People, Places and Things

Here is People, Places and Things for Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009:

Trunk show

Maus & Hoffman is featuring trunk shows by Brioni, Solemae, Hickey Freeman and Oxxford Clothes from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Stop by the store at 292 14th Ave. S., Naples. Information: 262-7611

New volunteers

The Collier County Guardian ad Litem program certified the following new volunteers: Dennis Barbakow, Carol Bartz, Kathy Bigham, Stacy Bulloch, Frank Chellino, Shelly Chellino, Stacy Collins, Kathleen Forsman, Diane Fuermann, Ysabel Garland, Carol Kane, Georgette Mogilnicki, Judy Morse, Carl Olsen, Elizabeth Opalka and Joanne Recht.

Guardian ad Litems represent children’s interests in court proceedings.

New officer

Youth Haven has appointed Elizabeth Hinkle as the agency’s chief development officer. Hinkle will be responsible for planning, developing and leading Youth Haven’s fundraising initiatives.

Music competitions

The Southwest Florida Symphony is accepting applications for the following positions, through Dec. 1:

* Applications are being accepted for the Joseph L. and Marilyn Van Sickle Vocal Music Scholarship Competition for residents of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. High school seniors, full-time college students or graduate students majoring in music whose principal instrument is voice may apply for the $2,000-a-year scholarship that will be given for four consecutive years. Information: (239) 418-0996 or

* Applications for the Young Artists Competition is available for students age 12 to 22 who reside in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry or Glades counties. First-place winners in instruments, keyboard, strings and voice will receive $500 and the second-place winner gets $300. The overall winner will be awarded $1,000 and will be the featured soloist with the Southwest Florida Symphony. Information: (239) 418-0996 or

Trip to Art Basel

Naples Art Association is sponsoring a guided motorcoach trip to Art Basel in Miami Beach at 8:15 a.m. on Dec. 3; $65, bus and entrance fee. Reservations are required. Information: 596-4142

Deadline for People, Places and Things is 10 a.m. Wednesday. E-mail to or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis. Connect with Sheila Mesulam at

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