Improve your heart health: Join in the Heart Walk and meet the man who inspired 'Dolphin Tale'
Published 11/02/2012 at 10:18 a.m.
In the past, the 38-year-old Holly Salvatore often walked for fitness and enjoyed its benefits. With the birth of her twins almost 3 years ago, she put on weight and struggled to take it off again. Finding time to exercise ...
Freezing fat away: New procedure cools fat and processes it out gradually
Published 07/10/2012 at 4 a.m.
Freeze away your fat with a new, simple, but not inexpensive, procedure.
Hands on: Businesswoman may bring Chicago senior healing service to Bonita
Published 05/28/2012 at 8 a.m.
Imagine going months, weeks, or maybe even years without a single friendly touch. For the elderly, that's not uncommon, said Fern Ritacca, president and founder of Healing Through Touch, a service that specializes in holistic and alternative services for the ...
Start Smart Cycling brings hundreds of pro, amateur cyclists to downtown Naples for two criterium races
Published 05/09/2012 at 5:18 p.m.
It’s a standard sight to see beach cruisers leisurely touring the streets of Old Naples. Pulse-pounding, pavement-shredding bicycle racing is less common. Until recently. On May 5 and 6, the Orange Blossom Special brought two days of spandex-streaking bicycle racing ...
Naples virtual office business offers 'a girl Friday, every day'
Published 04/15/2012 at 10:30 a.m.
With Dax Enterprises, Kena Yoke is boldly going where no business has gone before.
Naples woman overcame stove scare on 'Worst Cooks in America'
Published 04/11/2012 at 9:28 a.m.
Sometimes, it’s good to be bad. Naples resident Melissa Rhodes learned that lesson firsthand when she competed on the third season of the Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” television competition series.
Lights, camera: First film production studio opens in downtown Naples
Published 04/08/2012 at 11 a.m.
Southwest Florida, get ready for your close-up. One of Naples most established film production studios, Fiddler Films, recently relocated to downtown Naples.
Making history: Restoration underway for Olde Naples Building
Published 04/01/2012 at 9:45 a.m.
If it were a Nancy Drew story, it could be called "The Secrets of the Sandwich Shop." But even the girl detective herself might be bewildered by all the mysteries contained within the very ordinary-looking building at the corner of ...
Building blocks: Henry Krehling Jr. left legacy on Naples construction industry
Published 03/25/2012 at 10 a.m. 1 Comment
Henry Krehling Jr. was a man who knew how to build something solid.
Rotary moves its fundraiser to Naples Zoo, and everyone, including critters, shows up
Published 03/21/2012 at 4 a.m.
It was a simple, but great, idea. Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the most scenic areas of the city: the Naples Zoo. And in its first year there, Rotary Club of Naples got a crowd of more than ...
Sole-mates: Longtime friends open shoes, clothing store in Naples
Published 03/11/2012 at 11 a.m.
Sometimes, a plan comes together. >That's how it was for Kari Kremer and Bob and Ellie Fiermonti in founding Kari's Kreations with Ellie's Shoes on Fifth Avenue South in Naples.
Charo serves up amazing guitar talent along with comic talent
Published 03/10/2012 at 4 a.m.
Charo hasn't lost an ounce of her vivacious manner or a bit of her formidable guitar talent. She's in town to show off both next Wednesday. The Spanish star is most famous for her big blonde bouffant, risqué clothes, outrageous ...
Internationally known bellydancing group to perform in Naples along with local dancers
Published 02/29/2012 at 12:29 p.m.
A new touring show arriving soon in Naples is sure to shake things up. The Club Bellydance tour combines the talents of the internationally acclaimed Bellydance Superstars with performances by local bellydancers. The tour is traveling across the United States ...
Naples man invents "feet" for portable electronic devices
Published 02/19/2012 at 10:16 a.m.
In the modern world, we rely on our gadgets to give us a helping hand.
High-end antique, art and jewelry expos: Can Naples support two in one month?
Published 02/06/2012 at 2 p.m.
Last year, the Naples International Art & Antiques Fair arrived with fanfare, an elegant preview night and valet parking, boasting five days of impressionist art, 18th-century furnishings, antiques, jewelry, rare books and prints — and not much competition.
Suds and sun: Naples soon will open its first brewery
Published 02/05/2012 at 11:57 a.m.
In May, Will Lawson will open Naples Beach Brewery, a small brewery at 4110 Enterprise Ave., Suite 217, in East Naples.
Fifth Ave. South business district rebrands itself with new slogan, logo
Published 01/30/2012 at 5:45 p.m.
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Blog dog: Severely burned dachshund found new Naples home
Published 12/22/2011 at 1 p.m.
Even if yours is the most popular pup at the dog park, it's likely there's another Collier County canine who has him beat in the friend count.It's Sparky, a smooth-coat dachshund that lives with Jim and Linda Glasson in North ...
90 foster children shop for loved ones in annual Child's Gift of Giving
Published 12/12/2011 at 1 p.m.
