Weekly Roundup: Oct. 12-16

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Friday, Oct. 16

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S VISIT TO FORT MYERS TODAY EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE COSTS, SOCIAL SECURITY

President Trump is scheduled to attend an event today at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers, where he is expected to discuss healthcare costs and Social Security. Plan on traffic delays and likely some downtown roadblocks for the presidential visit during the late morning to early afternoon. The visit is believed to be an invitation-only event, said Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, who plans to attend, WINK News reports. With less than three weeks until Election Day, Trump also is scheduled to be at public rallies today at Ocala International Airport at 4 p.m. and in Macon, Georgia, at 7 p.m.
 

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Thursday, Oct. 15

$70M ULINE DISTRIBUTION CENTER COMING TO GROWING COLLIER CORRIDOR

There are some big changes and more jobs coming to one part of Southwest Florida. Collier County commissioners agreed to move forward Tuesday to allow new development along Collier Boulevard from Golden Gate Parkway to Interstate 75. One of those projects is a $70 million distribution center for packaging supply company Uline. The huge facility planned next to the new Paradise Coast Sports Complex is expected to bring 190 warehouse jobs and 30 office jobs. With the addition of Uline, commissioners are betting on this area to become a focal point for the local economy, WINK News reports.
 

Wednesday, Oct. 14

NAPLES NAMED BEST PLACE TO RETIRE IN FLORIDA

Naples ranked No. 1 in SmartAsset’s list of “Best Places to Retire” in Florida. In its sixth annual study, New York financial technology company determined the best cities to retire in Florida by analyzing tax friendliness, availability of medical care and social opportunities for seniors. Naples was recorded with 13.6% in tax; 27.1 doctors’ offices per 1,000 people; 9.2 recreation centers per 1,000 people; 1.0 retirement centers per 1,000 people; 52.8% of seniors; and a Best Places to Retire Index of 100. For study results, methodology and interactive map, click here.
 

Tuesday, Oct. 13

COLLIERCARES APPLICATIONS REOPEN FOR FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS

Nonprofits, health and public safety agencies financially affected by COVID-19 are getting a second chance to apply for CollierCARES, Collier County’s program to disburse the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act federal stimulus package. Program information, updates and application portals are available online at CollierFLCares.com. The new application date is open through noon Oct. 26. Also included in this application opportunity are 501(c)(19) veterans organizations and childcare providers that fall under 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Relief funding must be used on incurred expenses related to COVID-19 between March 1 and Dec. 30, 2020.
 

Monday, Oct. 12

CLASSIC CAR SHOW SET FOR NOV. 14 AT ROOKERY BAY IN NAPLES

The second annual Rookery Bay Classic Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, completely outdoors at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and Island Automotive, the event last year drew 92 cars representing everything from pre-1930s antiques to ‘60s and ‘70s muscle cars. This year, highlights so far include a 1981 DeLorean and a Toyota engine kit car. For information on registering a car or attending the event, go to rookerybay.org.
 
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