January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Public forum will cover offshore drilling

Offshore drilling is the next hot topic up for discussion at a public form from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Community   Room at the Naples Daily News.           More...

Classroom Jeopardy makes learning like playing a game

Four months have passed since more than 120 classroom grants were awarded to dedicated public school teachers in Collier County. More...

The third annual Mardi Paws Parade on Third

A benefit for the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic

1. Bill White (holding Harley) and Peggy White (holding Misty) More...

Humane Society Naples celebrates a record-breaking adoption year

Despite a sluggish economy and the hassles of major renovation to their no-kill shelter, volunteers and staff at the Humane Society Naples are celebrating a recordbreaking 1,550 adoptions in 2009.   More...

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Goodland

The 14th annual Mardi Gras-Goodland Boat Parade sets sail at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, from mile market G15. More...

Fakahatchee Strand ‘safari’ includes Cracker dinner and sunset bonfire

A “safari” through Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, sponsored by the Friends of Fakahatchee, takes place as part of the Fakahatchee Discovery Series on Saturday, Feb. 27. Activities will be under way from 1-7 p.m. More...

Governor dedicates Rookery Bay bridge

More than 400 people, including legislators, business leaders and environmentalists, attended Gov. Charlie Crist’s dedication of the new pedestrian bridge at Rookery Bay on Friday, Jan. 22. More...

Ag Tour will head out to the farms

The Collier County Extension Services 2010 Ag Tour will visit several area farms, where experts will be on hand to answer questions about farm operations and explain how food goes from Southwest Florida farms to Southwest Floridians’ dining ta More...

FGCU’s Renaissance Academy announces Great Scholars program at Bentley Village

Join some of the country’s foremost scholars and professors from Harvard, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duquesne University at the 2010 Great Scholars Lecture Series sponsored by the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

WHERE THERE'S HOPE

Images of Immokalee reflect a mixture of promise, despair

Ted Koppel once described Immokalee as “thirty miles and billions of dollars east of Naples.”      More...

‘Finding a Voice’ to support The Shelter, survivors of domestic violence

How many times has a concert has changed your life? What about the life of one of your neighbors? What if your presence at a concert could help break the silence surrounding family violence... would you attend?   More...

THE MUSIC GOURMET

There’s nothing convoluted about Opera Naples’ ability to please a crowd

It’s been five years since Southwest Florida’s only regional opera company took its first baby steps. Since that time, Opera Naples has managed to stay afloat in the midst of the greatest economic downturn in modern history. More...

Lifelong learning goes on throughout SWF

Higher education isn’t just for the young and career driven. Southwest Florida retirees and part-time residents are signing up for classes taught by professors and professionals, in collegiate settings, for the pure pleasure of learning. More...

AJC honors Ann Jacobson with inaugural Collier County Human Relations Award

Ann Jacobson has been honored as the recipient of the inaugural Collier County Human Relations Award presented by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee. More...

Suncoast for Kids Foundation is presenting sponsor for Golden Apple celebration

The Education Foundation of Collier County announces that Suncoast for Kids Foundation has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 20th annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration.   More...

Empty Bowls will help fill coffers at the Harry Chapin Food Bank

If you salivate at the mere mention of such warm, delicious concoctions as broccoli and cheese, lentil and sausage, seafood gumbo, and shrimp and corn chowder, then you’ll want to be at Cambier Park between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

The Garden goes to the dogs

Dogs welcome. That’s the message the Naples Botanical Garden plans to send at the public opening celebration of its Dogs in the Garden program from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. More...

Catch up with local history at Palm Cottage

The Naples Historical Society presents free Gardenside Chickee Chats from 11 a.m. to noon in the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Reservations are recommended.   More...

Wildflower expert will discuss milkweed

The Naples Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and the Naples Botanical Garden present their first annual banquet and lecture at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Garden. A reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Goodland Civic Association will flip pancakes

Fill up on all-you-can-eat pancakes from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31, at the Goodland Community Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The breakfast is sponsored by the Goodland Civic Association. More...

Professional development workshops offered at Rookery Bay research reserve

Southwest Florida has been one of the nation’s fastest developing regions for more than 20 years. More...

Get your ducks in a row

The 2010 Great Venetian Duck Race makes a splash for the Children’s Museum of Naples on Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Village on Venetian Bay. More...

Business News

The art of the draw

Art festivals boost local economies

Outdoor art festivals have long provided a plein air experience for the cultural set. Favorite summertime happenings in northern climes, they draw collectors and art aficionados to our part of the world throughout the winter and spring.   More...

How to deal with relationships and money

Money is a big part of most relationships. Money and relationships are like Abbott and Costello, eggs and bacon or Martin & Lewis — you just don’t have one without the other. More...

IMAGINE SOLUTIONS

Clean energy jobs: Good news for Florida

Editor’s not e: Jackie Roberts is one of     the 40 speakers presenting at the inaug ural               Imagine Solu tions C onference t o be     held Feb. More...