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  • Picking produce in the midst of a populated paradise Published 02/24/2010 at 5:22 p.m.

    Right off Airport-Pulling Road, a busy Naples traffic artery, amid shopping centers and gated communities, sits a working orange grove. With about 15,000 trees on 150 acres, it’s no backyard operation, but to the Pulling family, the citrus farm is ...

  • Destination: Temple Orange Grove harbors hidden treasure Published 02/09/2010 at 1:30 p.m.

    Right off Airport-Pulling Road, a busy Naples traffic artery, amid shopping centers and gated communities, sits a working orange grove.

  • Magic is in the air at the Inn of Naples - Featuring the Great Gorgonzola Published 02/03/2010 at 3:33 p.m.

    Eddy Lester is every inch a showman, in the most traditional sense. His breed harkens back to an era before cable TV and the Internet, to vaudeville, circuses and traveling sideshows. For four engagements, he’s putting on a magic show ...

  • Review: Magic is INN the air Published 01/28/2010 at 9:55 p.m.

    Eddy Lester is every inch a showman, in the most traditional sense. His breed harkens back to an era before cable TV and the Internet, to vaudeville, circuses and traveling sideshows. For eight charming engagements, he’s putting on a magic ...

  • Magic show comes to Naples Published 01/28/2010 at 1:05 p.m.

    Eddy Lester is every inch a showman, in the most traditional sense.

  • Destination: Tin City will make you feel at home when you're far away Published 01/21/2010 at 3:53 p.m.

    Tin City has been something of a landmark in downtown Naples since 1976, impossible to miss from U.S. 41 crossing the Barron River.

  • Destination: Collier County parks proliferate for nature lovers Published 11/04/2009 at 10:13 a.m.

    Naples and surrounding Collier County are so beautiful that many call it paradise. Ever wonder why?

  • You review books: Ellen and David Grant Published 05/29/2009 at 3:17 p.m.

    David and Ellen Grant, from Dundee, Scotland, are visiting Naples from their condo in Orlando.

  • You review food: Phil Sobcyk Published 05/29/2009 at 3:13 p.m.

    Phil Sobcyk is a 10-year Naples resident from Minneapolis.

  • Marco Mothers Day: mother’s • moments • memories Published 05/08/2009 at 3:49 p.m.

    Everybody has a mother, and today is a day for us all to celebrate the love, care and guidance they have given us over the years.

  • You Review food: Don McPhail Published 05/08/2009 at 3:27 p.m.

    Don McPhail is visiting from Ancaster, Ontario.

  • You Review TV: Sandy Stilianessis Published 05/01/2009 at 5:26 p.m.

    Sandy Stilianessis is enjoying a month-long vacation from Wayne, N.J., with her 7-month-old son, Nicholas.

  • You Review Food: Janet Romanelli Published 05/01/2009 at 5:23 p.m.

    Janet Romanelli is manager of the newly opened White House/Black Market upscale boutique, on Fifth Avenue South, in Naples.

  • Film festival hopes to be a draw in Naples Published 04/08/2009 at 12:01 a.m.

    Dozens of Southwest Florida art patrons gathered April 2 at the Six Degree Exhibitions gallery in downtown Naples to celebrate the creation of a new cultural organization, the Naples International Film Festival (NIFF).

  • You review food: Maria Leclair Published 04/03/2009 at 5:14 p.m.

    Marie Leclair is a Naples resident who likes to entertain.

  • You review movies: CNR Air Published 03/27/2009 at 5:40 p.m.

    CNR Air Conditioning employees Chris Stonebridge, Karlene Akim, Robby Adams and Kevin Hernandez got together to talk about their movie opinions.

  • You review food: Jane Woods Published 03/27/2009 at 5:34 p.m.

    Jane Woods is a resident of Boston who has experienced fine dining around the world.

  • you review: books Mathilde Brault Published 03/06/2009 at 4:39 p.m.

    Mathilde Brault, 10, is visiting from Montreal, Canada.

  • you review: books Philippe Brault Published 03/06/2009 at 4:33 p.m.

    Philippe Brault, 8, is visiting from Montreal, Canada.

  • You Review book: Tim Martin Published 02/27/2009 at 3:05 p.m.

    Tim Martin is retired from the airline industry and lives in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

  • You Review TV: Ken Moore Published 02/27/2009 at 3:01 p.m.

    Ken “Corky” Moore is a retired tax accountant who lives in Jensen Beach, Fla. and Minnesota.

  • You Review books: Published 02/20/2009 at 4:29 p.m.

    Patsy Hall and her husband Larry are visiting from Paradise Valley, Ariz.

  • You Review movies: Published 02/20/2009 at 4:10 p.m.

    Lisa Simpson is visiting from Madison, Wisc., with her 6-month-old daughter, Anna Coan.

  • You Review TV: Beth Joyce Published 02/13/2009 at 5:07 p.m.

    Beth Joyce is visiting from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • You Review Food: Willem Dijkstra Published 02/13/2009 at 5:04 p.m.

    Willem Dijkstra and his wife Aly split their year between Naples and their home in Belgium.

  • Cupid must winter in paradise Published 02/06/2009 at 5:50 p.m.

