Entries by LifeInNaples

The “Fool’s Gold Coast”

by Dr. Michael Parsons, The Water School, Florida Gulf Coast University Head east across Alligator Alley, and you’ll end up at what many people refer to as the “Gold Coast” due to the affluence of the area. Meanwhile, here on the west coast, we’re in danger of becoming the “Fool’s Gold Coast”. Why do I […]

Zookeepers Visit Africa – Hands-On in Giraffe Conservation

by Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Marketing Associate Naples Zoo is proud to be a VIP partner of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), the only nongovernmental organization in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. Naples Zoo also funds the salary of Dr. Sara Ferguson, GCF’s […]

Legacies of the Guardians of Liberty

The book “The Greatest Generation,” by Tom Brokaw, has given rise to the naming of a group of men and women who were born between 1914 and 1929. They grew up in the Great Depression, fought in World War II, and then went on to rebuild a shattered world. These humble folks should have been learning the lessons of youth, but instead they answered the […]

Howard Simon faces Challenges Naturally

As the leader of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union for nearly 30 years, he was the point man on issues such as same-sex marriage, gay adoption, private school vouchers, the right to die, and voting eligibility and counting. His choice for a retirement home, amid the treetops of Sanibel Island, represents a sea change from the pulse of downtown Miami. […]

The Naples Players Presents the Great Gatsby

THE GREAT GATSBY: DECADENCE, OBSESSION, AND DANGER The Naples Players (TNP) and Lake Michigan Credit Union present The Great Gatsby in Blackburn Hall October 2 – 27, 2019, a stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz-Era classic novel, filled with decadence, obsession, and danger. Under the authority of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s estate, playwright Simon Levy adapted The Great Gatsby—a novel […]

Frequently asked questions of the Collier Mosquito Control District

Every day we receive emails and phone calls from residents who have questions about mosquitoes, our operations, and the control materials used in Collier County. Our staff collectively compiled a few of the most frequently  received queries, which we share with you here. 1. Will your control materials harm me, my kids, or my pets? We understand that the potential […]

Conservancy Volunteer Uses Hearts and Antarctica to Save the Everglades

In her career as a science educator, Jump develops and evaluates innovative STEM (science, technology,  engineering and math) initiatives, leads strategic planning, acquires resources for schools (over $100 million), facilitates leadership training and renewal. She was writing grants to encourage  girls and women to go into science fields 40 years ago, long before STEM programs were trending. Three years ago, the Indiana snowbird became one […]

Technically Speaking water, water everywhere…

We live in a thirsty world. According to the World Health Organization, each person on earth needs 50 liters of water each day for drinking, washing, food preparation and sanitation. And freshwater supplies are dwindling. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports 21 of the world’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted faster than they are being replenished. The water table is dropping, and […]