Newsletter July 22 - 28, 2012

Share



Locals|

 
Happy Hours|

 
Day Trips|

 
Events|

 
Attractions|

 
Movie Times|

 
Restaurant Guide|

 
Calender|

Archives


Things to Do

Southwest Florida Web Cams
Webcam


Do Something


Quick-Tour

Current news of interest of Naples and Southwest Florida.  Keeps you up-to-date with other postings or news and events about Naples
Fish Report

 The Florida Keys - For those of you that have never been here before, the Florida Keys are a 106 mile long chain of islands that begin at the very bottom of Florida's mainland. They are often referred to as America's Caribbean.
Keys Traveler

alligator eye
Free Nature Walks



Bike Maps


Water Park


The Phil


Health


Fishing: Lobster mini-season today, ThursdayGrab your tickle sticks and bully nets, things are about to get a little buggy in South Florida. Grab your tickle sticks and bully nets, things are about to get a little buggy in South Florida.

The recreational sport season for spiny lobster in Florida begins today as thousands of divers hit the waters from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys take to the waters in hopes of filling their coolers with the tasty little creatures.

Typically held the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July, the mini-season is meant to give recreational divers a chance to hunt bugs before the commercial fishing season begins on Aug. 6. Divers outside of Monroe County, where night diving is prohibited, were able to hit the water after the clock struck midnight.

The annual season is one of the biggest events in the Florida Keys and a welcome boost for the South Florida businesses.

According to the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, about 25,000 visitors

Read more...Grab your tickle sticks and bully nets, things are about to get a little buggy in South Florida.
ArtWalk, with a Florida feel

XXXXX All this month, take a free art walk at Miromar Design Center, which is featuring art — much of it local — for the home. The gallery tour features a variety of artistic mediums, shopping, seminars, meet-the- artists receptions and more.

The map-guided tour invites shoppers on a casual stroll that features 14 galleries, showrooms and solo exhibits by local and internationally known artists.Some of the local artists include:

ArtWalk is part of Miromar Design Center's second annual Best of the Best in Accessories, Antiques & Art, a monthlong event and sale. Shoppers can attend free seminars by designers and experts, enjoy refreshments and participate in prize drawings.

Designer vignettes featuring one-of-a-kind collections and lines of accessories are on display and available for purchase in the main atrium.

  • Couple has right ingredients for running restaurants Husband-and-wife Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli are partners in two restaurants in Naples’ historic Third Street South district. He’s largely behind the scenes in the kitchens of Sea Salt and Barbatella, while she greets and watches over guests in the dining room.

    I was fortunate to hear their story from Ingrid herself one evening.

    She grew up with her parents and brother in socialist Czechoslovakia and studied civil engineering. He grew up in Venice, Italy, the son of a career military officer who believed that “cooking was a woman’s work.” Ingrid told me that when Fabrizio persisted in pursuing a career based on his love of food and cooking, he initially was extricated from the family (they have since reunited, she happily reported).

    He was working as a chef in Venice when the two met at a mutual friend’s wedding. They said their own vows just three months later. It was a couple of years later that restaurateur friend who also owned the venerable Galileo in Washington, D.C., persuaded them to emigrate to the nation’s capital. Fabrizio became a chef and Ingrid a hostess at Galileo.

    In a few short years, the Aiellis had opened their own restaurant, Goldoni, expanded and renamed it Osteria Goldoni o1t and then, in 1999, launched the even more ambitious

    TTh Teatro Goldoni. Together, they had become stars of the metropolitan Washington restaurant scene.

    They would probably still be there today, had a friend not invited them to take a brief vacation in Naples. That trip led to more visits, and also to an invitation in 2005 for Fabrizio to be a guest chef at the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

    The Aiellis fell in love with the Paradise Coast — its climate, its people, its possibilities — and in the fall of 2007, they sold out of D.C. and moved here full time, with plans to open something new and different.

    That new and something different was Sea Salt. Barbatella followed just last year.

    Ingrid and Fabrizio are proud of their two eateries, but even more so, they are proud of the jobs their restaurants have created for Neapolitans. Mix in the philanthropic generosity for which they are known throughout the community, and you get a recipe for certain success. ¦


  • Diver's dream: USS Mohawk sinking today will give enthusiasts new adventure

    The retired Coast Guard cutter USS Mohawk will find its final resting place on the bottom of the Gulf. The 165-foot World War II-era vessel will be sunk 28 miles off the coast of Fort Myers on Monday as part of Lee County's artificial reef building program.

