June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

High school runners receive scholarships

Gulf Coast Runners, a nonprofit social organization whose primary purpose is to develop and maintain running events and programs in the community, recently awarded $25,000 in scholarship funds to the following graduating high school seniors: Brian More...

World Exchange seeks host homes for students

World Exchange is seeking host homes for 12 high school exchange students from France who want to experience Southwest Florida this summer. The students ages 15 to 17 will arrive July 12 and stay for three weeks. More...

Saturday seminars at the IDC are free

The public is invited to attend this month's free Saturday seminars at the International Design Center in Estero. More...

Pro-Am tourney will benefit two local charities for girls

Hundreds of golf balls, one of which will be worth $500, will drop from a helicopter onto a green at The Ritz- Carlton Golf Resort as part of a reception for the sixth annual Executive Women's Golf Association Ladies Charity Pro-Am. More...

'Home video' shows panther strolling boardwalk

A Florida panther was captured on video as the big cat took a morning stroll on the boardwalk at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Typically shy and nocturnal, panthers prefer to avoid people, and daylight sightings are extremely rare. More...

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10 bands in lineup for all-day festival of pickin' and grinnin'

B luegrass is one of those contradictory forms of music: It makes you feel good and bad, simultaneously. It's almost like Florida weather, the way it can pour rain while the sun stridently shines. More...

'Festival of Great Organ Music' pulls out all the stops at the Phil

Some of the finest organists in Southwest Florida will pull out the stops on the Philharmonic Center for the Arts' one-of-a-kind, 3,604-pipe Casavant organ beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7. More...

Ten Tenors sing their hearts out to a sold-out crowd at the Phil

Season, such as it theoretically was, might be officially over, but no one bothered to tell that to the crowd that turned out at the Phil for the Ten Tenors' single performance on the last Saturday night in May. More...

Say thanks to the men in your life with a special Father's Day card

Want to send a special message to your favorite dad, granddad, father-in-law or other important man in you life this Father's Day? More...

Shelter announces keynote speaker for 10th anniversary luncheon

Former NFL offensive guard Victor Rivas Rivers, spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, will be the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Child More...

Take Stock in Children graduate dares to dream big

"As a child born in a third world country, I dared to dream big," began Djeunie Saint Louis from the stage of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts during the 19th annual Golden Apple Celebration hosted by The Education Foundation of Collier County. More...

Fishing tournament, other events will benefit teacher in need of kidney

Lisa Wilk, a fourth-grade teacher at The Community School of Naples, is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant and needs money to help pay for immediate medical expenses not covered by insurance as well as for the transplant itself. More...

Conservancy admits kids free on World Oceans Day

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is celebrating World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, by inviting the public to visit the new loggerhead sea turtle at the Discovery Center. More...

Business News

Farming and 'fooding' nurtures lives and livelihoods

In the contemporary business of urban farming and "fooding" — making a living by selling local food to local people — there seem to be several demanding prerequisites. More...

Richard Florida points Collier in the direction for economic growth

Did you know there are 150 computer and computer-services companies and 730 health and life sciences companies in Collier County? I was shocked when I read this on the Economic Development Council's Project Innovation Web site. More...