December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Welcome the New Year at Mercato’s First Friday

The celebration of good fortune for the New Year has been a tradition observed since ancient Babylon around 4,000 years ago. Since, then, countries around the world have adopted their own unique good luck rituals. More...

Nurse’s message has a happy holiday ending for us all

STRAIGHT TALK

As we consider all the joys we are fortunate to possess this holiday season, I can’t resist turning my column over to R.N. Eric Macino, nighttime clinical coordinator for the downtown Emergency Department. Mr. More...

Zoo hosts ‘wild bridal show’

The first Wild Weddings Bridal Show takes place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

GEORGIA

The last time Geo rgia E nge l was in Napl es, she sa ng, dan ced and executed a se ri es of contin uous spit t akes while dress ed in an outrageous ly flouncy Little-Bo-Pe ep-lik e dress, c omplete wi More...

Galleries, studios open for art tours

The North Naples Arts Alliance invites art aficionados and novices as well as decorators and designers to explore the neighborhood of artists’ studios and galleries during Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. More...

Meet, greet the stars and raise funds for TheatreZone

TheatreZone supporters and fans of “High Spirits” star Georgia Engel will have a chance to meet and greet the actress and raise money for the professional company beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Naples space agent booking ultimate thrill

One small step for man is closer to becoming a giant leap for adventure travelers. Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, is poised to launch civilians into suborbital space within the next couple of years.   More...

Great minds will convene at conference

Forty of the world’s best minds will gather in Naples in February, and Southwest Floridians are invited to hear their presentations and engage in conversations.   More...

CLUB NOTES

Naples Garden Club awards grant for therapeutic garden     The Naples Garden Club has awarded the David Lawrence Center a grant for $2,500 to build a therapeutic garden for patients and staff members to enjoy at the center’s main ca More...

How does an urban garden grow?

The University of Florida Extension Service in Collier County offers two urban gardening workshops to start the New Year. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, and continuing on Tuesday evenings through Feb. More...

PACE pairs with California winery for tasting at The Conservancy

PACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, is holding a wine tasting with Cinquain Cellars of California from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at The Conseryancy of Southwest Florida. More...

Bend and stretch in the Garden of Hope & Courage

Release muscle tension and gain youthful flexibility amidst the quiet inspiration of the Garden of Hope & Courage.   More...

Business News

In the driver’s seat

With both hands on the wheel, Benjie Welzbacher, Nick Radick keep Naples Valet finely tuned

It’s been said that valet parking can make or break an event. The person extending the initial greeting and final farewell instills a lasting impression. More...

December: A month of conflicting, confusing economic data

Not all economic statistics are created equal. More...

Retail wine store and tasting bar opens

NEW IN BUSINESS

Decanted, Naples’ newest wine shop, opened recently on the southwest corner of Pine Ridge and Goodlette Frank roads. Providing a total wine experience, Decanted is both a retail wine shop and tasting bar.   More...