February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Learn about orchids in the Glades

The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance presents “Orchids in The Glades” during the ninth annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City.  More...

Chickee Chats continue

The Naples Historical Society presents author and playwright Laurie Nienhaus in “What Were They Thinking?,” a colorful presentation about vintage clothing, at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. More...

TIF hosts mentoring workshop

The Immokalee Foundation brought Take Stock In Children, a statewide scholarship and mentoring program that helps at-risk students reach academic and personal success, to Immokalee in 2001. More...

Conservancy sets grand reopening; vendors invited to exhibit

Conservancy of Southwest Florida is accepting applications from vendors and exhibitors to participate in its Grand Reopening Weekend Festival April 20-21. More...

Walk for Make-A-Wish, pedal for Florida amputees, volley for Salvation Army

¦ “Walk for Wishes,” the annual 5K run/walk to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, is set for Saturday, March 16, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and race start is at 8:30 a.m. More...

Reflections on the 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival

It’s been a couple weeks since the 13th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival raised more than $8.6 million for children’s charities throughout Collier County. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Deliciously macabre

It’s ‘The Addams Family’ musical

DAH- DUM! (Snap, snap!) Dah-da-da-DUM! (Snap, snap!) Dah-da-da-DUM, dah-da-da-DUM, dahda da-DUM! SNAP! SNAP! More...

Coming to the Naples National

Vintage photographs provide inspiration and reference for mixed-media portraits

Look at Katie Wilson’s mixed-media portraits and you might feel as if you’re thumbing through an old photo album.  And, in fact, in a way, you are.  The Rockport, Maine, artist draws much of her inspiration from her paternal gra More...

Architect discusses the whys and hows

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU welcomes Kulapat Yantrasast, a partner in the architectural firm of wHY Architecture/ HOW Laboratory, for a lecture titled “Food & Architecture: An Architect’s Studio as a Kitchen of Ideas and Realizati More...

Students receive hands-on lessons in sustainability

Tall thickets of bamboo rustle in a breeze along the fence line under a partly cloudy January sky. Floating bees and butterflies pollinate flowering perennials. Nearby, a group of students stake up a jujube tree, securing it in a mound of soil.  More...

Explore Corkscrew Swamp by the light of the moon

Explore an ancient forest under moonlight at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on Wednesday, Feb. 20. More...

Tram takes visitors into the Fakahatchee

Until this month, visitors had to drive their car down a bumpy road to explore the wonders of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. More...

What it’s worth

The Estero Historical Society holds an antiques appraisal fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Estero Community Park.  More...

Edison State College campuses hold open house

All campuses of Edison State College are holding open house for prospective students and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.  More...

Watch out for traffic deputies

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Feb. 11-15:   More...

Community News

History professor will speak at Beth Tikvah   Beth Tikvah of Naples presents June Sochen, Ph.D., professor emerita of history at Northeastern Illinois University, with a lecture about Dr. More...

Business News

BLACK BUSINESS history

Entrepreneurs emerged despite slavery and segregation

Joseph Blanchard’s name lives on in the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County. Not many, though, may know the origins and story of this early Southwest Florida black businessman. More...

If fiscal prudence be the food of love, play on

MONEY & INVESTING

There’s a special Valentine’s Day treat for readers this year: An interview on relationships and money with April Masini, advice columnist from www.AskApril.com and author of “Think and Date Like a Man.” She is also an enterta More...

Smartphone credit card readers good option if seller does research

Gone are the days of having to rely on a “brick-and-mortar” store to drive shoppers to your business. More...