May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Palm Cottage has free admission for mothers

To honor local history and heritage, and to pay respect to mothers as a vital link between the past, present and the future, the Naples Historical Society welcomes all moms to tour Palm Cottage for free on Saturday, May 7. More...

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The Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church choir will perform Evensong at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Everyone is welcome at the Anglican-style service and a reception afterward. More...

Naples Town Hall heads to Estero for June program

Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series presents New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Summit Church Auditorium in Estero.  More...

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Hit the links for some good causes

Here are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County:   More...

GET MOVING

Y program stresses reason to get fit   The Greater Marco YMCA’s “Y Be Fit” program consists of eight weekly sessions in which participants receive a personal workout plan, fitness and nutritional tips and instruction on using e More...

THE DEVIL'S MUSIC

MICHE BRADEN BRINGS BLUESWOMAN BESSIE SMITH TO LIFE

“I MICHE Braden declares about her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith.”  The title character “was very sexy,” the actress/singer adds. More...

What the Japanese disaster means in Southwest Florida

There’s nothing like a tsunami smack in the middle of an industrialized nation, coupled with a meltdown (the nuclear type, not the economic type), to point out a singular truth: We are not yet all one, but we’re a damn sight closer than w More...

A pizza garden grows in Immokalee

Youngsters at Guadalupe Center in Immokalee are helping to care for a pizza garden as a slice of the 900-square-foot, raised-bed garden that was recently created in their schoolyard. More...

Send a message to help fight hunger

The 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place Saturday, May 14, throughout Collier and Lee counties. More...

STEPPING OUT FOR NAMI

Among those who paced themselves at Cambier Park and participated in the annual walk to benefit the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness were:   More...

Project HELP issues a plea to help meet budget shortfall

Over the past 25 years in Collier County, Project HELP has helped thousands of victims of sexual assault as well as those who are grieving after a homicide or suicide. Staff and volunteers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  More...

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Hit where it hurts

Collier per capita income down nearly 6 percent

THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF ECONOMIC Analysis has released figures for 2009 showing that Southwest Florida has been slammed — and slammed hard — by the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression. More...

Community Foundations invites professional advisors to program

The Community Foundation of Collier County invites professional advisors in Collier and Lee counties to a conference about charitable planning from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Hilton Naples.  More...

PRACC workshop will tell secrets of board management

Public Relations and Marketing Professionals of Collier County, will present “The Secrets of Board Management” from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Inn on Fifth.  More...