January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Orchid society meets Jan. 8

The Naples Orchid Society welcomes guest speaker Martin Motes of Motes Orchids in Homestead, Fla., for the society's first meeting of the New Year. Dr. More...

High tea and fashion for financial aid

The Secret Ingredient, Cottontails and Beckner Jewelry will star in a afternoon of high tea and fashion in the Student Union Ballroom at Ave Maria University from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. More...

Sweet dreams for preemies

The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida presents Rockabye Collier, a casually chic evening under the stars atop the parking garage at the Waterside Shops, on Saturday, March 28. More...

Northern Trust signs on as Wine & Food Fest sponsor

The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest welcomes Northern Trust Bank as the main sponsor of the festival that takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Turtles Play Trane

L IKE EVERYONE ELSE, THE TURTLE ISLAND STING QUARTET HAS TO GO through customs when traveling. But when it comes to music, they simply don't recognize borders. More...

The lights go up on a colorful season at the Norris Center

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

From a teenage mandolin sensation to a saucy blues man who cooks while he sings with his band and then serves his gumbo to the crowd, to several evenings of improv, a nationwide comedyclub headliner, an operetta and two one-woman dramatic performan More...

Once a wünderkind, violinist is still a virtuoso at 40

My, how time flies! It seems just yesterday that I first heard about a young violin wünderkind in Bloomington, Ind. More...

Join the citywide challenge to shape up in the New Year

The calorie countdown is on toward the second annual citywide Naples Weight Loss Challenge. Just in time to jump start ubiquitous New Year's resolutions, the challenge begins Saturday, Jan. More...

Lifelong Learning series continues at the Naples Botanical Garden

Lifelong Learning at the Naples Botanical Garden continues in January with the following two programs: ." Supermarket Botany: The Botanical Nature of Common Fruits and Vegetables Grown in Gardens" takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. More...

It's Time for the Glitz fashion show luncheon

Temple Shalom Sisterhood presents Time for the Glitz, a designer fashion show and luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at The Club at Olde Cypress. Fashions and accessories will be from Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. More...

If the shoe fits…

The Education Foundation of Collier County presents an evening of shopping for shoes and jewelry and enjoying signature "Shoetinis" along with wine and other treats on Thursday evening, Feb. 5. More...

Conservancy seeks Earth Day partners

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is seeking volunteers to participate in its 2009 Earth Day Festival, a weekendlong event that will feature an organic farmers market, special exhibits, carnival activities and educational presentations. More...

Business News

Walk-in clinics becoming big business in Southwest Florida

Urgent-care facilities increasingly ease the pain of non-emergency illness and injuries

Walk-in, urgent-care medical centers are catering to a growing market in Southwest Florida by offering immediate care to patients who are having acute medical problems. More...

Hoteliers go for the green and will help others do the same

The Collier County Hotel & Lodging Association has formed a Green Committee to grow and enhance the benefits of sustainable lodging practices in the region and to assist hotels that strive to gain certification. More...