December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Give the perfect gift: donate blood

The NCH Community Blood Center asks Collier County residents and visitors this holiday season to give the gift of life. One blood donation can save three lives.  Donate now and qualify to win an iPad in drawings set for Jan. 4 and Feb. 4. More...

Community foundation will present three awards at 25th anniversary luncheon

The Community Foundation of Collier County proudly acknowledges a milestone this season with the celebration of 25 years of commitment to the community. This anniversary will be celebrated at a luncheon Tuesday, Jan. More...

Goodwill stores braced for year-end donations

Charities nationwide are preparing for a rush of year-end donations, and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is no exception.  More...

Start the New Year at the Nearly New Sale

Start the New Year by snapping up some great bargains at the Nearly New Sale organized by the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at JCMI, 991 Winterberry Drive.  More...

Southwest Florida International Airport numbers up

Airport numbers During November, 652,783 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to November 2009. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The Naples Ballet ‘Nutcracker’

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Backstage at the Philharmonic ‘Nutcracker’

1. Lauren Roche 2. Clowning around in the wings 3. Philharmonic CEO Myra Daniels, center, with Melanie Wells and Eran Kornfeld 4. Emily Sipnick, Korinna Toth and Grace Arrison 5. Maureen and Melanie Wel  More...

The Phil announces search for a new music director

Jorge Mester’s contract as music director with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra will end at the completion of the 2011-12 season, and the Philharmonic has begun an international search for his replacement.  More...

Check that cash — counterfeit money more abundant during holidays

Was that $20 bill produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, as is all genuine U.S. currency, or is it a worthless copy from someone’s printer? The latter is more likely than ever over the holidays. More...

Cub Scouts make Build-A-Bears for Toys for Tots

1. Members of Pack 201 Webelos boasting their Build-A-Bear creations: Zachary Colton, Chris Healy, Cole Cleveland, Dylan Coletta, Mike Maxwell and John Spilker. 2. More...

Collier Habitat for Humanity named Affiliate of the Year

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has been named 2010 Affiliate of the Year by Habitat for Humanity International. More...

Beth Tikvah welcomes Canadian professor to discuss Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Nicholas Maes, author of the unusual Holocaust novel “Dead Man’s Float,” will discuss “Presenting the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict through Fiction to Teenagers” as a guest of Beth Tikvah of Naples at 7:30 p.m. More...

Giving to those in need brings the spirit of Christmas to life

An important aspect of Christmas that sometimes gets lost in the bustle of the season is that this is the holiday that celebrates - the birth of Jesus.  More...

Business News

Plates of permanence

Secrets of keeping a restaurant alive

For almost four decades, Jo and Terry Mooney have made annual trips from their home in Columbia, S.C., to Sanibel, a favored vacation getaway. More...

Five steps to happy returns

Almost 1 in 5 Americans expect to return at least one holiday gift

Socks again? More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Constructive financial gift giving

There is year’s end charitable giving that allows one to get the deduction booked for 2010. There is year-end estate planning and giving. There is Christmas, Hanukah and holiday gift-giving. More...