Get Growing: news from the garden community
Published 06/23/2011 at 3:37 p.m.
Get Growing: news from the garden community for Lee and Collier counties.
The Cafe on Naples' Fifth Ave. worth stop, but perhaps not trip
Published 05/13/2011 at 10:36 a.m.
If I were strolling down Fifth Avenue South on a weekend afternoon and wanted to grab a good, healthful and reasonablypriced lunch, I’d keep the Cafe in mind — especially if I wanted to dine in a tables-on-the-sidewalk kind of ...
GET GROWING: Pesticide training, plant clinic and orchids
Published 05/12/2011 at 12:02 p.m.
GET GROWING: Pesticide training, plant clinic and orchids for Lee and Collier counties.
Queen of tarts Lisa McDonnell’s French pastry skills honed on crusted cuisine
Published 04/27/2011 at 9:16 a.m.
Lisa McDonnell fell in love at a French bakery: One bite of pan au chocolat, and she was smitten.
GET GROWING: plant problems and clinics to diagnose them
Published 04/21/2011 at 9:34 a.m.
GET GROWING: plant problems and clinics to diagnose them in Naples.
Dining Review: French American Bistro serves up both hits and misses
Updated 04/14/2011 at 3:19 p.m.
Fresh, homemade baguettes and croissants stand out above all else at French American Bistro, along with smoked salmon entrees and French onion soup. But ham and cheese crepes were more miss than hit, and service, while friendly both times, was ...
Parks to close if federal shutdown; most Collier, Lee services would continue PHOTOS
Published 04/07/2011 at 8 p.m.
Some Southwest Florida parks will close, veterans’ services will continue and the U.S. Postal Service will remain on its schedule if the federal government shuts down at midnight Friday as has been predicted. Locally, those operations to remain open include ...
Free yoga classes help survivors regain movement and peace of mind
Updated 04/05/2011 at 3:26 p.m.
Pink Ribbon Restorative Yoga, a yoga program for breast cancer survivors, offers free classes in Naples to women who have had breast cancer — whether they had it years ago, are still in treatment or just had surgery.
- Get growing: Gardening news and events in Southwest Florida Published 04/01/2011 at 1:21 p.m.
Naples woman called 'unsung hero' during assassination attempt on President Reagan
Updated 03/30/2011 at 10:46 p.m.
“I heard the gunshots,” remembers Mary Ann Gordon, a Naples resident. “I turned around and all I saw were bodies on the ground.” Naples woman called 'unsung hero' during President Reagan's assassination attempt
Immokalee's La Fiesta No. 3 a hub for food, coffee and, hopefully, jobs
Published 03/18/2011 at 5:07 p.m.
Step inside La Fiesta No. 3 Supermarket, where the men are gathered, and you enter another world: Bright lights, warmth and smells of flour, coffee, onions, tacos. People file in, wait in line, order and check out, replacing hoods and ...
Tacos, sopes, gorditas shine at Salsa Brava Mexican Grill
Published 03/17/2011 at 5:48 p.m.
Salsa Brava Mexican Grill is in a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of location, but it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled.
That's entertainment: County fair offers more than livestock and rides
Updated 03/17/2011 at 8:59 p.m.
While there will be plenty of adrenaline-pumping rides with names like the Super Himalaya and the Wild Claw, there are also dozens of other attractions and shows, including monkeys riding on racing dogs in the Banana Derby, sea lion and ...
$100,000 state pensions: Gov. Scott exposes 500-plus with new website
Updated 03/17/2011 at 6:55 p.m.
More than 500 people collect state pensions of more than $100,000 in Florida, according to a list released by Governor Rick Scott on a new website, www.floridahasarighttoknow.com.
- Get growing: Gardening news and events in Southwest Florida Published 03/10/2011 at 5:51 p.m.
Get growing: Gardening news and events in Southwest Florida
Published 03/03/2011 at 5:59 p.m.
Gardening news and events in Southwest Florida.
