Entries by LifeInNaples

The Naples Pier – The State of the City

The Naples Pier has had many transformations since it was built in 1889, some because of choice and others because of chance. The hurricane of 1910 almost destroyed the pier. It was rebuilt 100 feet longer, with two wings forming a “V,” reopening in 1911. The hurricane of 1926 and Labor Day hurricane of 1935 […]

The Magical Stories of Joan J Curley

by Kelly Merritt It takes a very special person to write a children’s book. It takes a teacher who loves children to write children’s books that help them learn and grow into better people. That’s what author Joan J. Curley has done for decades, including her next hardcover book dedicated to the members and workers […]

Teaming Up for Drug Free

United by a common goal of reducing local drug overdose calls, the North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District and Drug Free Collier are capitalizing on their new partnership to improve outcomes. With a new satellite office recently approved by the NNFD, Drug Free Collier will work alongside responders and provide valuable resources to advance […]

59th Annual Farm City BBQ

Business and agricultural leaders prepare to celebrate what has become known as a favorite Thanksgiving tradition in Collier County. Fifty-nine years ago, the national Farm City Council was formed in an effort to help bring together business and agricultural communities. Their goal was to help show the interdependence of a vibrant network of farmers helping […]

The Right Smart Phone for You?

What exactly is the difference between a cell phone and a smartphone? The smartphone does not have a brain, though some can speak, and there are several other differences that may be important when deciding on your next phone. Here are some things a regular cell phone can do: make phone calls, take photos and […]

United Way Sets Ambitious Campaign Goal

United Way of Collier County’s Community Campaign is off to a strong start, with its Pacesetter Campaigns and early special events bringing in over 40 percent of its $2.75 million goal. Funds raised during the campaign help United Way support over 100,000 Collier County citizens in need every year. The coming months of the campaign […]

Merger, Fact Versus Fiction

by Jorge Aguilera, Deputy Chief EMS North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District As we approach the November 4th vote on the consolidation/merger of the North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District (“NNFD”) and the Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control & Rescue District (“BCIFR”), I continue to have the distinct pleasure of meeting and discussing […]

TIF Student Continues Journey to Success

by Steven Kissinger Like many students involved in The Immokalee Foundation and its programs, Jesus Velazco has had his fair share of challenges. He struggled to learn the English language after coming to Immokalee from his native Mexico, and school was difficult as a result. But, Velazco was determined to build a better future for […]