April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Conservancy of SWF celebrates on April 17

An organic farmers market, environmental exhibits, vendors, children’s carnival, live entertainment and guest speakers will highlight the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual Earth Day festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Letter Carrier Food Drive set for May 8 in Collier and Lee

Residents of Collier and Lee counties are encouraged to participate in the National Letter Carrier Food drive on Saturday, May 8. Now in its 18th year, the Stamp Out Hunger drive has become the largest one-day food drive in the country. The U.S. More...

Libraries welcome food donations as part of National Library Week

Collier County libraries are observing National Library Week through April 17 and promoting the theme of “Communities Thrive @ Your Library.” Patrons are encouraged to donate non-perishable food at any Collier library location. More...

Apple Pie Day honors Shelter supporters

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children hosts its seventh annual Apple Pie Day commemorating the generosity of the late Jack and Lue Harris at 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N. More...

Naples Community Church plans opening celebration at its new home

For three years after they decided to begin a new church with no formal affiliation other than the town of Naples, Pastor Kirt Anderson and the congregants at the new Naples Community Church moved around like nomads, worshipping in a member’s More...

Take a towel to water park for county animal shelter

Take a new or gently used towel to Sun-N-Fun Lagoon for Collier County Domestic Animal Services and get into the park for just $5 all day Saturday, April 17. The water park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers to pair with children

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Collier County is hosting an open house and volunteer recruitment from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at McCormick and Schmick’s in Mercato.   More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Cool as Cab

WITH A BIG NOD TO AN UNSUNG JAZZ HERO, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY CASTS A SPELL

B IG BAD VOODOO DADDY IS, HANDS down, one of the coolest bands on the planet. Check out their sharp suits, their fedoras. These guys are definitely   hep cats. More...

How did Big Bad Voodoo Daddy get their name, anyway?

When Scotty Morris, lead singer/guitarist and founder of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, was a kid, he saw blues legend Albert Collins in concert. Afterward, the blues guitarist signed a poster for him, writing: “To Scotty, big bad voodoo daddy. More...

Take the Florida Weekly Fiction Challenge

Here at Florida Weekly we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. Some of our stories are about bravery and triumph; others about frustration or ennui. More...

Teen drinking is topic of town meeting

Underage drinking is a serious and growing problem in Collier County, which is why Drug Free Collier holds its second open community forum on the topic next week. More...

Wine festival grants to be awarded

As a follow-up to 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...

Party for the Planet at the Zoo on April 24

Waste Management of Collier County’s “Cycler” the robot will visit The Naples Zoo as part of the annual Party for the Planet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24. More...

AAUW awards 12 scholarships

The Greater Naples AAUW is celebrating 20 years of awarding scholarships to local women who are seeking an associate or a baccalaureate degree. More...

InVEST-ing in the future

Abuse shelter partners with sheriff’s office to aid victims

Has your partner ever injured you so badly you needed medical attention?   Do you believe your partner could seriously hurt or kill you?   Has your partner threatened, killed or hurt a family pet? More...

Shelter seeks volunteers to do pet care and more

With many seasonal volunteers heading north for the summer. The Humane Society Naples is in need of volunteers to do everything from office work to pet care.   More...

Gracie needs a pasture to call her own

For nearly seven months, Collier County Domestic Animal Services has been caring for Gracie, a horse abandoned by her owners on property at 815 Nursery Lane. The agency is now seeking an adoptive home for the gentle mare for a reasonable fee.   More...

Business News

The business of baseball

They aren’t just the boys of summer, because they work like dogs in the winter, too. More...

Apple soars while Google plays catch up

Yogi Berra once said “Toots Shore’s restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore.” A parallel to that statement in the investment world might be, “No one is buying Apple stock because it is too hot.” If well vers More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

. CBIA holds a Meet the Candidates barbecue from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the CBIA office on Enterprise Drive. Collier County Commission District 2 candidates Joe Foster, Gina Downs and Georgia Hiller will attend. Cost is $10. More...