March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Annual Bay Days county cleanup marks 20th anniversary April 10

Volunteers are needed for the Bay Days annual litter and marine debris cleanup set for Saturday, April 10. More...

Women voters host program on citizenship, mark 35th anniversary

The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites the public to a free program, “The Road to Citizenship: Toll Road, Super Highway, or Dirt Road?” at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Collier Athletic Club. More...

Naples Philharmonic joins orchestras across the country in food drive

The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra teams up with orchestras across the country for Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive sponsored by the League of American Orchestras to encourage food donations nationwide. More...

Water park open for spring break sun and fun

Collier County Parks and Recreation’s Sun-N-Fun Lagoon water park will be open for spring break from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27, through Monday, April 5. 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...

Education Foundation welcomes 12 new Take Stock in Children scholars

The Education Foundation of Collier County inducted 12 new eighth-grade students into the Take Stock in Children program earlier this month.   More...

When neighbors help neighbors, recipients show strength, grace

Health care is the hot topic around many dinner tables these days. For those dealing with acute health issues and related expenses, talks become even more impassioned.   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

HEIGHTS HITTING NEW

NEITHER ‘FIDDLER’ NOR ‘WEST SIDE STORY,’ THIS MUSICAL RAPS TO A BEAT ALL ITS OWN

“Whether you came here last week or you came here on the first boat,” says actor Kyle Beltran, “the American story is an immigrant story. More...

Creating costumes for ‘A Doll’s House’ is no child’s play

Most New Yorkers come to Florida decked out in shorts, tropical prints and sandals.  More...

The king of horror kicks off The Big Read

COMMENTARY

What do you do when you’re hosting a community-wide event called The Big Read?   You get a Big Author to help you kick it off.   And when it comes to Big Authors, no one towers taller than Stephen King.   More...

The 57th annual Naples Flower Show abloom in the Garden

Wonder Woman-themed floral exhibits highlight the 57th annual Naples Flower Show at the newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden. The Garden and the Naples Garden Club join hands to present the show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On March 25, 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Carmen Basilio to regain the middleweight boxing championship. More...

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...

EASTER PROGRAMS

Family fun in parks   includes egg hunts   Collier County Parks & Recreation invites resident s and visitors to take part in the following spring events:   More...

Chabad of Bonita Springs & Estero hosts Seders

Everyone is invited to participate in community Seders at Chabad of Bonita Springs & Estero. Two celebrations are planned: at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 29-30, at 24850 Old 41 Road, in the Bernwood Design Center. More...

Learn to grow, sell produce in urban farming workshops

The Collier County University Extension Office is offering urban farming classes to teach those who live on limited land, such as 5 acres or less, to grow and sell produce.   More...

Magazine subscription helps make ‘TIME’ for learning

Each week, TIME Magazine brings to millions of readers top news stories of the day and current events from around the world. More...

MEETINGS

 The next Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Advanced Networking Session I takes place from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the chamber building, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. More...

Business News

Growing for-profit colleges enrich Southwest Florida

Back in the day — the baby boomer’s day, let’s say, or the Greatest Generation’s day — people thought they had all the options in the world when it came to higher education. More...

Family planning takes on a new meaning for the extremely wealthy

Five years ago, as Naples resident Tamara Surratt was reflecting on the options available to the wealthy clients she served in a bank’s trust office, she saw an opportunity. More...

Keeping investing simple is hard to do

KISS is a principle that has eluded most of Wall Street in recent years. More...