Entries by LifeInNaples

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 […]


Given its status as a tourist destination, and the proliferation of online rental platforms, it would seem that Collier County is the perfect place for Airbnb and similar services to thrive. While these platforms continue to grow, both the City of Naples and Collier County have taken the position that daily, weekly, and/or monthly rentals of single family homes  (also known […]

NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival Becomes an Instant Legend

THE INAUGURAL Thought leadership experience is a transformative event for Naples! Festival joins a handful of milestone events that have transformed a “sleepy fishing village” into a world-renowned paradise famed for luxury and the good life. Thought leadership is now another defining asset of Naples following the festival’s three day gathering of the country’s finest minds. Case in point from Naples’ history: […]


As we move into the months that the activity seems a little slower and the roads less crowded we sometimes look around for entertainment options. Granted there are less during the traditional months that are considered summer – but they are not gone. The StayinMay Festival will continue through May 7 and brings world-class entertainment to Naples during the month of May […]

Congressman Rooney….water is the lifeblood of SW Florida

As we enter the rainy summer season in Southwest Florida, I am working diligently to ensure that we prevent harmful algal blooms (HABs), which devastated our coastal communities last summer, from happening in the future. There are several steps that we are taking to fix this crisis. First, I have introduced bipartisan legislation to amend the Stafford Act to include algal blooms in the definition […]

Boogie Bash Raises Over $4200,00 For Local Foster Children

In celebration of Friends of Foster Children Forever’s (FFCF) 12th Annual Boogie Bash fundraiser and the organization’s 20th anniversary, the night was transformed into a flamboyant flashback to the Roaring 20’s. As guests arrived in their flapper dresses and gangster attire, they were greeted by the sensational Pzazz Dancers dressed in their best Gatsby threads, creating a party overflowing with energy […]