Naples Botanical Garden Announces New Leadership Positions 


Andrea Nickrent joined Naples Botanical Garden as Vice President of Development and Marketing to lead the Garden’s revenue-generating activities. Nickrent, a frequent presenter at national museum and garden conferences, comes to Naples after 11 years at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.  Jennifer Reed joined the Garden as Editorial Director after serving as Senior Writer at Gulfshore Life Magazine. Reed, […]

Letter to the Editor: Correct a Misconception


Because I’m a member of the PAC Ban Recreational Marijuana, I’m submitting this LTE first to correct a misconception and second to issue a plea for decency and honesty in our discourse. I hope I’m not barking at the moon in doing so. Florida law allows Medical Treatment Centers to dispense medical cannabis. I like many want to afford Marco […]

Dolphins Suffering Effects of ‘Dead Zone’ 


Even months after the end of the persistent red tide which affected much of Florida’s Gulf coast, its effects are still profoundly felt. Within the last several months, 177 dolphins have been reported dead between Collier and Pinellas counties. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has currently been monitoring two distinct “Unusual Mortality Events” – one originating from off […]