When are Southwest Florida Beaches Re-opening?

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Some Florida beaches are still closed but some are reopening with social distancing restrictions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic. Collier County commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to reopen the county’s beaches, including parking lots and restrooms starting at sunrise Thursday. In Lee County, commissioners voted Tuesday to reopen county beaches … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Oven Roasted Herb Crusted Fish and Potatoes

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Butterflied whole Branzino or trout are delicious prepared this way. Or use filets of your favorite white fish. Preheat oven to 375. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1″ chunks (or use fingerling, or new red or gold potatoes) 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

People are falling in love with Wildblue!

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by Lisa Perry, Wildblue Sales Associate Why are folks falling in love with Wildblue you ask? It’s not just the opportunity to live in a brand new luxury lakefront community. It’s the lifestyle, the views of a true lake, over 550 acres of water on Wildblue alone. It’s the new … Continue reading

BRIGHTWATER | Open for Sales from $199,990

BRIGHTWATER NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES The wait is Nearly Over Open for Sales – Introductory pricing from $199,990* Brightwater is planned to be the first community in the area to offer a Crystal Lagoon®️, an approximately 5-acre, man-made swimming pool with a white-sand beach and so much more! D.R. Horton Southwest … Continue reading

Tourism in Collier County breaks records in 2019

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From the Naples Daily News Collier County saw record tourism last year. The county had more than 1.9 million visitors in 2019 — an increase of 5.8% over the year — and the highest number on record. With more visitors came more room bookings and more spending. Spending increased 8.1% … Continue reading

‘Irrational generosity’: Naples Winter Wine Festival raises more than $20 million

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To call the 20th Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples a celebration would not quite capture the fundraiser’s atmosphere. And with an unofficial fundraising total exceeding $20 million, the outpouring of cheer makes sense. As one of the festival’s founders and trustees Valerie Gargiulo said, … Continue reading

Decade Ends with Strongest Year in Home Sales!

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Naples, Fla. (January 17, 2020) – According to the 2019 Year End Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), existing home sales through December 2019 are the highest in a decade.Overall closed sales in … Continue reading

Want to Live to 100? Living in One of These 8 U.S. Cities Will Help!

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Hope to blow out 100 birthday candles? “I would argue that the biggest impact on how long you live is where you live,” says National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, who has studied the world’s longest-living people in “longevity hotspots” he calls Blue Zones. Among them: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and … Continue reading