Uptown Fair: Naples Art Association in love with its growing Mercato Fine Arts Festival
Published 03/03/2011 at 3:27 p.m.
Naples’ famous art festival has expanded north, and it’s setting up shop. Last year, the Naples Art Association stretched its reach to hold an art festival at Mercato in North Naples. The event was a success, so this year they’re ...
Proposal to eliminate Florida fishing licenses catches anglers’ attention POLL/PHOTOS
Published 02/23/2011 at 7 p.m. 2 Comments
Dropping a fishing line in Florida’s waters might soon be simpler. State Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, has filed a bill that would eliminate recreational fishing licenses for fresh water and saltwater.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has come out ...
Digging in: Cape Coral’s burrowing owl festival returns for its 9th year
Published 02/23/2011 at 12:15 a.m.
You wouldn’t think to look for an owl underground, but that’s exactly where you might find one this time of year. Learn about burrowing owls and hop on a bus to visit them in their burrows during Cape Coral’s ninth ...
RECIPE Virtual cookbook: Linguine with shrimp and vegetables
Published 02/22/2011 at 5:52 p.m.
Craving vegetables one night, I looked for a dish heavy on fresh veggies and light on time. This linguine with shrimp and veggies is perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner.
Less grease, more fresh veggies at Golden Leaf Chinese restaurant
Updated 02/18/2011 at 11:25 a.m.
Chinese food usually tastes great. But often, shortly after eating you’ll find yourself in a grease-induced food coma. That wasn’t the case with Golden Leaf in Naples. Many of the dishes we tried were much lighter than typical Chinese fare, ...
Immigration laws: Legislation could be catastrophic to agriculture businesses
Published 02/13/2011 at 9 a.m.
Florida doesn’t have an Arizona-style immigration law yet, but mention the possibility and you’ll hear a lot of anxious sighs. Business owners, economic experts and tourist officials say measures before the Florida Legislature might taint Florida’s image, dampen tourism and ...
Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida
Published 02/10/2011 at 5:15 p.m.
E-mail “Get Growing” announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to “Get Growing,” Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110.
Top local bluegrass players gather for Jammin' in the Hammock
Updated 02/12/2011 at 5:31 p.m.
It’ll be hard not to tap your toes at this party. Jammin’ in the Hammock, an annual bluegrass festival and fundraiser, comes to Collier-Seminole State Park this Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds from the festival benefit the park.
Bed bugs gone at North Naples apartment, county closes case
Published 02/08/2011 at 5:49 p.m.
Joann Au-Clair had unexpected guests at Christmas in her apartment at Somerset Palms in North Naples — bed bugs. Now they’re finally gone, and the code enforcement case against the apartment’s management is closed. But Au-Clair fears the bugs will ...
RECIPE Virtual cookbook: Gingerbread cupcakes
Published 02/08/2011 at 5:07 p.m.
Satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth with these heart-shaped cupcakes for Valentine’s Day.
Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida
Published 02/03/2011 at 4:53 p.m.
Gardening news for Southwest Florida
RECIPE Virtual cookbook: White chicken chili
Published 02/01/2011 at 4:57 p.m.
It’s different from a thick, beefy traditional chili, but for me, that was a good thing. I made it while the weather was cold and it’s a bowlful of warm, comfort food. Made with cannellini beans, diced green chilis, chicken ...
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 01/27/2011 at 4:43 p.m.
Code enforcement involved in North Naples apartments' bedbug outbreak
Published 01/24/2011 at 2:25 p.m.
“I haven’t slept in weeks, these things feed from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. in the morning,” Au-Clair said. “They were crawling over me, before I even knew what they were.”
Lunch out: Mimi's cooks homey French fare in Naples
Published 01/13/2011 at 5:31 p.m.
There’s something very friendly and homey about Mimi’s Cooking, a small French restaurant in Naples. On a recent weekday afternoon, owner Marie-Michelle Rey flitted around the room, saying “Bonjour!” to diners, asking them how their meal was and even helping ...
