March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Oil, trees, Old Naples history are next topics at mini-museum

The Naples Backyard History Speakers Series presents three free programs this week. All take place at the NBH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third Street South. Although there is no charge for admission, reservations are required. Call 594-2978. More...

Garden architect will discuss Naples Botanical plans

Award-winning landscape architect and designer Raymond Jungles will discuss his plans for Naples Botanical Garden's new Brazilian Garden as part of the Lifelong Learning lecture series at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. Mr. More...

Sheriff invites the public to talk safety

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

Ave Maria water park has Family Fun Day

The first-ever Family Fun Day at the water park in Ave Maria takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Activities include a dunk tank, rock wall and a 4H animal exhibit. More...

P.I. 101 teaches users how to use clerk's web site

As the keeper of the public records in Collier County, Clerk of Courts Dwight Brock is committed to making public information more quickly and y g easily available through the clerk's official cial Web site, www.CollierClerk.com. More...

Golfers, mah jongg players invited to Philharmonic League tourney

The Naples Philharmonic League holds a Golf and Mah Jongg Tournament at the Imperial Country Club of Naples on Monday, March 23, to benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Golfers will have an 8:30 a.m. More...

Support group will help moms connect with babies

"Crazy for You" is a new support group offered by Youth Haven to help working mothers nurture the development of a strong bond with their babies. More...

Bay Days litter cleanup set for March 28; sailing club, Everglades park will follow

The 19th annual Bay Days litter cleanup sponsored by Keep Collier Beautiful Inc. will be held across the county from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28. More...

Fruit growers sell trees on Saturday

The Collier Fruit Growers Council will hold a fruit tree sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the North Goodlette Farmers Market. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

best seats in the house

Raffle and auction will raise funds for Naples Museum of Art

The best seats in the house ho at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Wednesday evening, March 25, will be those tho hand-painted and otherwise oth embellished for "Have a Seat wise a II More...

Here's the plan: Hop on the bus for an avant-garde architecture tour of Miami

Architects and architecture aficionados are invited to board a Miami-bound bus with the Florida Southwest chapter of the American Institute of Architects to see an array of recently built, avant-garde projects by internationally acclaimed architect More...

"Inheritance Hijackers: Who Wants to Steal Your Inheritance and How to Protect It"

By Robert C. Adamski (Ovation Books, $16.95)

Most people today have learned to be wary of identity theft, credit card fraud and even e-mail scams — but what about inheritance theft? More...

$7 million handed out to children's charities

As a result of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival, 26 Collier County children's charities received nearly $7 million in grants. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

• On March 19, 1971, the Italian American Civil Rights League announces a truce with the producers of "The Godfather." Upset at the portrayal of Italian Americans as gangsters, the League persuaded the producers not to use the words "Ma More...

Season's last Chickee Chat covers historic home restoration

The last in this season's series of Chickee Chats at the Naples Historical Society's Palm Cottage takes place from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, and will consist of a panel discussion about historic home restoration in Naples. More...

'Third in Bloom' plants seeds for the Naples Flower Show

Third Street South, "the official shopping district of the Naples Flower Show," will be abloom with floral displays in store windows plus special events, restaurant menus and gallery exhibits March 19-22 as a precursor to the flower show that takes More...

Chabad Center celebrates Purim, Hawaiian-style

The Chabad Jewish Center of Naples hosts its annual "Purim Around the World" masquerade ball on Sunday, March 22. More...

This week on WGCU-TV

Here's what to watch on PBS and WGCU-TV (TV 30.1/Cable 3 and 240) during prime time hours this week: . Connect! Volunteering - 8:30 p.m. More...

Executive Women's Golf Association announces spring membership drive

The Naples chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association invites members and prospective members to its Spring Kick Off and Membership Drive from 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Beach Club at The Quarry. More...

Clewiston and surrounds host The Big 'O' Birding Festival

The Big "O" Birding Festival takes flight April 3-6 in Hendry and Glades counties. The festival begins with a welcome reception at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, at the Clewiston Inn. More...

Urban Farming 101 class is for budding urban farmers

Do you think you have a green thumb for growing fruits or vegetables? Don't have much land, but still hold true to your dream to begin your own produce business? More...

Business News

Back to college

More and more workers are returning to school to learn new skills, enhance resumes

Once again, it seems, American colleges and universities, flexible enough to serve regional communities, and do it while the economy bucks wildly or the culture advances technologically, are riding to the rescue. More...

NABOR reports: February pending sales are the best in three years

Pending sales in the Naples area reached their highest peak in more than three years in February, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. More...

NEW IN BUSINESS

. FGCU hosts investment forum. Florida Gulf Coast University Lutgert College of Business is hosting the second annual Southwest Florida Investment Forum, sponsored by The Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Naples, Friday, March 20, 8 a.m. More...