February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

The cultural bridge at Canterbury

Technology is one thing, but thinking deeply and well — not to mention thinking deeply and well about how to use technology — is another thing.  The Canterbury School in Fort Myers and Seacrest Country Day School in Naples appear to More...

Fun comes in threes at Charity for Change tourney

Charity for Change announces that Wes Weidenmiller, vice president of sales at Presstige Printing and former tournament director with the South Florida PGA, is serving as chairman of the organization’s second annual “3 Sticks for Kicks&rd More...

‘Lenten Soup for the Soul’ is served

The Theological Center in Naples invites the public to its 15th annual “Lenten Soup for the Soul” series of simple soup lunches and reflection offered by various spiritual leaders from the community every Wednesday through Lent.  More...

CBS sportscaster will address Hazelden community luncheon

CBS sportcaster Pat O’Brien will be the keynote speaker at Hazelden’s annual community luncheon set for Thursday, March 21, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. More...

Kids get the message: Don’t text and drive

More than 200 students at St. John Neumann Catholic High School got an up-close look at the dangers of distracted driving when the Collier County Sheriff’s Office took its “Stop Texting And Driving” campaign to the school. More...

Slither on down to the Conservancy for a lessssssson on Florida snakes

The Dalton Discovery Center at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is home to a variety of snakes such as an eastern indigo, a pine snake and a red rat snake. More...

Rookery Bay ‘Friends’ meeting set

The Friends of Rookery Bay welcome fisherman, artist and former host of television’s “Tarpon Bay Tales” fishing show Alex Suescun as guest speaker at the organization’s annual meeting set for 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Mr. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

JUDAS ON TRIAL

Laboratory Theater of Florida tackles mercy, judgment in latest show

Saints talking trash. Saints throwing around four-letter words. Satan in a Gucci suit.  Sunday school was never like this.  But Stephen Adley Guirgis’s play, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” is.  More...

TheatreZone puts mental illness at center stage

TheatreZone is taking on the Southwest Florida premiere of a rock musical about a family coping with mental illness. More...

Find out from Clinton Kelly what to wear this spring

Macy’s at Coastland Center welcomes makeover master Clinton Kelly of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Mr. More...

Warbird Weekend: A salve for the wounded

Stephanie Greenberg and her husband Erwin volunteered their Citation III business jet to fly a Marine from Baltimore to Miami to meet his fiancée’s parents for the first time. More...

Everyone loves fundraisers that pave the way for a parade

The 10th annual trolley pub crawl to raise funds for the Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade sets out at 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Mulligan’s Sports Grille. More...

Sign up for Salvation Army thrift shop duty

The Salvation Army needs a few good volunteers to keep its two Naples thrift stores in tip-top shape for customers. Volunteers should have a passion for customer service and a heart for the needy in their community.  More...

First Book-Collier County says ‘Stay at Home and Read’

First Book-Collier County celebrates the birthday of Theodor Geisel, lovingly known as Dr. Seuss, with a “Stay at Home and Read” fundraiser Saturday, March 2, in conjunction with the national literacy movement Real Across America. More...

Bach Ensemble presents a SWF premiere

The Bach Ensemble of Naples and its chamber orchestra present the Southwest Florida premiere of J.S. Bach’s “The Passion According to St. John” Friday, March 1, and Sunday, March 3.  The Friday performance is at 7:30 p.m. More...

Drive carefully; traffic deputies are watching

Here’s where Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be posted for traffic enforcement details the week of Feb. More...

Six-week program builds bridges between ‘The Arts & Alzheimer’s’

People challenged by Alzheimer’s and other associated dementias are invited to participate in “The Arts and Alzheimer’s,” a six-week program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. More...

Introduce friends to the Fakahatchee

Guided walks, tram tours offered this season

Don’t know what to do with your energetic visitors? Send them on a swamp walk in the Fakahatchee Strand. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Big Cypress Chapter and the Marco Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invite the public to a free genealogy workshop, “Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor,” from 10:30 a.m. More...

Alum groups, AAUW plan luncheon programs

¦ Delta Tau Delta fraternity alumni are invited to the 30th consecutive Delta Tau Delta Naples alumni luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at the Club at Pelican Bay. More...

Business News

New Rules

The feds give mortgage lenders guidance, but will it help or hurt?

NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE lenders are meant to protect consumers and spur a new wave of loans for homebuyers, but local lenders worry that rather than accelerate the market, these new guidelines may slow things down. More...

Washington’s facts are stranger than fiction

MONEY & INVESTING

Sequestration is upon us. More...

SCORE offers workshops of value to business owners and managers

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide.  More...