December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Beth Tikvah welcomes professor

June Sochen, distinguished professor emerita of history from Northeastern Illinois University, will discuss “Henrietta Azold, Hadassah and 1920s Palestine” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Beth Tikvah in Naples. More...

Report shows numbers down at SWF International airport

The Lee County Port Authority has released the latest statistics about air traffic in and out of Southwest Florida. More...

Wyndemere hosts 23rd annual tournament for Youth Haven

The 23rd annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament, a benefit for Youth Haven, takes place Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Wyndemere Country Club. More...

Take a hike along CREW trails

The CREW Land & Water Trust, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. More...

This season, concentrate on what can be, not on what should be

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or at least, it should be. Although the holiday season is typically filled with lots of joyful events and traditions, it can be a rather sad and depressing time for some. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A FRESH NEW NUTCRACKER

More than 150 local youngsters give world premiere its ‘Pop!’

M ORE THAN 150 LOCAL YOUNG SINGERS, DANCERS AND actors will present the world premiere of “The Nutcracker Goes Pop!” in three performances Dec. 4, 5 and 6, at Golden Gate High School. More...

Denk returns to dazzle on his own

THINK DENK. That’s right. THINK DENK.   Jeremy Denk, that is, the classical pianist who last year joined violinist and mega-star Joshua Bell for one of the most dazzling collaborations I’ve ever seen at the Phil.   More...

Three wacky sisters in a sloooooow southern play

In “Crimes of the Heart,” a play about three very off-kilter Southern sisters, one of them decides to sample her sister’s box of assorted cream-filled chocolates. She takes a bite of each, then returns them to the box. More...

Thousands expected to line city streets for 16th annual Christmas parade

Santa and his entourage, including marching bands and dozens of illuminated floats, step out for the 16th annual City of Naples Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. More...

Fill an Empty Bowl for lunch on Friday

The third annual Empty Bowls soup lunch at Florida Gulf Coast University takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Arts Complex courtyard on the campus at FGCU.   More...

AAUW seeks scholarship applicants

The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation Inc. seeks applications for tuition scholarships from women working toward an associate or a baccalaureate degree. More...

Learn how Eden’s garden grows at open house and holiday hayride

Eden Autism Services Florida invites the public to an open house and holiday hayride at its urban farming project, the Garden at Eden, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. More...

Speakers Assembly welcomes economic expert Alison Fraser

Alison Acosta Fraser, director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, will discuss “Spending, Taxes and Deficits: How High Can They Go?” at the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida on Friday, Dec. More...

Gridiron Legends tourney postponed

Organizers of the inaugural Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout have postponed the golf tournament that was set for Saturday, Dec. More...

‘Dallas’ stars will duel for the best local catch

Two stars from TV’s “Dallas” will trade cowboy hats for fishing caps in a friendly competition to raise funds for the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation.   More...

Business News

In the diamond business, romance still sells

Engagement, wedding jewelry sales remain strong

Since the phrase “A Diamond is Forever” first appeared in advertisements in the late 1940s, the retail diamond industry has maintained a long, happy partnership with fairy-tale romance. More...

Canada: Not so ‘Loonie’ after all

For many, many years, the U.S. citizenry, by and large, have perceived Canada as having a very long list of financial and economic negatives.  More...

Heading to the dreaded office party? Take these tips along

One way or another, all of us in the workplace have to acknowledge the holidays among our colleagues. More...