Fixing Florida’s Water Quality Issues

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Recent media attention on water quality issues impacting Florida’s marine and intercoastal areas is shining a bright light on a very important topic. There are many factors at play, which is why it requires collaborative efforts from several groups including the Department of Environmental Protection, Army Corps of Engineers, scientists … Continue reading

Celebrate Independence Day in Southwest Florida

Celebrate Independence Day in SOuthwest Florida with fireworks

Naples Naples Fourth of July Parade 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 4, on Fifth Avenue S., Naples. Naples Fourth of July Fireworks 9 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Naples Pier, 12th Avenue South, Naples. Hyatt House Independence Day Cookout to Benefit Veterans 6 to 10 p.m. … Continue reading

Condo-Retail Approved

Aerial map of East Naples triangle

This development will be located on the East side of Tamiami Trail (41) across from the Golden Shores/Royal Harbor area. Condo-retail towers proposed for Triangle in East Naples get zoning OK One of the largest housing and shopping developments proposed in years for East Naples is on track for groundbreaking … Continue reading

Naples wine fest tops for 12th time, sets 2019 festival

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On the eve of announcing its 2019 theme, “Joy to the World,” the Naples Winter Wine Festival received a banner to wave over it: a 12th award as “No. 1 Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Spectator awarded the honor of “No. 1 in the U.S.” to the … Continue reading

Naples planning board OKs Old Naples Hotel proposal for Third Street South

Rendering of Old Naples Hotel in downtown Naples. View from the courtyard. (Photo: Courtesy/Hart Hoverton)

lisa.conley@naplesnews.com; 239-213-5308 Published 12:28 p.m. ET April 11, 2018 | Updated 5:55 p.m. ET April 11, 2018 Tim McCarthy, with Hart Howerton, presents the latest plans for the Old Naples Hotel, which would replace the Third Street Plaza. The Naples Planning Advisory Board has approved the Old Naples Hotel for … Continue reading

Collier planning head says growth and development are busiest he’s ever seen

Outdoor bar at Mystique Pelican Bay. Photo: mystiquepelicanbay.com

Collier County has a lot on its plate this year for growth and development, according to Collier County Planning Commission Chairman Mark Strain. Strain delivered a data-packed presentation at a Wake Up Naples breakfast Wednesday with updates on hot topics including new development and roads. “We’ve got so much growth … Continue reading

Naples has the highest well-being in the nation, survey show

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Naples has hit a home run again. For the third year in a row, Naples has the highest overall well-being, with residents being happy and feeling good about their lives, based on a survey of 186 metropolitan areas in the United States. It’s the first time in the 10 years … Continue reading

Christmas and Hannukah Events and Entertainment

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“Miracle on 34th Street”: Through December 23 – various times Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Musical version performed by The Naples Players. $45 | $10 students and educators 239-263-7990 | naplesplayers.org “Elf” Jr: 2pm and/or 4pm December 2-11. Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples KidzAct … Continue reading

Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storms

Riverwalk new construction home in Avery Square, a Pulte Homes community in North Naples, Florida.

Following excerpts are from a Wall Street Journal story – click here to read the entire story. Florida owners benefit from homes built to more-stringent codes: ‘Tree branches bounced off of our roof. But the house is fine. By Laura Kusisto and Arian Campo-Flores Sept. 16, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET … Continue reading