May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Hop aboard the 'First Tuesday' trolley

The "First Tuesday Trolley Hop" gets a jumpstart on the summer season from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. More...

United Way wants softball teams for 2nd annual tourney

The United Way of Collier County invites local businesses and groups to sign up teams for the second annual United Way Softball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, at North Collier Regional Park. More...

Scholarships will help five Collier students build on construction academy experience

The building industry has slowed down nationwide, but the construction academies at local high schools are still going strong. There are 570 students learning the construction and drafting trades at six academies within Collier County. More...

Donate blood, catch a flick

The Community Blood Center, an affiliate of the NCH Healthcare System, is in need of donors. The bloodmobile will be at the Hollywood 20 movie theater at 6006 Hollywood Blvd. from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31. More...

Vitelli scholarships support young musicians

Two members of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra have been awarded 2009 Joyce Anne Vitelli Scholarships of $7,500 each. Noelle Ham is principal second violin with the orchestra. More...

UF research suggests mockingbirds know who's who

The birds are watching. They know who you are. And they will attack. Nope, not Hitchcock. It's science. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The many faces of Lisa MORGAN

I USED TO THINK LISA MORGAN was a great actress. But now I'm working on another theory. Maybe she's part chameleon. More...

One big party, 'Bipolar Man' takes a rowdy, irreverent romp around mental health

Guy Richards is an impressionist, gymnast, boxer, diver, swimmer, skater, archer, stuntman and dancer. He's also bipolar. And he's very, very funny. Mr. More...

The Red Wolf Conspiracy

By Robert V.S. Redick (Ballantine Books, $26)

They don't make 'em like the Chathrand anymore — because they can't. The ship is so ancient that the secrets of its creation are lost to the centuries. More...

$300,000 donation will outfit Collier sheriff cars with AEDs

Kathy Friday, the picture of health and fitness, doesn't remember collapsing from cardiac arrest while working out with her trainer in December 2005. More...

An 'un-road trip' across America

A 26-year-old vegetarian from Oregon who just kayaked, powerboated and sailed around Southwest Florida as part of his "Un-Road Trip" across America is scheduled to be on "The Today Show" this week. More...

Local charities hope to clean up at Harley-Davidson bike wash

Nearly two dozen charities will clean up as part of a bike wash at Naples Harley- Davidson from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. More...

College-bound Collier kids get a hand from Founders Fund

More than two dozen high school seniors from public and private schools throughout Collier County have been awarded Founders Fund scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. More...

Aspiring architects sought for AIA award

The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest is seeking applicants for its annual $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student who resides in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte or Glades counties. More...

Get started on quitting

A series of five free "Quit Smoking Now" classes will begin from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at the Collier County Health Department, 3301 Tamiami Trail E. Call Rachel Kleist to register, at 252-6852. More...

The Motley Fool Take

DirecTV Grows

Think consumers are reining in entertainment spending now that times are tough? Think again. DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) gained 460,000 net new subscribers in its latest quarter, on 7 percent year-over-year revenue growth. More...

Business News

Between the headlines, business owners are finding optimism

Joe Du Bois finds he does well to take news stories about the economy with a grain of salt. Mr. Du Bois and his wife, Jane, have owned Trek Bicycle Stores in Estero and Naples since 2006. "I stopped watching the news," Mr. Du Bois says. More...

New media visionaries deconstruct the social media scene

Peter Shankman is one of the biggest names in social media at the moment. (If you have to ask what social media is, then unfortunately you're out of today's fastest growing networking loop. More...