Party with a purpose: Cancer gala promises a good time for a good cause
Updated 01/20/2014 at 2:40 p.m.
Imagine, a world without cancer, and a big fancy soiree on a resort island to celebrate that goal. Marco Island is gearing up for what some believe is the most worthy event of the season: the American Cancer Society's Imagination ...
Project Prom: Dedicated volunteers, businesses put together a free boutique for Collier students
Published 04/07/2013 at 10:29 a.m.
It’s prom time — time for high school girls to dream about that perfect dress. A group has collaborated in Collier County to give the gift of a perfect night to every local high schooler who wants to be the ...
Collier elementary students take a bite out of obesity
Published 03/19/2013 at 1:22 p.m.
Collier County schools are doing its part to educate our children — and are feeding them to make the point. The new Farm to School programs brings fresh locally grown fruits and vegatibles to elementary schools in Collier.
Dammit Doll: Got anger and feel like slamming something against the wall?
Published 01/22/2013 at 4 a.m.
Are Dammit Dolls therapeutic or an uncomfortable sign of the times that we will buy stuffed representations of people to punch?
Reason for the season: Religious leaders share meaning behind well-known holiday "12 Days of Christmas" song
Published 12/21/2012 at 3 a.m.
Whered those other 11 days go? For most people who celebrate Christmas, its the most wonderful time of the year, right? But when exactly does that time as a spiritual season begin, especially the 12 days of the ever popular ...
'Medical miracle' Jebry still singing in Naples, thanks to fans, doctors, and a great attitude
Published 11/04/2012 at 3 a.m.
Jebry, as she's known to her fans around Naples, sings like a carefree bird. But she's a walking medical miracle, her doctors tell her.
Young and hooked: Teen drug addiction haunts the nation, including Collier County
Published 09/18/2012 at 4 a.m.
September is National Addiction Month and Nori St. Paul exlores the traps and pitfalls of such addictions, for the Naples Daily News.
Godly Education: Classic Conversations hosts a three-day conference on Christian-based homeschooling
Published 06/15/2012 at 4 a.m.
Classical Conversations will host a three-day conference on homeschooling with a Christian-based educational model.
Terry Lee: Musician artist doesn't let Muscular Dystrophy get in his way
Published 06/11/2012 at 3 p.m.
Musician, artist lives life fully.
GLASS ACT: Naples artist Chad Burgess is a rare freehand glass etcher
Published 06/09/2012 at 4 a.m.
Mind if Chad Burgess cuts in? This is not a dance he's talking about; he wants people to appreciate his extremely rare art — freehand glass etching.
From one mother to another
Published 05/10/2012 at 12:34 p.m.
A child just wasn’t in the cards for Rachel and Albert Hernandez. Nothing seemed to be going their way. First it was major medical roadblocks. Then depression and separation got in the way. At least that is what the Naples ...
Living on the land: While many may wonder why, some homeless people choose to live a life without a place to call their own
Published 04/12/2012 at 2:43 p.m.
For some people, home is in the heart. For some, like Naples resident Christopher Beardslee, 48, home is in the woods. At least it was for all of the past several months until Beardslee, a skilled handyman/carpenter, finally got a ...
Job-seeking Collier County adults are back in class to catch up to computer skills
Published 04/10/2012 at 4 a.m.
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3,000 kids plus 60 deputies equals good times
Published 03/21/2012 at 1:52 p.m.
It started out like any other school day, but commenced to a fun-filled morning of exhilarating wild twists, sky high rides, icy sno-cones, sweet funnel cakes and grilled hot dogs drenched in mustard and relish. This past Saturday, the Collier ...
Minority Affairs Task Force looks to social media as new crimefighting tool
Updated 03/14/2012 at 12:06 p.m.
Would-be criminals in Collier County may have a new obstacle that quashes their designs on committing neighborhood crime — social media. During the second monthly meeting of the 2012 Collier County Sheriff’s Office Minority Affairs Task Force (MATF), Crime Prevention ...
Consecration marks St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Naples as Southwest Florida’s first
Published 02/26/2012 at 10:02 a.m.