Beginning to breathe: Jen Likness gets new lungs just in time
Published 01/03/2011 at 4:54 p.m.
After 28 years of living with cystic fibrosis, Jennifer Likness’s lungs stopped working. For three days, a machine pumped oxygenated blood through her body, keeping her alive. Late in the evening on the third day, when doctors say risk of ...
Trucking restrictions relaxed so farmers can get crops to market
Published 12/30/2010 at 5:14 p.m.
Mother Nature has been tough on farmers in recent weeks, but Tallahassee is giving them a break. An order relaxing trucking restrictions so farmers can more easily transport freeze-vulnerable crops was set to expire on Dec. 31, but it has ...
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 12/30/2010 at 3:08 p.m.
RECIPE Virtual cookbook: Italian sausage soup with tortellini
Published 12/28/2010 at 5:10 p.m.
Soup weather is rare in Southwest Florida, but it’s definitely been here for the last few weeks.
PHOTOS Cold facts: Farmworkers struggle to eat, pay bills after Florida freezes
Published 12/25/2010 at 3 p.m.
Farmworkers have been dealing with drastically reduced hours since the cold weather hit this year, first in January and again in mid-December. After last growing season’s terrible freezes, many workers didn’t return to Immokalee because they were afraid it would ...
Last-minute dash: Shoppers purchasing holiday gifts keep retailers busy
Updated 12/24/2010 at 4:56 p.m.
Last minute shoppers packed into stores on Christmas eve, picking up presents to put under the tree. Christmas music played inside Exquisite Gifts & Home Accessories in Naples as Alma Pagan checked out at the register.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Recent freeze leaves farmworkers out in the cold
Updated 12/23/2010 at 4:43 p.m.
The weather has warmed but many farmworkers still feel the chill.
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 12/23/2010 at 11:40 a.m.
PHOTOS: Post offices packed on busiest shipping day of the year
Updated 12/20/2010 at 5:26 p.m.
Today is also the last day for priority mail delivery to arrive by Christmas Eve, Barber said. Starting Tuesday packages have to be shipped express mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.
Lunch out: La Fogata offers fresh, authentic Mexican
Published 12/16/2010 at 2:53 p.m.
Fresh and homemade are the words that come to mind to describe La Fogata Mexican Restaurant. It’s a small place, tucked in the corner of the large shopping center at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road. ...
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 12/16/2010 at 2:16 p.m.
RECIPE Virtual cookbook: Apple-walnut bread
Published 12/14/2010 at 5:21 p.m.
My family was in town for a visit recently, and when they’re around it usually means lots of people, lots of food and lots of dessert. So, I decided to pick a sweet bread recipe — and to make a ...
St. Matthew's House finds new home in Bonita Springs
Updated 12/10/2010 at 6:10 p.m.
St. Matthew's House hope to build a 60-bed homeless facility on an 8.8 acre site at 28200 Old 41, south of Bonita Beach Road. The charity's board of director's approved a sales contract for the purchase Thursday and expects to ...
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 12/09/2010 at 5:07 p.m.
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 12/02/2010 at 5:06 p.m.
- RECIPE Virtual cookbook: Mirin and tamari-glazed salmon Published 11/30/2010 at 5:17 p.m.
Every breath precious: Jennifer Likness battles cystic fibrosis, but still finds time to help make life better for kids in hospital
Published 11/28/2010 at 8:52 a.m.
Despite waiting years for a life-saving surgery, Jennifer Likness isn’t focused on herself. Instead, she’s thinking of all the other young patients who, like her, spend weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Mixed 'Nuts': Three Naples groups put on versions of 'The Nutcracker'
Updated 11/25/2010 at 1:38 a.m.
Naples is nuts for nutcrackers again this year. Three local productions of “The Nutcracker” offer very different ways to experience the traditional holiday favorite. The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts is putting on its 22nd annual Miami City Ballet ...
- Get growing: Gardening news for Southwest Florida Published 11/18/2010 at 4:56 p.m.