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First Harvest: Local growers yield bountiful crops at community garden
Published 03/06/2014 at 3 p.m.
Watching plants grow offers a peaceful enjoyment for local residents who participate in the Golden Gate Community Garden.
A time for sacrifice: Ash Wednesday kicks of 40 days of Lent
Published 03/01/2014 at 12:26 p.m. 2 Comments
From Ash Wednesday, on March 5 to April 19, the day before Easter, Lent will be observed by Roman Catholics, most Episcopal congregations and some Protestant congregations, such as Lutherans, Presbyterians and United Methodists. The season is a 40-day per
Voices for Kids fundraiser helps SWFL kids in need
Published 02/28/2014 at 9:07 p.m.
Voices for Kids of SWFL, Inc., the fundraising arm of the Guardian ad Litem program held its second annual signature event — appropriately themed to the 1940s in the Naples Depot Museum — Feb. 22.
Naples charity helps provide clean water for AIDS orphans, hosts upcoming fundraiser
Published 02/22/2014 at 4 a.m.
Water is just one thing that AIDS orphins living in Northwest Tanzania lack, and a faith-based Naples charity is ready to help them.
NAACP celebrates 31 years for its Freedom Fund
Published 02/16/2014 at 4 a.m.
They came bejeweled and attired in evening wear, some adorned with beads and feathered masks in hues of purple, gold and green, to celebrate Mardi Gras, the theme of the 31st annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
The Darwinian evolution: Upcoming speaker series to explore topic
Published 02/14/2014 at 1 p.m.
Bay Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs will host an upcoming speaker program.
Candice Olson, popular TV design personality, comes to Naples for charity event
Published 02/14/2014 at 5:30 a.m.
Interior designer Candice Olson will make an appearace at Robb & Stucky in Naples on Feb. 20
Super Snacks: 100-calorie portions of fruits and vegetables really stack up
Published 01/07/2014 at 4 a.m.
Kids really need help to fight childhood obesity, and Collier Schools are offering up some alternatives with its latest visual to help students make smarter choices. These visuals show children the difference in 100 calorie snacks.
Dining In the 239: Hibachi of Japan lets son shine with authentic Japanese cuisine
Published 01/03/2014 at 9 a.m.
A recent entry in the Japanese cuisine lineup, Hibachi of Japan, was opened in mid-November by Jim and Shu Yang, owners of Blue Fish Seafood & Sushi Buffet, in North Naples — and they have given their son, Mike Yang, ...
A secular season: Christian parents struggle with keeping children focused on Jesus, not Santa
Published 12/20/2013 at 4 a.m. 11 Comments
Does the jolly big guy in a red suit come to your house on Christmas Eve or do you honor Jesus' birth? Learn how local parents tackle Santa Claus and Jesus.
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