April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Greater Naples Leadership honors Susan and Peter Manion

Greater Naples Leadership recently honored Susan and Peter Manion, co-chairs of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, for their many contributions to Collier County. More...

Chocolate Dream Come True' for the Wishing Well Foundation

The Wishing Well Foundation's annual "Chocolate Dreams Come True" raises money to grant wishes for terminally children in Lee and Collier counties. This year's event takes place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Hilton Naples. More...

C'mon to the Pirate Ball to benefit the Children's Museum

Culinary Concept's Karma Club has selected the Children's Museum of Naples as the beneficiary of its fifth annual Yabba Island Pirate Ball that takes place Wednesday, April 22. A preparty takes place from 5-6 p.m. at Pazzos! More...

Save your change for Pennies for the Heart

Through May 9, Collier and Lee county schools, McDonald's restaurants, Fifth Third bank branches and businesses throughout Southwest Florida are competing to collect pennies for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program and Ronald McDonald House Char More...

Bridgeport Home Health has two scholarships

Bridgeport Home Health Care is offering two nursing school scholarships of $1,000 each, one to be awarded to a Bridgeport employee, and the second to a non-employee who resides in Collier or Lee counties. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

On her own

Joan Sonnenberg flies solo at Art Gallery Old Naples O ening April 17 at Art Gallery Old Naples is the one-woman show, "Flying Solo Joan Sonnenberg," which gallery owner Karen Stone n describes as a tribute to a woman who has managed to "do it More...

One at a time

Perfecting the art of writing and performing monologues

I have a lot of little people in my head," says Glenn Alterman. And, gentleman that he is, he lets them out to run around, allowing each one a moment in the spotlight. As a playwright and monologist, he writes these people into being. More...

Fatal February

By Barbara Levenson (Oceanview Publishing, $22.95)

It must be the season for excellent legal thrillers set in Miami because "Fatal February," Barbara Levenson's debut novel, is just out. Ms. More...

County poised to measure impact of drawing water from Picayune Strand

In the midday heat about eight miles north of the Copeland entrance to the Picayune Strand State Forest one afternoon last week, a white pickup truck appeared. More...

Pay the fine, or do time

In Collier and Lee, courts say humane debt collection is the rule

With budget shortfalls leaving Florida's judicial system cash strapped, some county courts are intensifying pressure on citizens to pay their fines and fees by using Draconian methods like jail time. More...

Hear about youth services during League of Women Voters program

A panel of experts will talk about youth services and truancy court at the season's final general meeting of the League of Women Voters of Collier County beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Collier Athletic Club. 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...

Cruise into Community School for Red Cross Heroes Campaign

The A Charity Car Cruise at the Community School of Naples will benefit the local American Red Cross Heroes Campaign from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The school's Disaster Relief Club, led by senior Gannon Vanscoy, is hosting the event. More...

Hop into Cottontails for three charities

Cottontails, the children's boutique in Fountain Park Center, is hosting "Give Back Saturday," a book signing and fundraiser to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Youth Haven and The Ricky King Fund on Saturday, April 18. More...

Upcoming events

You Don't Know Me - Former "Annie" star on Broadway Andrea McCardle performs in concert, "You Don't Know Me," at 8 p.m. April 23, 24 and 25 and at 2 p.m. April 26 in the G&L Theatre at The Community School of Naples. Tickets: $35-$40. More...

Business News

Federal regulators' new rules do little for smaller banks

Federal officials and regulators grabbed control of large parts of the banking industry after the housing meltdown and credit crisis, but in one area they have suddenly loosened their grip. More...