April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Donation drive on for new Naples dog park

The Friends of the Naples Dog Park, a citizens committee working to bring a dog park to central Naples, has launched its fundraising campaign with a lead contribution by Joan Fleischmann Tobin of Neapolitan Enterprises/Third Street South.   More...

Museum friends plan excursion to Mound Key

Friends of the Collier County Museums are hosting a boat trip to Mound Key, the legendary capitol city of the Calusa Indians, on Sunday, April 18. Pontoon boats will depart from Bonita Beach at 1 p.m., rain or shine, and will return by 5 p.m.   More...

Garden celebration includes wine festival grant awards

On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, a community celebration and charitable grant presentation has been set for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Naples Botanical Garden. More...

Easter treats await zoo animals and guests

Hunting for Easter eggs is fun for everyone, even the wild residents at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. More...

Waterpark open for spring break sun and fun

Collier County Parks and Recreation’s Sun-N-Fun Lagoon waterpark is open for spring break from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Monday, April 5. More...

ESU plans a birthday party for the queen

Members of the English Speaking Union, Naples Branch, invite friends and neighbors to a celebration of the birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at a private home at 723 Mooring Live Drive. More...

Needlepointers set for spring luncheon

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will hold its spring luncheon beginning at noon Friday, April 9, at McCormick and Schmick’s in Mercato. For more information, contact Jeanne Fehrenbaker and 949-0887.  More...

Learn dance steps from the doctor

Soroptimists International of Naples is planning a Heart-to-Heart luncheon and dance featuring a therapeutic salsa and Argentinian tango workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Noodles Italian Café and Sushi Bar.   More...

Sailing club welcomes Neapolitan Olympic hopeful

The Gulf Coast Sailing Club will hear from Community School of Naples graduate and Olympic hopeful Trevor Moore on Wednesday, April 14, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. The skipper/ crew mixer begins at 6 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m.   Mr. More...

Sweetest vacation dreams a bid away at 21st annual Wanderlust auction

A limited number of seats are still available for the 21st annual Wanderlust travel auction and dining extravaganza Wednesday, April 14, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

New guild welcomes opera and arts aficionados

Opera Naples has announced the formation of the Opera Naples Guild, an organization committed to community outreach and to fostering cooperative interaction among arts organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Guild membership is open to all. More...

An update on Opera Naples’ building plans

Opera Naples has received two major commitments totaling $450,000 and additional gifts totaling nearly $50,000 in support of its campaign to raise funds to transform a 20,000-square-foot building on Linwood Avenue into the ON Center for the Performi More...

girlyman

... just wanna have fun

I T’S RARE THESE DAYS WHEN BOB Goldman and his son agree on music. More...

Holocaust survivors encourage tolerance, say never forget

Until after a long time         I’d be well again           Then I’d like to live and go back home         again         & More...

Construction begins on U.S. 41 in Miami-Dade

Long-awaited Everglades restoration construction has been started on the western section of the Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County. Contractors will work three shifts, 24 hours a day to help expedite work and relieve traffic.   More...

Botanical Garden celebrates 50,000 visitors since November reopening

Naples Botanical Garden welcomed its 50,000th visitor on March 6. Attendance numbers since the facility’s reopening in November are nearly double the attraction’s pre-expansion annual attendance.   More...

Moorings Presbyterian helps fund ECHO project

A $5,000 contribution from Moorings Presbyterian Church will enable the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization to build a gazebo for the ECHO Tropical Fruit Nursery in North Fort Myers.   More...

Garage sale promises big bargains

The annual Gigantic Garage Sale sponsored by the Handbell Ringers of Moorings Presbyterian Church takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the church at 791 Harbour Drive. More...

Botanical garden sprouts eggs for Easter

The Naples Botanical Garden invites youngsters to bring their baskets to the Children’s Garden and hunt for eggs Saturday and Sunday mornings, April 3-4. More...

Here’s a chance to get dolled up

Footsteps to the Future, a nonprofit mentoring and transitional-living program for young women in and aging out of foster care in Lee and Collier counties, is teaming up with My Angels’ Attic and Angels’ Activities for a “Mommy, Do More...

GPS is topic of Marco historical society program

The Marco Island Historical Society invites the public to hear Islander and retired United States Air Force Col. Scott Henderson discuss the history of GPS technology, which he and his father, Gen. Don Henderson, helped develop, at 7 p.m. More...

Illinois alumni will hear from novelist

The Greater Naples Illini Club will meet for a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Stonebridge Country Club. More...

Ohio State grads strike up the band for annual meeting

The Ohio State Alumni   umni   Club of Naples holds annual meeting from m 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club. Guest speaker will be Jon R. More...

Get acquainted with the Newcomers Club

The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area.   More...

GIVING

Immokalee Readers pairs youngsters with high schoolers for tutoring

Tim Wright never imagined that he would enjoy reading to kids. But this year, the 18-year-old Immokalee High School senior began tutoring secondgrade students through Immokalee Readers, and he enjoys every minute of it.   More...

Business News

Pet pampering industry going strong

The pet service industry is going to the dogs and some local business owners couldn’t be happier. Despite a weak economy, pet spas and bakeries are doing considerably well. More...

MONEY&INVESTING

The new investment lingo

New vocabulary is born all the time. An event, a disaster or something that never before happened produces a plethora of words and phrases to describe it. This is especially true in the financial world. How so? More...

Encore Asset Management opens office in Naples

Encore Asset Management has opened operations in Naples, providing asset evaluation and management, feasibility analysis, commercial property management and comprehensive marketing strategies for disposing of assets. More...