April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Immokalee girls live ‘A Day in the Life of a Princess’

More than 20 Immokalee middle and high school students put themselves in Princess Diana’s shoes and dreamed of how they would change the world — from eradicating poverty to improving high school graduation rates — as part of an ess More...

Kids who take history tour take home a book

Thanks to the Barron Gift Collier Jr. Foundation and Sunbelt-USA, all children who tour historic Palm Cottage will receive a free activity book about Naples history. More...

New society has adventure on the itinerary

There’s a new ticket in town for those who seek travel adventure but don’t want to go it alone. The Exploration Society is the brainchild of Jen Mitchell and Cassie McMillion of Betty Maclean Travel.   More...

Patriots Rally honors nation’s military heroes

The American Heroes Foundation is sponsoring a Patriots Rally to celebrate military heroes on Saturday, April 10. The escorted ride sets out from Collier Regional Water Park at 10:30 a.m., bound for the Immokalee Seminole Casino.   More...

Woman’s club awards $14,000 scholarship

Benjamin Mitchell Witter, a senior at Golden Gate High School, has been awarded the $14,000 Louise Prothero Scholarship from the Naples Woman’s Club in recognition of his leadership abilities. Mr. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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...

THE WORD IS GOOD

The 2010 Naples Authors and Books Festival celebrates reading and writing

T HE NAPLES PRESS CLUB AND DOWNTOWN Naples Association are on the same page as co-presenters of the eighth annual Naples Authors and Books Festival coming up Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11. More...

Don’t forget this ‘Affair’ with ETC… Readers Theatre

Continuing its eighth season of presenting staged readings, ETC... Readers Theatre of The Naples Players brings four short plays to the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 11-12.   More...

This ‘lady from Haiti’ makes big strides collecting crutches

Melody Bales is focused on Haiti. So much so, she sometimes laughs that she’s running a mini-clearing house for Haitian artists and causes. But it’s no joke.   More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On April 8, 1935, Congress votes to approve the jobs-creating project Works Progress Administration, a central part of President Franklin D. More...

EASTER AT THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN

Delighted parents and grandparents watched as eager, eagleeyed youngsters scoured the grounds of the Children’s Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden in search of eggs to fill their bags and baskets on Easter weekend.  More...

Old Collier Hosts Inter-Club Challenge

Pitting golf club against golf club in a friendly rivalry, the 2010 Inter-Club Challenge tees off Monday, April 26, at The Old Collier Golf Club.   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...

Parents, children welcome to tour temple preschool

Temple Shalom Preschool invites prospective parents and students to meet teachers and current parents and visit classrooms during open house from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14. The preschool is non-denominational and all are welcome.   More...

Please and thank you

A generous parent at Royal Palm Academy recently treated 40 kindergarteners and their teachers to high tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to top off their classroom study of etiquette. More...

Business News

When the going gets tough:

Small businesses defy the great recession

Dan Desrosiers knows it’s crazy. We suspect that’s why he smiles so much. More...

Water: the next oil

“You never miss the water ’til the well runs dry.” Once a non-literal expression meaning that you don’t appreciate something — or someone — until they’re gone has now reverted to its literal meaning. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

. Gulf Coast Venture Forum meets for the final time this season from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the members club room at Tiburon Golf Course. TIB Bank is the sponsor. More...