December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Drug Free Collier plans town hall meeting

Drug Free Collier invites members of the community to participate in a town hall meeting and panel discussion about substance abuse. More...

Learn about Girl Scouts at holiday party

The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida are holding a recruitment party for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Collier Girl Scout House in Cambier Park.   More...

Jewish Federation announces Human Needs grant recipients

The Jewish Federation of Collier County has presented its 2009 Human Needs Award grants to Baby Basics of Collier County and Bedtime Bundles.   More...

Book a cruise, give kids some ‘Sunshine’

Prudential Florida Realty has partnered with Preferred Travel of Naples and Celebrity Cruises for an Eastern Caribbean cruise with G.W. Bailey to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. More...

Basketball fans will help make boy’s wish come true

The Make-A-Wish Foundation needs fans to attend a Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 22, to cheer on a child who is getting his wish to become a basketball star.   More...

Toys, food, clothing needed for The Best Is Yet To Come

With only a couple of weeks until Christmas, toys, clothing and non-perishable food are still needed for the third annual The Best Is Yet To Come toy drive. Drop-off boxes will be at area Gold’s Gyms and Starbucks cafes until Dec. 22.   More...

Nonstop service to Montreal takes off

Air Canada is now offering weekly nonstop service to Montreal, Quebec, from Southwest Florida International Airport. The flight arrives from Montreal’s YUL airport at 4:12 p.m. and departs from RSW at 5:05 p.m. on Sundays. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Color her world

a CTRESS KENITA MILLER LOVES “THE COLOR PURPLE,” both the book and the movie, but when she heard it was being turned into a musical, it gave her pause. “A musical adaptation?” she says. More...

Henry Koerner masterfully combined the real with the imagined

The first major U.S. retrospective of Henry Koerner’s works since 1984 opens Saturday, Dec. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. More...

Dial T for thrilling

I won’t tell you how “Dial M for Murder” ends, but I can tell you this: The butler didn’t do it. The husband did. More...

Dresses to Di for

The von Liebig prepares for gowns fit for a princess

She was the people’s princess, and more than a decade after her death, Princess Diana lives on in the minds and hearts of people around the world. More...

Grant a teacher’s wish, enrich the learning experience

Want to share the spirit of giving and have an immediate, positive impact in the lives of local school children? More...

All invited to league’s holiday luncheon

The League of Women Voters of Collier County are having a “No Work and All Play” holiday party in lieu of its regular monthly meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the Collier Athletic Club. More...

AAUW seeks scholarship applicants

The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation Inc. seeks applications for tuition scholarships from women in need of financial assistance as they work toward an associate or a baccalaureate degree. More...

Town Hall speakers series starts with former Israeli prime minister

A former U.S. More...

Bank of Florida collects PJs and books

Employees of Bank of Florida-Southwest are counting pajamas and books as well as money this month, as they support the Pajama Program to deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need.   More...

Off-airport valet parking service coming soon

Executive Valet Parking Fort Myers is scheduled to open soon at Commerce Park off Treeline Avenue near the Southwest Florida International Airport.   More...

Business News

To market, to market

Commerce meets local flavor at area farmers markets

Jeff “Rusty” Troop waves a plastic baggie inches from an inquisitive man’s nose. A burst of clean, pure vanilla wafts head on. Mr. More...

Making a fortune – large or small

Millionaires are richer than 90 percent of U.S. households and earn, on average, $350,000 annually. But who are they? How did they make their fortune? For those who aspire to create great wealth, are there insights to be garnered?   More...

Naples Soap Company sets up shop at Tin City

Looking for some good, clean fun?   Step into Naples Soap Company, the newest specialty shop in the historic Tin City waterfront marketplace.   More...