March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Immokalee Foundation bus tour rolls March 22

Individuals interested in learning more about The Immokalee Foundation are invited to join the TIF bus tour Monday, March 22. More...

Press club will hear from journalism professor, students

Lyn Millner, assistant professor of journalism at FGCU, will speak at the next meeting of the Naples Press Club at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Bellasera Hotel. She will be accompanied by journalism students Alex Pena and Maryann Battle. More...

Ikebana artists plan annual exhibit

The Naples Chapter of Ikebana International holds its annual exhibition of arrangements using live flowers on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13. More...

Stamp club prepares for annual show

The Collier County Stamp Club presents the Naples 2010 Stamp Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to   4 p.m. Sunday. More...

Check out Collier County’s new Virtual Library 24/7

The Collier County Public Library announces its Virtual Library, a library that never sleeps. The Virtual Library provides direct access to e-Library Services, e-Job Searches and e-Government Services. More...

FGCU holds open house about graduate studies

Florida Gulf Coast University invites prospective students to the Graduate Studies Spring Expo to learn about post-baccalaureate study opportunities at FGCU from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Student Union ballroom.   More...

High school athletes have scholarship opps

Gulfcoast Foot & Ankle Center, Bank of Florida-Southwest and Physicians Regional Healthcare System are recognizing Collier County student athletes through a new scholarship program. More...

When spring is in the air, so is family festival fun with egg hunts

East Naples Community Park hosts its fourth annual Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Nearly 1,500 people attended last year and participated in Easter egg hunts as well as the arts and crafts fun. More...

Set sail for the Porsche Cup of Naples

The Gulf Coast Sailing Club’s 34th annual regatta, the Porsche Cup of Naples, sets sail at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. More...

Walk for AIDS at Cambier Park

The Island Coast Aids Network holds the fifth annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk on Saturday, April 3, at Cambier Park. Participants can choose between a 5K run or a one-mile stroll.   More...

Step out for St. Patrick’s Day and the 32nd annual parade

The 32nd annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade, “A Salute to the Irish in America,” takes place Saturday, March 13, celebrating the 35.4 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry.   More...

Shabbaton dinners feed body, mind, soul

Chabad Naples holds Friday night Shabbat dinners. The 24 hours beginning at sundown each Friday is the traditional Jewish Sabbath, a time for family and community gatherings. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

DI FOR DRESSES TO

The von Liebig showcases gowns, accessories fit DI for a princess

<< The princess wore this flamenco-inspired ball gown to the 1986 London film   premiere of “The Mission,”   where she was photographed   with star Jeremy   Irons. She later chose it   More...

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Theater    Cirque Dreams Illumination - At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 16-21. 481-4849.    Relatively Speaking - By The Marco Players March 12-28, with previews March 10-11. www.TheMarco- Players.com. More...

Naples Players hit some sweet notes, some sour in ‘Fiddler’

THEATER REVIEW

In “Fiddler on the Roof,” lead character Tevye is known for his little conversations with God, and with himself. More...

Komen races for funds to fulfill increasing grant requests

When Leesa Crapa was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer, she felt immobilized by the threat of financial devastation.   “My insurance company dropped me,” the Cape Coral resident said. More...

Education Foundation announces Golden Apple teachers for 2010

Students around Collier County could be heard crunching apples from golden delicious bushel baskets last week as six special teachers were awarded the coveted   More...

Bob Simon will address People of the Book

Emmy Award-winning Bob Simon has reported stories from all around the world and been dedicated to a CBS News career that makes him one of the most honored foreign correspondents in the business. More...

Republican women will hear from author

Political thriller author Karna Bodman (“Checkmate,” “Final Finesse” and “Gambit”), former senior director of the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan, will be the guest speaker when the Women&r More...

Bonita Wood Carvers hold annual show

Experienced and novice wood carvers will exhibit their work and demonstrate various techniques at the annual Bonita Wood Carvers Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Italian comedy, arts and crafts on tap

The Naples Italian American Club presents an evening of comedic skits, one act performed in English and then in Italian, by the Kairos Italy Theater of New York on Sunday, March 14. Doors open at 4 p.m. A traditional Feast of St. 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...

Local programs will benefit from Bonita Springs Zonta Club grants

At its St. Patrick’s Day meeting, the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs will award $13,000 in grants to seven nonprofits fighting domestic violence and human trafficking and working to improve women’s health.   More...

Early Learning Coalition seeks Literacy Buddies

The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida needs volunteer Literacy Buddies in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Volunteers can help a child in Southwest Florida learn to read and write just by sending him or her a book and a letter. More...

Our Mothers Home celebrates completion of transition house for teens

Our Mother’s Home, a shelter for unwed mothers, will hold a community open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14, to mark the grand opening of its Transition Home. More...

Have a hockey evening for Autism Speaks

Join the Florida Everblades for a fun family night that benefits Autism Speaks. For every ticket sold, Autism Speaks will receive $8 to help fund research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism. More...

Tee off for Immokalee Housing and Family Services

Immokalee Housing and Family Services holds its inaugural pro-am golf tournament Monday, April 12, at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. The team scramble is from 2 to 6 p.m., with each foursome accompanied by a local golf professional. More...

Wear green and save on Rookery Bay admission

Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday, March 17, and receive $1 off regular admission for adults and youth at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.   More...

Sisterhood celebrates 10th annual women’s Seder

Temple Shalom Sisterhood will hold its 10th annual women’s Seder from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Generations of Jewish women will join in song and story to celebrate the historical significance of heroines of the Bible. More...

Car care ministry beginning at Baptist church

First Baptist Church Naples is beginning a car care ministry for financially challenged residents of Collier County. From 8 a.m. More...

Business News

Fear & Firearms

Gun sales still brisk in the wake of recession and Democratic control in Washington

Just over a year ago, Southwest Florida gun stores experienced a frenzy of buying that industry veterans had never seen before. Store shelves were bare. Customers plunked down thousands of dollars on ammunition. More...

Points to ponder about interest rates

Possibly the most important question facing investors and corporate borrowers is, “Are we about to see higher interest rates?” It was the $64,000 question six months ago. More...

Study shows brainy workers earn much more in a lifetime

Brains translate into big bucks in the workplace, according to a University of Florida study, which finds that bright people have earned at least half a million dollars more by middle age than those who are less intellectually inclined. More...