This year, 9-year-old Talise Youngs has a Walmart gift card. With it, she went shopping for her sister, brother, mother and grandmother as part of the 11th annual Child's Gift of Giving on Sunday.
Walking by heart: 36th annual Heart Walk to honor mom for her weight loss success
Published 11/01/2011 at 4:42 p.m.
In December, Anette Gray set out to lose 53 pounds. Now, she’s got her eye on a new number – one. “I’ve taken off 52 pounds now,” Gray said. “I’m a pound away from my goal.” On Saturday, Nov. 5, ...
Gulf Shore Goddess: the Naples home typifies everything its famous architect, Addison Mizner, loved
Published 10/15/2011 at 6 a.m.
As an architect, Addison Mizner is strongly associated with Palm Beach and Boca Raton, where he designed Spanish and Mediterranean Revival buildings throughout the 1920s, helping to give the area its distinctive look and creating his legacy as the creator ...
A DOMESTIC AESTHETC: Craft week celebrates handmade works that partner ingenuity, beauty and a purpose
Published 10/06/2011 at 6 a.m.
If you walk into Rani Richardson’s Naples craft gallery, you’ll have trouble walking out again. Empty-handed, anyway. That’s because Richardson’s Random Acts of Art is treasure trove of eclectic and enchanting handcrafted works from some 300 artists across the United ...
Yoga instructors to the stars headed to Naples to teach future yoga teachers
Published 10/03/2011 at 7:07 p.m.
If your regular workout needs a bit of a breather, try a bit of breath. From October to April, Naples yoga studio Bija Yoga will host noted yoga instructors Ana Brett and Ravi Singh as the duo leads a seven-part ...
Something for the kids: Fall festivals sure to keep your little ones entertained
Published 09/23/2011 at 4 a.m.
Fall means a reprieve from the steamy summer weather, perfect to go outside and enjoy a bit of cooler fun with the kids. From educational outings to costume capers, here’s our round-up of upcoming autumn events that aren’t to be ...
Naples attorney Patrick White devoted skills to making Flight 93 memorial a reality
Published 09/10/2011 at 6 a.m.
When Naples attorney Patrick White remembers his cousin, he thinks of all the happy times they shared together — all the wedding parties, all the family vacations. They’re good memories of a good man. White’s cousin, Louis “Joey” Nacke II, ...
Stand up for health: Vertical MRIs claim to offer a better look at patient problems
Published 08/15/2011 at 3:43 p.m.
If your doctor orders a MRI, you don’t have to take it lying down. No, really. You don’t. At Stand-Up MRI of SW Florida, clients are scanned in an open, upright MRI. The technology isn’t new; it was developed and ...
Lost Kitty: After 10 months, pet psychics, ads and posters, Mary Ann Pawlik hasn’t given up her search
Published 08/14/2011 at 6 a.m.
Kitts Kitts disappeared on a Saturday in October. Vanished without a trace. Her owner, Mary Ann Pawlik, has not stopped looking for her since. The North Naples resident placed ads in local newspapers and registered the missing Maine Coon cat ...
Seven-year-old publishes her first book with a little help from mom
Published 07/13/2011 at 3:40 p.m.
Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. With “See What I Can Become,” 7-year-old Elyssa Fernandez has answered that question — and perhaps given her young readers a chance to discover their own professional ...
Charity dinners in Naples to show off Caribbean cuisine
Published 07/06/2011 at 6:38 a.m.
Mark your calendars for “Caribbean Summer Nights” on July 14 and Aug. 25, two culinary events benefiting local charities to be held at the Dock at Crayton Cove.
The dress I wore: Southwest Florida brides remember their bridal dresses
Published 06/25/2011 at 6 a.m.
Local Southwest Florida brides recall their one-of-a-kind wedding dresses and what happened to them since their wedding day.
In a jam or pickle? Naples High School grad co-authors modern book on canning
Published 06/22/2011 at 12:17 p.m.
If you’re in a jam, there’s a new book that can help. Best of all, it works if you’re in a pickle, too. “Tart and Sweet: 101 Canning and Pickling Recipes for the Modern Kitchen” (Rodale Press; $24.99, 2011) is ...
Fighting hunger with a tough tater: Harry Chapin hopes its Ninja Potato earns its a new car
Published 06/20/2011 at 2:49 p.m.
There are many warriors in the fight against hunger. Sometimes, there is even a ninja. But, as the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida can attest, such a ninja must be more Sara Lee than Bruce Lee. Enter the ...
Raw Passion: Bethany Tait advances benefits — including speed of preparation —au naturel diet offers
Published 06/15/2011 at 11 a.m.
It’s called the blender dance. And while it isn’t likely to land you a spot on a TV talent show, it may help you get healthier: A happy, moving body absorbs nutrients better, explained Bethany Tait, a Naples holistic health ...
Pilots with pipes: church organists Jim Cochran get to shine at the Phil’s “cockpit” Casavant
Published 06/04/2011 at midnight
In church, organists play music for hymns and weddings. It’s beautiful music, surely, but not music that’s meant as a personal performance by the organist. Instead, theirs is “praiseful playing,” intended to direct parishioners’ thoughts towards the heavens, explains Jim ...
