March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

In American civics, are you as smart as a fifth grader?

Concerned that so many American don't know the fundamentals about their country, the League of Women Voters of Collier County has invited Jack Bovee, social studies coordinator for the Collier County School District, to give two presentations about More...

Bring your inner goddess out to play

Grab your best girlfriends and enjoy an empowering, enriching night out to benefit the Naples Art Association at "Goddess Night" from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at The von Liebig Art Center. More...

Handbag auction will benefit Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida holds its second annual "Young Chicks, Old Bags" handbag auction from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. More...

Woman's Club Antiques Show will take place March 13-14

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...

Hop, skip, run, jump and read

Beginning Sunday, March 15, Trail Tales will let Collier County children experience reading like never before by bringing their need for play and their love of storytelling into an outdoor adventure. More...

Special Sections

Town Hall Series wraps up with sharp political wit

"Is it too early to talk about the failed Obama presidency? "His Secretary of State thinks foreign affairs is when her husband is overseas. His Treasury Secretary cheats on his taxes. "And he buys a Portuguese water dog! More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

• On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address, or "fireside chat," broadcast directly from the White House. More...

Sheriff invites the public to talk safety

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk has scheduled a series of community workshops to give Collier County residents the chance to share concerns about safety in the neighborhoods where they live, work and shop. More...

Celebrate Lilly Pulitzer and benefit C'Mon at The Pink Pineapple

The Pink Pineapple is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lilly Pulitzer with a reception at the rats boutique's Bonita Springs location in The Promenade from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 20. 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 March 12-14. The show was created as a fundraising vehicle to support the community. More...

Save the Panther Week kicks off at Naples Zoo

Refuge biologist, area conservation groups will educate zoo guests

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and other conservation celebrate the beginning of Save the Panther Week on Sunday, March 15, at the Naples Zoo. More...

This week on WGCU-TV

. Sweet Soul: Stax/Volt Revue - Live in Norway 1967 - Thursday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. This premiere special captures venerated soul icons, including Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and Booker T. and the MG's, in concert, in their prime. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

WARHOL

portfolios go on view at von Liebig

A new Andy Warhol exhibition makes its Florida debut at The von Liebig Art Center this week. "Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends" presents works spanning Mr. More...

Naples Orchestra and Chorus celebrates 15 years

Why does Lee Wilkins, a student of three of the finest violin teachers in the world and a senior professor at Eastman School of Music, perform on the musical saw and the "strumpet"? And why does he insist on decomposing Mozart and Beethoven? More...

Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman

By Kass Fleisher (Dalkey Archive Press, $13.95)

Biting, witty and occasionally even venomous, professor and author Kass Fleisher's memoir "Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman" chronicles not just the author's own tumultuous education within and outside of university lecture halls, More...