Entries by LifeInNaples

The Winners Circle Naples Style December 2013

by Sandra Lee Buxton Standing with posture that only an individual with a military background can achieve, Tom Donahue reaches out to shake the hand of a guest. He remains engaged during the conversation which also emphasizes his expertise in the hospitality industry. He is not greeting old friends but, is in fact making new […]

Have A Heart for Books

by Karen Coney Coplin The Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc. supports and enhances the free public library system in Naples and Collier County. The organization does this in numerous ways including making contributions to childhood developmental reading program supplies for the youngest residents of Naples and, adult literacy program needs are not […]

The Spirit of Hope

by Lois A. Bolin Old Naples Historian When I think of Christmas, my memories ultimately drift to, of all people, Bob Hope. It would be hard to believe there has been or will ever be anyone one more beloved or more closely associated with the American GI than Bob with his USO shows running from […]

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 […]