December 4, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Stroll the Avenue of Lights

Fifth Avenue South lights up for the holidays with open houses at businesses and holiday entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. Mayor Bill Barnett and Santa will light the 25-foot Christmas tree in Sugden Theater Plaza at 6 p.m. More...

Let it snow!

Bundle up before heading out for Snowfest 2008. The flurries will fall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. More than 70 tons of the cold stuff will make hills for climbing. More...

Christmas Boat Parade sets sail on Naples Bay

The Christmas Boat Parade sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Phoebe Snow comes to the Phil

Is there any other voice on the planet quite like Phoebe Snow's? The woman can growl rougher than a menacing dog, tenderly caress a lyric like a lover, and skip octaves as easy as a stone skimming a lake. More...

A.R. Gurney's 'Indian Blood' goes back to his Buffalo boyhood

See the southeastern premiere at Florida Rep

Life is a never-ending series of transitions. But the ones that occur during our teens can be particularly seismic, says playwright A.R. Gurney. "We all have, all through our lives, crossroads and transitions," he says. More...

Christmas Is Murder

By C.S. Challinor (Midnight Ink, $13.95)

"Christmas Is Murder," by Bonita Springs author C. S. Challinor, is an intriguing cozy that takes place at Swanmere Manor in the south of England and introduces Scottish barrister Rex Graves as the protagonist. The novel begins when Mr. More...

Salons often get to the root of domestic abuse first

Tina Martellacci-Haworth might spot the signs of domestic violence in some women before their doctors or even their friends and family. More...

Gather 'round the tree

The Town of Ave Maria invites everyone to a Celebration of Lights from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. More...

Fashion show and luncheon will help grant Youth Haven wishes

Youth Haven invites child advocates to its first annual holiday fashion show to raise funds to grant the Christmas wishes of children living in Collier County's only emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected youth. More...

Business News

Pet projects

Furry, four-legged colleagues make working for a living more than just a job

The Guess-Fisher Gallery, with its eclectic art selection and engaging , g owner, has been enticing art aficionados into its Fifth Avenue South location for several years. More...

Retired executives offer free workshop on business financing

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will hold a free workshop on how to finance a start-up or an existing small business from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Collier County Public Library, 650 Central Ave. More...