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Holiday Season is Here!

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Lots of wonderful events and parties going on at this time of year, and I hope you have attended many of them! There was the Chamber’s Jingle Bell Bash at the beautiful Hideaway Beach Club where the food is always outstanding and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming! A great time was had by all, and it was a perfect […]

Restaurant News From East Naples

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My goodness, the year is rushing ahead and I feel stunned that it is this far ahead! I never had time to enjoy each and every month, and here I am all decorated for Thanksgiving, and preparing to cook for my wonderful family – which should number about 15 or so this year. It will be a cozy crowd. At […]

Perseverance and Success

EDITORIAL & OPINION
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This is a story about two people who persevered and won! It’s always nice to hear something like this. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sherman, who live in Countryside on Davis Boulevard, came before the Collier County Commission a few years ago wondering why the Davis Boulevard Landscaping ended before the end of the street – and completely was omitted in […]

Lifeguards Needed!

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Recently the Eagle Lakes Aquatic Center opened and it is a smashing success! We have had overwhelming crowds, which is a nice problem to have, except… We need LIFEGUARDS to stay open, and right now, with all the pools in the system, we are running short! The County is pleading for anyone who has been a lifeguard, and wants a […]

Changes at East Lakes Community Park

EDITORIAL & OPINION
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There is so much going on that I don’t know where to begin and where to stop, and hold the rest over until the next issue. ◼ Everyone knows about the pool that was just built at Eagle Lakes Community Park, and I think everyone who knows has stopped by to at last look if not swim or see the […]

Residents Enjoying New Aquatic Center

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I felt so fortunate to be invited to Chef Asif’s “reveal” party with 100 of his close friends, held at 10 PM at his East Naples restaurant, 21 Spices. I asked him to write a few words that I could use in writing about his restaurant and about him personally, other than what I observed myself. The highly energetic and […]

A Scavenger Hunt to Romance


I’d like to bring you into our private home life for a sweet story about my granddaughter, Samantha, and her boyfriend Jeff (who works at CJ’s on the Bay, by the way).  It all started when Samantha got up and Jeff had a light breakfast ready for her before he left. As she finished, she found a picture of him […]

The Food Trucks are Coming!

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We have talked with FP&L regarding the downed lights in our area. There are two twisted poles on Davis Boulevard that have been lying on the ground looking like giant pretzels, since Hurricane Irma! FP&L got back to us to say that the poles are the state’s possession and FP&L cannot work on them. When contacting FDOT, their response was: […]

Hotels Coming to East Naples

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Recently I found some fascinating information in Ohio Amish Country that I’d like to pass along to people who want to bring new development and restaurants to our area. While here in Berlin, Ohio, I went into a place called Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio. No wonder you haven’t heard of it – it’s a tiny village with 150 people […]

Good News From FDOT

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Let’s start off with a little good news about roads! I just received this note, which I am copying right onto this column, and I’ll call it “A Note from Zac at FDOT.” “Thanks for reaching out. The lights on the Jolley Bridge and the poles on Davis Blvd. were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Repairs to lighting like those are […]


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