    "Using ships like this a reef is great idea," said Ramiro Palma, owner of Scubavice Dive Center in Fort Myers. "Instead of just turning these ships into scrap and turning them into steel cans or something, the history of them will live on.

    "It's a new site so there will be a lot of interest in it at first but I don't think one site is going to make a lot of difference," said Mark Garcy, who operates Naples Marina Excursions, a dive shop and charter on U.S. 41 in Naples. "It is always nice to have a new structure like that but I think the revenue created from the one site won't be that great."

    "It will be available to advanced divers only since most divers are only certified to go about 60 feet," Garcy explained. "There's a lot of things that will keep this from being a really popular destination. I'd say 80 percent of our charter dives are around nine miles out, 15 percent are to around 20 miles and only about 5 percent go out further. It is cool to have but I think that the money spent would have been better used for several sites, smaller ships, barges and things like that, that are closer to shore."

    Estates shopping center remains on track to open in 2013, developer says GOLDEN GATE ESTATES — So far, it's been "no sale" for two proposed shopping centers in Golden Gate Estates.

    Voters approved one of the centers, but some neighbors say they don't mind if the project gets delayed — indefinitely

    "A lot of the residents go into town every day like I do. Who's going to do all their shopping in Golden Gate Estates?" Teaters asked rhetorically. "Most work in the urban area and drive past the supermarkets every day."

    He and his wife prefer the quality provided by Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, stores that Golden Gate Estates cannot likely sustain, he said.

    The challenges aren't shocking to the developers, Yovanovich said.

    "I think a lot of people might be surprised that it takes time … We knew it was going to take some time and we knew the economy hadn't rebounded totally," he said.

    After securing a grocer, the next priorities are a restaurant and a bank, he said.

    "The developer is committed to making this happen. It takes time to get final commitments and we think we're still on track time-wise," Yovanovich said.

    Stepped up holiday patrols set for Naples Bay after ruling strikes speed zone law NAPLES — When boaters cruise along Naples Bay on the Fourth of July, there will be more marine officers patrolling the waters.

    Enhanced marine patrols are normal for holidays, but Independence Day is the first one since a Collier County judge on June 21 struck down the city's boat speed law. The law had created extended idle-speed zones on weekends and holidays in Naples Bay.

  • Summer dining deals in full swing in Southwest Florida It’s summer and the living is easy. Local restaurants are making it even easier on your budget to dine out with summer specials.

    Many places have specials for certain days of the week, some have sunset or early dining prices and one — Cloyde’s Steak & Lobster House — has extended its sunset menu for the whole evening every night of the week.

    Others have dinners for two that include a bottle of wine, or are offering easy-on-the-wallet lunch and dinner menus. Take advantage of the hot weather and enjoy good food without turning up the heat in your kitchen. The following are specials that do not require a coupon:



  • The Canadians are coming...and so are the Germans, English, Eastern Europeans and South Americans! International buyers are taking advantage of favorable home prices and dollar-to-loonie, -euro, -pound and -peso exchange rates to fuel a surge in Southwest Florida’s real estate market. For some local Realtors, foreign homebuyers account for 60 percent of their business, arriving on our shores — or driving across the border — to snap up investment and vacation properties at prices that are a ghost of the boom years.

    And many are paying cash. They’re also hiring local decorators and remodelers, shopping in our stores and dining at our restaurants — a boon to the economy, as well.

    "In Collier County, nearly two-thirds of our buyers are foreigners," says David Gallus, broker and owner of Premiere Plus Realty in Naples. "If we took foreign buyers out of the equation, we’d be dying. A lot of Americans don’t have the cash and banks are still reluctant to give loans even to well qualified buyers."

  • The Metropolitan Opera’s 'Live in HD' summer encore presentations The Metropolitan Opera’s "Live in HD" summer encore presentations continue on Wednesday evenings through this month at theaters across the country. Participating theaters in Southwest Florida are the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Naples, Belltower 20 in Fort Myers and Town Center Stadium 16 in Port Charlotte.

    Tickets are $12.50, and all screenings begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Mondays offer second chance to catch FMff’s best offeringsFilm fans who missed some of the 77 movies screened during the Fort Myers Film Festival earlier this year have a chance to catch some of the best features at "Missed it Monday" starting Monday, July 30, and running through Sept. 3 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.

