February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Mullet Fryers Weekend harks back to the good old days on Naples Bay

A Mullet Fryers Weekend Feb. 6-8 celebrates fishing families More...

Feathers and Friends for the Collier Audubon Society

The Collier County Audubon Society holds hits 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...

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...

Author of political thrillers to address Naples Press Club

The Naples Press Club welcomes political thriller author Karna Small Bodman, a former television newswoman and senior director of the National Security Council for six years during the Reagan administration, as guest speaker at its February meeting More...

Beth Tikvah congregation will celebrate Torah dedication

Beth Tikvah, the Conservative synagogue of Naples, will hold a Torah dedication celebration from 4-6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8. More...

Rotarians invite scholarship applications

Applications for 2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are available from 56 clubs in Rotary District 6960 from Macro Island to Palmetto. 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...

Buffalo State alumni getting together

Buffalo State College alumni are invited to meet college President Dr. Muriel Howard and other alumni at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Stonebridge Country Club. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Maria THE LIFE AND LOVES OF Callas

THE OPERETIC PRIMA DONNA CONTINUES TO INTRIGUE, AND A NEW ONE-WOMAN PLAY ABOUT HER PROMISES TO ENTERTAIN AT THE PHIL

S he was one of the most controversial operatic figures of our times. A woman of incredible contrasts: revered/reviled; glorified/pitied; powerful/ helpless; explosive/ vulnerable. More...

Everglades City reels in its 36th annual seafood festival this weekend

The 36th annual Everglades Seafood Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-8, in Everglades City. More...

United Arts Council names four as Stars in the Arts

Four new stars have risen in the local arts community, taking their place among a group of people and organizations honored by the United Arts Council for their leadership. More...

Naples Transportation begins RWS shuttle service

Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning has started a shuttle service to and from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Individuals or groups can catch a ride for $30 for the first person and $5 for each additional person. More...

Fly the private skies with Regent Jet pass

Regent Jet announces takeoff for its Palms Jet Pass, a program that offers private jet travelers with guaranteed one-way priced trips from metropolitan New York to Naples and five other Florida cities. More...

Fill a trunk with goodies from the Garden

Naples Botanical Garden will have its seventh annual Trunk Show in the Garden on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20. More...

Fairy Godmothers make prom dreams come true

The Fairy Godmothers of Southwest - Florida are hosting a dress drive to collect gowns they will give to m deserving high-school girls when prom a-d season arrives. More...

Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, auction will benefit Shelter

The ninth annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes place Friday, Feb. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. More...

Shy Wolf Sanctuary founder honored by Humane Society

The Humane Society Naples will present Nancy Smith, founder of Shy Wolf Sanctuary, with the society's Animal Advocate Award as part of the annual Pet Lovers Ball this weekend. Ms. More...

League of Women Voters invites the public to energy discussions

The League of Women Voters of Collier County will hear about efforts by the City of Naples and Collier County to reduce energy consumption at a general meeting open to the public on Monday, Feb. 16. More...

Water: The new oil?

Meeting will focus on crises, implications and solutions

Water is clearly a worldwide problem. In recent years it has become an increasingly significant issue in the United States. Yet, crises frequently lead to great opportunities. Join experts at Mediterra Country Club at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 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 Golf Club. Cost is $45 per person; reservations and payment should be made by Thursday, Feb. More...

Educational expo, fun and games for Senior Month in Collier County

Collier's County's Public Services Division holds its 12th annual Senior Expo and Senior Games this month. The Senior Expo takes Those who attend will s 1 place from 10 a.m. to p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Business News

Let's eat out: Despite the recession, diners still have upscale restaurants

If you're looking for a taste of bold, if you long for the perfume of hope, or if you want demonstrable evidence of an economic resurgence, here's what you do: You go out to eat at one of the region's sparkling new restaurants. More...

Southwest chapter of BioFlorida will support growing bioscience industry

the statewide bioscience association, holds its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Embassy Suites in Estero. More...