A safer Naples
A starfish to the city of Naples.
Citizens and police officers, following the trend of Collier County and elsewhere, enjoy a drop in crime for the first half this year of 9 percent.
What's the score?
A sand spur to sports programs that over-estimate the move to widescreen TVs.
How annoying it is when the scores are wholly or partially cropped out of the picture for viewers with traditionally shaped screens.
Moving that little information box to the middle of the screen is a real crowd-pleaser.
A bright starfish to Edison State College.
The charter high school on its Fort Myers campus earned an A from the state and scored in the top three percent of Florida high schools on the FCATs.
As Albert said...
A starfish to Marco Islander Larry Sacher.
He is running for City Council and makes us smile with a famous Albert Einstein quote on the back of his calling card suggesting change: "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.''
A starfish to the Hamilton Harbor marina on Naples Bay.
Amid all the big deadlines with the Sabal Bay subdivision abutting on the east, we note that the Hamilton Harbor ship's store open to the public next to Bayshore Park does not sell what seems to be a staple of boating supplies -- beer.
A clerk says beer and boating don't mix, and an official with Collier Enterprises verifies that's a corporate-responsibility decision.
We've seen enough yahoos out there on the water endangering all of us to tip our cap to the store's discretion.
A starfish to those little neon signs in the front windows of businesses.
The ones that say "Closed.''They're just as helpful as the ones that say "Open.''
We wish more stores would use both, to save customers time and aggravation.
It's a jungle out there, so a starfish for critics and defenders of the Naples Zoo for working on and reaching a compromise to protect the picturesque lily pond out front.
Most of it will be saved as a much-needed driveway is added off Goodlette-Frank Road
from Fleischmann Boulevard -- at a cost that does not break the bank for the zoo or Collier County taxpayers who own the landmark property.
Next time, the community has a template for how to address changes to iconic sites, with more public education and transparency up front, please.
A coconut to political activists who vandalize or steal adversaries' signs.
Though those signs might be clutter to many of us, they are costly and the property of the candidates.
Defacing or taking them isn't a mere political trick. It's breaking the law.
Zealots ought to think how it reflects on their favored candidate if caught.