About LAURA ARCHAZKI-PACTER
Laura Archazki-Pacter was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Florida living in Ft. Myers, Naples and Marco Island.
While riding bikes, collecting tadpoles, winning sandcastle contests at the beach, and working three jobs as a teen on Marco Island, Laura began writing and hasn't stopped since.
Voted "Most Confused" in college, Laura loves to laugh, and enjoys her work with Collier Citizen's talented team.
PHOTOS: Eagle Scout candidate shares warmth with community
Published 03/31/2010 at 7:02 p.m.
It’s been a cold winter for homeless people in Collier County. But Boy Scout Michael Balcom hopes to change that with a gift to the homeless population, through his Eagle Scout Project.
Fill 'er up: Seventh annual Empty Bowls event aims to keep community, needy full
Published 01/25/2013 at 4 a.m.
Hunger is an issue that permeates 16.7 million childrens lives in America everyday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Finding beauty in the unexpected: Naples mother to share her insight into coming to terms with special baby
Published 01/18/2013 at 3 a.m.
Kelle Hampton knew something was wrong the moment she saw her newborns face. The Naples photographer and mother of two realized almost immediately that her daughter had Down syndrome.
Asian professionals organization forms alliance with Naples Chamber
Published 01/11/2013 at 3 a.m.
When local attorney Rebecca Zung-Clough founded the Naples Asian Professionals Association back in 2000, she started with a small organization with big ideas. But she quickly set out to reach each goal.
Cooking up sizzling family fun for Ave Maria's Donahue Academy
Published 01/03/2013 at 12:09 p.m.
As students grudgingly head back to class following the holiday break, organizers of the Third Annual Sunshine Steak Cook-Off are preparing and hoping for a record-breaking turnout of steak aficionados.
Perfect timing for resolutions: Naples author offers up tips to break unhealthy eating habits
Published 12/28/2012 at 3 a.m.
It all started when Don Paullin was involved in the pharmaceutical industry. He noticed that many of the very pharmaceuticals he was selling to doctors were not needed if people made basic lifestyle and eating habit changes.
Let it Snow: Holiday events drawing crowds in for Santa, menorah lightings and more
Published 11/29/2012 at 4:34 p.m.
Tis the season for bright holiday lights, sweet memories and merry music. And there was plenty of festive memories made this past Black Friday evening at the Village on Venetian Bay.
High heel it: Run, don't walk, to the third annual Stiletto Sprint
Published 10/12/2012 at 3 a.m.
Calling all high heel fashionistas to the city of Naples. On Oct. 20, Susan G. Komen of Southwest Florida will be hosting the third annual Stiletto Sprint.
Such Great Heights
Published 10/05/2012 at 5:36 p.m.
Adventure runs deep in Glen Schwesinger’s blood. Since he was a young man, he sought ways of going beyond travels in his own backyard. And when he discovered a way to scale Mount Kilimanjaro recently, he decided to do so ...
Fashion for Her: Designers bringing their latest threads to Naples for a good cause
Updated 09/24/2012 at 3:09 p.m.
When its least expected, a diagnosis of breast cancer is made. It is shocking, lifechanging, and those affected by it know it is a long battle once a doctor shares the tragic news with a patient.
Climb for the Shelter: Two men to scale Mount Kilimanjaro as fundraiser for abused women shelter
Updated 09/24/2012 at 3:08 p.m.
Adventure runs deep in Glen Schwesingers blood. Since he was a young man, he sought ways of going beyond travels in his own backyard. When he discovered a way to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, he decided to do so in honor ...
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