April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Historic Cassadaga, Fla.: Home for mystics of every kind

The fabled psychic town of Cassadaga, Fla., is only a short drive from Naples. Chartered in 1894 by noted seer and spiritualist George P. More...

Naples Orchestra and Chorus performs free Easter concerts

In keeping with its 15-year tradition during Easter week, the Naples Orchestra and Chorus will perform "Seven Last Words of Christ" by Theodore Dubois. More...

County clerk's City Hall office to close

The Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court satellite office at Naples City Hall will close permanently at the end of the business day Friday, April 17. More...

Conservancy opens new resale shop

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has consolidated its Naples and Bonita Springs resale shops and opened a new, larger store in the heart of Naples. More...

County parks plan spring flings for families

Collier County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring several family-fun events in the coming week. . A Spring Festival takes place at East Naples Community Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. 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...

Juniper Village hosts free egg hunt

Juniper Village at Naples Wellspring Memory Care invites children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be their guests at an Eggstravaganza afternoon at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11. More...

Collier County opens Port of the Islands Marina

The Collier County Parks and Recreation Department recently celebrated the grand opening of Port of the Islands Marina. Off U.S. More...

Campiello Invitational will benefit NCH's Garden of Hope and Courage

The 10th Anniversary Campiello Invitational is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6. A wine dinner at Campiello restaurant takes place on Tuesday, the evening before the shamble format tournament tees off. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Naples Fine Art Dealers Association member galleries weather tough times

A lthough comparatively speaking, Naples is much smaller than other cities that have fine art dealers associations, such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Charlotte and Houston, a year ago several of us decided the time had come. More...

Black Maria Film Festival comes to Southwest Florida

Amatzo ball eating contest. Davy Crockett in outer space. An elderly butcher in his 90s, still working in New York's Little Italy. Polar bears in their natural habitat, parents cavorting with cubs. More...

Madoff: Corruption, Deceit, and the Making of the World's Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme

The Bernie Madoff scandal is evolving so quickly, even a book that went to press less than two months ago can't reveal the entire story. Since the publication of Peter Sander's book, Mr. More...

Bookmark this weekend for Naples Press Club Authors and Books Festival

The seventh annual Naples Press Club Authors and Books Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, in and around The von Liebig Art Center. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

• On April 3, 1776, because it lacked sufficient funds to build a strong navy, the Continental Congress gives privateers permission to attack any and all British ships, except for those vessels bringing arms and ammunition or people who i More...

Jews invite the community to Passover celebrations

. Beth Tikvah of Naples is holding a kosher community seder beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Naples Bath and Tennis Club. Prices for non-members are $75 per adult, $25 children 6-13, and no charge for children 5 and under. More...

Running for office? Already elected?

Workshop designed to make citizens more effective at both

Campaign for Leadership, a bipartisan workshop later this month, will educate citizens on how to run a campaign for elected office and how to participate effectively as a member of a government board or commission. More...

Arsenault Gallery to host Gordon River Greenway fundraiser

After years of meetings, land acquisition, permitting and other preparations, plans for the Gordon River Greenway are reaching a new stage for the Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust. More...

Former local news reporter returns as mystery novelist

As a young reporter on assignment in Southwest Florida, Deborah Sharp watched wood storks at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and tracked panthers in the Fakahatchee Strand. More...

Third annual Charity Chuckle will raise funds for Youth Haven

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...

Run or walk, but step out for ICAN

Take "a step in the right direction" at the fourth annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk for the Island Coast AIDS Network. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Cambier Park. 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. This year's co-chairmen are Kevin Johnson, Leo Hertzog and Tom Weyl. More...

Business News

When small businesses need a helping hand

FGCU's Small Business Development Center offers guidance, loans, expertise

Jennette Gluski had managed print shops, waited tables and been a traveling saleswoman. But after discovering yoga seven years ago, she knew she wanted to open her own studio in Naples. Her idea for the space even came to her after meditating. More...

FastTrac Growth Venture program coming to Southwest Florida this summer

The Small Business Coalition Inc. will host a nationally recognized business growth program for Southwest Florida business owners and entrepreneurs beginning in June. More...