Coastal Life

The History of the Deuce

Growing Up in Everglades City

In one of my previous articles from July, I shared a little bit about my grandpa’s train that now sits at the Collier County Museum. In this one, I wanted to elaborate about the history of his train and the company that logged cypress trees from the swamp. To learn about the history of the Deuce and my grandpa, I […]

Sex Expert Dr. Rich Blonna Releases New Book

How do you keep your sexual passion alive after you’ve been with your partner for 10, 20 or more years and have had sex thousands of times together? “The key is using sexual mindfulness to approach each erotic encounter with your partner as something new and fresh. Sexual mindfulness helps you adopt a ‘Beginner’s Mind,’ the Buddhist term for looking […]

A Wonderful Life


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” As I wade through the thick of the Holiday Season with one hand hovering over a tray of hors d’oeuvres and the other wrapped around the stem of an earthy Merlot, I am eyeing the same pink shrimp on ice and pastry-wrapped wieners as the next person, but […]

Red Tide = Dead Tide?

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, four dead dolphins were towed from Marco Island beaches, along with a mature dead male loggerhead sea turtle. It was also reported that about 15 dead dolphins also washed ashore in Naples during this same timeframe. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “There was a spike of 22 bottlenose dolphin mortalities over the holiday […]

Prescribed Fires Planned in Big Cypress

Southwest Florida & Caribbean Interagency Fire and Aviation are planning to conduct fuel treatments in Big Cypress National Preserve during this upcoming prescribed fire season. They will be targeting the areas identified on the accompanying maps. Implementation of all prescribed fires will be weather and resource dependent. Additional notifications and updated maps will be sent out prior to ignitions. If […]

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