February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Trader’s Joe’s joins Fair Food Program, coalition plans hunger strike at Publix

The day before Trader Joe’s opened it first store in Florida (in the former Borders bookstore on U.S. More...

Historical society plans ‘Luncheon on the Lawn’

As part of its 50th year celebration, the Naples Historical Society will host “Luncheon on the Lawn” to honor past President Donald Wingard for his role in saving the society.  More...

Abraham Lincoln expert to speak

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island and the Marco Island Historical Society present world-renowned Abraham Lincoln historian Thomas Schwartz, director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, with “The Life and Legacy of Abr More...

Book your plans to visit Cuba in 2012

Betty Maclean Travel Inc., in partnership with Tauck Tours, now offers People-to-People tours to Cuba. The Naples travel agency is taking reservations for tours that will begin in April.  More...

Fox News anchor, commentator set for Town Hall special event

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Bret Baier of Fox News for a Town Hall special event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.  More...

Edison open house attendees can apply for free

High school seniors and college freshmen who want to learn more about Edison State College are invited to “Go Higher, Get Accepted” open house activities at Edison State College campuses throughout Southwest Florida. More...

Apply now for GAIN, Leadership Collier classes

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 23, for the next Growing Associates In Naples class. More...

From sea to summit, tour involves paddling, hiking

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Up a Creek Kayak Tours team up to present a boat-assisted “Sea-to-Summit Kayak Tour” with a hike to one of the highest points in Collier County.  More...

Italian American club tourney for children’s charities

The Naples Italian American Club Foundation holds its fifth annual charity golf tournament Monday, March 5, at Quail Creek Country Club. More...

Bonita Bay Club hosts tennis classic

Eighteen of the world’s top touring tennis professionals will gather at Bonita Bay Club Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, for matches, mini-clinics, a pro-am competition and a dinner-dance gala. More...

ACE Group Classic draws big names in golf

The ACE Group Classic brings 35 past PGA TOUR and Champions Tour major champions to The TwinEagles Club along with the top 12 golfers from the 2011 Official Money List and eight members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. More...

HCR ManorCare holds yard sale to benefit Relay For Life-East Naples

HCR ManorCare’s Winter Fest and Flea Market takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center

‘Driven to Triumph’ will celebrate 10 years of promoting respect

Over the past decade, the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida has engaged more than 75,000 students and 25,000 general public visitors with the sole mission of promoting respect. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Opera Naples presents ‘Faust’ starring tenor Anthony Kearns

A MAN’S QUEST FOR ETERNAL YOUTH LEADS TO QUEStionable decisions and dire consequences for those around him in “Faust,” the French opera by Charles Gounod that ranks among the top operas performed internationally. More...

Wild &Crazy

Bold ‘Das Barbecü’ embodies the spirit of revitalization at a small Sanibel playhouse

WHEN JUSTIN COWAN SAW “DAS BARbecü,” he knew instantly that he wanted to bring it to the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel.  “It was the craziest night of theater I’d seen. More...

Photographers invited to focus on ‘Camera USA’ competition

The Naples Art Association is seeking submissions for the exhibition “Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012.”  Photographers are invited to enter one photograph taken in the United State after Jan. More...

African sculptures take root at Naples Botanical Garden

For centuries, botanical gardens around the world have featured sculpture throughout their grounds and have also served as a setting for the performing arts. More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Grateful and amazingly adaptable, teen sees each day as a gift

For nearly 30 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida has given hope, strength and joy to children who have life-threatening medical conditions. More...

Free lectures will examine SWF’s role in the Civil War

A series of lectures titled “More than a Trifling Affair: A Tour of Southwest Florida in the Civil War” will take place on Thursday evenings in March as part of Florida Gulf Coast University’s observance of Florida Archaeology Month More...

Step back in time at Gardenside Chickee Chats

The Naples Historical Society presents the season’s second Gardenside Chickee Chat at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in The Norris Garden at Palm Cottage. More...

Discover China with the Bonita chamber

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will host a nine-day trip to China — Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and Hangshou — in October for chamber members and the public. Those who want to learn more about the Oct. More...

High-school students serve as Town Hall youth ambassadors

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series has opened the doors for local high school students to participate as youth ambassadors during its 2012 season, giving them an exclusive opportunity to meet the speakers, ask questions and hear them s More...

Clerk’s office offers free seminars

Collier County residents are invited to two free seminars presented by the office of Dwight Brock, clerk of the circuit court.  More...

Where there’s fire

Controlled burns reduce wildfire danger and enhance habitat for native wildlife

Resource management staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will conduct prescribed burns, weather permitting, through Friday, Feb. More...

Grab your helmet and head out on a bike ride

The Naples Pathways Coalition encourages local bicyclists to sign up for the following rides:  The Police Unity Tour Junior Duathlon for ages 7-14: Set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

First Baptist Academy tees up for tourney

First Baptist Academy tees up its 10th annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 12, at Windstar on Naples Bay. The shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will follow the game.  Cost is $150 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. More...

NFL alumni coming back to The Quarry

The 12th annual Earl Morrall/NFL Alumni Celebrity Charity Golf Classic tees off Monday, April 23, at The Quarry.  More...

Paddleboarders will make a splash on Naples Bay

The third annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County will make a splash from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Bayfront on Naples Bay. More...

Brake for the next safe driving class

Cars, driving conditions, area roadways and the rules of the road change, and so do drivers as they grow older. The next AARP safe driving class led by instructor Greg Johnson takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Shop ’til you drop at designers boutique

Everyone who loves to shop will especially love shopping the designers boutique to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.  The shopping spree is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

On with the show  $10,000 gift will help kids stay in the act   KidzAct, the youth troupe of The Naples Players, received a $10,000 gift from the inaugural Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, which took place earlier this month and is t More...

Business News

Tailor fit

Custom clothiers fit discerning clients to a T

For more than 30 years, governors,, senators and Lee County’s top physicians, - attorneys and other professionals have trusted Fort Myers tailor Remy Fenelus to create fine suits and dress shirts that fit their bodies and sense of style.  More...

Nominate an entrepreneur for inaugural award

The inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University will recognize a small to mid-sized Southwest Florida business for its overall success as well as provide an opportunity More...

Specific option strategies for ambitious investors

Stock investors use various stock option strategies to either protect their individual stock positions from loss or add incremental return.  More...