Chair Yoga Class

Certified yoga instructor Grace Ballenger, today announced that a new chair yoga class has been added to her weekly schedule at Flowing with Grace Yoga & Meditation Studio in North Naples. This gentle and therapeutic class is specially designed for beginners and those with specific physical needs and concerns. Chair yoga will be held weekly on Friday mornings 10: 30am until 11:30 […]

Eleanor Taft wins CBIA President’s Award

Attorney Eleanor W. “Ellie” Taft of the law firm Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. was awarded the 2013 Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) President’s Award for Service at a recent ceremony. Ms. Taft, a two-decade-veteran of real estate and commercial law, is committed to the building and construction industry, volunteering her time as a Director for the CBIA. CBIA is […]


Wesley United Methodist Church presents an evening of Gospel Music starring The HYSSONGS on March 9th at 6:30PM. Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full time presenting their energetic family ministry which combines vocal harmony, humor, and brass instruments to delight audiences through the powerful medium of music. The group has been performing together as a family for more than […]

Custom-Built Dream Playhouse to be Auctioned

A. Vernon Allen Builder, Inc. one of the most established and finest custom home builders in Naples, is building a one-of-a-kind custom playhouse for The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) to be auctioned off at their signature event, ’Night at the Museum.’ The event will take place Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. The playhouse, which is modeled after the Children’s […]

Swordfish Management Pays Off

Swordfish management is a success story. Overfished in the 1980s and ’90s, the swordfish stock has since been fully rebuilt, thanks to domestic and international conservation measures. Recently, NOAA Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Division created a new open-access commercial swordfish fishery in federal waters to provide additional commercial swordfish harvest opportunities using gears that minimize bycatch. The FWC approved several […]

2014 Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season dates in state waters. This proposed season will be brought back before the Commission for final approval at its April 15-17 meeting in Tallahassee. The 2014 proposed season, if approved in April, would be 52 days long, starting the Saturday before Memorial Day, (May 24 […]

First Woman Completes Saltwater Paddling Trail

31-year-old Jodi Eller of St. Augustine, Florida became the first woman to complete the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail that runs from Pensacola to Key West to the Georgia border. Eller paddled most of the trail in 2008 with husband Matt Keene, the first “thru paddler” of the trail and completed the remaining segments in late 2013. Highlights of […]

Florida Ecological Greenways Network Updated

The Florida panther and Florida black bear are two far-ranging animals that require intact wildlife corridors and natural landscapes to survive. The Florida Ecological Greenways Network helps to identify those resources and plan for future connectivity throughout the state. The new FEGN was completed in July 2013 and approved by the Florida Greenways and Trails Council in Dec. 2013. Major […]

“I Heart Estuaries” Campaign

The “I Heart Estuaries” campaign is an effort to show Congress and the Administration that there is a LOT of love for estuaries and to let our leaders know that protecting estuaries means protecting our future! We hope that this effort will raise awareness of the importance of estuaries and secure support for funding key programs that will help protect our them. If protecting estuaries […]

Special Olympics Needs 50 Volunteers

Volunteers needed for Collier County Games including Tennis, Cycling and Soccer. The event will be held Saturday, March 1 from 9AM to 2PM at Golden Gate High School. T-Shirts and lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact: David McKenzie at the Special Olympics Office – 775.1991 email: to add your name […]