January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Monthly programs at Naples Preserve give insights to Naples' colorful history

Naples Backyard History ry es presents its 2009 speaker series al featuring old-timers and local ri- history experts on the first Friday of every month February through May. More...

Run for the Paws set for Jan. 31

The third annual "Run for the Paws" 6K run/walk to benefit The Humane Society Naples starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Civil Air Patrol building at the Naples Municipal Airport. More...

Auction will raise funds for Step by Step

Tickets and sponsorships are available for the annual auction to benefit Step by Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center. The evening of food, wine and auction packages that include restaurant experiences and travel begins at 5:30 p.m. More...

World-renowned animal behaviorist will deliver free lecture

World-renowned ethologist Marc Bekoff will deliver a free lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, upstairs in the Student Union building at Florida Gulf Coast University. The public is welcome. More...

Meet Minnesota women for lunch

The 13th annual Minnesota Women's Luncheon takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Naples Beach Hotel and G Golf Club. Cost is $45 per person; reservations and payment should be made by Thursday, Feb. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Set in Stone: The Artwork of Raymond L. Lutgert

THE VON LIEBIG SHOWCASES 33 WORKS BY THE 'HEAD CHISLER'

When Raymond Lutgert was 65, he fell in love with stone: the look of it, the feel of it, the heft of it. The possibilities. More...

Bravo!

Opera Naples delivers a bravura 'La Boheme'

I was stunned on Sunday afternoon as I arrived at Gulf Coast High School. More...

From the hip '60s to the edgy '80s, 'The Heidi Chronicles' tells all

The Naples Players present Wendy Wasserstein's award-winning "The Heidi Chronicles" Wednesday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. One of America's leading playwrights, the late Ms. More...

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club earns state's Clean Marina status

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club has been recognized as one of Florida's newest Clean Marinas, the 11th in Collier County. More...

Mullet Fryers Weekend will celebrate three old-time fishing families

A Mullet Fryers Weekend Feb. 6-8 will celebrate three fishing families who made their living off Naples Bay in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. More...

Writers conference, book fair set for downtown April 4-5

The Naples Press Club presents its seventh annual Authors and Books Festival and Naples Writers Conference, including a celebrity author luncheon, Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, in and around The von Liebig Art Center. More...

It's all about the shoes at girls' night out to benefit the Education Foundation

A London Bay Homes model in Mediterra will provide the backdrop for If the Shoe Fits, an evening of shoe shopping pg g and fundraising to benefit the Education Foundation of Collier County, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. More...

Collier Audubon Society plans Feathers and Friends

The Collier County Audubon Society holds its first annual Feathers and Friends gala Thursday evening, Feb. 19, at the Collier Athletic Club. Guest speaker will be famed conservationist Nathaniel Reed. Mr. More...

Italian Open tournament proceeds will help Italian American Club Foundation charities

The Naples Italian American Club Foundation has selected the course at Quail Creek Country Club for its second annual Italian Open on Monday, March 2. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., putting contest will start at 11 a.m. More...

FGCU welcomes Holocaust historian Christopher Browning for free lecture

Holocaust historian Christopher Browning will speak at Florida Gulf Coast University at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. At the invitation of the FGCU Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Mr. More...

Water: The new oil?

Join experts at Mediterra at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, for an incisive look at the global water crisis with an emphasis on the western United States and the potential opportunity available to be part of the solution, . More...

Business News

Everything's better at The Ritz

Five-star, five-diamond resort introduces new enhancements

More than 24 years after it opened, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, remains at the forefront of luxury travel destinations in Southwest Florida. More...

Volunteer counselors know the SCORE when advising business owners who are struggling through tough times

For a small business owner, the struggle to survive in today's economic climate can feel like a lonely battle. More...

Guadalupe Center of Immokalee opens resale shop in Naples

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting when The Guadalupe Center of Immokalee's Upscale Resale Shop opened recently at its new location at 8100 Trail Blvd. N. in Naples. More...