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Rookery Bay Reserve

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, encompassing 110,000 acres of protected lands and waters on the Gulf coast near Naples, provides unique opportunities to explore coastal uplands and enjoy barrier island beaches. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center provides hands-on exhibits, Observation Bridge, nature trail with viewing platform, daily programs, an art gallery, gift shop, […]

Bringing Modern Sensibility To A Club Rich In Tradition

   No matter the business, you must evolve to meet the changing needs of customers. No one knows this better than Quail Creek Country Club, where a program of renewal is currently underway. With facility buildouts and renovations in progress, the Club is committed to elevating the country club lifestyle for its membership. A renewed […]

Hunting For Padparadscha Perfection

Ever wonder what gemstone dealers chat about in private? We caught up with Niveet Nagpal, president of OMI Privé recently who scours the globe in search of the best in precious gemstones. We focused on a luscious pinkish-orange sapphire from exotic locales like Sri Lanka and Madagascar and whose name, Padparadscha means lotus blossom in […]

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 […]