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What is it? A lobster.

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Phyllosoma is the larval stage of lobsters. The name is derived from the Greek words phyllon, leaf, and soma, body. They are unusually large, flat, transparent and unique among crustacean larvae. It’s said to be the longest-lived larvae in the ocean and can span the entire Caribbean on its way to settle in Florida. After passing through many phyllosoma stages, […]

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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The Florida Department of Transportation is observing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  More than a million drivers in Florida have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver licenses, and many visitors ride motorcycles in the Sunshine State due to Florida’s great weather and roads. Safety is FDOT’s top priority and throughout the month the department is working to raise awareness […]

Tamiami Trail Book Available

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Just in time for the 90th Anniversary of the Tamiami Trail, a collection of memories by the people who worked and lived on the road all those years ago is available again. The book was compiled by the late Maria Stone who conducted interviews and produced a “written oral history.” However, Maria only printed 100 copies in 1998, all of […]

Challenge Grant Nets $3M for Clinic

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Last fall, the Neighborhood Health Clinic (Clinic) – a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization providing Collier County’s working, uninsured resident’s affordable medical and dental care – was awarded a $1.5 million Challenge Grant for 2018 from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. As a Challenge Grant, the Clinic was responsible for raising $1.5 million in funds to receive the matching funds from […]

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Conservancy celebrates Earth Day with festival The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is inviting community members and area visitors to its 2018 Earth Day Festival, an eco-friendly event featuring fun for the whole family. The Earth Day Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Conservancy Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. Attractions include live animal programs, including an […]

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