Entries by LifeInNaples

David Lawrence Center Expands Care Coordination for Most Vulnerable Citizens Thanks to Public and Private Partnerships

Last year, David Lawrence Center, the Naples based, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center, received funding from Central Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN) to launch a new program to help our most vulnerable, high-risk citizens. Care Coordination is an innovative and integrated approach to help uninsured individuals with high needs who are recidivistic […]

New Breakthroughs IN GENE THERAPY

LEADING EDGE STRATEGIES FOR TREATING INHERITED BLINDING CONDITIONS Creed Pettit, Mathew Pray and Julio Adorno Nieves are among a select group of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute patients benefiting from a remarkable advance in treating incurable blinding conditions. After receiving leading-edge gene therapy for inherited eye disorders, each patient’s vision improved dramatically. “I could see a […]

Glass Blowing – Conrad Williams

by Caroline Ridgway “I looked at my watch and realized I had been there for six hours.” On a whim, Naples glass artist Conrad Williams attended a glassblowing demonstrating during his senior year of high school, and was immediately drawn to the alchemy of the artform. So motivated, in fact, that he submitted a proposal […]

Art After Dark – March 2019

Naples is a wonderful place to be and it’s pretty obvious that there are many who agree. This is a month where there are many choices of what to do on any given day to accommodate the numerous visitors and residents. There are a number of art events this month, as usual, but a few […]

Programs, Tours and Events at Rookery Bay Reserve

ONGOING Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Hosts Science Saturdays Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center welcomes the entire family on Science Saturdays, 9 am to 4 pm, through April. Kids and grown-ups alike can explore and discover the plants, fish and wildlife that call Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s 110,000acres home. Science Saturdays is a fun way […]

Memories of The Orange Blossom Special

  Like politics – all history is local. With so much of our nation’s history being lost, removed and rewritten, it is important to remember how this “place” became a community. It is also important to understand how your “home”, when wrapped in human memory as told through stories, traditions, and civic commemorations, establishes a […]

Going in Circles – Dispelling the Fears of Roundabouts

If you have been driving or biking around town, you’ve probably noticed several intersection upgrades like this roundabout on Central Avenue. Although there are differences of opinion, modern roundabouts have been deemed a “proven safety countermeasure” by the U.S. Department of Transportation. AARP, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and countless municipalities […]