Entries by LifeInNaples

Dreams Come True As Park Excitement Grows

With the gala and family day right around the corner, Neapolitans who have long dreamed of an open space park in Naples have a new reason to celebrate. The latest park plan is everything park supporters hoped it would be and more. “We just finished concept “C” and are working on concept “D” which we […]

Exploring The Emotional World Of Music

February in Naples – the shortest month of the year – but not short on any wonderful opportunities to enjoy the arts! The holidays in February provide an interesting mix of emotions – February 14 – Valentine’s Day, celebrating all that represents love and warmth and positive relationships; February 17 – Presidents’ Day; celebrating all […]

Ease of Doing Business

Just saying “ease of doing business” sounds and feels good, doesn’t it? There are a number of goals that clients want to achieve when they have decided to start a project. Over time we have learned that the foundation of any project and the top goal is the choice of the best contractor for the […]

Making The Move

As I’ve said before, all of us will make a residential move at some point in our lives and needless to say before a move can occur, packing has to be completed. Early on in our business, we arrived at a home where a client had done all of their own packing. I was really […]

The Female Brain

Two months ago in these pages, I explored the male brain. But since Valentine’s Day in February honors our “better” half, now it’s time to explore the complex and attractive female brain. Dr. Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, published in 2006 an inclusive and entertaining review of the female […]

February Events

Registration required at www.rookerybay.org or call 239.540.5940 Feb. 4 (noon to 1 p.m.) Lunch & Learn Lecture “When Good Plankton Go Bad: Examining Florida Red Tide & Other Harmful Algal Blooms.” Join Dr. Rozalind Jester, Professor of Marine Science at Edison State College as she explains red tide and harmful algal blooms – what are […]

Dentist’s Corner

The Good Ah yes, kissing, it can feel oh-so-good, but it also has health benefits! Kissing stimulates saliva that rinses the mouth and helps remove cavity causing food and bacteria. Kissing involves touch which can increase levels of oxytocin, a calming hormone. The exchange of saliva during kissing stimulates the immune system’s production of antibodies […]

There May Still Be Some Time

Time certainly flies by! The year 2013 has come and gone. Many think that December 31st is the final date for year-end tax planning, but there are some planning actions that you may be able to take in 2014 that are retroactive to 2013. For example, the final payment of estimated tax is due January […]


There exists today a major issue when parents are not preparing children for coming windfalls. In the business of family, children must be given ongoing messages about money and how to deal with it. They must know “money” has no meaning in and of itself. When you see life with an expanded awareness, virtuous actions […]

Construction Permits Don’t Avoid Them

Our clients sometimes question the need for and cost of a building permit, particularly on smaller projects. The approvals take time and cost money, so why not just work without a permit? Let’s look at the mission statement for the Building Review Department in Collier County: Collier County’s Building Review team is dedicated to maintaining […]