Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival grew from table talk to event that has raised $160M for kids SHELBY REYNOLDS | The Naples Winter Wine Festival started as a conversation among friends over lunch. Seventeen years later, the annual festival has raised more than $160 million, making it the most successful … Continue reading

Naples tops list of happy places to live – Again!

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Naples No. 1 for happiness again For 2nd year in a row, city tops list in nationwide Gallup-Healthways survey LIZ FREEMAN Naples once again is tops when it comes to residents being happy and feeling good about life. An annual Gallup-Healthways survey of 189 cities nationwide about well-being found Naples … Continue reading

Forbes Travel Guide honors Naples, Boca Grande resorts

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has earned a Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide.

LAURA RUANE Forbes Travel Guide again has honored The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, with a Five-Star Award, putting it in an elite group of 175 five-star hotels worldwide. It’s the 27th time this Gulf-front resort in north Naples has earned the five-star distinction since it opened in December 1985. Other hospitality businesses … Continue reading

“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’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

Plan Ahead for Valentine’s Day Dining Out in Naples Area

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Make your plans early to ensure a romantic evening out for Valentine’s Day. From casual to elegant, there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island area. Bonita Springs Artichoke & Company 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 239-263-6979 Chops City Grill Bonita 8200 … Continue reading

Naples Downtown Promenade Waterfront Dining Plan

New Naples waterfront area concept - graphic: Stofft Cooney Architects

By: JOSEPH CRANNEY | 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

New Year’s Eve Food & Fun in Naples Area

New Year's Eve dining out

Dinner food and entertainment for New Year’s Eve in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island   Bonita Springs Artichoke & Company – Open until 1 am. Menu includes $65 four course prix-fixe dinner 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 239-263-6979 Marco Island Bistro Soleil – Menu offers duck a l’orange, beef tenderloin, and a 4-course … Continue reading

Christmas Dining Out, Naples Area Restaurant Specials

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Where to dine on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day   Bonita Springs Chops City Grill Bonita – A la carte dinner menus, and chef specials 8200 Health Center Blvd, Bonita Springs 239-992-4677 Hyatt Regency – Christmas Day Buffet 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs 239-390-4398 Estero Blue Water Bistro – A la carte … Continue reading

Naples Winter Wine Festival

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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