Our World: Not bound to just sit idly by
Published 01/06/2012 at 2:51 p.m.
Jack Beaulieu plucks a tennis ball from the spokes of his wheels and holds it in his gloved left hand. He guides his chair to the baseline, and with one swift motion, tosses the ball in a gentle arc and ...
Our World: Intricate beauty
Published 12/04/2011 at 11:18 a.m.
After more than 30 hours of creating a detail-filled, intricate design with colored sand, a group of Tibetan Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery destroyed their masterpiece. The monks, who have been hunched over a small table eight hours a ...
Our World: Carving out a slice of life
Published 11/04/2011 at 11:14 a.m.
John Grossmann has advice for anyone starting in the world of wood carving. “The first thing you buy is a knife,” Grossmann said. “The second thing is a box of Band-Aids.” Grossmann, 66, of Estero, is fairly new to the ...
Our World: ‘It’s a rough life’ for a fiddler crab
Published 09/23/2011 at 12:40 p.m.
Size does matter — at least in the case of the fiddler crab. The sand fiddler crab, scientifically known as Uca pugilator, populates many of the beaches around Southwest Florida. Named for the males having one claw greatly bigger than ...
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Injured bear rescued from Golden Gate Estates backyard
Updated 09/27/2010 at 6:28 p.m. 1 Comment
The male black bear was found off 4th Avenue SE lying on its left side, breathing heavily with an apparent puncture wound but remained mostly motionless in a 10-foot wide shallow pond.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Replica Nina & Pinta make pilgrimage to Naples' shore
Published 03/31/2010 at 2:13 p.m.
A Columbus replica ship approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on Wednesday afternoon. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing ...
No new schools this year, but that’s not a bad thing, Collier district officials say
Published 08/16/2009 at 6:37 p.m.
For the first time in a long time, the Collier County School District will not open any new schools this year. “There’s not a lot left to do,” said Alvah Hardy, executive director of facilities for the district. “We have ...