January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Sisterhood welcomes author on religious, political extremism

What drives otherwise rational people to embrace radical religious and political violence? How far are we willing to go in the name of a cause? More...

Marco Presbyterian Church hosts 25th annual missions conference

Marco Presbyterian Church hosts its 25th annual missions conference, “To Pray, to Go to Send,” Friday through Sunday, Feb. More...

Hundreds expected for annual prayer breakfast

The 28th annual Marco Island Prayer Breakfast takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Marco Island Marriott. Several hundred attendees are expected to watch the color guard, enjoy the music and listen to guest speaker Phil Burgess.  More...

Youth Leadership Collier seeking rising seniors for summer session

Youth Leadership Collier, a program offered by the Leadership Collier Foundation, is accepting applications for its 2011 program to be held June 11-17 at the Hilton Naples. More...

If boating floats your boat…

The Marine Industries Association of Collier County presents the Naples Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 27-30, at 100 Goodlette Road S. on the corner of U.S. 41. More...

Soup’s on for Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Barron Collier Potters Guild and Panera Bread present the fifth annual Empty Bowls soup lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Parents, children invited to check out private schools

Two private Catholic schools are planning open house events:  ¦ Royal Palm Academy will welcome prospective students and their families at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, to meet staff, tour the grounds and visit with students in the classroom. More...

‘Women of Excellence’ promises a new kind of retirement planning

A new kind of retirement planning arrives in town via “Women of Excellence,” a free, three-part series for women age 55 and older. More...

Chamber hosts expert on Cuba

Fidel Castro has stepped out of formal power. His brother Raul has taken over; does it imply a significant change in Cuba? They handle the oldest dictatorship regime in the three Americas; is it going to change any time soon?  More...

Hit the swamp to commemorate Presidents Day

From George Washington on, every U.S. president has endured old-fashioned political muckraking, party mud-slinging and slogging through economic tough times.  So what could be a more fitting way to celebrate Presidents Day than a swamp walk? More...

SPORTS SHORTS

5K run/walk will benefit Humane Society Naples   The Humane Society Naples teams with Gulf Coast Runners for the fifth annual Run for the Paws 5K walk/run Saturday morning, Jan. More...

Coats, blankets needed before next cold snap

Winter is not over yet, and the next cold front is sure to create an urgent need for blankets and warm coats, jackets, etc., for residents of St. Matthew’s House and the Friendship House in Immokalee.  More...

Bonita Springs Zonta Club seeks applicants for grants, scholarships

Nonprofits working to combat violence against women or to provide health care to women who cannot afford it are urged to file a grant application with the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Art for autism

14th annual Naples Invitational Art Fest benefits Eden Autism Services Florida

Some of the best artists in the country will set up shop at Fleischmann Park this weekend, displaying and selling their wares ranging from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, jewelry and a variety of More...

Garden cultivates a Wednesday evening tradition

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY   Naples Botanical Garden presents its new Wednesday Night Out series of entertaining things to do starting Feb. 2 and running weekly through April 27. More...

Benjamin Taylor headlines benefit concert for Eden

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Taylor, the son of music legends James Taylor and Carly Simon, returns to Naples to headline the “Alive in the World Concert,” a benefit for Eden Autism Services Florida, on Friday, May 6, at the Philharmonic Ce More...

Hodges U. honors Naples couple as 2011 Humanitarians

Longtime Naples philanthropists Dolph and Sharon von Arx have been named 2011 Humanitarians of the Year by Hodges University. More...

Second annual conference draws the best and brightest

The second annual Imagine Solutions Conference set for March 21-22 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples will bring area residents together with more than 40 of the best and brightest thought leaders on some issues and challenges we face as a nat More...

More than shoppers bargain for

Thrifty purchases will benefit Grace Place

Shop at the Bargain Box thrift store Saturday, Jan. 29, and every penny you spend will benefit Grace Place for Children & Families. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Goodland prepares for pancake breakfast

The Goodland Civic Association holds its annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30, at the Goodland Community Center, 417 E. Mango Ave.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.  More...

WWII bombers cleared for landing at Marco Island Executive Airport

If you look up in the sky early next week and see World War II bombers, it’s not your imagination. More...

CLUB NOTES

Hungarian American Club receives award   The Hungarian American Club of Southwest Florida has received the Cross of Merit award from the president of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters on behalf of the Republic of Hungary. More...

Panel discussion will focus on girls in the local juvenile justice system

The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites the public a program titled “Juvenile Justice and Girls in Conflict with the Law” at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Hilton Naples.  More...

Antiques experts on the road to Robb & Stucky Interiors

Keno brothers will introduce new line of furnishings

Celebrity twin brothers and antiques experts Leigh and Leslie Keno will introduce their new line of furniture at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Robb & Stucky Interiors, 2777 Tamiami Trail N. More...

Rookery Bay exhibit focuses on nature photography

The United Arts Council of Collier County and Friends of Rookery Bay announce that works by 30 Florida photographers have been chosen for the “Photography Annual” exhibit at the gallery in the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. More...

Red Sox step up to the plate for The Children’s Hospital

Veteran pitcher and long-time fan favorite Tim Wakefield will serve as honorary chair of the18th annual Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic golf tournament on Friday, Feb. More...

St. Matthew’s House moves closer to emergency housing in Bonita

The St. Matthew’s House board of directors recently agreed to purchase 8.8 acres on Old 41,1, south of Bonita Beach Road,oad for a potential new emergency housing facility in Bonita Springs. This property is the site of the old Causeway Lumber. More...

$40 donation can mean diapers for a month from Baby Basics

When faced with the difficult choice of buying diapers for the baby or food for the family, the working poor often find much needed help from Baby Basics of Collier County. More...

Business News

‘Making Stuff’ at Arthrex

PBS/Nova series debuts in Naples

Two science giants came together in Naples last week with one goal in mind: to hear, and tell, how science contributes to making things.  More...

Have art, will travel: The lucrative grind of the festival circuit

Behind the idyllic scenes of art festival crowds strolling among white tents in picturesque downtowns or parks, art shows are created through old-fashioned capitalist competition and the sweat of hard work and long hours. More...

Ain’t no Bull like a grain bull market

Through last spring and early summer, the prevailing belief was that the North American 2010 summer crop of wheat, corn and soybeans could be record-setting. The first six months of 2010 saw an approximately 20 percent decline in grain prices. More...