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.
REVIEW: Death and the emperor — Chamber series a riveting program
Updated 03/11/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
The Classic Chamber Concert was a piano intensive Monday, a mesmerizing pair of works that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
REVIEW: Thursday Masterworks program one for the academics
Published 03/08/2014 at 4 a.m.
It wasn't an all-German performace on Thursday at the Naples Philharmonic. THe guest conductor was Austrian.
Detroit's symphony still a Motor City star
Published 03/05/2014 at 1:10 p.m.
The Detroit Symphony is still a formidable music machine. And whom to better pair it with than a formidable musicin, Hilary Hahn?
REVIEW: Miami City Ballet shines in a trio of tough works
Published 02/27/2014 at 9:27 a.m.
Miami City Ballet came to Naples with a different premiere than ballet fans may have been hoping for, but one equally rewarding.
In The 239: Renée Fleming sings in Naples fresh off Super Bowl performance
Published 02/25/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
America's diva joked Monday night about her two minutes of pop fame , when she sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl earlier this month.
Review: Opera Naples production of 'I Pagliacci'
Published 02/22/2014 at 3:45 p.m.
The music at "II Pagliacci" Friday was luscious, the cast strong, the chorus sublime, the venue… well…
Collier classic car collection revving for public display
Updated 02/20/2014 at 4:38 p.m.
The former Collier Automotive Museum, at 2500 Horseshoe Drive S., East Naples, which operated publicly from 1992 to 1994, is planning to reopen sometime this spring.
Lang Lang creates a exciting concert in Naples — with strong orchestral undergirding
Updated 02/19/2014 at 4:46 p.m.
Lang Lang brought his full-body approach to piano to a delighted, soldout crowd at Artis--Naples Tuesday night.
North Naples programmer makes music jump for Olympic skaters
Published 02/17/2014 at 6:30 a.m.
Alex Gokldstein literally watrches the Olympics with his ears. The Naples resident has been creating programs -- including the one U.S. frontrunners Merrill Davis and Charlie White will skate to Monday -- since ice dance was included as a sport.
EXCLUSIVE: Myra Janco Daniels leading efforts to build Ave Maria performing arts center
Published 02/15/2014 at 8 p.m.
Ave Maria University is planning a major commitment to its fledgling performing arts program: a 1,250-seat performing arts center. To underscore that, its funding campaign chair will be Myra Janco Daniels.
View all stories for this staff member.