March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Run or walk, but step out for ICAN

Take "a step in the right direction" at the fourth annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk for Island Coast AIDS Network on Saturday, April 4. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Cambier Park. The $20 fee includes a T-shirt and favors from event sponsors. More...

Dinner, dancing, bidding to benefit Boy Scouts

Swing and sway with the Perry Fotos Big Band and enjoy dinner and silent and live auctions, all to benefit the Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Bentley Village, 704 Village Circle in Naples. More...

PACE yourself for luncheon and fashion show to benefit at-risk girls

PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a luncheon, silent auction and fashion show beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. More...

Bestselling author, former addict will address Drug Free Collier

Drug Free Collier is hosting its First Community Awareness Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Hilton Naples. More...

High school juniors, seniors invited to apply for CEO Academy

Entrepreneurial teens can discover what it takes to be a business leader at CEO Academy, a one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors. More...

Education Foundation of Collier County awards Golden Apples to six exemplary educators

Classrooms all over Collier County buzzed with excitement as volunteers with The Education Foundation of Collier County made surprise visits to six teachers to award Golden Apples one day last week. More...

diningCALENDAR

. Thursday, March 26, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Haskell's The Wine People: Cruise the Gulf of Mexico aboard the Naples Princess while tasting more than 25 wines along with hot and cold appetizers; $65, 550 Port O Call Way (south side of U.S. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Stephen Hanna talks about Broadway and returning to Southwest Florida for BRAVO!Ballet

As a strong, muscular ballet dancer, Stephen Hanna is used to ignoring gravity for seconds at a time, leaping into the air. But all too soon, his feet return to the ground. More...

Flower power: Naples Botanical Garden is all abloom for annual show

What's the most important consideration for a floral designer preparing an entry for a flower show? "To engage, entertain and educate the public," says national flower show judge Gail Pica. More...

A Lion Called Christian

By Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall (Broadway Books, $21.95)

Originally published in 1971, "A Lion Called Christian" has been updated and reissued in response to the overwhelming popularity of a 2008 Internet video showing the joyful, moving reunion of a grown lion with the two men who had raised him. More...

Naples High student makes the grade for a year in Japan

Rotary Club, Yukihana restaurant helping send Chelsea Neal on her way

For most high school students, senior year is a time to shine before heading out into the big, unknown world of higher education. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

• On March 26, 1970, the classic documentary "Woodstock," showing the August 1969 concert that drew half a million people to a dairy farm in New York, premieres. The film won an Oscar for Best Documentary. More...

Immokalee Foundation, First Tee pair up for Inter-Club Challenge

The Immokalee Foundation and The First Tee of Naples/Collier are partnering for the annual spring Inter-Club Challenge on Monday, April 27, at The Old Collier Golf Club. A donation of $1,250 per player will be charged. More...

Nonprofits exhibit for free at Big Cypress

Big Cypress Market Place invites nonprofit organizations to showcase their efforts and raise funds during "Make a Difference Weekend" March 28-29. More...

It's a big regatta weekend for Gulf Coast Sailing Club

Sailboats of every description will line up for two solid days of racing just off Naples beach and Keewaydin Island on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, for the 33rd annual Gulf Coast Sailing Club Regatta. More...

DeNom Third annual Charity Chuckle

Comedic genius Jimmy Keys will hit the rooftop stage of the Inn on Fifth for a special one-night performance to benefit the children of Youth Haven. The third annual Charity Chuckle will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. More...

Applicants sought for School District's committee to monitor referendum dollars

The School District of Collier County is seating an Independent Community Referendum Oversight Committee to monitor the expenditure of Flexible Funding Referendum dollars over the four-year referendum implementation period (July 1, 2009- June 30, 2 More...

Lion cubs are king (and queen) of their habitat at Naples Zoo

Masamba and Mandisa, the newest lions at the Naples Zoo, were a roaring success at their public debut last Saturday morning. Zoo members enjoyed the first peek at the 8-month-old siblings an hour before the zoo opened to regular visitors. More...

Business News

Keeping an eye on the futures

Sought-after new Bordeaux wines might have prices from the past

Spring might be when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, but it's also when wine lovers' thoughts turn to fancy wines — especially the coveted Bordeaux variety. More...

Collier tourism reflects the ups and downs of the economy

In tandem with national economic trends, Collier County's tourism industry showed contractions in occupancy and number of visitors in February. More...