February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Open house celebrates 50 years of history

As part of its golden anniversary year, the Naples Historical Society holds open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Historic Palm Cottage. 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...

‘Stitches in Time’ showcases local quilts

The Naples Quilters Guild will present its 29th annual quilt show, “Stitches in Time,” on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, at Community School of Naples. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. More...

FAITH NOTES

‘Lenten Soup for the Soul’ lunch programs through Lent   The Theological Center in Naples presents the 14th annual “Lenten Soup for the Soul” luncheon series from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Need assistance? Collier 211 is here

Collier 211, an information and referral service for all citizens of Collier County, is available simply by dialing 2-1-1 or 263- 4211 or by visiting www.collier211.org.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Memories of World War II’

Photographs on exhibit at Naples Museum of Art

More than 100 rare and iconic photographs from Associated Press photographers, a photographic journey through World War II, are on exhibit at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art through Saturday, April 7.  For the duration of the exhi 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...

HIT THE LINKS

Here are some charity tournaments coming up for golfers on area greens:   More...

A new Partnership emerges for Collier business development

When the Economic Development Council voluntarily disbanded last fall, after reviewing a consultant’s study of the EDC’s services and the overall business climate in Collier County, it approached the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

Remembering a beloved aunt who was a beacon of light

You would expect the focus of this column to profile someone on my show who “makes a difference” on the Paradise Coast. I’m making an exception this week. My Aunt Doris died on Feb. 7 in Savannah, Ga., at the age of 94. More...

Abraham Lincoln expert to speak on Marco

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...

Irish history talk will benefit St. Paddy’s parade

Naples writer Jane Dunn, author of “Bending the Boyne,” will give a lecture about ancient Irish history at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Inn on Fifth. Ms. More...

Learn some of the auctioneer’s secrets for ‘Discovering Hidden Treasures’

Have you hoped that your inherited item is a treasure waiting to be discovered? What determines the value of an object? Is appearance an indication of its worth? Have you ever wondered how to follow trends in the art market? More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

Rotary Foundation announces inaugural beer fest   The Naples North Rotary Foundation and Coastal Beverage will host the inaugural Naples Craft Beer Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Bayfront.  More...

Gov. Scott will explore prison privatization without law change

Gov. Rick Scott said last week that he will explore opportunities to privatize state prisons on his own following the Senate’s defeat of a bill that would have required some prisons be bid out to private companies.  More...

Business News

Seeing red

Tomato prices plummet after bumper crop

EXPECT TO PAY LESS FOR A LOCALLY grown tomato in the coming weeks. Bumper crops in Florida and in Mexico — America’s two major winter producers — are pushing down prices at area supermarkets and farm stands.  More...

Create a plan to handle another equity crisis

The average investor has no plan to address another financial crisis.  That non-plan is a great plan as long as you are certain there will not be another equity crisis during the years in which you are retired or saving/investing for retirement. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ Young Professionals of Naples holds its next networking mixer from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Lighthouse of Collier, 424 Bayfront Place. Wine and appetizers will be provided by Chrissy’s at Bayfront and Total Wine & More. More...