Entries by LifeInNaples

Service Part 1 of 6

At this writing I would like to begin a six part series highlighting the key components of hiring a good, reliable contractor and having a fulfilling, positive experience. It is my desire that you will benefit from these writings in such a way that you will ultimately choose contractors for your project that will not […]

Summer Vacation Science

It’s our family vacation and we’re at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It’s a magical place that introduces children and adults to the wonders of science and technology. We now find ourselves in the cafeteria. After navigating through multiple lines with a multitude of food choices, we’ve settled at a table and […]

Youth Haven Spruce Up

A new flowerbed here, wooden picnic tables there, a fresh coat of paint. It was all in a hard day’s work spent sprucing up the campus of Youth Haven, Collier County’s only homeless shelter for traumatized youth. Twenty volunteers from various walks of life such as bankers, attorneys, accountants and wounded war veterans recently tackled […]

When Parents Need Parenting

My children are beginning to suspect that I haven’t told them the full story of our circumstances,” confided Jeannie, a lovely seventyish piano teacher. “Les and I were always in charge of our home, finances and lives, but now we see sideways glances exchanged between them when we are together.” Jeannie’s children were right to […]

You May Be A Victim of Identity Theft

Recently the Federal Trade Commission reported that government documents/benefits is the most common form of reported identity theft. As a tax practitioner, identity theft continues to be an ever increasing problem for my clients. First of all the question is asked: What is identity theft? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such […]

The Winners Circle

Naples. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Myra Daniels. It doesn’t matter in which order these words are spoken it is hard to mention one without the other two popping up. Naples is where Myra lives, works and plays. Her achievement with the Arts is legendary, she and a few hundred of her best friends […]

Rookery Bay Welcomes Sea Turtle Interns

With 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has a big responsibility that cannot be accomplished by staff alone. Through the Reserve’s citizen support organization, Friends of Rookery Bay, volunteers and interns are filling many gaps with duties ranging from beautifying the grounds at the Environmental Learning Center to […]

Politics & Potpourri

It’s hard to believe that today is July 3rd, and it seems as if our last Season just flew by. In my 40 years of living in Naples I have never seen so much rain so early. I can clearly remember the way the summer weather patterns used to be when I first moved to […]