January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

FGCU Renaissance Academy winter classes begin Sunday

Florida Gulf Coast University presents a wide range of non-credit courses under the auspices of its Renaissance Academy. Winter classes begin Sunday, Jan. 25. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Perfectly orchestrated

THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MAKES BEAUTIFUL MUSIC It was the summer of 1998, and my husband Joseph and I were considering relocating from Indiana to somewhere in South Florida. More...

Southwest Florida Pastel Society artists open their studios for tours

Step behind the scenes into seven artists' private studios in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers during the Southwest Florida Pastel Society's Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, Jan. 24. More...

BEACH READING

The Monsters of Templeton

By Lauren Groff (Voice, $14.95) In the town of Templeton, N.Y., Willie Upton is a success story, a descendent of two of the town's most famous clans, who made good and left to pursue a promising career in archaeology. More...

42nd annual Naples Boat Show makes a splash

The 42nd annual Naples Boat Show drops anchor at the proposed Renaissance Village site near downtown Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 22-24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More...

Part II of Immokalee documentary premieres on WGCU-TV

Farming, oil refining, bareback bronco riding, gambling, education and training are all threads that form the east Collier County community of Immokalee. More...

Red Cross seeks Heroes

The local American Red Cross 2009 Heroes campaign kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Carlisle. Chairs of the monthlong fundraising effort are Dan Gerner of McGarvey Custom Homes and Walter Schacht of Harris Private Bank. More...

Business News

Art festivals mean big business

Cultural tourists are a highly prized group

When Sharon McAllister arrived in Fort Myers nearly two decades ago, she discovered a cultural wasteland. "There was nothing to do here (involving the arts)," Ms. McAllister recalled recently. More...

UF study says popularity affects treatment in the workplace

Remember the cool kids back in high school who always seemed to get all the breaks, even from some people who actually hated them? Turns out that magic mojo caries right on past graduation and into the workplace. More...

Mercato welcomes Signatures boutique

Signatures boutique has opened at The Mercato in Naples. The women's boutique is among the first of several high-end boutiques, national retailers and specialty stores to open in the center at the intersection of U.S. More...