“Model” Schools in Collier County

Model Collier County Schools - elementary school children working in a group

Collier County School District won high praise in its recent accreditation evaluation. AdvancED conducts accreditation for 32,000 institutions worldwide, focusing on teaching and learning impact; leadership capacity and resource utilization.  Collier County schools rebound as ‘model’ ANNIKA HAMMERSCHLAG Ten years after Collier County Public Schools was put on probation by … Continue reading

Naples: Least Polluted Cities List

Naples on least polluted cities list. Aerial view of an island in Rookery Bay Photo: by RW

Naples, Florida leads the way on realtor.com’s list of America’s Top 10 Clean Cities “The Sunshine State might be best known for its oranges, …but it also leads the country in air quality. With sea winds sweeping over the mostly flat terrain from both its east and west coasts, noxious emissions tend to … Continue reading

Naples Downtown Promenade Waterfront Dining Plan

New Naples waterfront area concept - graphic: Stofft Cooney Architects

By: JOSEPH CRANNEY | naplesnews.com A Naples design panel gave final approval Wednesday to a real estate developer’s plan for a downtown promenade of waterfront dining on Naples Bay. The six-member design review board voted unanimously in favor of the project from Naples Bay Center LLC for five restaurants with … Continue reading

Naples Winter Wine Festival

red wine pouring into a wine glass

See ‘Hamilton’? Sail to Havana? Prizes set for Winter Wine Fest HARRIET HOWARD HEITHAUS | HARRIET.HEITHAUS@NAPLESNEWS.COM; 239-213-6091 The Naples Winter Wine Festival has released a final list of wow-er-than-ever prize auction lots for its 2017 auction, and even board members admit to having their noses pressed against the figurative store window. … Continue reading

American Sandsculpting Championships

November  18 – 27, 2016 American Sandsculpting Championships Don’t miss the fun on Fort Myers Beach. Sculptors come from around the world to create spectacular sand masterpieces. Live music, great food, sculpting demonstrations and classes, and lots of activities for kids. Click here for more information.

5 Types of Eco-Friendly Pools You Hadn’t Considered

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By Andrea Davis | RISMEDIA, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Pools are perfect for summertime fun, but not all pools are great for the environment. Chemicals and other pool-related substances can negatively affect the landscape around you. Maintaining a pool can also get expensive and potentially impact your utility bills. Here are … Continue reading

Naples on list of Great Places to Retire

Portrait Of Happy Senior Couple Sitting Outside House With For Sale Sign

Naples on list of Great Places to Retire by Kiplinger Magazine By Laura Layden Naples has made another A-list for retirees. The city is one of a dozen Kiplinger named as “Great Places to Retire for Your Good Health.” The list is based on data provided by Trulia, the online … Continue reading

So much summer fun in Naples-Bonita Springs-Marco Island – Beaches

Marriott Marco Island view of sundeck and Gulf of Mexico. photo: www.marriott.com

There are so many things to do for summer fun in Naples-Bonita Springs-Marco Island beaches, and Sanibel/Captiva! You will want to buy a home and stay for the winter fun. Go to the beach! This one is easy. Pack up a picnic, grab your sunscreen and head west. If you … Continue reading