Entries by LifeInNaples

Something to Celebrate

I appreciate just about any reason to celebrate and there’s a lot to celebrate in May. When I was a little girl, a sweet grandmotherly neighbor would wave me over every May 1st to give me a flower and wish me a happy May Day. I cannot boast any Mexican heritage, but I do enjoy […]

Three Local Leaders Honored at Celebration Reception

David Lawrence Center (DLC) celebrated the end of season and their 50th Anniversary with a reception honoring three special individuals and businesses. As Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, it relies on the contributions and leadership of the people who support it to advance […]


by Dr. John Meyer, President, Hodges University With six degrees of separation, you can make unlikely connections. The link between higher education and workforce is direct. We hear about the need for more professional and skilled workers, but do we truly understand what that means? The challenge lies within what the average person’s understanding and […]

Keep Learning Alive During the Summer

Every year, most students in the United States attend school for 180 days. Some school districts attend a few more days, others attend a few less. During that time, most students progress along a learning journey and grow in terms of knowledge and skills. However, when summer break comes along, the formal learning process often […]

May 2019 Art After Dark

May is the month that has been designated a time where Naples looks back at its roots and the history of its beginnings. Palm Cottage and a few other buildings are reminiscent of these times gone by. Crayton Cove was the earliest commercial area that still exists today by the Naples City Dock where deliveries […]

May/June 2019 Programs, Tours and Events at Rookery Bay Reserve

ONGOING Science Saturdays at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Every Saturday • $5 Admission for adults, $3 kids 6-12, Free under 6 Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center welcomes the entire family on Science Saturdays, 9 am to 4 pm. Kids and grown-ups alike can explore and discover the plants, fish and wildlife that call Rookery […]


by Sheryl Soukup, Executive Director, Residential Options of Florida RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS OF FLORIDA (ROOF) HAS MADE SOME BIG CHANGES IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. At the beginning of our existence we sought to be a source of housing information, resources, and referrals to those with developmental disabilities and their families and service providers across the […]


Say “McDonald’s Quarters’’ in Naples today and people might think you mean quarter pounder burgers under the Golden Arches. Those people were either not here or do not want to remember what McDonald’s Quarters really meant for four decades until 1981. That is when the infamous shantytown slum in Central Naples – whose five-acre site is now some of the hottest real estate in the […]