April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Red Cross seeks volunteers for Taste, golfers for fourth annual tournament

The American Red Cross Collier County Chapter is seeking volunteers to help at the 26th annual Taste of Collier on Sunday, May 3, at Bayfront. Shifts begin with set-up at 6:30 a.m. and continuing through breakdown at 4 p.m. More...

NBC2 assembles 'Dream Team' for 2009 Hurricane Season

NBC2 has created the most experienced forecasting team ever assembled in the state of Florida. Chief Meteorologist Robert Van Winkle is certified by the National Weather Association and has been forecasting weather for more than 30 years. More...

Wildlife photographers present free program at Robb & Stucky

Robb & Stucky Interiors welcomes husbandand wife wildlife photographers Doug Allan and Sue Flood to the Naples showroom at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 28. Mr. Allan and Ms. More...

Arbor Day takes root at the Garden

Staff and volunteers at the Naples Botanical Garden invite the public to join in planting trees and grasses that were rescued at last April's plant rescue in the Garden's nature preserve. The planting takes place from 9 a.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

art imitates art

Gretchen Kish Serrano is inspired by the masters and her mutt

G art RETCHEN KISH SERRANO WORKED AS AN ART DIRECTOR AT LEO Burnett Advertising in Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. More...

The Phil, Mann Hall get on with the shows for 09-10

"In the Heights," fresh off the Broadway stage and winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, will play at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts during the 2009-2010 season. More...

Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa

By R.A. Scotti (Knopf, $24.95)

During the summer of 1911, the unthinkable happened. On Aug. 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," one of the most famous paintings in the world, vanished from the Louvre in Paris. More...

Bless their hearts: Clergy step from pulpit into spotlight

World news got you down? You'll be reminded to count your blessings at the Steinway Piano Society Pastors Talent Show. More...

Carnivale celebrates 20 years of shopping and dining at Village on Venetian Bay

The 50 shops of restaurants of The Village on Venetian Bay celebrates more the center's 20 years by inviting everyone to a Venetian Carnivale during the traditional sidewalk sale weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 24-26. More...

WGCU-TV premiers documentary about Collier County conservation

From the earliest efforts to drain the Everglades to modern development plans posing threats to water supplies, wildlife habitat and the health of the Gulf of Mexico, the newest episode of WGCU-TV's Untold Stories, "Protecting Paradise: Collier Cou More...

Be aware of Autism Awareness Month events

Events planned throughout the area as part of Autism Awareness Month include: . Thursday, April 23: Jump Sensory Night at Pump It Up, 4331 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd., Fort Myers, 5-6:30 p.m. More...

Save room for pie at Options Thrift Shoppe

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children commemorates the generosity of the late Jack and Lue Harris by hosting the sixth annual Apple Pie Day from 3-4 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North. More...

Business News

Beauty and the Beast:

How independent boutiques beat a beastly recession

It's the secret every clothier knows: No human is not an artist. In the very act of dressing for morning or night, for work or play or love or war, every one of us creates — a comfort level, a look, a style. More...

Creative minds will gather at EDC's next Project Innovation program

Does rebuilding the economy rely on great business minds? Not necessarily, says educator, author and noted urban theorist Richard Florida. Mr. More...