October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On Oct. 22, 1797, the first parachute jump of note is made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris. More...

Youth Haven knows families need help for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Youth Haven is seeking support of its annual effort to provide essentials for holiday meals to the more than 1,600 children and family members served through the Youth Haven's residential emergency shelter and More...

League of Women Voters 'goes green'

The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites its members and the public to "Going Green in Collier: An Update" from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Hilton Naples. More...

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

The Naples Press Club presents "Public Media in Transition at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Naples News Media building, 1100 Immokalee Road. More...

Local kids make their mark at the new Garden

When Naples Botanical Garden opens to the public next month, its Children's Garden will use images created by local students to help explain some of its key elements. More...

HALLOWEEN

Go wild during Boo at the Zoo The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens invites children and families to enjoy Boo at the Zoo beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Trick-or-treating will go on throughout the zoo all afternoon. More...

Special Sections

Vivid memories of childhood summers in Taiwan

From an essay by Jessica Huang about her father, Michael Huang, owner of Szechuan Chinese Restaurant in Naples, and his family in Taiwan.: "When Baba (father) was my age, he served tables at a restaurant in t More...

200 volunteers needed to assemble meals for hungry

Few things strike a chord in people's hearts like thinking of a child going hungry. But in America, thousands of children and families go hungry every day. More...

Learn about who was here first at the Collier County Museum

Collier County residents and visitors have the unique opportunity to learn about native cultures at the Collier County Museum, where the newest exhibit examines "Florida's Indigenous People" and includes a mysterious fired clay "adorno," or human f More...

Architecture lectures continue

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

Take Stock students give back by making holiday ornaments

Bright students and dazzling ornaments came together at the Naples Grande one evening last week thanks to the Education Foundation of Collier County and its Take Stock In Children program. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Twist and shout at rock 'n' roll sock hop Twist and shout the night away to music by Emma Lee and The Del Prados as part of an evening of old-fashioned fun to benefit The Sunshine Kids from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. More...

Business News

The sky's the limit

Naples airport is far from retiring as it turns 65

The Naples Municipal Airport is celebrating its 65th year. Rated by Aviation International News in 2007 as the 25th busiest general aviation operator in the world, the 1-mile-square airfield had its start during World War II. More...

Shamrock Bank poised to become Florida Shores-Gulfcoast

Florida Shores Bancorp last week signed an agreement to acquire controlling interest in Shamrock Bank of Florida — its second transaction in two weeks as it continues to grow its Florida market presence. More...

Financial advisors: How many should you have?

Many financial advisors feel that it is necessary to have only one financial adviser. Yes, this works for many investors and oftentimes works even better for the financial advisor. More...