April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

THE NINTH ANNUAL WIGGINS PASS NATURE FESTIVAL

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Remembering Peg Longstreth

When longtime Naples art dealer, art and music critic and lifelong animal advocate Peg Longstreth died earlier this year, the beloved cats she left behind found a home at Brigid’s Crossing, a holistic cat sanctuary and adoption center in Naples More...

Conference focuses on the value of art therapy for young children

The fifth annual Early Childhood Conference hosted by Collier Child Care Resources Inc. for early childhood educators takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Campers can get one free night at KOA to help kick off summer

The Naples/Marco Island KOA campground will give campers who stay and pay on Friday, May 11, a free second night on Saturday, May 12, as part of KOA’s ninth annual Come Kamp and Care With Us weekend that signifies the start of summer at KOA cam More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members and guests of Ikebana International-Naples will enjoy the Japanese flower arranging version of “Iron Chef” at the group’s meeting that begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

‘Frocks on Fifth’ for PACE Center for Girls

Donate a dress to PACE Center for Girls- Collier at Immokalee and enjoy champagne and caviar during “Frocks on Fifth” from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.  More...

Jet skis pull up alongside jet boat to join the fleet at Cruise Naples

Just in time for summer adventures, Cruise Naples has updated its fleet with six Yamaha VX Deluxe inboard-engine jet skis. With no external propellers, the personal watercraft are safer for swimmers and wildlife.  More...

Olympic contenders will dive in at Miromar Lakes qualifying race

The top open water swimmers in the U.S. will compete in the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships on Friday and Sunday, April 27 and 29, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Spectators are welcome; admission is free.  More...

Fishing tourney ensures adventures can continue

The 15th annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament takes place Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. More...

Lovers Key 5K welcomes runners, joggers, walkers

Friends of Lovers Key are setting the pace for the seventh annual Turtle Trot 5K on Saturday, May 12. Proceeds will go toward the Friends of Lovers Key fund for building a visitor center at the park.  More...

Step out in your walking shoes

Do yourself some good and help local charitable organizations at the same time by signing up and getting out to some of the following events:  More...

Statewide survey salutes Florida’s best buildings

To commemorate its 100th anniversary, the American Institute of Architects- Florida Chapter conducted a monthlong survey of the Top 100 building in the state. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Watching in the dark

David Edelstein on the art of film criticism

DAVID EDELSTEIN SPENDS MUCH OF HIS time in the dark, watching flickering frames of light.  Then he writes about what he’s seen.  More...

Dance club DJ Steve Aoki headed to Germain Arena

Producer/songwriter/DJ Steve Aoki has a specific response he hopes to elicit whenever he creates a song. More...

OMG! ‘Legally Blonde, the Musical’ at the Broadway Palm!

If “Legally Blonde, the Musical” were a letter, it’d be written on flamingo- pink stationery in purple marker, with hearts dotting all the i’s, countless exclamation marks and numerous texting abbreviations, especially “ More...

Unemployment numbers keep improving

Florida’s unemployment rate made its biggest monthly decline in nearly two decades as the state’s jobless rate fell to 9 percent in March, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity.  More...

PROFILES IN PARADISE

An honor for one who helped earn recognition for many

Brigitte Smith recently received the Legion of Honor award from the French Legion of Honor Society during a ceremony in Naples that was attended by numerous local dignitaries and more than 30 World War II veterans who already wore the Legion of Honor More...

Naples Concert Band awards scholarships to student members

At the final concert of its 40th anniversary season, the Naples Concert Band announced the winners of its 2012 student scholarships. Over the years the NCB has awarded $88,550 to approximately 75 students, many of them winning multiple awards. More...

Need assistance? Collier 211 is here

The new Collier 211 information and referral service is available 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1 or 263-4211 or by visiting www.collier211.org.  Collier 211’s multi-lingual phone operators are trained as crisis counselors and can connect callers in More...

Always wanted to teach?

Share your knowledge at FGCU Renaissance Academy

The call is out for instructors and course proposals for the coming summer (July-August) fall (October-November) and winter/ spring 2013 (January May) classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy’s 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte More...

AAUW ‘Re-entry’ scholarships awarded

Since 1990, the American Association of University Women-Greater Naples Branch has awarded scholarships to women pursuing a baccalaureate degree. More...

NCH Auxiliaries members plan ‘Corks & Candles’

NCH Auxiliaries members are planning “Corks & Candles,” a wine tasting to benefit Out Patient Infusion Services, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Garden of Hope & Courage on the NCH downtown campus.  More...

HIT THE LINKS

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

Bonita Bay East has the ticket to summer golf

The Summer Passport Program for unlimited golf at Bonita Bay East is available now. The nonresidential, 1,400-acre golf facility in North Naples has two Tom Fazio-designed championship courses.  More...

Bicycle criterium race added to CityFest fun

The inaugural Orange Blossom Special, a two-day bicycle criterium race on two, 1-mile circuit courses in Old Naples, will take place as part of Naples CityFest activities Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, in Old Naples. More...

Paddleboarders hit the water for Special Olympics

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...

Two designers, four models in The Strada at Mercato

Interior designer Charlie Hansen and design consultant Rebekah Rerrett- Pikosky of Clive Daniel Home will debut four model residences at The Strada at Mercato from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. More...

Business News

food trucks rolling into town

THE MOBILE FOOD UNIVERSE HAS expanded well beyond those hot dog stands and neighborhoodroving Good Humor vans of yesteryear. More...

Arthrex breaks ground for facility in eastern Collier County

More than 180 community and government leaders celebrated the start of construction for Arthrex’s $25 million surgical device and implant manufacturing facility in eastern Collier County near Ave Maria.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Microsoft: Clearly better than a bond

Microsoft closed at $32.42 on Friday, April 25. More...