Naples company made the water stunts spectacular in ‘Hangover, part 2,’ ‘Titanic’ and others
Published 05/27/2011 at 12:34 p.m.
Captain Lance Julian remembers when the Titanic sank. He even had a hand in it. With his son Captain Harry Julian, Captain Lance is at the helm of Marine Team International, which provides professional marine consulting and management to top ...
Tap your toes to Dixieland Jazz all summer long
Published 05/17/2011 at 5:38 p.m.
On Saturdays through September, the Naples Jazz Masters will present “A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz” at the Norris Center at Cambier Park. They aren’t the biggest jazz band in the area; its members number only six or seven, depending on ...
Beguiled by the wild: Maureen Sullivan-Hartung pens book about Everglades
Published 05/14/2011 at midnight
When Maureen Sullivan-Hartung first came to Naples in 1981, she drove across U.S. 41, through the Everglades. Near Ochopee, she saw a sign that read “BEER WORMS.” She wrote a new book, “Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby.”
Harry Benson has been shooting historic moments since the Beatles’ first American tour
Published 05/11/2011 at 8:07 p.m.
In his six decades as a photographer, Harry Benson has photographed presidents and princesses, movie stars and massacres. Some would say there’s nothing he hasn’t photographed. Benson wouldn’t be one of them.
One family, several tongues: Haitian ‘sister’ congregation thrives on the campus of Covenant Presbyterian Church
Updated 04/28/2011 at 6:11 p.m.
When parishioners at El Shaddai of Grace sing their Sunday hymns, you can feel the music tingle all the way down to your toes. Their voices are loud and proud, a large and lively chorus of French and Creole. There’s ...
Naples neurologist assists fellow colleagues in Nigeria, other countries
Published 04/21/2011 at 11:27 a.m.
Nigeria isn’t glamorous, explains Dr. Michael Finkel, a neurologist at the Physicians Regional Healthcare System in North Naples. But when it comes to medical care — and especially neurological care — it has one of the greatest needs in all ...
Blooming in books: Jack Kramer writes and collects horticultural works immortalizing his name
Published 04/21/2011 at 9:16 a.m.
Jack Kramer is the author of 161 books, most of which are about gardening. His newest work is “Bromeliads for Home and Garden.” And will host a book signing and image exhibition at Edison Ford Estates, from 1 to 2 ...
Sunday brunch spots in Southwest Florida
Published 04/14/2011 at 6:04 p.m.
It’s widely acknowledged that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. Nutritionally, we agree. But for something to nourish the soul, we look to breakfast’s more civilized big sister: Sunday brunch. It’s the sit-down that sets the tone ...
Ensemble’s birthday party headed for Europe and Bach
Published 04/14/2011 at 6 a.m.
ohann Sebastian Bach died in 1750. But this summer, he’s back on tour.
Aiming for the Moon: Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney always looking for Celtic converts
Published 04/07/2011 at 5:29 p.m.
Even after almost 50 years, the Chieftains’ music is still out of this world. Literally. In December, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman took her place on the space station. Two instruments belonging to members of the acclaimed Irish folk music group ...
The Nosh Truck: A cubby hole for a kitchen, but a dining room as big as the world
Published 04/01/2011 at 3:29 p.m.
Korean barbecue pork sliders with a pickled daikon slaw seem like something suited to the late-night menu of a hot new eatery, the kind of place where patrons feel fortunate simply to snap up a seat at the bar. But ...
Freddie Rebel's real good, even if he doesn't exist
Published 03/31/2011 at 4:19 p.m.
Owned and operated by longtime local restaurateurs Fadi Rabil and Chrissy Bianchi-Rabil, Freddie Rebel’s Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill is located in the old Stevie Tomato’s Sports Page building on Shirley Street off Pine Ridge Road.
Wielding trophies, tickling floral fancies and offering garden goodies, flower shows bloom
Published 03/24/2011 at 5:27 p.m.
If you’re a flower child, get ready. There’s some serious petal power coming to Southwest Florida, and whether you’re a natural-born blossom buff or just looking to browse for a little something to spruce up your backyard, these three shows ...
PHOTOS: Awardee Scott Salley helps jailed and jailers
Published 03/14/2011 at 11:42 a.m.
When Scott Salley talks about his job as the chief of corrections for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, he gestures to a 3-foot long cypress stick leaning in one corner of his office. It’s an unhappy relic of an earlier ...
Rising above: Doris Reynolds, Naples' famous historian, finally tells her own story
Published 03/04/2011 at 2:53 p.m.
If you want to know about local history, seek out Doris Reynolds. The woman Neapolitans know as the City of Naples’ official historian often writes and speaks about Collier County’s bygone days. She’s highly qualified in that role: Reynolds moved ...
Texas Tony isn't messing around at his new BBQ Shack
Published 03/03/2011 at 4:05 p.m.
Normally, it might not be much of a compliment to comment on the way a place smells. At Texas Tony’s BBQ Shack, it’s meant as the highest form of praise. That’s because what wafts from within the four walls of ...