Entries by LifeInNaples


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 […]

a message from your publisher….. THE NAPLES SONGBIRD

The Naples songbird that we all hear starting early in the morning and continuing until the afternoon has an ear piercing damaging sound. You say “ What are you talking about ?” I’m talking about the gasoline “two-stroke engine“ that powers the lawn blowers, a piece of obsolete machinery that are used everywhere in our City. Is there a better way to do […]

MAYOR’S CORNER…. Bill Barnett

I always have a difficult time writing an article that covers three months because my crystal ball doesn’t show me too many events that are going to happen in June and July but I like the challenge! I never imagined in 1983 when I sold my Toyota-BMW dealership to Germain that politics would play any part in my life much […]

New NIH funding for studies of suspicious microbes….

New NIH funding for studies of suspicious microbes will accelerate solving Alzheimer’s disease, says Dr. Leslie Norins, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc. New government research grant funds targeted at infectious agents will accelerate investigations into the possible roles of germs in triggering or promoting Alzheimer’s disease”, says Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s […]