Entries by LifeInNaples

Following a Thrilling Live Auction, Naples Children & Education Foundation Awards $12.25 Million to Support Collier County

Thirty-four of the most effective organizations in Collier County, as well as five long-term Strategic Initiatives that fill fundamental gaps in children’s services, received grants totaling more than $12.25 million today thanks to the generous support of those who bid high during the Naples Winter Wine Festival’s (NWWF) Live Auction. The funds will support a […]

Success through exercise

There has been a significant increase in fitness participants over the past few years. There are also so many options out there. So how does one choose what is best for them? First, many people join a fitness regime to look good. Secondly, specific fitness may be recommended for people participating in certain sports…more commonly known as sport specific fitness. Finally […]

Complete Streets are GOOD NEWS

by Beth Brainard Executive Director of NPC The bad news is that Florida leads the country in bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities. The good news is that the Florida Department of Transportation revised its guidelines to ensure that complete streets design becomes the norm. A complete street is one that is designed to safely and efficiently accommodate all its users, […]

WILLIAM BOYAJIAN the original Renaissance Man

Well known in Naples as a third generation jeweler, a master of fine art and design and owner of Port Royal Jewelers. William is also known to be passionate about what he does and yes, we could say an all-round perfectionist. His father Leo was the first person to offer fine jewelry and jewelry /goldsmith repair and custom design to […]


A medieval theory and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of base metals into gold… by Ron McGinty Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind person to summit Mount Everest was in Naples in November. He spoke to the first graduating class and our Founding Visionary Donors of the No Barriers Learning Afar of SWFL program. […]

Your Health & Urban Mobility

by Allen Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP, FACR President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System Where you live matters. Your zip code is more important than your genetic code in predicting your health and life expectancy. Your built environment has a tremendous influence on how well you live. A recent Bloomberg Businessweek article with the catchy title […]


As the area’s leading arts organization, you know that the Naples Art Association (NAA) recognizes – and promotes – the importance of arts education for all. That includes all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. And, while we have discussed how being creative has been proven to extend your life and the quality of it, this month is all about the children. In […]