Entries by LifeInNaples


by Sheryl Soukup, Executive Director, Residential Options of Florida RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS OF FLORIDA (ROOF) HAS MADE SOME BIG CHANGES IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. At the beginning of our existence we sought to be a source of housing information, resources, and referrals to those with developmental disabilities and their families and service providers across the […]


Say “McDonald’s Quarters’’ in Naples today and people might think you mean quarter pounder burgers under the Golden Arches. Those people were either not here or do not want to remember what McDonald’s Quarters really meant for four decades until 1981. That is when the infamous shantytown slum in Central Naples – whose five-acre site is now some of the hottest real estate in the […]

FREEZING FRAUD by Carrie Kerskie

New account fraud occurs when an imposter opens a new credit account using the identity of another person. The most common accounts are credit cards and HELOC (home equity line of credit) accounts. New account fraud is on the rise. The 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book reported a 25% increase in new account fraud complaints. New account fraud occurs when an […]


Kicking off their 66th theatre season, The Naples Players (TNP) announce the upcoming season reaffirming their dedication to providing a superior theatre experience for the community with an exciting combination of Tony Award-winning plays and musicals as well as popular beloved classics and exhilarating new works. “It’s a season about strength and sacrifice” said Bryce Alexander, TNP’s Executive Artistic Director. “It’s about the sacrifices we […]

Three tips to protect yourself when mosquito season is in full swing

Most Collier County residents will attest that our rainy summer months not only bring about much needed replenishment to our water levels, but they also increase local mosquito  populations and the likelihood of experiencing their bites. The District’s treatment missions either target mosquito larvae in standing water or the flying and feeding adults. While a larvicide treatment can effectively kill their […]

Protecting Southwest Florida’s water, LAND, WILDLIFE and future

Conservancy’s Rob Moher celebrates 20 years Twenty years ago, Southwest Florida was a much different place. Large swaths of land remained undeveloped, and Naples was mostly contained between I-75 and the Gulf of Mexico. Builders and county leaders, however, were formalizing  plans for a frenetic, unprecedented residential and commercial construction boom that ultimately would redefine the region. It also tilted the balance between development rights and environmental protection. At the […]

Technically Speaking ….food of the Future

In fact science has been changing the food we eat for many years. Genetic engineering has given us tomatoes that don’t spoil and melons whose taste can be dialed from sour to sweet. Then there are high fiber carrots bred with more of the antioxidant beta carotene and onions whose flavor is gene altered to contain more flavonoids. Our refrigerators are […]

SUMMER IS HERE….NAA is the central address for the ARTS

The Naples Art Association (NAA) is celebrating 21 years of inspiring young artists through ARTScool and ARTScool2U. These STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based programs offers children ages 5 to 14 years old the opportunity to be creative and meet new friends – all while learning. Participants enjoy courses like Magical Realism, Uno, Dos, Tres, Arte Ole!, Bugs & Botanicals, Styled Sculpture […]

ASK THE artsperts ….Art Opening Etiquette

by Kristine Meek and Juliana Meek Dear Artspert: I share and manage a studio gallery space in the Naples Art District. I’ve been frustrated by the opening receptions that we host in conjunction with other studios. The behavior of some visitors is off-putting and prevents purchases from happening. Others, will loudly criticize my work. And then when someone does […]