January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Visit the Conservancy seven days a week

The 50th anniversary year at Conservancy of Southwest Florida kicks off with more programs and more hours to enjoy the Nature Center.  More...

City invites input on Lake Manor plans

The city of Naples seeks input from the public as it formulates a plan to restore Lake Manor to a healthy, attractive storm-water feature for the surrounding community. More...

Soup’s on for charity lunches

The Empty Bowls soup lunch in Cambier Park to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. More...

Open house at Saint Ann Catholic School

Saint Ann Catholic School, PK-3 to grade 8, hosts an open house for prospective families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Classrooms will be open and the administration, teachers, parents and students will greet visitors. More...

Wall Street Journal writer, editor to speak

The Zionist Organization of America, Southwest Florida chapter, presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal editor Bret Stephens with “American in Retreat an Israel Alone” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

CALLING ALL ALUMS

¦ Members and guests of the Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island celebrate Founders Day with a luncheon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Naples Yacht Club. More...

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ Walk MS to raise awareness and funds to fight multiple sclerosis steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lowdermilk Park. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call (800) 344-4867 or visit www.mswalksouthflorida.org.   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

imagine peace

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery reopens with Yoko Ono’s conceptual art

YOKO ONO BELIEVES IN THE POWER of ideas.  “An idea is so important, and then sharing is so important,” she says. “So many people sharing one idea and doing it together is incredible. More...

Art show will benefit autism services

Easter Seals Florida presents the 17th annual Naples Invitational Art Fest on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26, at Fleischmann Park. More...

With ‘The God Game,’ Gulfshore Playhouse provokes, intrigues

ARTS COMMENTARY

Would you vote for a political candidate who didn’t believe in God?  What if he said he did but in reality was agnostic?  More...

Senior arcade owners cautiously reopen their doors

Last spring, legislators moved to shut down Internet cafes and senior arcades with haste. Within three months, a niche industry that bloomed in recent years by catering mostly to seniors disappeared.  More...

Marco eagle lovers hope for another clutch from Paleo and Calusa

While fireworks and the bald eagle are both symbols of American pride, that does not mean they make for good neighbors.  That fact has been borne out on several occasions over the last year on Marco Island, where a pair of American bald eagles m More...

Keep up with plans for new city park

The public is invited to the following public meetings to learn more about and provide input regarding three proposed plans for the city of Naples’ Gordon River Park. More...

Kids encouraged to write entries for Celebration of Reading contest

The deadline for the Florida Celebration of Reading writing contest for Southwest Florida students in grades three through five is Sunday, Jan. 26.  More...

‘Saturday Stag’ promises lively discussion

Sam Sewell invites fellow Mensa members and all interested others to “Sam’s Fourth Saturday Stag,” a continuing discussion of the dynamics behind the building and destruction of civilizations, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America welcomes all who love to create art with needlepoint, cross stitch, beading and other methods using a needle other than the old-fashioned stamped work. More...

Test your knowledge of local history

Longtime Neapolitans Tony Ridgway and Sukie Honeycutt, owners of Ridgway Bar & Grill, are hosting a Naples trivia contest from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Courtyard at Ridgway. Ms. More...

Business News

STILL UNDERWATER

Following the housing crisis, SWFL still has an abundance of homes in foreclosure

HOME FORECLOSURE CASES IN SOUTHWEST Florida have taken a roller coaster ride since the crisis hit the area full steam in 2009. In Charlotte and Collier counties, the track resembles the more gentle ups and downs toward the end of the ride. More...

Separating fact from fiction in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

MONEY & INVESTING

Periodically, this column reviews movies related to investing and trading. More...

Five types of bullies to watch out for in business

There has been much in the news lately about bullying between teammates on the Miami Dolphins. More...