Entries by LifeInNaples

New NIH funding for studies of suspicious microbes….

New NIH funding for studies of suspicious microbes will accelerate solving Alzheimer’s disease, says Dr. Leslie Norins, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc. New government research grant funds targeted at infectious agents will accelerate investigations into the possible roles of germs in triggering or promoting Alzheimer’s disease”, says Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s […]


HISTORIC NAPLES YACHT CLUB UNDERGOES $10-MILLION MAKEOVER ENHANCING ITS STATUS AMONG TOP YACHT CLUBS IN AMERICA  NAPLES, FL. – Naples Yacht Club, the first and oldest private club in Naples, announced that it is achieving a multi-million-dollar club renovation and expansion. The project, which began in 2018, is anticipated for completion during the middle of […]


by Noemi Y. Perez Students in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs not only excel in academics but also as charitable citizens. Jonathan Cantu, a foundation alumnus who graduated from Immokalee High School in 2011 and Philadelphia University in December 2016, illustrated that spirit recently by nominating the foundation for a philanthropic program at Altar’d State, the clothing and gift store at […]

Meet them this May in Naples…One Couple Stands Tall for Giraffes

by Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Marketing Associate Standing near one of our giraffes inspires two emotions in me. First, even at nearly six and half feet tall, I feel ridiculously small. Second, I simply smile in delight being in the magnificent presence of a creature possessing such power that carries itself with such elegance. It’s a child’s reaction – and […]

“What Price Paradise?” by Eric Eikenberg CEO Everglades Foundation

What is the value of the wading birds in Everglades National Park? What price do we put on the fish in Florida Bay? Or clean drinking water for the 8 million people living in South Florida? The Everglades is an ecosystem like no other on Earth – multiple ecosystems, actually, that are home to 77 different endangered species. It is […]

The People Who Contribute and People with a Passion for Life

People who Contribute – It would be hard to find something tangible to give to Dave Addison to honor his forty-five years with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. This is because his work saving the sea turtles has always been what he considers to be his greatest gift to himself. … sweltering mosquito-filled days, the boot grabbing mangrove fringes, and the no-see-ums nights … the […]

THE NAPLES PLAYERS says get to know Kylie Campbell

Theatre has always been the most important thing in my life. I grew up at The Naples Players and have learned so much in my eleven years there. If it wasn’t for all the support I’ve received from everyone at that theatre, I don’t think I would be the actress I am today. I started out doing musicals, and […]


A little known and often surprising fact about Collier County is that approximately 60 percent of children in the public school system live at or below the poverty level. Though the area is widely known as an affluent community, there are pockets across Collier County that deal with difficult socioeconomic conditions and, as a result, The Salvation Army partnered with a well known local philanthropist […]

A New Weapon to Fight the Bite: Drones

The buzzing you hear near a water filled ditch in Collier County today may not be a swarm of  mosquitoes seeking their next meal. Instead, it may be the whirring propellers of a Collier Mosquito  Control District drone equipped with sophisticated cameras and software on the hunt for the  bloodsuckers. The ability to locate mosquito breeding grounds and larvae is a […]