April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

County parks plan spring flings for families

Collier County Parks and Recreation invites families to join the fun at two spring celebrations: . An Easter Eggstravaganza at Max Hasse Community Park takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11. More...

Find 5,000 eggs at Big Cypress Market Place

The Big Cypress Market Place invites families and friends to its first Easter celebration, complete with an egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny, on Sunday, April 12. More...

'Pick Your Own Discount' at Another Option

In preparation for its move across the street to 5984 Golden Gate Parkway, Another Option Thrift Shoppe is holding a "Pick Your Own Discount" sale during the month of April. 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...

Wishing Well Foundation seeks sponsors

Businesses and sponsors of the Wishing Well Foundation's annual "Chocolate Dreams Come True" event help grant wishes for terminally ill children in Collier and Lee counties. The fundraiser is from 6-10 p.m. More...

West Coast tourney will benefit United Way

The 16th annual West Coast Golf Tournament organized by UPS will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Twin Eagles Golf and Country Club. More...

Autism Awareness Month events

The Collier County Autism Support Group will have a special evening of "Voices on the Spectrum" beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at North Naples United Methodist Church. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

There's nothin' like a Dame

DAME EDNA RETURNS IN HER 'FIRST LAST TOUR'

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO know about Dame Edna: She's sly. She's highly intelligent. She probably plays a mean game of chess, b because in conversation, she's always a at least three or four moves ahead of y you. And she's very, very funny. More...

'The Pajama Game' playing Mann Hall this week

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of 2006, "The Pajama Game," runs through Saturday, April 11, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Plea of Insanity

By Jilliane Hoffman (Vanguard Press. $25.95)

If you like legal thrillers, make yourself a note to read "Plea of Insanity" by Jilliane Hoffman. It won't be out until next month, but it's worth waiting and looking for. More...

Arabian days: Answering the call in a land of cultural contrasts

So far away! So exotic! More...

Free concert by the Naples Orchestra and Chorus

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...

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 pm. Saturday, April 11. More...

Sign up to support Senior Friendship Center

As seasonal residents pack up and head north, the call is out for contributors to support the Senior Friendship Center of Collier County and Naples, a nonprofit health clinic in downtown Naples that for more than 20 years has provided quality healt More...

Guadalupe Center 'white night' set

Break out your party whites and head to Third Street South for "Notte Bianca," a fundraiser for the Guadalupe Center beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9. 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...

Tomato Tournament for Tots will benefit migrant childcare provider

Anyone interested in participating as a player or sponsor in 10th annual golf tournament the Redlands Christian Migrant Association should act quickly, as the tournament is fast approaching. More...

Always thought you should become a teacher?

Florida Gulf Coast University invites prospective teachers to an informational session about earning Florida certification from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Room 109 of the Ben Hill Griffin Building. More...

Business News

Book it, baby— and don't give up:

The business of publishing on the Southwest coast

More than ever, the business of books is booming — but not always in traditional directions. More...

Mediterra Fund distributes $95,000 to six area programs

Six Southwest Florida organizations that expand learning opportunities for local children are sharing $95,000 in grants awarded by the Mediterra Fund. More...