March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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‘Sky Dog’ faces 60 by embarking on an adventure with purpose

Looking for adventure? Why not buy yourself a Harley and head out on the highway? That’s what John Gussenhoven did. More...

‘The Brothers Cook!’ will spice up Third Street Farmers Market

Bear and Wolf Flock, the sibling stars of “The Brothers Cook!”, a television series in development by Blue Sky Media, will show kids how to really play with their food at the Third Street Farmers Market from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Spring break roller hockey camps set at Veterans Park

Coach Joe Lyons Sr., founder of Pro Elite Hockey, is planning two five-day roller hockey camps for boys and girls at the Veterans Community Park skating rink in North Naples during the Collier County School spring vacation break March 29 through Apr More...

Dig into local history at Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day at the Collier County Museum happens Saturday, March 20. Visitors will hear from a lineup of speakers and be able to explore the museum’s Craighead Archaeology Laboratory. Speakers include:   More...

THE 32ND ANNUAL NAPLES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

All eyes were smiling as the 32nd annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade filled downtown with the luck o’ the Irish on a sunny Saturday morning, March 13.  More...

Family fun will raise funds for March of Dimes

Stylists from Great Clips at Pebblebrooke Plaza will raise funds for the March of Dimes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20. One dollar from every haircut will go to the MOD. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Watch film, discuss anti-Semitism in Europe rope

The Jewish Federation   deration   of Collier County and the Catholic-   of Jewish Dialogue Collier County present a free screening of “The Monster Among Us” Sunday,   se   More...

Oral histories now showing at the 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...

Former White House staffer anchors Authors and Books Festival

Karna Small Bodman began her career as a television journalist and went on to anchor news programs in the San Francisco area and later on Channel 5 in   Washington, D.C. She   More...

Gladwell, Gopnick promise a provocative Town Hall finale

These days, anyone who is not beset by at least some degree of anxiety about what the future holds for themselves or their children is, in my mind at least, frankly suspect. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On March 18, 1937, nearly 300 students in the east Texas town of New London are killed when a natural gas explosion levels their school. The school sat in the middle of a large oil and natural gas field dominated by 10,000 oil derricks.   More...

A ‘magical’ evening generates $400,000-plus for the Conservancy

The sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves was a smashing success for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. On March 4, a sold-out crowd of 450 guests raised more than $400,000 for Conservancy programs. More...

YMCA Splash Week classes get kids into the swim of things

Registration is under way for YMCA Splash Week, a free water safety program for children ages 3-12. YMCA of the Palms will hold Splash Week in Naples March 29-April 2 and in Bonita Springs April 5-9.   More...

Summer Camp Expo brings options together in one place

says Shari Ferguson, regional manager for Collier County Parks and Recreation. reati Every agency competes E t to attract campers, and not every camp fits every child. 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...

Rookery Bay set for first Batfish Bash

Filling up on Old Florida fare, dancing the “Batfish Boogie” and bidding on wild adventures such as shark tagging will highlight the first Batfish Bash presented by Friends of Rookery Bay at 6:30 p.m. More...

Take stock in our future by working with students

Living in Naples is a personal choice for most of us. The natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, abundant sunshine, manicured landscapes and country clubs, retail and restaurants, and the low crime rate are what brought us here and keep us here. More...

Business News

loosening some cash?

SBA loans could supercharge the economy — if you can only get one

Naples business owner Fred Sahapoglu got a piece of the pie. By “the pie” we mean that multibillion dollar federal stimulus pie. More...

All about the stigma of ‘shorting’

Is “shorting” unAmerican? Is it akin to Vegas gambling? For many, the answer is yes. Maybe a further explanation will change such perspective.   More...

‘Charitable due diligence’ can lead to donor advised funds

The present economic environment has caused many donors to take a closer look at how their charitable giving dollars are being spent by recipient charities. More...