October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Four honored for their efforts to encourage recovery in Collier

At its annual “Badges and Recovery” Awards celebration recently, the David Lawrence Center honored four local professionals for their efforts to make recovery possibly for others and to encourage them in the process. More...

A night of Hungarian fun will honor County Commissioner Frank Halas

Outgoing Collier County Commissioner Frank Halas will be the guest of honor at a community celebration and dinner recognizing his years of service on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Forest Glen Country Club. More...

Hope for Haiti hastens to stem Haitian cholera outbreak

Until recent weeks, the Centers for Disease Control was able to say there had been no reports of cholera in Haiti since 1960. But 138 deaths and 1,526 new cases of the infection of the small intestine had been confirmed as of Oct. More...

Panel discussion at FGCU focuses on ethical disposal of electronics

The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University presents its 2010 Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Student Union ballroom. More...

Avow plans pet remembrance service

Avow Hospice invites anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet to attend the Rainbow Day remembrance service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at hospice headquarters, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

Fright Factory of Naples, featuring the House of Horrors and Fear Zone, is open from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28 and 31 and from 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29 and 30 at 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Admission is $13 for one attraction or $24 for both. More...

Recital will celebrate pianist Phyllis Warren

The life of Phyllis Warren, a longtime member of the Naples Music Club, will be celebrated by her friends from the Naples music community in a memorial recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

deliciously perverse

MEMOIRIST AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS TALKS WRITING

U GUSTEN BUR RO UGHS I S KN OWN FOR “R UNNING WITH A Scissors,” but also for coloring outside the lines. More...

Jack-o’-lanterns have long carved a niche in Halloween

Peyton McGovern, 9, has changed her mind many times about her choice of Halloween costume this year. Last Saturday, at the Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, she implored her mother to let her be Minnie Mouse. More...

Voting day questions? Here are all of the amendments made easy

Some of the amendments on November’s ballot have been as contentious this election cycle as the races for office. Nevertheless, the amendments are often cited as a vexing part of the ballot for voters. More...

Drug Free Collier holds candlelight vigil

Drug Free Collier is holding a candlelight vigil to celebrate the memory of those lost to drug- and alcohol-related incidents and to honor those struggling with addictions. The vigil begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Take your clutter to church yard sale

Do some fall cleaning around the house and sell what you don’t want or need anymore at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The church at 3901 Davis Blvd. will hold a yard sale and fresh produce market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30. More...

Conservancy Nature Center reopens for season

The new season in the Nature Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida begins Monday, Nov. 1. Operating hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. More...

‘Lunch and Learn’ at Rookery Bay

Enjoy lunch from Carrabba’s and Costco while learning about environmental topics during “Lunch & Learn” lectures beginning at noon on the first Wednesday of every month through April at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center More...

St. Agnes Church hosts Kristallnacht convocation

Naples’ eighth annual community Kristallnacht convocation takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. More...

Hunger a year-round problem that grows at holiday time

Just before Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, a St. Matthew’s House employee told me how she was shopping at Sweetbay and saw a woman with 14 frozen turkeys in her cart. More...

Business News

Selling simplicity

Paddling businesses make waves

Back when sex was safe, kayaking used to be dangerous, the old-timers say — but now everything’s changed. More...

Employee numbers on the way up at Naples Jet Center

Company to add more than a dozen positions

Naples Jet Center, a provider of aircraft service, charter and management as well as new and used aircraft sales, is cleared for takeoff with a major expansion in staffing. More...

Hunting for travel deals puts extra money in your pocket

Travel is expensive. Two critical and large items for which people have to manage and budget are airfare and hotel costs. The Internet efficiently delivers a multitude of pricing options for hotels and flights. More...