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.
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.
All Tchaikovsky, but not all there
Published 11/15/2013 at 6:53 p.m.
There were hopes for a thrilling violin concerto Thursday during an all-Tchaikovsky program. But only part of the goods was delivered.
Harriet Heithaus' Arts by the Ounce: The rush for rush tickets
Published 11/14/2013 at 6:35 a.m.
Let your fingers do the walking -- but you will still have to stand in line -- with the new Artis--Naples rush ticket hotline.
Protest outside Artis-Naples urges return to former Philharmonic name
Updated 10/29/2013 at 5:58 p.m.
About 50 protesters showed up at the Artis-Naples (formerly Philharmonic Center for the Arts) to protest the name change.
Arts by the ounce: Lights. Camera. Frenetic action. All in Naples
Published 10/24/2013 at 4 a.m.
We ought to be in pictures. And we will be shortly, if a film crew planning to do a mashup of "West Wing" and "South Park" continues its plans.
Review: 'Medium' takes viewers to ends of dark spectrum
Published 10/19/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
It's an opera. No, it's theater. No, it's opera. You have a choice about what "The Medium" is because there's still a performance tonight.
From Broadway to arias, Naples singer goes for the good roles
Published 10/18/2013 at 2:23 p.m.
Lora Lee Gayer spent much of the last year singing and dancing in a revival of “Follies,” both in Washington and on Broadway — eight performances each six-day week. This weekend, she’s singing opera. And she hurts.
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