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Intermission is Over at Artis—Naples

As an arts organization that typically offers audiences more than 800 paid and free events annually within a variety of venues and settings situated throughout the 8.5 acre Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus, the seven month suspension of programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic posed a series of challenges – including […]

Naples Senior Center to Host “Virtual” Evening for Better Tomorrows

Naples Senior Center will present a “virtual” Evening for Better Tomorrows, its ninth annual signature fundraising event, on January 9th featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Little Anthony. Each year, more than 300 supporters typically attend the Naples Senior Center’s annual Evening for Better Tomorrows. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event […]

The Naples Plan©

by Lila Zuck, Naples Historical Society Historian It was in 1948, during the second year of Naples Mayor W. Roy Smith’s first of seven two year terms in office that Council’s implementation of The Naples Plan commenced. At that time, communities all over the United States were basking in the rays of World War II […]

Florida Can’t Wait

by Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation When it comes to investing in Everglades restoration, Washington seems about to meet its responsibilities to share the cost with the State of Florida. It’s a good decision. Consider the returns from Washington’s investing now in Everglades restoration: Economists calculate that the massive public works projectscalled for […]

Hodges: Training The Next Generation

It’s the first four-wheeled addition to the Hodges University family. It has bright, flashing lights, and a siren and horn that are rather loud. The Hodges University ambulance is yet another high-end tool to provide hands-on training to our Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic students. This vehicle is designed to clearly show it’s a […]

Naples, We’ve Got Your Back!

When the COVID-19 pandemic began reshaping our daily lives, it also had a major impact on the cultural landscape of Naples. Almost all of the arts organizations in the county were shuttered by March 20th, with several performing arts organizations furloughing or laying-off a majority of their staff members as early as the following week. […]

Delivering Hope

COVID-19 forced the world to pivot. When Guadalupe Center temporarily shut the doors to its physical campuses, teachers and staff started opening doors to a new virtual campus. Step one was assessing families’ technological needs. In Immokalee, economically disadvantaged families often lack computers and internet access is considered a luxury. Guadalupe Center and its philanthropic […]

Posture Yourself

Since the first quarter of the year, COVID-19 has affected our every move. Even if you kept yourself and family safe from getting this virus, it has still influenced our postures. Whether unemployed, homeschooled, virtually working from home, or being confined without normal travel or play, chances are that the postures assumed each day are […]