florida Film Screening

High in the Peruvian Andes, Stig Dalström, the Wild Orchid Man, searches for rare and unknown orchids. These mountains of Amazonas are the birthplace of the mighty Amazon River and home to the legendary rainforest that blankets its basin. In his quest to find unknown orchids, he discovers the mysteries of this region – from the ancient ruins left by […]

Celebrate the Year of the Snake at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

The Chinese New Year has just arrived and last year’s magnificent dragon has flown away to make room for this year’s snake!  This is a great time to visit the Dalton Discovery Center at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center and learn all about snakes and the other creatures that call southwest Florida their home.  The Dalton Discovery Center is […]

Edward Jones Ranks No. 8 on FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For List

Edward Jones financial advisors in the Marco Island area announce that the financial-services firm  ranked No. 8 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2013” list in its 14th appearance on the prestigious list. Edward Jones ranked No. 3 in the large-company category and was the highest ranking financial-services firm. Edward Jones’s FORTUNE rankings also include top 10 […]