Entries by LifeInNaples

Keep Learning Alive During the Summer

Every year, most students in the United States attend school for 180 days. Some school districts attend a few more days, others attend a few less. During that time, most students progress along a learning journey and grow in terms of knowledge and skills. However, when summer break comes along, the formal learning process often […]

May 2019 Art After Dark

May is the month that has been designated a time where Naples looks back at its roots and the history of its beginnings. Palm Cottage and a few other buildings are reminiscent of these times gone by. Crayton Cove was the earliest commercial area that still exists today by the Naples City Dock where deliveries […]

May/June 2019 Programs, Tours and Events at Rookery Bay Reserve

ONGOING Science Saturdays at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Every Saturday • $5 Admission for adults, $3 kids 6-12, Free under 6 Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center welcomes the entire family on Science Saturdays, 9 am to 4 pm. Kids and grown-ups alike can explore and discover the plants, fish and wildlife that call Rookery […]

RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS OF FLORIDA PROVIDES AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

by Sheryl Soukup, Executive Director, Residential Options of Florida RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS OF FLORIDA (ROOF) HAS MADE SOME BIG CHANGES IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. At the beginning of our existence we sought to be a source of housing information, resources, and referrals to those with developmental disabilities and their families and service providers across the […]

McDONALD’S QUARTERS

Say “McDonald’s Quarters’’ in Naples today and people might think you mean quarter pounder burgers under the Golden Arches. Those people were either not here or do not want to remember what McDonald’s Quarters really meant for four decades until 1981. That is when the infamous shantytown slum in Central Naples – whose five-acre site is now some of the hottest real estate in the […]

FREEZING FRAUD by Carrie Kerskie

New account fraud occurs when an imposter opens a new credit account using the identity of another person. The most common accounts are credit cards and HELOC (home equity line of credit) accounts. New account fraud is on the rise. The 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book reported a 25% increase in new account fraud complaints. New account fraud occurs when an […]

THE NAPLES PLAYERS ANNOUNCE 66TH THEATRE SEASON and it is HOT!!!

Kicking off their 66th theatre season, The Naples Players (TNP) announce the upcoming season reaffirming their dedication to providing a superior theatre experience for the community with an exciting combination of Tony Award-winning plays and musicals as well as popular beloved classics and exhilarating new works. “It’s a season about strength and sacrifice” said Bryce Alexander, TNP’s Executive Artistic Director. “It’s about the sacrifices we […]

Three tips to protect yourself when mosquito season is in full swing

Most Collier County residents will attest that our rainy summer months not only bring about much needed replenishment to our water levels, but they also increase local mosquito  populations and the likelihood of experiencing their bites. The District’s treatment missions either target mosquito larvae in standing water or the flying and feeding adults. While a larvicide treatment can effectively kill their […]

Protecting Southwest Florida’s water, LAND, WILDLIFE and future

Conservancy’s Rob Moher celebrates 20 years Twenty years ago, Southwest Florida was a much different place. Large swaths of land remained undeveloped, and Naples was mostly contained between I-75 and the Gulf of Mexico. Builders and county leaders, however, were formalizing  plans for a frenetic, unprecedented residential and commercial construction boom that ultimately would redefine the region. It also tilted the balance between development rights and environmental protection. At the […]

Technically Speaking ….food of the Future

In fact science has been changing the food we eat for many years. Genetic engineering has given us tomatoes that don’t spoil and melons whose taste can be dialed from sour to sweet. Then there are high fiber carrots bred with more of the antioxidant beta carotene and onions whose flavor is gene altered to contain more flavonoids. Our refrigerators are […]