October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Dentist will buy back Halloween treats

Dr. Thomas Hale is having his fourth annual Halloween candy buy-back event from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. More...

It’s time to shape up for pedaling with the Naples Pathways Coalition

Believing that everyone should be able to get where they need to go safely, without having to get in a car, the Naples Pathways Coalition is a nonprofit advocacy group that champions a safe, interconnected system of pathways, bike lanes and sidewalk More...

Terry Tempest Williams event at FGCU focuses on a sustainable, peaceful future

The Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education presents the annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue Wednesday, Nov. 4. More...

Youth Haven Thanksgiving food drive establishes numerous collection points

Several new collection sites have been added to the list for Youth Haven’s Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive that will provide essentials for Thanksgiving holiday meals to the more than 1,600 children and family members served through Youth Have More...

Wall Street Journal board member, writer launches Speakers Assembly

Stephen Moore, senior economics writer   and member of the editorial board for The       Wall Street Journal, will be the first speaker of the season for the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida on Friday, Nov. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Carl A conversation with H ia ssen {Florida’s crazy native son}

I USED TO THINK CARL HIAASEN WROTE FICTION. Then I moved to Florida. And when I’d read the news or catch a local   newscast, I’d often find myself thinking: Oh my     God! I’m living in a Carl Hiaasen novel! More...

Harp, flute music will fill church

Scholarship winner returns for Naples Music Club’s first concert of season

The Naples Music Club begins the new season with “A Magical Evening of Harp and Flute” featuring flutist Janelle House, one of the club’s Turiel Scholarship winners, along with Naples Philharmonic Orchestra harpist Dickie Fleisher More...

The trick to writing? Understanding there isn’t one

Want to write a book?   It all boils down to going into the room, Carl Hiaasen tells people.   “When they ask, ‘OK, how do you write a book?’ I tell them, ‘It’s easy. More...

Sweet!

'Mandarin with a punch' describes UF citrus cultivar

Sugar Belle, a bold mandarin orange hybrid that ripens in time for the winter holiday market, will be the first University of Florida-created citrus variety intended for commercial production.   More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On Oct. 29, 1948, killer smog continues to hover over Donora, Pa. During a five-day period, the smog killed about 20 people and made thousands more seriously ill. More...

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

Want to scare up some Halloween fun? Here are some of our picks for places to put on your trick-or-treating itinerary:   Build-a-Costume Party – The free fun begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Ho! Ho! Ho! Help make holidays happy for seniors

Sunshine Pharmacy and Home Instead Senior Care are hosting a kick-off party for “Be a Santa to a Senior” from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the pharmacy. More...

New farmers market sprouts for the season

The Market in the Park, sponsored by A Growing Connection of Southwest Florida and the Collier County Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, kicks off the season Friday, Oct. More...

Florida Weekly writers, designers win top honors

Florida Weekly took home 17 awards recently in Florida newspaper contests recognizing the best writing and advertising design in the state. More...

Education Foundation seeking Men of Distinction for 2010

The Education Foundation of Collier County is seeking nominations for its ninth annual Men of Distinction awards. The awards are made in recognition of outstanding commitment and service to education in Collier County.   More...

SAVE THE DATE

Join the pub crawl for spay/neuter clinic     More...

Business News

Harvesting stone crabs is hard work, big business

Paul Gladding harvests stone crab claws, a delicacy brought up almost exclusively from waters off the coast of South Florida. In spite of a fractured and swollen wrist from a recent slip on his boat — and the fact that Mr. More...

Branding via Twitter lands Boston PR pro a new job in Naples

A few months ago, Shannon Palmer was a Boston-based public relations professional working for a mid-size agency, who desperately wanted to relocate to Southwest Florida. More...

Love is in the air

It seems that people are once again smitten by the U.S. equity market. Words such as; “I love this stock” or “I love the market at these levels” are being bantered about again.   More...