    Admission is $5. Doors open for happy hours at 6:30 p.m. and the shows start at 7 p.m.

    Join filmmakers and indie enthusiasts for dinner and drinks at Ford’s Garage prior to the event and get $2 off your entree. Then, enjoy the afterparty at Twisted Vine Bistro for late night happy hour on the patio.

  • Shelling in the Ten Thousand Islands
  • When: July Daily, 2012 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Where: 750 Palm Point Dr. Goodland, FL 34140 -Price: $60 | Ages: All agesTickets: http://www.fishandtournaples.com

    Two people for $60 shelling summer special for 1.5hrs. Limited seating available through July & August only! Our Florida naturalist captains will take you and a guest shelling in the remote Ten Thousand Islands.

    Call 239-970-0066 to book your trip.

    750 Palm Point Dr. Goodland, FL 34140

  • Dogs in the Garden
  • When: July 22, 2012 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.Where: Naples Botanical Garden - Naples, FLPrice: Free - $12.95 | Ages: All ages

    When: 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Sundays in July; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in August

    Where: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples

    Cost: Free for members and their dogs; $12.95, adults; $7.95, children 4-14; $7.95, dogs

    Information: 239-643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org

  • Laughter Yoga
  • When: July 22, 2012 | 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.Where: Bija Yoga - Naples, FLPrice: Free | Ages: 12+

    Light stretching and lots of laughing. Call 239-404-6306 for additional information or directions.

  • Isles of Capri Kayak with Up A Creek Kayak Tours, Ten Thousand Islands Kayak - Mangrove Estuary Kayak Tours
  • When: July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,27, 2012 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Where: Isles of Capri Paddle Craft Park - Ten Thousand Islands Kayak with Up A Creek Kayak Tours - Waters of Rookery Bay Reserve -Ages: 12+Tickets: http://www.upacreekkayak.com

    Paddle through twisting mangrove tunnels, quiet bays and over mudflats teeming with life on a 2.5 mile naturalist-guided tour. Linger with wading birds, soaring ospreys and leaping fish as you experience this pristine estuary and quiet, non-motorized launch site.

    Tour includes brief paddling instruction and all equipment. To register, visit the website www.upacreekkayak.com or call 239-293-6232

  • Horseback Riding Camp
  • When: July 22, 2012 | 9 a.m. to noonWhere: Cornerstone Farm South -Ages: 6+

    Come join us at Cornerstone Farm South for crafts, games, special activities, and fun on horseback with an emphasis and safety and team work for ages 6 and up from 9am to 12pm, Monday through Friday. The cost is $275 per week with a deposit of $75 due the first day of camp. Only 6 children/youth per session. Call Leslie Terry for more information at 239-595-7618.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Deadly Doubles
  • When: July 22,25, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.Where: Colonial Station - Fort Myers, FLPrice: $66 | Ages: All ages

    Seminole Gulf Railway, Murder Mystery Dinner Train presents “Deadly Doubles.” Game, Set, Love, Death. Tennis stars match wits against the mob in this humorous twist on the game of champions.

    Join the fun as we unravel a comical mystery before your eyes. It is up to you to decide just who the killer is and why they would do such a dastardly deed. A prize will be awarded to the one super sleuth in each dining car. Price includes a scrumptious five course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. Cash / Credit beverage service on board the train. Full bar, wine list, beer, and non-alcoholic offerings.

    Train departs promptly at 6:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $66 per person, plus tax and gratuity

    239-275-8487 or http://semgulf.com

  • Tai Chi
  • When: July 23, 2012 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Where: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church - Naples, FLPrice: $8 - $10 | Ages: All ages

    Beginners level exercise. Cost: $10 per class ($8 prepaid) Questions? Call Ann Marina at 682-4575.

  • Naples Backyard History Old Naples Museum
  • When: July 23, 2012 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Naples Backyard History Old Naples Museum -Price: Free | Ages: All ages

    Open daily from 10am - 2pmOffering insight on the Ancient Indian Canal, photo history of "Naples Then and Now", history of Tamiami trail and the Everglades...and more!

  • Beach Walk
  • When: July 24, 2012 | 10 a.m.Where: Lovers Key State Park - Bonita Springs, FLPrice: $1 - $5 | Ages: All ages

    Join a park naturalist for a one-mile walk through the estuary and along the beach. Learn about plants, birds, seashells and marine life.

