January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Delnor-Wiggins Pass art show coming up

The 14th annual Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. More...

Naturalists lead river canoe trips by day and night

Explore the Blackwater River at Collier Seminole State Park by the light of a full moon on guided tours set for 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Jan. 6-7, Feb. 3-4 and March 5-6.  More...

CLUB NOTES

It’s high season for clubs and organizations throughout the area. Here’s what some of them have on their upcoming programs:   More...

Optimists kick-start spring soccer for kids

The Optimist Club of Naples is sponsor early discounted registration for area kids who want to get their kicks at soccer this spring. Sign up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Rally to get ready for Race for the Cure

The 2012 Southwest Florida Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off Friday, Jan. 6, with a rally for team captains and those interested in learning about leading a team in the fight against breast cancer. The rally begins at 8:30 a.m. More...

Parade kicks off celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

The Collier County NAACP hosts the 15th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and 2012 Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16, with co-hosts/sponsors McDonald’s Adams-O’Reilly Group, Hodges University and 105.5FM-The Beat.  More...

Wine festival foundation receives award for children’s dental program

The Naples Children and Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has been selected to receive the 2012 William J. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Here’s to a happy, artful New Year

Crowds in the thousands are expected to attend the 16th annual Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. More...

History on display

Whether you’re admiring or acquiring, antiques shows can take you back in time

SHOPPING AT AN ANTIQUES SHOW IS LIKE WALKING THROUGH A museum where the artifacts are not just kept locked behind glass, you can take them home. From art to jewelry, and from decorative glass to sculpture, buying something historic has many benefits. More...

Young musicians star in upcoming Erich Kunzel Community Concert

Young artists from the Naples Music Club share the spotlight for the next presentation in the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series coming up at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Edison State College-Collier Campus. More...

Athletes of all levels can try this triathlon

Athletes of all levels have the chance to swim, bike and then run in five triathlon races in Naples this weekend.  More...

Rookery Bay provides setting for nature festival

Emmy-nominated nature documentary cinematographer Michael Male and his filmmaking partner, Judy Fieth, will share stories from their world travels filming birds as the keynote speakers at the eighth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival from 5-7 p More...

Cruise along with Friends of Fakahatchee

The Friends of Fakahatchee start a new season of coastal cruises through the mysterious mangroves of the Ten Thousands Island on Saturday, Jan. 21.  More...

Discover Clam pass with a guide

Volunteers with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida take visitors on free, guided nature walks at Clam Pass beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Get ready, get set to Run for the Paws

Gulf Coast Runners and Humane Society Naples are wearming up for the sixth annual “Run for the Paws” 5K run/walk to benefit HSN. Starting time is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Municipal Airport.  More...

Tribute orchid will be introduced as part of community’s Thank You Myra Days

As part of the Thank You Myra Days weekend celebration coming up Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, a hybrid orchid has been bred and named in honor of Myra Janco Daniels, founder of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.  More...

Lighthouse of Collier earns national accreditation

Lighthouse of Collier has been awarded accreditation by NAC, the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Visual Impairment. More...

Business News

serving up citrus

Local industry fights to defend Florida’s signature crop

THIS TIME OF YEAR, TREES IN MASSIVE groves and backyards start bursting with the colors of Florida’s bumper crop — citrus.  More...

UF survey: Consumer confidence jumps in December

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points to 69 in December, reflecting a cautious optimism in the economy, according to a recent University of Florida survey. More...

Some simple rules for investing wisely

MONEY & INVESTING

There are many different ways a person can invest, just as there are many paths to investing well. But here are a few observations that I have found that normally work to an investor’s advantage.  More...