*On March 14th there will be a concert at Cambier Park in Naples marking 20 years of free big band concerts by the Gulf Coast Big Band. The band plays favorite big band sounds of the golden era of swing, with songs by such greats as Duke Ellinton, Count Basie, and Glen Miller. Band members range in age from the thirties to eighties and include several who play professionally around the county, but willingly give up their time for this worthy project. This 501 (c) 3 band has received donations exceeding $75,000 which it has awarded as scholarships to deserving Collier County high school students seeking to advance their musical skills.
*Collier Blvd/951 median landscaping is looking pretty good these days. What a difference a landscaped median makes!
*Have you noticed all of the prep work being done at the new Lowe’s site at 951/U.S.41 behind Staples? They expect the store to be completely built by the end of September. In October and November they will be installing all the shelving, receiving and stocking all of their merchandise, hiring and training employees, and plan to be open for business on December 1st, 2010. This is really a good news item.
Thank you for taking the time to read this little column. See you in two weeks. Donna Fiala