March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Pancakes, raffle, garage sale will help fund improvements to Goodland Community Center

Residents and visitors alike will flip for the Goodland Civic Association’s next pancake breakfast and garage sale coming up Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, at the Goodland Community Center in the town’s former fire station.   More...

Sign up now for summer at ARTSchool

The von Liebig Art Center is accepting registration for children ages 4-14 to learn the “art” of enjoying summer break during its 12th annual ARTScool program. More...

Fundraisers pave the way for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 32nd annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the 17th annual flag raising at the Dock at Crayton Cove. The parade will commence at 11 a.m. More...

Panther awareness efforts start with free day at the Zoo

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge and other conservation organizations kick off a month of Save the Panther activities at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens on Saturday, March 6. More...

Rock on at Waterside for kids’ clinic

Unleash your inner rock star at the second annual Rockabye Collier to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 6. More...

Programs provide starting point for Everglades expeditions

Big Cypress Marketplace presents It’s Our Nature, a series of programs for nature lovers in partnership with Big Cypress National Preserve. More...

Add Rookery Bay to your list of friends

Friends of Rookery Bay’s “March Membership Madness” campaign takes place through March 31. Simply purchase a new Friends of Rookery Bay membership online at www.rookerybay. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Oral histories now showing at the new Cottage Theater

The Naples Historical Society has opened its Cottage Theater, a 16-seat venue where visitors to historic Palm Cottage can view the society’s “Oral History Premier.” The theater and 24-minute film are an extension of “Naples O More...

‘Fiddler’ The tradition of ddl Tickets be tough to come by. continues with the C4 Naples Players at The Sugden

“There! We’ve just broken a tradition,” declares Tyler Bishop. More...

Tickets might be tough to come by

Many performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” already are sold out. Some performances still have tickets available, however, and sometimes tickets are returned or exchanged, making them available for other patrons.   More...

Pediatric specialty clinic closer to reality in Collier

Plans are in the works for an outpatient pediatric specialty clinic in Naples as part of the Fort Myers-based Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On March 4, 1888, Knute Rockne is born in Voss, Norway. He would go on to become one of the most successful coaches in the history of college football. More...

Women’s bar association honors two Collier County pioneers

Naples Backyard History wants Collier County residents and visitors alike to know that the Naples Pier was built in 1888, and that the city’s first mayor, Speed Menefee served for a total of 15 minutes. More...

SPORTS SHORTS

Champion sailor will   address local club   Champion sailor Bob Billingham will share his unique perspective on America’s Cup and Olympics action at the Gulf Coast Sailing Club’s next regular meeting at 6 p.m. More...

Collier County has first-ever Summer Camp Expo

Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts its inaugural Summer Camp Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the exhibit hall at North Collier Regional Park. More...

McCabe’s toasts the Emerald Isle

McCabe’s Irish Pub is hosting two St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year. The first will take place Saturday, March 13, in conjunction with Naples’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Ave Maria celebrates a touch of the Irish

Ave Maria celebrates the Wearing of the Green with fun for the entire family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Ave Maria Town Center. More...

‘Jersey Boys’ star has a local connection

Great aunt always knew he would be a star

“I always told him he would be a star,” Rose Abbood says about her great nephew, Joseph Leo Bwarie. More...

Naples Coast Guard Auxiliary plans 12th annual Port City Day

Flotilla 93 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Naples holds its 12th annual Port City Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at City Dock in Crayton Cove. More...

Business News

ON THE MOVE

Banking More...

Working at-from-in-around-home

Reflections on five “home office” issues

Through no fault or virtue of my own, I’ve become self-employed. More...

Consumer attitudes will drive recovery

MONEY&INVESTING

The frame of mind of the U.S. consumer is an important factor in gauging the level of consumption of goods and services by the American population.   More...