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Protecting the Pollinators

Employees working to meet the mission of the Collier Mosquito Control District are acutely aware of the vital role pollinating insects play in an ecologically healthy community. In order to maximize mosquito control and exert minimal negative impact on pollinators and beneficial insects, the District adheres to the industry’s best practices when applying mosquito control […]

CCSO Expands Mental Health Bureau

The Collier County Sheriff ’s Office has expanded its unit that handles mental health related calls and connects people with the services they need. Under the direction of Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, the agency formed its Mental Health Bureau (MHB) in 2016 with four specially trained deputies and one mental health clinician from the David Lawrence […]

Healthcare Network Heeds the Call

by Gabrielle O’Boyle, Marketing Director, Healthcare Network Throughout the early months of the pandemic, Healthcare Network recognized the need to enhance resources for the community we have served since 1977. During the summer, we hired Julie Pedretti to serve as the COVID-19 community relations director through a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration […]

When I Grow Up…

by Noemi Y. Perez Kelly Garcia has big dreams for her future: The Immokalee eighth grader is interested in a medical career, either working with people or animals. But as a young student in the small town of Immokalee where resources are scarce, Garcia knows it will take determination, commitment and assistance from others to […]

Karen Coney Coplin on Heartfelt Heartbeats the gift of Blood

It’s a new year! Most of us are ready to get 2021 underway. Maybe you readily embrace New Year’s resolutions. If so, these often involve commitments to health and wellness, such as increasing levels of fitness/losing weight, or quitting bad habits like smoking. It’s not commonly known that January is National Blood Donation month, and […]

ART after DARK

“Back To Nature” is the show at Phil Fisher Gallery from January 2nd to 31st, featuring paintings by five artists visually interpreting Naples’ natural environment. We are fortunate to be in Southwest Florida for many reasons, this year especially. The weather is ideal this time of year and there are many natural areas to spend […]