October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Town Hall Distinguished Speakers line-up announced for a new season

A former U.S. president and his former Florida governor son, a former Israeli prime minister, a world-renowned art scholar and two colleagues from the staff of The New Yorker make up the 2010 line-up of Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers. More...

AIA architecture lectures continue

The second program in the American Institute of Architects FlaSW Chapter's 2009 Alfred W. French III Lectures in Architecture series takes place Friday, Oct. 23, at the International Design Center in Estero. Kirsten R. More...

Speakers Assembly of SWF season announced

Nine industry experts, economists, analytical journalists and visionary educators will be the guests for the 14th season of the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida. More...

Shelter programs, activities highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of events and activities designed to raise awareness about domestic violence during October: . More...

ABC wants to drive home makeover bus to Naples

The producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are on the hunt for a Naples family whose house desperately needs to be rebuilt. More...

Sunset wedding bells will ring for free

The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club has paired up with Floral Encores, Summer Breeze Photography, Kevin Bruce and Rev. Russ Winn to offer a free, allinclusive beachfront wedding ceremony to one lucky couple. More...

Naples Concert Band needs key players

The Naples Concert Band has immediate openings for the following musicians: one oboe, one bassoon, three clarinets, one bass clarinet, one alto saxophone, one tenor saxophone, four French horns, one tuba and one percussion player. More...

Jump start your kayaking skills

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a workshop aimed at getting beginners comfortable with kayaks from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 22. More...

Special Sections

Animal advocates form new group, start 'Freedom Riders'

It's high noon on a hot Southwest Florida day. A nameless dog is about to cross a busy street. He hasn't eaten in days. His previous owner is nowhere to be found. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On Oct. 15, 1964, while trying to set a new 1 mile land-speed record, Craig Breedlove inadvertently set another kind of record after he lost control of the Spirit of America jet-powered car on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. More...

Temple Shalom Sisterhood welcomes novelist

Novelist Maggie Anton, author of the best-selling trilogy of historical fiction based on the Talmudic authority Rashi and his three daughters, will be the guest of honor at a Temple Shalom Sisterhood luncheon at the temple at 4630 Pine Ridge Road a More...

Local NPR, PBS staff to discuss 'Public Media in Transition'

The Naples Press Club presents "Public Media in Transition" featuring speakers from the local National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting System stations, at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

Elementary teachers' graduate study program has become an Immokalee community event

What began as a graduate study project among a few Pinecrest Elementary School teachers almost eight years ago has become a popular annual event in the Immokalee community. More...

Singer will stroll down memory lane at '50s Sock Hop for Alzheimer's

The old adage "good things come in small packages" applies to pintsized vocalist and Soroptimist Jeannie Upton, the featured entertainer at an upcoming '50s Sock Hop to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Support Network an More...

Family day fun will help Eden Autism Services celebrate its urban garden

The staff, students, families and friends of Eden Autism Services Florida will celebrate their "Garden at Eden" with family activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Those in attendance will help plant the garden's final fruit trees. More...

NFL legends will tee off in charity shootout

Former players from the National Football League will host the inaugural Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Palmira Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs. More...

Marco auxiliary teaches safe boating

The Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering boating education programs on Marco Island for more than 40 years, teaching boaters to get to know and enjoy local waters safely. More...

Business News

Construction downturn takes toll on building departments

Like bars emptying out at closing time, the lobbies of Collier and Lee county building departments grew quiet. The crowds that came for building permits, a primary source of income to pay department salaries, started disappearing in 2007. More...

Behind every successful businesswoman are a few good secrets

Nikole Stillman and Elisabeth Nassberg are familiar with the roller coaster ride otherwise known as entrepreneurship. More...

The glitter of gold

The eyes of investors round the world are on gold. The price of gold, that is the "spot" price for an ounce of gold, recently surpassed $1,000. More...