October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Collier's Community Foundation announces new signature event: Women of Initiative Awards

The Women's Initiative of the Community Foundation of Collier County announces its new signature program: the Women of Initiative Awards. More...

Vote early until Saturday, Nov. 1

Seven early voting sites in Collier County are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 1. The locations are: . Naples City Hall, 735 8th Street S. . Library Headquarters, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive . More...

Culinary Concepts' 2008 Chops City Ball will benefit the Children's Museum of Naples

Culinary Concepts' sixth Annual Chops City Ball has been set for Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs. More...

'Magic Under the Mangroves' will be elegant and eco-chic

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced that its sixth annual "Magic Under the Mangroves" celebration will take place Thursday, March 5, 2009, at a new location: a spectacular tented setting on the grove at nearby Wrenwood Farms. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

How to speak with a Scottish Accent: Learning a dialect for "The Women of Lockerbie"

When Dolores Fetters was cast in the Naples Players' current production of "The Women of Lockerbie," her first reaction was joy. Quickly followed by panic. More...

The art of celebrating: Fine and performing arts programs fill the November calendar

From Underground Art Wednesday in a North Naples neighborhood of galleries to The Doobie Brothers at the Phil, a pipe-organ concert in a church, and a Tennessee Williams play-reading and an art fair downtown, the November calendar is filled with th More...

THE MUSIC GOURMET

Fall Music Festival at the Phil opens on a high note

No, the performance hall at the Phil wasn't quite full Saturday evening, but there was a more than respectable turnout for the first of two programs in the Fall Music Festival. More...

Somebody has to do it

Even in an economic pinch, crabbers love their lot in life

Pride and toughness seem to characterize crabbers and fishing families — but so do other traits that often define hard-working people, like good cheer and friendliness, and a talent for pragmatic efficiency. More...

New site links parents to Juvenile Assessment Center

The David Lawrence Center and its community partners have launched www.collierjac.org to raise awareness of the Collier County Juvenile Assessment Center and its services for at-risk or troubled youths and teens and their parents. More...

Remember your departed pets at Avow Hospice Rainbow Day

Anyone grieving the loss of a pet is invited to Avow Hospice's semi-annual Rainbow Day memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Frances Georgeson Hospice House on Avow's main campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. More...

A booking for some children's books

Holiday photos already? Here's a worthy reason for planning ahead this year: Have your family portrait created and you'll benefit K is for KidsSM Foundation's campaign to bring books to Collier County's most at-risk children. More...

Tickets on sale now for David Lawrence Foundation's 'Hong Kong: The Exotic Far East'

The David Lawrence Foundation announces community philanthropists Joyce and Bill O'Meara and their children, Cristal and Jim O'Meara, are the honorary co-chairs for the foundation's signature fundraiser, "Hong Kong: More...

Business News

Summer tourism statistics show numbers up over 2007

Floridians traveling from nearby made a significant impact

Two potential hurricanes and a stormy stock market kept tourists away from Southwest Florida during September. Now, with Thanksgiving on the horizon, hoteliers are reporting softer numbers than 2007. More...

Dedication ceremony set for university's Lutgert Hall

Staff and administration, dignitaries and friends of Florida Gulf Coast University will celebrate the grand opening of Lutgert Hall on Thursday, Oct. 30. More...

Chamber, FGCU offer business ethics workshop

A firm's reputation can take years, even decades to establish, but it can be destroyed in an instant through unethical behavior. More...