TWO COLLIER COUNTY BEACHES AMONG DR. BEACH’S ANNUAL BEST BEACHES LIST

America’s foremost beach expert, “Dr. Beach,” recently announced that he has judged two Collier County beaches to be among the 2015 top 10 beach destinations nationwide on his coveted list. The 342-acre Barefoot Beach Preserve, which was No. 2 on Dr. Beach’s list, is one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast. More than 8,000 feet of […]

Collier Boulevard Speed Limit Reduction Posted

Speed limit signs are now posted on Collier Boulevard (from just south of Green Boulevard to Pine Ridge Road/White Boulevard) reducing the speed limit to 35 mph during construction. Electronic message signs advising of the speed limit change are assisting with notifying the traveling public of this temporary speed limit reduction. The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the speed […]

Rookery part of Blue Star Museums Program

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including National Guard, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Blue Star Museums program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 […]

Fiddler’s Creek

‘Fiddler’s Creek has announced the start of construction on single-family residences within Lagomar, a new village of 42 home sites located within the luxury, master-planned community. Offered by D.R. Horton, Lagomar is adjacent to the home builder’s other village of Chiasso and is intertwined with pristine lakes and waterways. Lagomar will feature three spacious floor plans, ranging from 2,583 air-conditioned square […]

LIGHTHOUSE OF COLLIER, INC. 6th ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN JULY 6th – JULY 31st

Playing is an Opportunity to Learn at the Lighthouse of Collier Summer Camp! Lighthouse of Collier, Inc. is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Summer Camp for blind/visually impaired children. The camp is free for blind and visually impaired campers and is made possible by the very generous donations of American Comfort Limousines, Betsy and Dale Peck, Naples Children & […]

The following local residents recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University.

* Michael Sanchez of Marco Island (34145) graduated with a Master of Art degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. * Brian Paxson of Naples (34114) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering. * Francina Nazareth Joseph of Naples (34114) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business. * Melissa […]

Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, closing July 13. This season will resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. […]

Road Watch Report

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. COLLIER COUNTY US 41 at Mooring Line Drive:  Maintenance permit project:  Crews will be working on sidewalks and landscaping on the west side of the roadway.  Drivers should use caution while […]

FWC Division of Law Enforcement Collier County

FWC received formation from an anonymous source at Crime Stoppers that a man was selling baby American alligators out of a residence in Naples.  The subject was identified and Officer Futch and Investigator II O’Horo interviewed the man at his residence.  The man confessed to capturing alligators at a canal at the end of his street, but denied that he […]

WGCU Radio Reading Service provides Broadcasting to the Blind and Visually Impaired Lighthouse of Collier’s Brown Bag Lunch Series

Jack Flaherty, with WGCU Radio Reading Service, will share the programs that the Radio Reading Service provides to persons who are blind, physically impaired and print handicapped. The program operates like a commercial radio station with a control room, broadcast studios and individual recording booths to bring printed materials to those who may not have access otherwise. Dedicated volunteer produce […]