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A Front and Center Kitchen Renovation

One of the great things about being a kitchen design and installation firm is that occasionally, we get a design challenge that will test our skills. The photograph below is a good example of one of them. At first glance you might see a small kitchen but looks, as they say, can be deceiving. The […]

Jacob Winge describes A piece of Old Florida

In 1936, brothers Bill and Lester Piper established The Reptile Gardens as a roadside attraction along the newly built Tamiami Trail from Tampa to Miami. For eighty-four years the Everglades Wonder Gardens has inspired, cultivated and engaged our Southwest Florida community with our one-of-a-kind experience and a new era of wonder has begun. We have […]

life in the facet lane by Diana Jarrett GG RMV

JAWS of LIGHT  Living on the Gulf Coast presents myriad points of inspiration for all our residents, and especially so for jewelry designers. The vivid colors of our sub-tropics and the lush natural flora awaken our senses every morning. Most of all, the Gulf Coast itself reinvigorates our sense of wonder and awe when we […]

Five Tips Using Dry Shampoo

If you’re pressed for time, try dry shampoo, that is if you will use it correctly. Keep it off the scalp. It’s important to know that dry shampoo is applied to your roots, NOT your scalp. Applying dry shampoo to your scalp can cause your head to become itchy. Divide, apply, and repeat. Make sure […]

It Cements Our Sense of Place

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Contrary  to what many people think, those words did not originate with the United States Postal Service. They were etched on the James Farley Post Office in New York City in 1898, but […]

Plenty of Magic in Local History Tour

Up for a day trip to shake pandemic cabin fever or entertain company? There is a brand new historic landmark guide sure to educate, fascinate and entertain, a product of Collier County government’s Historic and Archeological Preservation Board. The attractions in the publication, designed by Rebecca Schwandt of the county library staff, are smartly categorized […]

Red Cross Volunteer Gaenor Speed A Living Example of the Power of Volunteering and Giving Back

by Riley Kaminer Speaking with Gaenor Speed is an energizing experience. Her wide, welcoming smile radiates infectious positivity to all those lucky enough to be caught in its gaze. This time, the smile has been triggered by a conversation about her first deployment as a Red Cross volunteer. “That got me hooked,” Speed says, recalling […]