February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

'Chickee Chats' take place in gardens at Palm Cotttage

The Naples Historical Society announces its 2009 Garden Side Chickee Chats that take place in the chickee pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage: . Friday, Feb. More...

Collier property appraiser next up at Naples Preserve

Naples Backyard History presents old-timers and local history experts on the first Friday of every month February through May. Underwritten by the City of Naples and Hodges University, the free programs take place from 4-5 p.m. More...

Summer instructors, interns needed for Naples Art Association programs

The von Liebig Art Center has put the call out for art instructors and student interns for its ARTScool summer program for children ages 4-14. More than 40 classes are held, from painting and clay to science experiments and jewelry making. More...

Three new gardens, birding tower will open next fall in the Garden

Several portions of a renovated and expanded Naples Botanical Garden will reopen to the public next November. The Vicky C. More...

Jordanian prince is next Town Hall speaker, followed in March by author P.J. O'Rourke

Jordanian Prince HRH Talal Bin Muhammad will make an exclusive United States visit to Naples as part of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker series on Wednesday evening, Feb. 25. More...

Sign up now for April Relay for Life

"Sporting for a Cure," the 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Naples, takes place Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, at Gulfview Middle School. More...

Prospective students invited to learn more about FGCU

Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn about Florida Gulf Coast University at the Eagle Expo open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. More...

Fall in love with your next pet at Valentine's Day adoption fair

Several animal rescue organizations will participate in "Smooch-A-Pooch Kiss- A-Kitty," the second annual Valentine's Day adoption fair sponsored by Collier County Domestic Animal Services. DAS takes in more than 7,000 pets annually. More...

Ladies, Let's Go Fishing seminar set

Women of various angling abilities will learn and hone fishing skills at "the noyelling school of fishing" Ladies, Let's Go Fishing seminar that comes to Naples for the first time the weekend of March 20-22. More...

Apply for your passport with a trip to the post office

Effective June 1, a passport, passport card or other acceptable documentation is needed for all travel outside the United States. If you have sport, -d not applied for your passport, avoid the rush and apply today. More...

Sanibel forum will focus on Everglades restoration

Everglades restoration and the advantages of the U.S. Sugar Corp. land acquisition to Southwest Florida will be the topic of a forum sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Everglades Foundation and BIG Arts on Sanibel. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Golda's BALCONY

IT TAKES A STRONG ACTRESS TO play a formidable, historic person such as Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel. But Tovah Feldshuh welcomed the challenge. More...

Get realism

Weatherburn Gallery hosts Florida debut of guild's juried exhibition

Forty-five works in classical and contemporary realism styles by artists from around the world are on display this month as The Weatherburn Gallery at Bayfront Place hosts the fourth annual Juried Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism. More...

'On the Scene' offers a closer look at 'Doubt'

Gulfshore Playhouse is making audiences part of the creative process through a new, two-part educational and interactive experience called "On the Scene," starting with the upcoming production of "Doubt." "On the Scene" participants will attend a More...

Imagine all the art by John Lennon here this weekend

A traveling collection of more than 100 pieces of art created by John Lennon arrives in Naples this week. More...

Top Naples chefs host culinary stars from across the nation

A bevy of America's culinary luminaries converged on the Inn on Fifth last week the evening before they would preside at vintner dinners as part of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. More...

Hope for Haiti honors Bill Earls as first Heart of Gold recipient

Bill Earls, a 25-year resident of Naples, has been chosen to receive the first-ever Heart of Gold Award from Hope for Haiti. More...

Shop 'til you drop at Designers' Boutique, or try Another Option for great bargains

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children has two great opportunities for serious shoppers: the annual Designers' Boutique at The Ritz- Carlton, Naples, and the first anniversary celebration of the shelter's Another Option Thrift Shoppe. 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. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Native Plant Sale and Expo takes root

The first-ever Native Plant Sale and Expo at the Naples Botanical Garden will bring a large selection of native plants from vendors throughout Southwest Florida to the Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. More...

It's a WRAP award for the Garden in recognition of green practices

Naples Botanical Garden has received the Waste Reduction Awareness Program award from the Board of Collier County Commissioners in recognition of its recycling and wastereduction efforts. More...

Pelican Bay Founders Fund seeks scholarship applicants

The Founders Fund, Inc., recently held its annual breakfast with guidance counselors from Collier County public and private schools to update them about scholarships available for graduating high school seniors. More...

Robb & Stucky welcomes Veranda magazine editor for presentation

Robb & Stucky Interiors welcomes Deborah Sanders, managing editor for Veranda magazine, to the Naples showroom at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, for a presentation of "The Evolved Space: New Directions in Luxury and Design." Ms. More...

Jeweler Barry Nicholls offers diamond class for the 19th year

"Diamonds and Gems," a class about finding, minding, indentifying and cutting diamonds and gems, takes place over three sessions at Barron Collier High School beginning Tuesday evening, Feb. 24. More...

Update your closet by swapping clothes

Between sisters, roommates and best friends, swapping clothing is a fun and practical way to expand your options of what to wear — and to rid your closet of what not to wear. More...

Gallery lecture will address the effects of sonar testing on whales and dolphins

Arsenault Gallery welcomes Green Marsha of the Ocean Mammal Mamfor Institute for in the second the gallery's series of lectures focused on preserving the environment and educating the public about various charitable nduanet causes that benefit More...

Business News

A museum-quality approach to the economy

Just like any business, area museums have to regroup in order to survive

The Getty. The Museum of Modern Art. The Smithsonian. They're just like any business these days — scrambling to restructure finances and making sacrifices in order to survive. More...

First American Bank opens Florida headquarters in Naples

First American Bank has opened its second commercial banking office and new Florida headquarters at the corner of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads, near the Marquesa Plaza in Naples. More...