April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Youth Haven seeks girls for ‘All About Me’ group

Classes are forming for the next session of Youth Haven’s popular “All About Me” self-esteem building group for girls. More...

Animal services cleans up with towel donations for shelter

Visitors to Sun-N-Fun Lagoon dropped off more than 250 towels for the Collier County Domestic Animal Services shelter as part of the water park’s Towels for Tails drive on Saturday, April 17.   More...

Make a splash for Bear’s Den Childcare Centers

NCH Childcare Services holds its 10th annual Children’s Carnival Splish Splash Water Play Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the NCH Bear’s Den Childcare Center behind the NCH North Naples Hospital.   More...

Marco Rotarians celebrate community

The Rotary Club of Marco Island holds its “Celebration of the Community” gala and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at San Marco Catholic Church. More...

League Club awards $7,500 to help kids

Youth Haven Chief Executive Officer Ron McSwiney recently accepted an award of $7,500 from The Community Trust Fund of The League Club Inc., allocated toward establishing mental health therapy scholarships for local children.   More...

Marco luncheon features Jackson Laboratory spokesman

The Marco Police Foundation holds its next “Lunch with the Chief” at noon Wednesday, May 19, at the Island Country Club. More...

Zonta seeking nominations for Woman of the Year

The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs is accepting nominations for its 2010-2011 Woman of the Year.   More...

Get acquainted with 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...

SPORTS SHORTS

Get into the swing with   CBIA at Vineyards   The Collier Building Industry Association and Insurance and Risk Management Services are holding a golf tournament at the Vineyards Country Club on Friday, June. 4. More...

Cruises are fit for a princess

The Naples Princess has launched a series of Fit for a Princess cruises in celebration of the “Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration” exhibition on view at The von Liebig Art Center.   More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Museum of the Everglades marks anniversary of Tamiami Trail, museum

The Museum of the Everglades celebrates the 82nd anniversary of the opening of the Tamiami Trail and the museum’s 12th anniversary with an afternoon of activities including an antique car parade and a walking tour of historic buildings on Satu More...

Interview with a love goddess from XANADU

Annie Golden plays Aphrodite in musical at Phil

You can call Annie Golden a sex goddess, but she’ll correct you.   She’s actually a love goddess.   Or at least, she plays one on stage. More...

Enjoy tartlets and tea with a royal chef at The Ritz

Join Darren McGrady, former senior chef at Buckingham Palace and Princess Diana’s personal chef, for a discussion of royal life and the history of high English tea during a Royal Afternoon Tea Party from 1-3 p.m. More...

Hodges University gives humanitarian prize to Sproul family

Hodges University has recognized Juliet “Judy” Sproul, Katherine “Katie” Sproul and Jennifer Sproul Sullivan as its 2010 Humanitarians of the Year. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. More...

Middle-school kids have their night at Sun-N-Fun

Collier County middle school students are invited to a free night of fun at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 24. More...

Volunteers are true library friends

Eve May and Jo Lozier have been named 2009 Volunteers of the Year by the Friends of the Library of Collier County.   Ms. More...

League of Women Voters has elections

The League of Women Voters of Collier County elected new officers and directors at its annual meeting. More...

Bridge enthusiasts donate to charities

The Duplicate Bridge Group of SWFL had its sixth annual awards luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club of Naples on April 8. The group consists of 10 teams of eight women from Collier County and the same from Lee County. More...

Penn State coach coming to town

The Penn State Alumni Chapter of Naples will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, May 4, at the Shadow Wood Country Club at the Brooks in Bonita Springs. Lunch is at noon; social time begins at 11:30 a.m. 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...

Guild formed to support Opera Naples

The Opera Naples Guild has been formed to foster community outreach and cooperation among arts organizations throughout Southwest Florida. More...

Wine festival founders award $5.9 million to children's charities

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the organization that founded the Naples Winter Wine Festival, presented grants totaling $5.9 million to organizations supporting underprivileged and atrisk children in Collier County. More...

Business News

The battle cry for China to revalue its currency

A current and important international and U.S. national issue is currency manipulation. The focus is not on just any currency being manipulated; it is largely on the Chinese Yuan or Rimini. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

. The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter, presents “Getting Broadcast News Coverage – The Invisible Reporter” beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Hilton Naples. More...