Pedaling for Pathways will raise
The Naples Pathways Coalition invites bicyclists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the fifth annual Pedaling for Pathways Bicycle Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 23, at Lowdermilk Park.
Registra- tion opens at 6:30 a.m. with a contintental breakfast. Bicycle rides will set out as follows: Full Story
'TIS THE SEASON TO BE...SCARY
Sometimes Santa delivers chills
He’s presented as a jolly old elf, an altruistic, kindly old man who supernaturally distributes gifts to children around the world in the
course of a night.
Children write him letters enumerating their materialistic wants, or whisper them in his ear at malls.
But not everyone thinks kindly of Santa. Full Story
Celebrate winter solstice with a visit to the Garden
The Naples Botanical Garden holds its annual Winter Solstice Celebration from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16-23, and Sunday through Thursday, Dec. 26-30. Visitors will enjoy holiday activities and musical entertainment as they walk along pathways lit by hundreds of tikitorches to the Solstice Landing in the new Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden. Full Story
Zoo residents go wild for holiday treats
On the 12 days of Christmas, The Naples Zoo gives to you… 12 gators swimming, 11 simians swinging, 10 hyenas laughing, nine panthers prowling, eight gibbons singing, seven hogs-a-rooting, six spider monkeys playing, five tigers, four roaring lions, three spotted leopards, two Malagasy fosas and a lemur in a palm tree. Full Story
If a dead man’s cell phone rings, will anyone answer?
Is there anything more demanding or insistent than a constantly ringing phone?
Even crying babies pale in comparison.
Ubiquitous cell phones have become technical tyrants in our society. Full Story
‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ’
The best thing one can say about “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is that it’s not as painfully slow as the franchise’s last installment, “Prince Caspian,” in which after 140 long minutes trees came to the rescue of our heroes. Full Story
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2011 von Liebig art lecture series kicks off Jan. 6
The 2011 series of art lectures hosted by The von Liebig Art Center promises to spark intrigue and interest for collectors and artists alike. Full Story
Both keepers: two new tomes about Florida tarpon
Fishing for a holiday gift? These two lavishly produced volumes will satisfy the knowledge hunger of any fly-fishing aficionado. However, the audience for these gloriously illustrated books on the silvery tarpon should be wider than that of sports fishermen. Full Story
New book brings SWFL World War II history to life
Nearly 70 years ago, the skies over Southwest Florida were filled with warplanes swooping and diving above the gulf waters. America was at war and one of its most critical bases was headquartered in the wet scrublands east of Fort Myers.
It was called Buckingham Army Air Field and its impact on the entire Southwest coast of Florida has been felt for decades. Full Story
Awesome automobiles have star billing in wine festival raffle, auction lots
Auto aficionados have three special reasons to rev up their bids at the 30 Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction coming up Jan. 28-30. Full Story
Santa has changed his look throughout the centuries
Santa Claus hasn’t always been a fat, jolly man with a beard and a red coat. He hasn’t even always lived at the North Pole. The Santa of today often is called the “Coca-Cola Santa” because he was first drawn in the 1930s for a series of Coke ads. Before that, a similar Santa had been drawn for magazine covers by N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell. Full Story
COMING UP AT THE PHIL
Here’s some of what’s ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Full Story
Music club urges members to help at
The Naples Music Club encourages its members to sign up to volunteer for the Bayshore Festival of the Arts, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30, at Sugden Regional Park. There will be free parking and shuttle service at the County Government Complex. Full Story
National report documents benefits of arts festivals
In a first-of-its-kind report, “Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals” finds outdoor arts festivals attract a range of audiences, they enhance their communities as creative placemakers, and they are a gateway to arts attendance. Full Story
SAVE THE DATE
Five ‘Stars’ will be
honored at UAC
luncheon in March Full Story