December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Children’s museum receives $75,000 grant

The Collier County Commissioners and the county’s Tourist Development Council have awarded a $75,000 grant to the Children’s Museum of Naples to promote and create statewide awareness of the museum prior to its opening in the fall of 201 More...

Make some Collier teachers’ holiday wishes come true

In the spirit of holiday giving, individuals and groups of coworkers, friends and neighbors can fund a Connect With A Classroom teacher grant request. More than 80 applications need sponsors. More...

Humane society says happy holidays with cat adoption, sterilization specials

The holidays can be especially bright for cat lovers this year, thanks to Humane Society Naples’ gift of free cat sterilization and $12 cat adoptions through Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24.   More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Ah, the life of an elf

Ask Broadway actor Peter Gregus about “The SantaLand Diaries” — David Sedaris’ depiction of what it’s like to be an elf at Macy’s — and he’ll tell you it’s “dead-on. More...

Immerse yourself in Janet Fish’s magical vision of the world

It’s difficult to view the exhibition of Janet Fish’s large and luscious paintings at the Naples Museum of Art without feeling positively gluttonous. More...

Merry Elfin' Christmas

When it comes to Christmas shows, most are so sickingly sweet you might as well just pour a 5-pound bag of sugar directly down your throat instead. More...

Don’t forget nonprofit gift shops for ideas

Stumped on what to give the last few people on your holiday shopping list? If you’ve scoured the retail chains and clicked through more online catalogs than you ever thought you could, maybe it’s time to look elsewhere.   More...

Palm Cottage ‘chickee chats’ set for the winter season

The Naples Historical Society announces its 2010 lineup of Garden Side Chickee Chats. Steeped in educational information, the three free presentations take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Chickee Pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. More...

Golden Apple contenders announced

The Education Foundation of Collier County has announced the 2009-10 Teachers of Distinction who will continue in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognation selection process. The teachers were notified in surprise classroom visits to their school.   More...

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Winter solstice at the Garden     More...

Business News

PARTY ON

Michele Ivanov prepared to travel from her home in Naples to a small party at a private residence in Fort Myers last Friday evening. But this was no ordinary party. A direct sales consultant for Arbonne International, Ms. More...

The shape of the U.S. economy: a ‘V,’ a ‘W,’ a ‘U’ or Hirigana?

Foremost on everyone’s minds is the shape of our economy because it drives employment, affects gains in the equity and credit markets, and a host of other economic variables.  More...