Entries by LifeInNaples

Success – Hodges President’s Scholarship Dinner

A Who’s Who of Collier County residents were in attendance at Hodges University’s inaugural President’s Scholarship Dinner, held recently at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. With the final results still being tallied, a significant amount was raised to benefit the Advancing Today’s Woman Scholarship Fund at Hodges. The sold-out event was held at […]

December Washington Update

In January of this year, one of the first votes I took was to provide the National Flood Insurance Program with funding needed to honor commitments to policyholders who were victims of Superstorm Sandy. This vote awakened me to the long-term problems with the NFIP and the need for reforms to make sure this program […]

Pretty Clever with Fashion

Once upon a time, haute bijou was serious business. That’s because the most serious collectors went to seriously-important events and one had to make a certain impression. Big name auction houses routinely sell these elaborate pieces of miniature art to sophisticated collectors. Some of the items however, get a fresh make-over to become more palatable […]

December State of the City

The great news is so far the sand truck haul has been successful with minimal challenges. I have had very few emails and phone calls about the project. I received an email from a tourist who was impacted by the project and the City assisted by making their vacation experience acceptable. I also received a […]

Harness Stellar Business Partners – Imagine Solutions

The excitement is building. People are talking. Everyone is preparing for the 2014 Imagine Solutions conference, which promises to be more engaging than ever. The conference is taking place February 24 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in North Naples. As in years past, Imagine Solutions is partnering with the […]

Building A Legacy – Gordon River Park

by Kelly Merritt Unobstructed walkways, swaths of grass along rivers and vast fields have been major components of landscape architecture going back centuries, made most famous in places like Fredrick Law Olmsted’s Central Park in New York, Boston’s Emerald Mile, The Biltmore Estate and Pinehurst, North Carolina. Now Naples has an opportunity to share in […]

Naples, FL Oct. 30, 2013 — New Journey Weight Loss and Wellness is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new business located in Naples, Florida on October 28, 2013. Owner, Dina Dogum-Smith has been helping South Florida residents lose weight for over 17 years. Dina has personally coached thousands of weight loss clients […]

Keep The Spirit of 45 Alive

On November 9, 2013, Collier County launched its inaugural Honor Flight. 110 people (ages 100- 26) 51 Veterans, 51 Guardians along with support staff and media, within 21 hours, launched from Naples Airport on their way to Washington, DC to see the WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima Memorials as well as Arlington Cemetery and […]