November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Local history repeats itself for Christmas at Palm Cottage

’Tis the season for “Christmas at Palm Cottage,” the time of year when the Naples Historical Society decorates its historic headquarters in an old-fashioned holiday theme. More...

Batter up! Red Sox Spring Training tickets go on sale Dec. 7

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 7, for the Boston Red Sox 2014 Spring Training schedule, which includes 17 games at Jet- Blue Park at Fenway South in south Fort Myers. Tickets for $5 to $48 go on sale at 10 a.m. More...

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer CATCHES a big one in the Gulf of Mexico

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twin catcher caught a 31 inch Snook in the Wiggens Passarea yesterday, November 20 with his father in law John Bisanz and goodfriend Bob Emfield. John Bisanz landed a large Triple Tail as well weighing 12 lbs. ¦   More...

Holocaust Museum & Education Center welcomes German consul from Miami

Consul General Juergen Borsch of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Miami visited the Naples-based Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida recently to learn about the 13-year-old museum and its exhibits a More...

Buckle up for safety on the road

“Click It or Ticket,” the annual nationwide campaign to increase the use of seat belts, is underway through Dec. 1. More...

Apply now for 2014 Youth Leadership Collier

The Leadership Collier Foundation is accepting applications for the Youth Leadership Collier Class of 2014. More...

Program focuses on college financial aid

Collier County high school students interested in attending college can learn about financial aid beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. Parents are encouraged to accompany their students. More...

Concert showcases student musicians

All are invited to the Gulf Coast High School Prism Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12-13, in the school auditorium. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

It’s holiday SHOW SEASON

Nutcrackers, Christmas Carols, church ladies and a snarky elf are here to celebrate

WHAT FOLLOWS TURKEY DAY?  Leftovers, serious shopping and, of course, holiday shows.  This season’s traditional and decidedly non-traditional Christmas shows include Nutcrackers and Christmas Carols, as well as folksy Midwestern churc More...

Cookbooks can ease the angst over holiday meals

There is no shortage of holiday and general interest cookbooks with holiday recipes, although a few stand out among the pack as important or funny or intrinsically tied to Southwest Florida. More...

No love connection in a blind date with ‘Becky Shaw’

ARTS COMMENTARY

“Becky Shaw” is one strange play. More...

Naples man says he’ll kick your butt in soccer

Want to challenge his unique system? Put up $10,000

Ed Barreto is no slave to convention where soccer, the game that’s virtually etched into his DNA, is concerned. More...

HELP THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

Reach for a star, help a child in need   More...

Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 for Naples Garden Club’s 2014 House & Garden Tour

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, for the Naples Garden Club’s 2014 House & Garden Tour. If history repeats itself, the tour will be sold out long before the day of the tour Saturday, Feb. 1.  More...

RedSnook Tournament nets record for Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Forty-six teams participated in the 2013 Red- Snook Catch & Release Charity Tournament that took place Nov. More...

Conservancy of Southwest Florida honors the Allyn Family

Approximately 200 members of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida gathered at a private club in Port Royal earlier this month for the organization’s annual recognition breakfast. More...

Brush up on your driving skills

The AARP offers driver safety classes to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. More...

Deputies hit the road for traffic detail

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following places the week of Dec. 2-6:   More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ The inaugural Gulf Coast Runners Turkey Trot 5K sets out from Cambier Park at 7:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. The route will wind through downtown Naples and return to the park. Registration is $25 through Oct. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Naples Press Club holds its holiday party and annual meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Hilton Naples. The program will include remembrances of Tom Cardamone, Suzi Door and Arthur Hecht, NPC members who died in 2013.  More...

Don’t dodge this Sports CLUB tournament

Sports CLUB hosts the second annual “Dodge This” Dodgeball Classic for children in grades 1-6 on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Sports CLUB Center, 3275 Pine Ridge Road. Registration is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  More...

Business News

YOUR BUSINESS HERE

Promotional items awash in international trade issues

LOOKING AT THE FIVE-DECADE-OLD CLAYmation Gumby that symbolizes her business, Promotional Incentives, you wouldn’t think Lucy Costa and her husband, Jack, the co-owner, are international traders anchored to the global economy.  More...

Negative interest rates and the cashless future

MONEY & INVESTING

Moving to negative interest rates and a cashless society are ideas that were recently considered by the world’s central bankers and economists at the Nov. 8 International Monetary Fund’s Research Conference. More...

Edison State College plans sixth annual GreenFest Expo

Business that offer environmentally friendly and sustainable products and services are invited to showcase their products at Edison State College’s sixth annual GreenFest Expo. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...