Newsletter February 26 - March 3, 2012

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Book your plans to visit Cuba in 2012

Scientists say roseate spoonbill appears to be back Betty Maclean Travel Inc., in partnership with Tauck Tours, now offers People-to-People tours to Cuba. The Naples travel agency is taking reservations for tours that will begin in April.

The escorted tours will be based around key themes of Cuban culture and the arts, education, entrepreneurism, agriculture and the spiritual side of Cuba. Travelers will meet Cuban students and teachers, learn about Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba, discuss art and private enterprise at the studios of community artists, visit with farmers to talk about agrarian reform and organic farming, meet with and listen to Cuban musicians and have dinner at a paladar (a small, privately operated Cuban restaurant).

For decades, few U.S. citizens have been able to experience Cuba travel. But now, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has granted Tauck a license to provide People-to-People educational exchange travel to Cuba through 2012.

For more information, call Betty Maclean Travel at 513-0333 or e-mail Info@BettyMacleanTravel.com. ¦


STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL THIS COMING WEEKEND

 NAPLES — The fourth annual Strawberry & Music Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday at Cornerstone UMC Park, 8200 Immokalee Road in Naples. NAPLES — The fourth annual Strawberry & Music Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday at Cornerstone UMC Park, 8200 Immokalee Road in Naples. The festival celebrates local music and, of course, strawberries. The four-day event is free and parking is available over the weekend at Gulf Coast High School for $5. Sponsorships are still available starting at $250. For more information, such as park times and music line-up, visit naplesfestival.org


Open house celebrates 50 years of history

As part of its golden anniversary year, the Naples Historical Society holds open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Historic Palm Cottage. As part of its golden anniversary year, the Naples Historical Society holds open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Historic Palm Cottage. The free event includes admission to the cottage and The Norris Gardens, activities for children and a chance to meet some of Naples’ most charming and informed old timers.

Visitors are welcome to stroll and explore the cottage museum and gardens at 137 12th Ave. S., on the same street and just a block east of the Naples Pier in the heart of the Naples Historic District. Museum docents and volunteers will be stationed throughout the property to answer questions about the home’s historic significance, its collection of antiques and artifacts.

For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.napleshistoricalsociety.org.

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Nationals treasure Lee County as potential spring training home The Washington Nationals have their eye on Lee County’s City of Palms park.

Three60 Market opening soon in Tipsy Seagull’s old waterside spot              Three60 Market opening soon in Tipsy Seagull’s old waterside spot Planned as more of a local market than a res­taurant, Three60 Market, 2891 Bayview Drive, is now targeted to open within the next couple of weeks, be­fore the end of February, said owner Rebecca Mad­dox.

Need assistance? Collier 211 is on the wayCollier 211 is an Information and Referral Service available to all residents and visitors in Collier County by dialing 211 or 263-4211.BENEFITS FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Collier 211 connects people in need to community resources;
  • Collier 211 provides reliable, up-to-date information on service providers in Collier County;
  • Collier 211 helps to identify services where none exist;
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  • auditions for the job of public address announcer for the Red Sox spring training season at Jetblue Park in Fort MyersGRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS SET FOR JETBLUE PARK AT FENWAY SOUTH The Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Boston Red Sox will host a grand opening celebration for JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the team’s new 106-acre spring training and player development complex in Lee County. The party will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the ballpark. The grand opening ceremony will be followed by an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., which is open to all fans and visitors. During the open house, fans will have an opportunity to walk freely around JetBlue Park and enjoy concessions and entertainment on Fenway South Drive. Entertainment will include face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, a bounce house and obstacle course.
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