About KAYDEE TUFF
Kaydee Tuff was a polite 19-year-old college student when she married into the newspaper business nearly 30 years ago. After a short stint as a politically correct kindergarten teacher in North Dakota, she joined Tuff Publications, Inc., where she evolved into an edgy, thick-skinned newspaper columnist, reporter and editor for a number of news publications in Minnesota and Florida.
She is the former Editor of the Collier Citizen, a weekly community newspaper serving Collier County.
■ 1984: Best Local News Story from the Minnesota Newspaper Association.
■ 2009: Under her editorship, the Collier Citizen received first place in General Excellence in the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper Contest.
Giving thanks: New smile from Naples dental center means new life
Published 11/27/2013 at 8:04 p.m.
Andrew Whitehurst was a problem child - but it wasn't necessarily his autism that was causing his unhappiness. His teeth hurt. And there was no way to tell people.
Model citizens: Seven Golden Gate community leaders named Citizens of the Year
Published 11/20/2013 at 4:27 p.m.
Celebrating those who put the "gold" in Golden Gate, more than 100 attendees applauded the efforts of seven community leaders named Citizens of the Year last week at the Naples Hilton.
Stitched with love: Sewing Circle brings hope to breast cancer patients
Published 10/16/2013 at 11:53 a.m.
Amid the steady hum of sewing machines and the buzz of friendly chatter, members of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Project Hope Sewing Circle enjoyed an old-time sewing bee for a great cause.
Programa de salud en Immokalee enseña a niños y sus padres sobre nutrición - y un poco de Zumba
Published 09/16/2013 at 5:43 p.m.
El programa “Salud Immokalee” educa a niños y sus padres sobre los peligros de la obesidad y los beneficios de un estilo de vida saludable.
Immokalee health program brought in both kids, their parents to learn good nutrition — and a little Zumba
Published 09/15/2013 at 9:45 p.m.
Healthy kids are important, but so is having parents who are a role model for that. This Immokalee program brought parents and kids together for healthier lives.
'Healthcare for all': Nonprofit group celebrates National Health Center Week with Golden Gate community
Published 08/27/2013 at 4:58 p.m.
Tatiana Bejarano giggled at the results of her daughter's face paint during the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida's National Health Center Week celebration at the Golden Gate Community Center.
Innovative approach to healthcare: Group hosting barbecues to celebrate its success in helping others be healthier
Published 08/06/2013 at 1:26 p.m.
Sixty pounds overweight and borderline diabetic, 15-year-old Naila could have been just another statistic among the 7.6 million uninsured children in America, but today she is 50 pounds lighter and a vibrant teen contributing to her Golden Gate community.
Grace Place newest member of Barbara Bush Foundation's network
Updated 03/14/2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Citing statistics that 2.2 million Florida adults have less than a high school diploma, the Barbara Bush Foundation recently welcomed Grace Place for Children and Families to its partner network.
Teach a child to fish...: Junior Deputy League sponsors 7th annual Kids Love Fishing event
Published 02/27/2013 at 11:31 a.m.
Outdoor writer Patrick McManus once said, "The two best times to fish is when it's rainin' and when it ain't," so the weather couldn't have been better on Feb. 16 as more than 350 kids turned out for the 7th ...
Naples resident coupons Grace Place
Updated 01/02/2013 at 1:09 p.m.
Coupons save money, but Naples resident Christina Moncsko has taken couponing to a higher level – helping to save lives with food donations to the Grace Place food pantry.
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