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 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

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

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

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.

Southwest Florida needs to build more new homes

Southwest Florida needs to build more homes

Collier, Lee are lacking homes JUNE FLETCHER | Naples Daily News Southwest Florida needs to build more new homes to meet local job creation, a new report said. After analyzing employment and permits, the National Association of Realtors concluded that there’s a shortfall of 13,609 new single-family homes in Cape … 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