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

Bring the feeling of Fall to your Florida decor

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Think in terms of warm Fall colors and add them to your Florida home. Replace summery-color accessories with items in russet, bittersweet, deep gold. Then layer in a few additions. A cozy throw for cooler evenings in shades of pumpkin will bring just the right autumn note to your room. … 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.

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

Naples Winter Wine Festival again tops

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By Harriet Howard Heithaus The Naples Winter Wine Festival is getting bigger — even though it’s already the biggest. On the heels of once again being rated the No. 1 charity wine auction in the U.S. by Wine Spectator magazine, the festival is announcing its chairs for the 2017 festival, … Continue reading

The happiest, healthiest city in the US is…

white "sugar sand" beach at Naples, Florida

It has a Fifth Avenue, lots of shopping and a hot real estate market, but the country’s healthiest and happiest city is nowhere near the Big Apple. Naples, Florida, and the nearby communities of Marco Island and Immokalee top the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings list released … Continue reading