October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Leasing Alligator Alley: Panel will examine the state's initiative

The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council and the Economic Development Council of Collier County will host a panel discussion, "The Leasing of Alligator Alley — How it May Impact Collier County," on Friday, Oct. 3. More...

School's in at Montessori Academy of Naples

The Montessori Academy of Naples has joined the Southwest Florida Montessori community by opening the doors to students at a new facility in Professional Circle. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The best she can be

Joan Sonnenberg

"I love challenges," declares Joan Brechin Sonnenberg. More...

The Naples Players say hello to 'The Goodbye Girl'

The Naples Players opens its new season at Sugden Community Theatre with Neil Simon's romantic comedy, "The Goodbye Girl." Tickets are on sale now for the show that runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. More...

BEACH READING

Mama Does Time

By Db Sharp (Midnight Ink, a division of Llewellyn Books, $13.95 paperback) Fort Lauderdale author Deb Sharp's debut murder mystery series is a delight. "Mama Does Time" takes place in Himmarshee, Fla. More...

Naples-based Chouette handbags live up to name

Handbag designer Judy Nelson has a thing for France. "I think I was French in another life," she says. So when it came time to choose a name for her "functional chic" purses, it's no surprise Nelson took a lesson from the French language. More...

Skip lunch, clean out your closet to help

Naples area residents have the opportunity to make a difference by donating to two charitable organizations this week. Friday, Oct. 3, is "Brown Bag It for Disaster Relief" day to benefit the Collier County chapter of the American Red Cross. More...

Shelter activities mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Collier County's state-certified domestic violence center, draws attention to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of programs and activities in October. . More...

Business News

Recycling: It's the law

Although city ordinance took effect Oct. 1, businesses still unsure about the rules

Each night, after the last customers leave the Bamboo Café on 12th Avenue South, their bellies full with homemade French cooking, owner Lisa Boet collects the day's paper, plastic and cardboard remnants, piles them into her vehicle and takes t More...

Junior Achievement to honor Todd Gates, Paul Marinelli

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Todd E. Gates of GATES and the late Paul J. Marinelli of Barron Collier Companies into the 2008 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony Tuesday, Oct. More...

BB&T gives FGCU business college big gift

$600,000 will fund professorship in free enterprise

BB&T Corporation has established the "BB&T Distinguished Professorship in Free Enterprise" to support the continuing high quality and growth of programs at Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert College of Business. More...