This baptism — a sacred rite in all Christian denominations — was for a building. Hundreds of people filled St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Naples on Feb. 19 as church dignitaries from around the nation came to consecrate its ...
A scroll of history
Published 01/20/2012 at 11:28 a.m.
Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday for the grand opening of the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Naples. The event was highlighted with the unveiling of a historic Torah, salvaged from the Holocaust and donated to the Chabad Naples Center.
Uniting nature, culture: Preserve AIR Exhibit underway in Big Cypress
Published 01/19/2012 at 4:07 p.m.
Artists Deborah Mitchell and Deedra Ludwig are in the class of visionaries who are compelled to deeply explore and express the otherwise unheard, unseen, unfelt beauty, mystery and fragility of remote places like the Big Cypress Swamp in South Florida. ...
Second Chance gets off to a great start
Published 12/21/2011 at 10:29 a.m.
Seven habits, seven inmates and four dogs, along with a serious backdrop of support professionals, all added up to success for the first Second Chance Cell Dog program at the Collier County Jail.
Week-long celebration marks Stonewalls first anniversary
Updated 12/17/2011 at noon
Looks like the third little pig built Stonewalls on Marco Island, because the big bad economy hasn’t blown it down. In fact, it’s their one year anniversary, and according to manager Tim Burke, the family restaurant at the southern end ...
Big Cypress holds open house to kickoff return
Published 12/12/2011 at 1:39 p.m.
“Occupy Big Cypress” is perhaps the hopeful slogan of the East Naples flea and farmer’s market new owner, Mark Hintz. With live music on the stage, and food and wine in the food court, Hintz kicked off the anticipated resurrection ...
‘Market’ returns: Big Cypress plans for a new, more successful second life
Published 12/05/2011 at 2:52 p.m. 2 Comments
The Big Cypress Market Place Flea Market in East Naples is back on the trail, and new owner Mark Hintz knows his business. Hintz has been running significant, even renowned Flea Markets in different capacities for 25 years and has ...
Eder on board at Marco Island Academy with one-year contract
Updated 12/06/2011 at 8:54 a.m.
Marco Island Academy continues to strengthen its foundation, according to board member Chris Schemel, and recently hired two new teachers. Former Marco Island Charter Middle School teacher Rob Eder signed a one year contract with the charter high school. Eder ...
PHOTOS: Christmas Shopping in the great outdoors: Annual Goodland Bazaar attracts vendors, patrons
Published 12/05/2011 at 2:02 p.m.
The band played the Beatles song “Imagine”, and by Sunday at noon at the second annual Goodland Christmas Bazaar, that’s what you had to do; imagine all the people. The turn-out Saturday was a lot better, with a nice flow ...
A first time for Second Chance
Published 12/02/2011 at 3:38 p.m.
They both get locked up by different means, but by virtue of coming together in the most unlikely of places, these inmates and canines relate to each other in ways that cross otherwise uncharted bounds, and as a result, both ...
PHOTOS: Christmas with a Goodland twist: Annual Bazaar is this weekend
Published 11/28/2011 at 2:19 p.m. 1 Comment
Got Christmas attitude? Well, that’s what you will get, Goodland style, this coming Saturday and Sunday by attending the second annual Goodland’s Christmas Bazaar 2011, happening at the newly renovated Goodland Boat Park from 10-3 both days. Everything from alligator ...
Motorcyclists turn out by the dozens to ride in 11th annual Bikers for Babies fundraiser
Published 11/08/2011 at 4:21 p.m.
“Kickstands up. Start your motors!” were the exciting last words the announcer at North Collier Regional Park said before the rumbling of more than 1,500 motorcycle engines filled the air on Sunday for the start of the March of Dimes ...
Making magic: A night with the 'Goodland Bridge Trolls'
Published 10/27/2011 at 3:43 p.m. 2 Comments
Historically, they lurk in gloomy forests or dark caverns. The females tend to be more intelligent and kinder, although any of them may eat small children, according to lore. There is no official record of them gathering to play free ...