December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Garden at Eden plans free tours

The Garden at Eden, Naples’ only community-based organic training farm, will host a farm tour from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 8. Operated by Eden Autism Services Florida, the garden is at 2101 County Barn Road.  More...

FGCU’s Renaissance Academy announces Winter-Spring classes

The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University announces its Winter-Spring 2011 schedule of lifelong learning lectures, moderated discussion groups and courses. More...

CLUB NOTES

ESU will hear from engineering professor   The English Speaking Union-Naples Florida Branch presents “Luncheon with Libations and Conversation” with Richard Hertzberg, professor emeritus at Lehigh University, at 11:30 a.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

BROADWAY DIVA

PATTI LUPONE HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN FOR BEING SHY. She has a reputation for making her opinion known. More...

Ms. LuPone on creating her own Evita

Patti LuPone sings scores on stage, but in her autobiography “Patti LuPone: A Memoir,” she also takes the opportunity to settle some scores with people.  More...

It’s all about art downtown on New Year’s weekend

Start off the New Year in downtown Naples at the 15th annual Downtown Naples New Year’s Weekend Art Fair and Art in the Park. More...

Customs facility opens at Naples Municipal Airport

Construction of the customs facility at Naples Municipal Airport has been completed, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff is expected to begin providing services within the next several days. More...

Bush family members headline 11th annual Celebration of Reading

Call it a family affair: Former First Lady Laura Bush will join former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his wife, Columba, former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush for the 11th annual Celebration of Reading set for Friday, Feb. More...

Nearly New Sale a great place to start 2011

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...

Women’s Philanthropic Network targets the needs of Collier seniors

The Community Foundation of Collier County was founded in 1985 by individuals who believed this organization could help charitably minded individuals create legacies for the immediate and future needs of our community. More...

Business News

Census paints mixed economic picture

The release of the 2010 U.S. Census provided one good bit of news for political wonks last week: Florida will gain two congressional seats next year, thanks to the state’s revised population figure of 18.8 million. More...

Consumers Union calls for stricter oversight of reverse mortgage market

Industry says reforms already in place   The group that publishes Consumer Reports is calling for new rules on reverse mortgages that could bring changes to the way the mortgages are marketed and sold.  More...

A bumpy ride… at best

Third quarter Gross Domestic Product was revised upward by a scant .1 percent to 2.6 percent, per the government’s Dec.22 release. More...