About KELLY FARRELL
Kelly Farrell, or Kelly Jane when she’s in trouble, grew up in the northern states of Ohio, Michigan, New York and Massachusetts. She attended as many colleges, beginning at Detroit College of Business, then Macomb Community college, then Wayne State University before finally earning a B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Not quite fitting in anywhere, she made up her own degree with an individual concentration in professional writing and photography.
Her career has not been vast but it has been varied, from bus driving to business management, landscaping and house painting.
She began freelancing at her first newspaper at age 19 in Romeo, Mich., and squeezed her foot back in the journalism door locally at the Collier Citizen. She's currently a correspondent for the Naples Daily News.
Everglades City grad of distinction known as quiet leader
Published 05/24/2013 at 5:05 a.m.
When it comes to being a leader, Salem Louwsma lets his actions do the talking. What has the Everglades City School senior done that has inspired his classmates?
Over a barrel: Bonita Beach Road widening complete, lanes opened
Published 05/13/2013 at 8:27 p.m.
The barriers are removed from along Bonita Beach Road as a road-widening project moves to its conclusion. Merchants along the stretch talk about enduring the construction.
Golden night: Six of Collier County's best teachers honored
Published 05/10/2013 at 10:18 p.m.
Some of Collier County’s most innovative teachers will be that memory in their students’ minds. Those teachers and their accomplishments were celebrated Friday night by more than 500 people at the 23rd Annual Golden Apple awards dinner at the Naples ...
Collier, Lee Meals on Wheels programs need volunteers, drivers for summer
Published 05/06/2013 at 6 a.m.
Many of the volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels are seasonal, but demand for services remain in high gear, creating a serious need for drivers in Lee County, and a need for some additional volunteers in Collier County as well.
Gov. Scott tells college students an important word to learn: 'forgive'
Updated 05/04/2013 at 6:56 p.m. 1 Comment
Ave Maria University hosted Gov. Rick Scott for its graduation exerecises on Saturday. See what Scott had to say, fresh off the completion of the 2013 legislative session.
Greenway trail from zoo to central Naples to get under way soon
Published 05/03/2013 at 5:18 a.m.
A Collier County nature trail that’s been decades in the making soon will be on its path toward completion.
Southwest Florida sea turtle nesting season off to crawling start
Published 04/29/2013 at 5:40 a.m.
Though nests sometimes are spotted in advance of the May 1 through Oct. 31 sea turtle nesting season in Florida, so far none of the threatened species’ nests have been reported in Lee and Collier counties.
A trail of 85 years: Celebration honors anniversary of Tamiami Trail opening
Published 04/27/2013 at 8:01 p.m.
Hundreds of people took a trip down memory lane Saturday to Everglades City’s 85th anniversary celebration of the completion of Tamiami Trail.
Estates residents alarmed by letter about possible neighborhood evacuation
Published 04/27/2013 at 5:22 p.m.
The letter neighbors received from Total Safety U.S. gave few specifics about the project, but requested household information in the event of an emergency evacuation. The contingency plan is being created on behalf of Dan A. Hughes, a Texas-based oil ...
Balloons Over Paradise: Cheerful hot air balloons an uplifting end to downer week
Published 04/20/2013 at 4:22 p.m.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled, and, hopefully, this provides everyone some relief after all the bad news,” said Alves, as the balloons began taking flight, one after another.
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