In the Know: Doors open to several new local restaurants
Published 12/19/2012 at 5:20 a.m.
Here's news about 9 new dining options that recently opened in the area.
In the Know: Is a new bug infesting palm trees in Collier County?
Published 12/16/2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Q: What is going on with all the palm trees in Collier County? There seems to be a lot of infestation. Is this a new bug or something else?
In the Know: When are Buffalo Wild Wings and Taps Bar & Lounge opening in Naples?
Published 12/12/2012 at 5:35 a.m.
Q: Do you have an update of when the Buffalo Wild Wings will be opening up? What is the latest information on the opening of Taps Bar and Lounge in Mercato?
In the Know: Collier County does not permit guest rentals in single-family homes
Published 12/10/2012 at 5 a.m.
Collier County Land Development Code does not permit residents to rent guest accommodations in single-family neighborhoods.
In the Know: Why can't Collier County property owners rent out guest rooms?
Updated 12/07/2012 at 9:04 a.m.
Q: Why can't Collier County property owners rent out guest houses or mother-in-law units even though legally permitted when built?
In the Know: Masa opens in Mercato; Guanabanas walks away from Naples
Published 11/28/2012 at 5:25 a.m.
The new local restaurant that created the earliest buzz this season opened Tuesday in Mercato.
In the Know: What's the story in Collier about removing campaign signs for Nov. 6 election?
Published 11/26/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Why am I still looking at election yard signs and large, not-quite-billboard-sized signs for candidates for the Nov. 6 election?
In the Know: Canadian coffee shop chain chooses Naples for first U.S. location
Published 11/21/2012 at 5 a.m.
Canada's largest specialty coffee franchiser plans to open its first U.S. cafe in North Naples.
In the Know: Can offensive license plates be returned and exchanged?
Published 11/19/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Can you return and exchange for a new license plate on a car?
In the Know: Is Aurelio’s Pizza moving to Coastland Center mall?
Published 11/14/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Is Aurelio’s Pizza moving to Coastland Center mall, and, if so, do you know when?
In the Know: Is it legal to bury a deceased pet in my yard, and who do I call to pick up roadkill?
Published 11/12/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Is it legal in Collier County to bury your deceased pet on your property?
In the Know: What’s happening at former Sweet Mama’s diner and Doc’s Pizza House?
Published 11/07/2012 at 5:15 a.m.
Q: I noticed some renovating at Sweet Mama’s that recently closed on the East Trail. Is there going to be another restaurant opening there?
In the Know: Why do we elect commissioners for mosquito control?
Published 11/05/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Why do we elect commissioners for mosquito control? It seems like a straightforward function that doesn't need to be politicized.
In the Know: New dining options at former Rossopomodoro and L’Etoile restaurants
Published 10/31/2012 at 5:17 a.m.
Two local restaurants spots are serving up something new.
In the Know: Seconds, anyone? Even more area restaurants planning to open soon
Published 10/24/2012 at 5 a.m.
News about more restaurants opening in the area before the end of the year.
In the Know: What can and can't be recycled in Collier County?
Published 10/15/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: My husband and I have been discussing the best way to recycle paper. When there are a number of small items, such as receipts or labels, I prefer to place them in a plastic bag so they don't blow ...
In the Know: More than 25 new restaurants to open in Naples area this season
Published 10/10/2012 at 5:14 a.m.
More than 25 new local restaurants are scheduled to open before the end of 2012 and the beginning of another season.
In the Know: What's going on at former BeiJing Chinese restaurant in North Naples?
Published 10/08/2012 at 4:45 a.m.
Q: Wondering what's going on at the old Beijing restaurant on 41 and Immokalee next to Wells Fargo. They are really gutting the place!
In the Know: Is Sam Snead’s Tavern reopening in North Naples?
Published 10/03/2012 at 5:20 a.m.
Q: I have heard that the Sam Snead restaurant in North Naples is going to reopen later this month. Do you know if this is correct?
In the Know: Mary Carillo on why pros look at and discard some tennis balls before serving
Published 10/01/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Why do tennis pros, when they are serving, look at three or four balls and discard the ones they do not select? What are they looking for?
In the Know: Is St. George and the Dragon reopening or permanently closed?
Published 09/26/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Regarding St. George and the Dragon, are they still open or are they closed permanently? I hear both versions.
In the Know: Why are all 3 southbound lanes on Goodlette-Frank allowed to turn left onto U.S. 41?
Published 09/24/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: For several years, I have been trying to figure out the logic of allowing all three lanes on southbound Goodlette-Frank Road turn left when they reach the light at the Trail.
In the Know: 2 fast-growing restaurant chains plan first Collier locations
Published 09/19/2012 at 4 a.m.
The first Collier County locations of two fast-growing, national restaurant chains with roots in Ohio are planning to open before the end of the year.
In the Know: What is happening at former AmericInn and in Gulf Coast Town Center?
Published 09/17/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: What is happening at the former AmericInn behind Mel's Diner in Bonita Springs? I see that it is blocked off with yellow tape now.
In the Know: What happened to Emack & Bolio’s and Naples Ice Cream Factory?
Published 09/12/2012 at 5:22 a.m.
Two North Naples ice cream shops close, while area gets two more local restaurants.
In the Know: What is happening with the former Fairfield Inn at Davis and U.S. 41 East?