    Fees for program participants are included in park admission: $5 for vehicles with two to eight passengers, $3 for vehicles with one individual, and $1 per pedestrian or cyclist. All programs take place at Lovers Key State Park at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, Florida. To register, call 463-4588

  • Barrier Islands Guided Walk
  • When: July 24, 2012 | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Where: Bowditch Point Recreational Park - Fort Myers Beach, FLPrice: Free - $1 | Ages: All ages

    Barrier Islands guided walk: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd., Meet at the upper patio, Fort Myers Beach. Free. $1, parking or free with a Lee County Parks & Recreation parking Sticker. 239-533-7444 or www.leeparks.org

  • Guided Walk with Norm DeWolfe
  • When: July 24, 2012 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Where: Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium - Fort Myers, FLAges: All ages

    Tuesdays & Fridays, except Friday 7/27

    Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

  • Planet Predator Lecture
  • When: July 25, 2012 | 3 p.m.Where: Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens - Naples, FLPrice: $10.50 - $18.75 | Ages: All ages

    Explore Nature's Carnivorous Side: Discover the important role predators play in nature while viewing live animals from exotic cats to more unusual hunters. Your hosts further illustrate with quick wildife clips and close up views on the live cam while live animals exhibit natural behaviors.

    The Safari Canyon open-air theater combines the fascinating information and wildlife footage of a nature program with the thrill of experiencing those same animals live and up close. Exclusive to Naples Zoo, Planet Predator is an extraordinary collaboration of conservationists and wildlife film makers.

    Arrive a few minutes early to learn wildlife trivia, recent conservation data, and fun nature facts.

  • Shelling in the Ten Thousand Islands
  • When: July 26, 28, 2012 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Where: 750 Palm Point Dr. Goodland, FL 34140 -Price: $60 | Ages: All agesTickets: http://www.fishandtournaples.com

    Two people for $60 shelling summer special for 1.5hrs. Limited seating available through July & August only! Our Florida naturalist captains will take you and a guest shelling in the remote Ten Thousand Islands.

    Call 239-970-0066 to book your trip.

    750 Palm Point Dr. Goodland, FL 34140

  • Line Dance Classes
  • When: July 26, 2012 | 1:30 p.m.Where: Veterans Community Park - North Naples - Naples, FLPrice: $5 | Ages: All ages

    Line dance classes: Beginners, 1:30 p.m. Mondays; intermediates, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. $5. 239-272-7431

  • Kids Free Fridays
  • When: July 26, 2012 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center - Naples, FLAges: All ages

    This summer education program runs through Aug. 10 and provides free admission for children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult.

    Educators will present a different topic each week tied to the overall theme of marine mammals, including dolphins, manatees and whales.

    Activities include marine critter touch tank, story time, crafts, films, and weekly series of pre-recorded virtual dolphin encounter presentations and live video Q&A with trainers at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida.

  • Summertime at Edison Ford: When Music Was Magic... Edison's Phonographs
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Edison and Ford Winter Estates - Fort Myers, FLAges: All ages

    Thomas Edison's favorite invention, of the 1,093 patents he held in his lifetime, was the phonograph. Join Edisonia Expert and author, John Kurdyla and curatorial volunteer Fred Stebbins for hands-on presentations and demonstrations of the phonograph.

    Visiting from Vivona, Italy Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of Edison phonographs and is considered one of the top experts in the field of Edison recorded sound.

    Program is free with paid admission and Edison Ford Members are FREE. Demonstrations begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Fashion Rules! at Coastland Center
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Where: Coastland Center Mall - Naples, FLAges: All ages

    Fashion Rules! at Coastland CenterBack to School Fashion Show–

    On July 27th & 28th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Coastland Center will be having their first annual Fashion Rules, event and fashion show!

    The event will be composed of 15 style sessions, highlighting all of the latest “must haves” for Fall. Fashions from Buckle, G By Guess, Sunglass Hut, Francesca’s Collections will be hightlighted in this two day event.

    This will not only be a fashion event as there will be sampling from Coastland Center Godiva Chocolatiers, Chick-Fil-A and more, retailer offers, and goody bags to the first 50 people each day.

