As Hurricane Ian approaches the west coast of Florida, organizations and events are being cancelled.
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Open in Naples until 9 p.m. Tuesday., Sept. 27. in Naples. Call Wedneday for open hours.
Sunshine Ace Hardware
Sunshine Ace Hardware stores in Southwest Florida are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 27, except for Charlotte County stores, which closed at 5 p.m. The stores are closed Wednesday morning, and winds will be assessed after noon, with stores moving toward opening after winds slow below tropical storm force.
All Publix stores along the west coast of Florida from Key West up to Weeki Wachee, including all stores in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Charlotte counties, will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, and reopen at normal business hours Thursday, Sept. 29.
Winn-Dixie stores in Naples, Marco Island and Immokalee will close at 6 p.m. today and will remain closed Wednesday. They will reopen for normal business hours Thursday, Sept. 29.
NCH Healthcare Systems:
As a result of the impending storm, the NCH Healthcare System has announced these actions:
Collier County public schools:
Closed through Friday, Sept. 30,except for a limited number of essential staff who are working to assess facilities and prepare schools for reopening.
Collier County Waste Collection:
Garbage and recycling collection services will resume Friday, Sept. 30, in unincorporated Collier County, the City of Marco Island and the City of Everglades. The Collier County Landfill, the Immokalee Transfer Station and the Recycling Drop-off Centers will open on Friday, September 30.
Florida state government:
In line with county ordered closures, state facilities in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Naples Senior Center:
5025 Castello Drive, will be closed through Wednesday, Sept. 28..
Collier Area Transit:
Collier Area Transit (CAT) will resume regular service on Friday, Sept. 30. Fares are suspended until further notice.
For more information, contact CAT at (239) 252-7777, visit www.ridecat.com or follow CAT on social media @rideCAT to stay up-to-date on services.
Harry Chapin Food Bank:
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is cancelling the distribution scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Boys and Girls Club, 1155 Roberts Ave. W., Immokalee.
“The safety of our drivers, volunteers, employees and those whom we serve, is our priority in the decision-making process,” said Richard LeBer, president and CEO of the food bank, in a news release making the announcement.. “The amount of coordination and logistics needed to hold our mobile pantry distributions requires that we make predictions early on regarding our ability to safely conduct them.”
Tourist Development Council:
Collier County's tourism bureau canceled Wednesday's annual Star Awards industry recognition event. "With the storm, there is just too much going on," said Paul Beirnes, the county's tourism director. He shared the news at a TDC meeting Monday. A new date for the event — described as the Academy Awards for the county's tourism industry — has yet to be chosen.
The opening of Naples Players' "Blithe Spirit" at Sugden Theatre has been postponed until Thursday, Sept. 29. Those with tickets for Wednesday can contact the box office for rebooking. naplesplayers.org
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce:
Offices of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2150 Goodlette Road N., first floor, will remain closed until Thursday. napleschamber.org
Collier County Sheriff's Office:
Open house and recruitment fair originally set for Wednesday is canceled. The Communications Center Open House is now from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the fourth floor of the county building, 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. You may tour the facility, meet command staff and meet Communication team members. Direct questions to Beth Grat a email@example.com
Off The Hook Comedy Club:
Shows canceled through Wednesday. That includes the 7 p.m. shows Tuesday and Wednesday for comedian Brandon T. Jackson. The standup shows with comedian Carlos Mencia for Thursday through Sunday are still scheduled. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901
City of Naples:
CLOSURES — All City of Naples Recreation Centers, the Norris Center, Concession Operations, Lowdermilk Park, Tennis Center, and City Dock will be closing to the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed to the public until further notice.
MEETINGS CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED: Public Art Advisory Committee for Tuesday; Design Review Board for Wednesday, Sept. 28, rescheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 14. Look for updates at naplesgov.com.
The Village School, North Naples Church:
The Village School and North Naples Church will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. A decision will be made regarding Thursday.
Lely Presbyterian Church
The office of Lely Presbyterian Church will be closed through Friday, Sept. 30, and all church activities have been cancelled.
The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center:
The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, Naples, will be closed Tuesday because of Rosh Hashanah and Wednesday and Thursday because of Hurricane Ian. The museum will re-open for business Friday. For more, email Info@HMCEC.org, call 239-263-9200 or visit HMCEC.org.
Florida Department of Health — Collier County:
Florida Department of Health in Collier County will close at noon Tuesday. DOH-Collier highly recommends signing up for Alert Collier, Collier County’s Emergency Notification System. Alert Collier sends emergency alerts via phone (landline and cell), email, text message, and hearing-impaired receiving devices to thousands of contacts in seconds. Once you sign up, you have the ability to control what contact paths you prefer to be notified by and what locations (within Collier County) are important to you (i.e., home, work, school). Emergency alerts may include notifications of severe weather, evacuations, power outages, boil water notices, or other emergency situations. Sign up at alertcollier.com.
Collier school board candidate forum:
Collier County's school board candidate forum for Tuesday has been postponed until a later date.
Gulf Coast Charter Academy South:
The Naples K-8 school, 215 Airport-Pulling Road N., will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. A decision Wednesday will be made about school operations for Thursday.
Paradise Coast Sports Complex:
Paradise Coast Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd S, Naples, including The Cove Beer & Wine Bar and The Factory, is closed because of Hurricane Ian through Sunday, Oct. 2 due to Hurricane Ian.
KIDZ Pediatric Multispecialty Center
KIDZ Pediatric Multispecialty Center in Naples is closed, and all appointments are canceled on Wednesday and Thursday.
Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar:
Naples Flat Bread, 10801 Corkscrew Road, No. 520, at Miromar Outlets, Estero, will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday.There is no bingo this week.
South Street Bar & Grill:
South Street Bar & Grill, 1410 Pine Ridge Rd Ste 4, Naples, will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27-28.
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Ace Sunshine Plaza, Bonita Springs, will be closed Thursday.
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee sale
The Seminole Artist Experience Art Sale scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, has been postponed until further notice due to Hurricane Ian.