February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Take Stock in Children takes stock in Collier County

Take Stock in Children scholars are receiving targeted support in Collier County. More...

Pelican Bay Founders Fund seeks scholarship applicants

Applications for 2009 Pelican Bay Founders Fund college scholarships must be completed by March 17. Last year 25 local students received renewable annual scholarships of $2,000 each. More...

'First lady of the press' Helen Thomas headlines Planned Parenthood gala

Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, "the first lady of the press," will be the guest of honor at Planned Parenthood of Collier County's fifth annual gala, Our Choice Affair: Celebrating Our Vision, Celebrating Our Choices on Tuesday even More...

Woman's Club Antiques Show set

The Naples Woman's Club will hold its fourth annual Naples Woman's Club Antiques Show on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at the club's home at 570 Park St. in downtown Naples. More...

Hope for Haiti adds something sweet to much-needed supplies in airlift

In addition to much-needed medical and nutritional supplies, the latest airlift from Naples to the Les Cayes District in southern Haiti had something sweet for the children of the community: 696 pounds of chocolate. More...

Italian Open tournament will help Italian American Club charities

The Naples Italian American Club Foundation holds is second annual Italian Open on Monday, March 2, at Quail Creek Country club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., putting contest will start at 11 a.m. and tee time is 1 p.m. More...

Coming up this week on WGCU TV

. "Stay Rich Forever! With Ed Slott" 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 A followup to the enormously successful "Stay Rich Forever & Ever," this is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to making and keeping your money for a solid retirement. Mr. More...

Naples Flower Show is 'In the Bag'

The Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanical Garden are sowing the seeds for the 2009 Naples Flower Show: "It's In The Bag." Demonstrations of horticulture and design will be offered, and vendors will offer plants, jewelry and garden ornaments for s More...

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Deconstructing Cole Porter

Naples Players music director points out what's most de-lovely about the lyrics in 'Anything Goes'

BY NANCY STETSON N othing says witty and urbane like a Cole Porter song. His tunes are sophisticated fun, with lyrics that delight and surprise, even upon repeated hearing. More...

Furniture maker Brian Brace chosen as Developing Artist for inaugural Naples Masters Art Festival

At every fine arts festival he directs, Boulderbrook Productions CEO Richard Sullivan selects an up-and-coming talent as the festival's Developing Artist in recognition of that young artist's outstanding ability. Mr. More...

"We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work"

By Jimmy Carter Warner Books, $24.99)

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, sees the current conflict in the Holy Land as a rare opportunity to achieve peace in the Middle East. More...

Immokalee mom, children celebrate college scholarships

Former Gov. Jeb Bush unveiled a great surprise to an Immokalee family during this year's Celebration of Reading. Mr. More...

Naples City Dock earns Clean Marina designation from state DEP

Naples City Dock has been designated a Florida Clean Marina, the 185th in the state and the 11th in Collier County. More...

If you're a poet and you know it, pen an entry for Ave Maria contest

The Ave Maria Friends of the Arts are sponsoring a poetry contest for all residents of Collier County who are high school age and older. More...

Artist Jonathan Green opens his home for Temple Shalom Sisterhood members and guests

Internationally celebrated artist and Naples' own Jonathan Green opens his home to visitors on Tuesday, March 10, in an event for the Temple Shalom Sisterhood. An important presence in the local art community for more than 25 years, Mr. More...

Press club hosts Clyde Butcher for discussion at Rookery Bay

The Naples Press Club will present acclaimed nature photographer Clyde Butcher with a discussion about environmental issues Thursday evening, March 5, in the auditorium at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. More...

YMCA raffles cruise for childcare program

You haven't missed the boat yet for a chance to win a seven-day private yacht charter in the Greek Islands. YMCA of the Palms is raffling off the trip, a donation from Endless Blue Yacht Charters, to raise money for its childcare program. More...

Fashion show will raise funds for Collier Spay Neuter Clinic

"Paws for Mercy," a luncheon and fashion show featuring clothes from Kay's on the Beach boutiques in Naples and Marco Island to benefit the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, starts at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Wyndemere Country Club. More...

Coyotes are this week's topic at Friends of Barefoot Beach free lecture

The public is invited to learn about coyotes from Martin Main, associate professor and wildlife ecologist with the University of Florida, as part of the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve lecture series beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Lovers Key event is for families

Friends of Lovers Key members are holding family friendly guided tours, bike rides, hikes, workshops and other activities to let visitors experience all the adventures of Lovers Key State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. More...

Business News

Bright ideas in SW Florida

Local inventors share the stories of their success

Southwest Floridians are known for pioneering things like vast retirement communities, citrus operations and tourist hot spots. More...

FineMark opens new Estero office in Brooks Town Center

FineMark National Bank & Trust has opened its new Coconut Point office in the the Brooks Town Center, 10010 Coconut Road in Estero. More...