Published 09/10/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: The sign for the Fairfield Inn at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Fifth Avenue South/Tamiami Trail East in Naples has been blanked out. Has the hotel closed?
In the Know: Patric's, Sweet Mama's close, more restaurants open in Naples area
Published 09/05/2012 at 5 a.m.
Two local restaurants closed during Labor Day weekend, but more are opening in the area.
In the Know: What is a Silver Alert?
Published 09/03/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: We've heard of Amber Alerts, but what is a Silver Alert?
In the Know: Are Freddie Rebel’s and Teri’s Summer Breeze Cafe reopening?
Published 08/29/2012 at 5:26 a.m.
Q: I noticed Freddie Rebel’s on Shirley Street is "closed for remodeling." Is it one of those "forever" remodel projects?
In the Know: What's that butterfly? What happened to Kirkland's?
Published 08/27/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: The included photo is of a brilliant butterfly sheltering from Tropical Storm Debby. Can you tell me more about its characteristics?
Something different: Dairy Queen move leaves Naples landmark in limbo
Published 08/24/2012 at 7 p.m.
Naples' historic Dairy Queen, its red-peaked roof a downtown landmark for more than 50 years, is closing next week to make way for a new DQ Grill & Chill opening about three blocks north on U.S. 41.
In the Know: When is Gatsby's Pizza opening? Did Tropical Palm Cafe close?
Published 08/22/2012 at 4 a.m.
Q: Could you give me any current information on Gatsby's Pizza's plans? Is Tropical Palm Cafe still in business?
In the Know: When do U.S. Marshals get involved in local cases?
Published 08/20/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: I am curious as to how the U.S. Marshals get involved in local murder cases.
In the Know: Any plans to continue path along Immokalee Road?
Published 08/13/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Are there any plans to finish and possibly continue the wonderful bike path on the north side of Immokalee Road?
In the Know: What is happening at old Mr. J's Tavern in North Naples?
Published 08/08/2012 at 5:39 a.m.
Q:What is happening in the old Mr. J’s/Mr. Jerry’s restaurant in the Wiggins Pass Crossing?
In the Know: Where does the Alico Road bridge to nowhere go?
Published 08/06/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: I notice that a massive bridge is being build over Alico Road down by U.S. 41. Where is it supposed to go? How much does it cost and who is paying for it?
In the Know: Is Martin Fierro Restaurant, the Argentinean spot, permanently closed?
Published 08/01/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
So when is that Elevation Burger restaurant coming, and other dining mysteries in Naples.
In the Know: When is Oil Well Road speed limit going to be raised?
Published 07/30/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Now that Oil Well Road is complete between Immokalee Road and Everglades Boulevard, when is DOT going to raise the speed limit back to 45 mph?
Work begins in North Naples for new 122-home neighborhood in Olde Cypress
Published 07/27/2012 at 5 a.m.
Stock Development is clearing 64 acres of land for a new 122-home neighborhood, the 10th and last in the Olde Cypress development in North Naples.
In the Know: Did L'Etoile French restaurant close in North Naples?
Published 07/25/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
Q: Did L'Etoile in Naples close? I know they would be closed for summer, but appears there is a "for lease" sign posted now.
In the Know: Replanting of trees taking shape in Riverchase Plaza
Published 07/23/2012 at 5 a.m.
The replanting of trees is under way as planned at Riverchase Plaza in North Naples.
In the Know: When are new Dunkin’ Donuts opening in Naples area?
Published 07/18/2012 at 5:36 a.m.
Q: Are they ever going to open a Dunkin’ Donuts in the East Naples area?
In the Know: When are right turns on red OK from outside lanes?
Published 07/15/2012 at 4 p.m.
Q: When there are two right-turn lanes, is it legal to turn right on red from the second (left-hand) turn lane?
Naples competition center of deep dispute in Chicago pizza lawsuit
Published 07/13/2012 at 5 a.m.
Competition for hot, deep-dish pizza is getting hotter and deeper than ever imagined for the owners of one Naples restaurant.
In the Know: What happened to the KFC in Naples?
Published 07/11/2012 at 5:19 a.m.
Q: What happened to KFC on the North Trail? Passed it the other day and all the signs were taken down.
In the Know: What's with 'Smart Car Parking' sign at Collier park?
Published 07/09/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: There is a parking spot at Freedom Park marked "Smart Car Parking Only," and it has a photo of an actual Smart Car Fortwo.
In the Know: Is Red Robin opening a Naples location?
Published 07/04/2012 at 4 a.m.
Q: Is Naples ever going to see a Red Robin franchise?
In the Know: What happened to the trees in Riverchase Plaza?
Published 07/02/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
The county signed off on landscaping renovations that include plans to plant new trees to replace the live oaks and palms cut down last week at Riverchase Plaza on the northeastern corner of U.S. 41 North and Immokalee Road in ...
In the Know: Is Pate’s House of Prime Rib opening elsewhere?
Published 06/27/2012 at 5:38 a.m.
Q: It appears Pate’s House of Prime Rib isn’t returning to the mall. Is it opening elsewhere in town?
In the Know: What's under construction at Coastland Center mall?
Published 06/25/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: I see they are working on the old Kona Grill spot in the Coastland mall. Do you have any idea what will be going in the space?