April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

My Angels' Attic hosts children's charities

More than a dozen children's charities and law enforcement agencies will distribute information to the public at My Angels' Attic doll shop in the Mission Square shopping center on Pine Ridge Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 2. More...

Guadalupe Center resale shop has deals

In celebration of its spacious new location, Upscale Guadalupe Resale & Consignment Shop is offering 50 percent off on all clothing and books, along with other deals on furniture, jewelry and home accessories. More...

Collier music teacher puts reading skills to music

For educators and parents challenged to make reading relevant and fun, "Dolch Dogs!" is a multi-media method that combines reading skills with music. More...

Fences, patios keep cats out of trouble

Keeping cats indoors is safer for the cats, life-saving for birds and less irritating to the neighbors. You can keep your cat happier by providing safe access to the outdoors, such as with a cat door into a screened-in porch. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Soap Fest

L eave the daily drama and drudgery of your own boring life behind this weekend and get a glimpse into the serious, serial (albeit fictional) thrills of the daytime soap stars during the 11th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend on Marco Island. More...

Upcoming student show is a first for The Naples Museum of Art

The Naples Museum of Art will showcase works by local aspiring artists in the first-ever Student Art Exhibition on display in the Drackett Gallery in the Philharmonic Center for the Arts May 3-17. More...

The Military Wives' Cookbook

By Carolyn Quick Tillery (Cumberland House, $22.95)

Tampa author and military wife Carolyn Quick Tillery has written a cookbook that's a true national treasure — "The Military Wives' Cookbook." This is not just a cookbook, although it definitely contains some mouth watering and historic recipe More...

Stop counting calories: It's time for the Taste of Collier

Save your appetite for the 26th annual Taste of Collier coming up Sunday, May 3, at Bayfront. From noon to 4 p.m., 35 area restaurants will serve samples of their most popular menu items. More...

Shelter puts out the call for cell phone donations

Naples area residents can help The Shelter for Abused Women & Children save lives by donating used cell phones to give victims of domestic abuse access to police and emergency services. More...

Red Cross will hold Babysitting Boot Camp

The American Red Cross Collier County Chapter is offering Babysitting Boot Camp for ages 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 8-12. More...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Promenade Shops

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon and Bonita Springs Lions Club will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration, sponsored in part by Hodges University, from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Promenade Shops in Bonita Springs. More...

Kindermusik camp comes to the Phil this summer

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts brings Kindermusik's "A Summer of Music" camp to Naples in June, July and August. Tuition includes five 45 to 120-minute sessions for children up to age 7. More...

County plans summer camp at community parks

Children will "Learn and Grow" during Collier County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp sessions that run all day, Monday-Friday, at 10 parks and off-site locations June 8 through Aug. 7. More...

Business News

Angel investors take root in SWFL

For the right entrepreneurs, a pool of private equity awaits

Southwest Florida has never enjoyed a diverse economy, in part because real estate, agriculture and tourism haven't produced the kind of entrepreneurs who attract venture capital firms. More...

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Panther Community Bank set to merge

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, a new bank in organization in Naples, and Panther Community Bank, N.A, an independent bank serving Lehigh Acres, have signed an agreement under which FNB of the Gulf Coast will merge with and into PCB under it More...