March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Monthly programs at Naples Preserve give insights to colorful local history

Naples Backyard History continues its 2009 speaker series featuring old-timers and local history experts on the first Friday of every month through May. More...

A 28-year tradition of art and antiques translates to dollars for area charities

Art and antique lovers will gather on the grounds of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church for the 28th annual Naples Art & Antiques Show the weekend of March 12-14. More...

Grizzlier Bears, Huggie Bears children centers earn accreditation

Two early childhood learning centers in Naples have earned Gold Seal Quality Care accreditation from the Florida Department of Children and Families. More...

David Lawrence Center clinician named Student Social Worker of the Year

Caryn Weingrad, an emergency services clinician at the David Lawrence Center, will be honored as Student Social Worker of the Year when the Southwest Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers holds its awards ceremony March 18 More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Stephen Schwartz's music is 'Wicked' good

SECOND NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF 'WICKED' STARTS IN FORT MYERS

Y ou could say it was love at first sight. Or maybe someone cast a spell. More...

Bello Comes Home' when Circus Sarasota comes to town

A comic daredevil joins aerialists and illusionists, a celebrated contortionist, a Chinese foot juggler, equestrian beauties and a troupe of trained Pekingese pups when Circus Sarasota comes to town. More...

Michelle: A Biography

By Liza Mundy (Simon & Schuster, $25)

There is simply no middle ground when it comes to the diverse opinions that Americans have about Michelle Obama. More...

The ultimate test drive

If luxury is wrong, I don't wanna be right

AAaaahhhh, luxury. Pure, sweet, fabulous luxury. We can all remember back a year or two, before the economy became a teeter-totter and words like luxury evoked conflicting sentiments (joy/guilt, for example). More...

'Chickee Chats' continue in Norris Gardens

The Naples Historical Society's 2009 Gardenside Chickee Chats continue this week with "Ancestor Trackers" beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the chickee pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. More...

March 15 poker run for bikers will benefit animal shelter

For Footed Friends pet store has organized a biker poker run to benefit Collier County Domestic Animal Services on Sunday, March 15. The ride departs at 10 a.m. More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Ava Maria Founders dinner set Ave Maria University holds its seventh annual Naples Founders Dinner on Tuesday, March 10, at the Naples Hilton. More...

Go Higher - Get Accepted helps high school seniors plan for college

Edison State College, Collier Campus, presents Go Higher - Get Accepted, a program designed to increase the number of high school seniors who aspire to go to college. More...

Business News

Overseas connection is crucial for area businesses

Interacting with a global economy poses challenges, rewards

A Naples-based manufacturer of specialty wires — used to warm car seats and floorboards, or take the temperature of things like organs during surgery — is persistently growing its customer base into 13 countries around the world. More...

Here's the SCORE on five recession pitfalls to avoid

Entrepreneurs face challenges on many fronts, including lower consumer spending, rising unemployment and tightening credit. SCORE Naples provides confidential mentoring to small businesses free-of-charge. More...

Renovations begin this month at Bank of Naples headquarters

Locally owned and operated Bank of Naples has announced plans for a renovation of its corporate headquarters and main banking office at 4099 N. Tamiami Trail. More...