February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

See what life is like down on the farm

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 tab More...

Celebrating 10 local women of acheivement

The Greater Naples American Association of University Women Charitable Foundation invites everyone in the community to its annual Celebrate Women of Achievement benefit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

FGCU invites prospective students, parents to Eagle EXPO open house

Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers prospective students and parents a chance to gather information on all facets of being a student at FGCU during Eagle EXPO from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20. More...

Civil Air Patrol’s Capt. Picone earns Commander’s Commendation

Capt. James Picone of the Marco Island Composite Squadron recently received the Commander’s Commendation from Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing Commander Col. Christian Moersch. Marco Island Squadron Commander Lt. Col. More...

Ferraris (and more) on Fifth Avenue South

Fast, fine,   new and vintage, cars   can always   be counted on to draw a   crowd.  More...

A taste of Sicily in Naples

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s Day evening in Sicily without leaving Southwest Florida. More...

Private dinners benefit arts and learning

Supporters of The Naples Woman’s Club and The von Liebig Art Center team up to host themed dinners in 10 private homes throughout Naples on Wednesday, March 3. More...

Get acquainted with the Newcomers Club

The Naples Newcomers Club is designed to help women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years meet and develop friendships with others who are new to the area and to learn about the culture and lifestyle of their new ho More...

Jewelry, watches expert will offer complimentary appraisals in Naples

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers welcomes fine jewelry and timepieces expert Alexander Eblen to Naples Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 15-17. Mr. More...

Free seminar examines retirement lifestyle options

The Women’s Cultural Alliance and Jewish Family Services of the Jewish Federation of Collier County invite the public to a seminar about “Retirement Lifestyle Options” from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 4, at Moorings Park. 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...

Marco Bridge Run on Valentine’s Day

The Greater Marco Island YMCA’s second annual Marco Bridge Run sets out from the Y at 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Carole Sbertoli.   More...

Ride or walk for cancer alliance

Gulfview Middle School is the site for the sixth annual bike ride and walk to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples and the Naples Pathways Coalition. The event takes place Sunday, Feb. 28; those who register by Friday, Feb. More...

Tommy Bowden will address Christian athletes

The Southwest Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts its “Join The Team” banquet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. More...

Agencies plan ‘Five Days of Spay’ for low-cost pet sterilizations

Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, in collaboration with Humane Society Naples and Collier County Domestic Animal Services, is observing “Five Days of Spay” Feb. 22-22. More...

Fresh Start helps deserving women begin again

Fresh Start for Abused Women provides financial assistance through grants to Collier County women and their children who leave violent homes and seek to become economically independent. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Surely you jest

Playwright James Sherman talks about his comedic play

beau |bo|noun| 1) the boyfriend of a woman or girl. 2) a man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; a lover.   Etymology: French, from beau, bel, handsome   jest |jest|noun| 1) a mischievous trick; a playful or amusing act. More...

artists at work

>>More than 40 participating artists will set up their easels throughout the historic Third Street South district from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. More...

Life is short. Follow your heart.

A few weeks ago, I talked with a friend’s teenage granddaughter. She loves theater and wants to pursue acting as a career, but her parents aren’t keen on the idea. They want her to get a degree in something more marketable.   More...

Bargains abound at ‘the oldest thrift store in Naples’

Many of the things on the shelves and racks at The Bargain Box reflect the affluence of the thrift store’s tony Fifth Avenue South neighborhood. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On Feb. 12, 1934, Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics during the 1960s, is born in Monroe, La. During his 13-year career with the Celtics, the 6-foot-9-inch Russell helped the team to 11 NBA championships.   More...

Synagogue honors Pauline and Murray Hendel

Beth Tikvah Conservative Synagogue presents its second annual Community Leadership Award from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.   More...

Jim Angle to discuss 2010 political forecast

A new decade rings in a wide variety of political issues that will impact America for years to come. More...

Love reading and kids?

Donate new or used books to K is for Kids campaign   Love is in the air, and for the K is for Kids Foundation, it’s a love of children and books that ignites its mission to “encourage today’s readers and inspire tomorrow&rsquo More...

Frontier Airlines offers new Denver flights

Frontier Airlines has added year-round service between Southwest Florida International Airport and Denver International Airport. Three weekly nonstop flights begin running on Tuesday, April 20. More...

Needlepoint group ready to stitch

The American Needlepoint Guild general meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave.   The next “stitch-in” starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the church. More...

Ikebana group invites the public into its fold

Members of Ikebana International in Naples invite the public to their next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17. More...

Zonta fashion show will help local girls

The Zonta Club of Naples will hold its Spring Fashion Show and Fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, and the Naples Teenage Parenting Program at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80. 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...

Get set for writing and speed-reading classes

Professor Nancy Shuster teaches several classes in the area to help lovers of the written word improve their skills. Her writing workshops take place from 10-11 a.m. More...

As another prom season approaches, fairy godmothers’ need gowns to give

This prom season, a few fairy godmothers will help makes dreams come try for area girls who otherwise wouldn’t have a dress to wear to the school year’s biggest dress-up affair. More...

Pedal power for amputees

The second annual Miracle Limbs- Courage in Motion Bike Ride takes place Saturday, March 6, at North Collier Regional Park. More...

Golf tourney at Pelican Marsh

Immokalee Housing & Family Services holds its inaugural pro-am golf tournament Monday, April 12, at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. The event otm will include a shotgun start team scramble from 2-6 p.m., with each foursome y accompanied by More...

Women of Initiative have made lasting, outstanding contributions

The Women’s Philanthropic Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County recently announced its 2010 Women of Initiative honorees. More...

Take a trip to ‘Golden Pond’ with Marco Players

The Marco Players present “On Golden Pond,” the hit Broadway play and motion picture, Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, March 14, at the theater in Marco Town Center.   More...

Business News

Tying up the future now ... Succession

To succeed, think about succession early. Ask the hard questions of family members, partners and key personnel before they have to be asked.

Sure you’re busy, but the answer is yes. More...

A six-step program to the future

(Craig Hersch, of The Sheppard Law Firm, Fort       Myers. For more: www.         sbshlaw.com)         More...

Two trains of thought

(David Holmes, of the Farr     Law Firm, Punta Gorda. For   more: www.Farr.com)         More...