Entries by LifeInNaples

Reopening of NCEF Early Childhood Development Center in Collier County

Naples Children & Education Foundation Collaborates with FGCU College of Education to Reopen NCEF Early Childhood Development Center in Collier County The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, today announced that it has collaborated with the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) College of Education to fully […]


Donors who have type O blood are needed immediately in Collier County to help boost the Community Blood Center’s critically low blood product inventories. The local shortage is the result a sudden increase in usage by area patients. The only way to obtain adequate levels of transfusable blood is through life-saving donations from our community’s […]

NAMI Collier County: Providing a Roadmap to Recovery

Ruthnie was living in her car in February 2022 following a stay at a women’s shelter to flee an abusive relationship. While she could find employment easily, she struggled to keep jobs because of difficulty maintaining a schedule, sleeping, safety and hygiene while being homeless. Ruthnie found her way to the National Alliance on Mental […]

Naples. THEN. NOW.

Thirty years ago, this month, 1994, I moved to Naples. As with any type of anniversary, it’s timely to reflect back on what was and take stock of today. Then, it was a sleepy town by anyone’s standards, but it did have the Naples Philharmonic, now Artis-Naples. I was relocating from Palm Beach County, a […]

Supporting Healthcare for All

For many decades,Jerry F. Nichols has quietly set an inspiring example through philanthropy, dedicated to improving the lives of children and working adults in Southwest Florida. Recently, Nichols solidified this commitment by making the first major donation to Healthcare Network’s capital campaign. This donation will support the construction of the nonprofit organization’s planned 20,000-square-foot health […]

Saving Your Color

At the end of the serieson Hair and pH, I talked about direct dyes. Direct dyes are easy to use. These dyes can be applied directly from their container onto your hair. They are designed to be deposit only, have no ammonia, and no activator (developer). They only stain the outer layer of the hair […]