About HARRIET HOWARD HEITHAUS
Beat: At Home Editor/arts writer
Bio: Harriet has been a Collier Countian since 2000. A native of Troy, Ohio, she published her first 2-page newspaper at the age of 10 — shortly after her 7-page illustrated novel at age 8. She graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and worked for newspapers in Ohio; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Kentucky covering government, business, religion, travel and the arts, even pinch-hitting as a basketball desk writer.
She has won a William Allen White award for editorial writing and either first or second place in the Florida State News Editors for arts criticism for the last four years. That does not make writing a solid arts story one whit easier for her.
Her rewards for editing At Home's home and garden topics are meeting resourceful, talented people and having good food in her own back yard. She grows lettuce, bananas, papayas, tomatoes, mangoes and pineapple (the easy crops), skis badly and loves to cook as long as it doesn't involve Brussels sprouts.
Richard and Lynette Merillat tooled a kitchen to be classical, efficient
Updated 12/12/2013 at 2:47 p.m.
The Naples Woman's club is earning money for its grants in the kitchen. There's no bake sale inovlved, but its upcoming kitchen tour does have some mouthwatering rooms to display, offered by local homeowners with some of the best kitchens ...
Naples meets Andrey Boreyko in a power program with Sarah Chang
Published 12/12/2013 at 6:17 a.m.
Music lovers got two firsts Tuesday night: a performance by international star Sarah Chang and a first concert with the Naples Philharmonic's new music director, Andrey Boreyko.
8-year-old composer's overture leads chamber concert
Published 12/11/2013 at 4:30 a.m.
Harriet Heithaus reviews four new works and a chestnut at Classic Chamber Concerts.
Artis—Naples celebrates 25 years in stylish gala
Published 12/08/2013 at 7:19 a.m.
On what was a vacant lot in a subdivision just being built, a community institution now stands. Artis—Naples, born in 1989 as the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, celebrated that milestone Nov. 21.
Philharmonic makes lively work of three disparate pieces
Published 12/06/2013 at 4:50 p.m.
Vivaldi, crisp and clean, was the mint to Thursday's Masterworks main course: Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, arguably his best known behind the towering Ninth.
Terry Johnson helped shape an era's sound, and earned Hall of Fame honors
Published 12/06/2013 at 4:50 p.m.
Hundreds of entertainers come through Naples every year, but few of them have Terry Johnson's credentials. He's in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
Arts Briefs: FGCU to fill "Empty Bowls" at pottery sale and fundraiser Friday
Published 12/05/2013 at 9:33 a.m.
This week is the annual Empty Bowls/Pottery Sale at FGCU, one of the most popular blends of charity and art market in Southwest Florida.
Arts by the ounce: Christmas Concerts? Churches cover waterfront, both sacred and secular
Published 12/05/2013 at 9:32 a.m.
It's Christmas; go to church. And not just for religious reasons -- they're full of good concerts. There are so many reasons to get excited about the holiday season. Friends. Family. Food. The fact that — at least this year ...
In the 239: Holiday classic "The Nutcracker" coming to SW Florida with 6 variations
Published 11/28/2013 at 4 a.m.
Nutcracker tales abound this season -- but luckily for holiday viewers, they're extremely different from each other.
Tami Hoag, Linwood Barclay bringer thriller know-how to Naples
Published 11/21/2013 at 6:52 a.m.
Bestselling author Tami Hoag will bring her suspense sensibilities to the Nick Linn series sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Library.
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