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, you have to wonder where that little cherub with the bow and arrows hangs out. He’s not dressed very well for those Minnesota blizzards; that’s for sure.

  • U Review food: Campbell Published 02/06/2009 at 5:19 p.m.

    Neapolitan Bette Campbell and her husband Harry like to eat out all over Naples.

  • U Review TV: Toppozini Published 02/06/2009 at 5:16 p.m.

    Merina and Mike Toppozini are visiting Naples from Ottowa, Canada.

  • You Review Reading Published 01/30/2009 at 1:09 p.m.

    Q. What is the last book you read, and how did you like it? Oh, it was a Harlequin romance novel, but I can’t remember the title. I read a lot of books.

  • U Review TV Published 01/30/2009 at 1:04 p.m.

    Q. What is your favorite TV show? Why? “True Blood,” on HBO. It’s exciting, it’s about vampires, which is always fun and sexy, and it’s romantic.

  • You Review TV: Bob Chapman Published 01/16/2009 at 5:33 p.m.

    What is your favorite TV show? Why? I don’t have a lot of free time to watch TV, running by business, but I watch “The Matrix.” I like the interesting angles they present.

  • You Review Food: Brian Pullen Published 01/16/2009 at 5:25 p.m.

    What is your favorite restaurant? Why? I like Watermark Grill. The steaks are good, and so are the scallops.

  • You Review food Published 12/28/2008 at midnight

    What is your favorite restaurant? Why? We just went to Chops, on Fifth Avenue and had the pan-seared, crusted grouper, with a lemon cream sauce. It was delicious. There was even crab in it. Our friend, William, took us there ...

  • You Review Movie: The Oddo’s Published 12/15/2008 at 10:17 a.m.

    Lou and Barbara Oddo have lived in Naples at Naples Lakes since 2003.

  • You Review Food: Mandy Patton Published 12/05/2008 at 2:48 p.m.

    Mandy Patton is an administrator at Florida Choice, a realty company in Naples. A native of Manchester, England, she moved to Naples seven years ago.

  • You Review Food: Bonnie Peresotti Published 12/05/2008 at 2:46 p.m.

    Bonnie Peresotti is the manager of a CVS Drugstore. She has lived in Estero for 10 years.

  • You Review Movie: John Augustine Published 11/28/2008 at midnight

    John Augustine is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. He lives now in Lake Worth, Florida and visits Naples regularly.

  • You Review Food: Reg Valentinuzzi Published 11/28/2008 at midnight

    Reg Valentinuzzi is a seasonal resident, with a condo on Marco Island.

  • It’s Christmastime at Palm Cottage Published 11/28/2008 at midnight

    Maybe we don’t have snow in Naples, but that doesn’t mean we forget about Christmas. See it at Palm Cottage

  • You Review Food: Amy Perez Published 11/21/2008 at 11:28 a.m.

    Amy Perez, 15, is a freshman at Golden Gate High School.

  • You Review TV: Francisca DeBen-Fernandez Published 11/21/2008 at 11:24 a.m.

    Francisca DeBen-Fernandez was born in Spain and has lived in Naples for 18 years, where she operates Naples Instrument, an industrial tool distributor.

  • Cocktail: Haskell's, the wine people! Published 11/12/2008 at 4:38 p.m.

    Surprise! What appears to be a simple storefront from the street at Haskells' Purveyor of Fine Wines & Spirits turns out to be a cornucopia of culinary delights upon entering.

  • Dining: Paloma Blanca 2: Cuban cuisine in Naples Published 11/12/2008 at 4:29 p.m.

    You don't have to be Cuban to love their cuisine. So, if Miami's Little Havana is too far to drive, stop in at either location of Paloma Blanca and experience the real thing here in Naples. Owners Reynaldo and Marlen ...

  • Speedy Johnson lives up to his name Published 11/12/2008 at 4:21 p.m.

    Everybody should ride through the Everglades in an airboat at least once. You can't get any closer to nature without sinking into the swamp, and the trip makes for stories and photo albums that will be shared for years.

  • You Review TV: Wildine Veillard Published 11/07/2008 at 11:44 a.m.

    Wildine Veillard, 15, is a sophomore at Golden Gate High School

  • You Review TV: Al McElwain Published 10/31/2008 at 12:15 p.m.

    Al McElwain, 76, moved to Naples in 1980. Trained as a physicist, he witnessed an atomic test in 1955, won a wrestling championship and owned a Union lithography trade shop in Chicago. His dog, named “Dog,” who sports unusual, piercing ...

  • You Review TV: Jennifer Silva Published 10/24/2008 at 2 p.m.

    Jennifer Silva, licensed massage therapist in Naples.

  • You Review TV: Germaine Rosado Published 10/24/2008 at 1:57 p.m.

    Germaine Rosado, manager of The Children’s Place, in Estero’s Miromar Outlets

  • You Review Music: Leon VanDam Published 10/12/2008 at midnight

    Leon VanDam, visiting Naples from his native Holland.

  • You Review Music: Frederick Overdijking Published 10/05/2008 at midnight

    Frederick Overdijking is a native of Holland, who lived for 20 years in Scotland, and then came to live in Naples in February. He recently purchased the Fifth Avenue Coffee Co., downtown, but plans to retain the same menu and ...