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Nature Deficit by Michelle Avola-Brown, Executive Director, Naples Pathways Coalition

Living in Southwest Florida, it might seem odd to think anyone here could experience something called Nature Deficit Disorder. As technology firmly sinks its claws into kids, teens, and adults, nature, with all its beauty and health benefits, becomes all but invisible to many. This results in a condition that negatively impacts our physical, mental, […]

Memories with Gratitude by Lois Bolin, Ph.D., Old Naples Historian

Ahhh….summertime, when the living is easy usually means less traffic and no long line into our favorite restaurant. For many up north (bless their hearts), summertime means, eating popsicles, wearing sundresses, driving with the windows down, kids playing outside, and lounging by the pool. With all that has gone on this past year, it is […]

The Perfect Pairing: Art and Travel!

Naples Art District member Arturo Samaniego happily shares his artistic talents with many students throughout the year by offering small group lessons in oils, acrylics and drawing in his local studio. In addition to his local classes, an exciting extension of his business has been to conduct art workshops abroad, the most recent one spent […]

Naples POTPOURRI BY Bill Barnett

According to some of my long-term Naples restaurateur friends this past season has been the best one for them ever! That’s pretty incredible considering the pandemic, masks, social distancing, and everything else that gets thrown in that package. My age-old adage to visitors at the beginning of the Season to make sure you make a […]