    You will also be able to enter for a chance to win a $5,000.00 mall shopping spree. For more information contact Melissa Wolf, Marketing Manager at 239-262-7100.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Dice, Deeds, & Death
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.Where: Colonial Station - Fort Myers, FLPrice: $66 - $74 | Ages: All agesTickets: http://semgulf.com

    Seminole Gulf Railway, Murder Mystery Dinner Train presents “Dice, Deeds, & Death.” All passengers are hereby warned that pickpockets, card sharks, and hustlers are running rampant throughout the country’s train system. While railroads are trying to stop it, the mob is trying to take over the action.

    Join the fun as we unravel a comical mystery before your eyes. It is up to you to decide just who the killer is and why they would do such a dastardly deed.

    A prize will be awarded to the one super sleuth in each dining car. Price includes a scrumptious five course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. Cash / Credit beverage service on board the train. Full bar, wine list, beer, and non-alcoholic offerings.

    Train departs promptly at 6:30 pm. Friday: $66, plus tax and gratuity, Saturday $74, plus tax and gratuity

    239-275-8487 or http://semgulf.com

  • CCSO's Hot Summer Nights - Fleischmann Park
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Fleischmann Park - Naples, FLAges: All agesTickets: http://www.colliersheriff.org/Index.aspx?page=3027

    This popular program hosted by the Collier County Sheriff's Office will take place Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at parks and other locations throughout Collier County.

    Open to students in middle and high school. Hot Summer Nights includes water slides, music, dancing games, sports, roller skating, and water park events. Kids can snack on snow cones, popcorn and hot dogs served up by deputies.

  • Texas Hold Em Tournament
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Where: Fred's Food, Fun & Spirits - Naples, FLPrice: Free | Ages: 18+Tickets: http://www.fredsnaples.com

  • Beginning Belly Dance Classes
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Where: Oasis Parvaneh Women's Empowerment Center -Price: $8 - $12 | Ages: All ages

    Come and learn belly dance with Angela Hicks every Friday evening at 6:30 p.m.

  • Night Hike
  • When: July 27, 2012 | 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Where: Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium - Fort Myers, FLAges: All ages

    Come learn which animals come out once the sun goes down. Your experience begins with a nocturnal animal presentation followed by a walk through 1 of our 3 nature trails for a “critters at night” experience.

    You must provide your own flashlight. Suitable for all ages, but keep in mind it gets DARK!

    Hike lasts approximately one hour. Close toed shoes are required. $5 per person (non-member) $4 per person (member). Minimum 5 participants. Call 275-3435 to register by July 25th.

  • Third Street South Farmers Market
  • When: July 22, 28, 2012 | 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Where: Third Street South - Naples, FLPrice: Free | Ages: All ages

    The farmer's market includes fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade pasta, live herbs and plants, spices and teas, salsa, jams and jellies. The market is located behind Tommy Bahama, 1220 Third St. S., Naples. Free admission. Call 434-6533 for more information.Third Street Farmers Market

  • Summer Jazz on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf ClubSummerJazz on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

    The smooth sounds of Jazz continue this summer at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s 26th annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” free concert series. Gorgeous sunsets, beautiful views of the Gulf, and refreshing breezes provide the perfect backdrop for the fun, free concert series held on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

    “SummerJazz on the Gulf” takes place one Saturday evening per month from 7 - 10 p.m. beginning in June. This year’s concerts will be on:

    • Saturday, June 25
    • Saturday, July 23
    • Saturday, August 27
    • Saturday, September 24, 2011.

    The entertainment lineup is not yet set, but last year’s entertainment included performances by Blue Dice, Late Night Brass, The Mike MacArthur Band, and Denise Moore and Then Some. All of the concerts are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

  • Mercato's Summer Series of FUN!
  • MUSIC & MOVIES @ Mercato
    Plan your hot summer nights around great
    Mercato Nights Music Series:Movies on the Lawn
    06/07/12 - Jahgape06/19/12 - Secretariat
    07/05/12 - Damn Outlaws07/17/12 - Jaws
    08/02/12 - Mubone 08/21/12 - The Great Outdoors
    09/06/12 - The High Chiefs09/18/12 - Tootsie

    Hurricane season's arrival means time to check your property, flood insurance NAPLES — Making sure your property insurance is in order before the storm can make all of the difference after a storm.

    Hurricane season, which began Friday, is an important time to make sure you know what your insurance covers — and what it doesn't.

    This year in Collier County, it's also important to learn the details of changes in flood risks based on the 2012 FEMA flood insurance rate maps that went into effect May 16. New changes to the maps were announced Friday with more specific information to be released by June 14 that could ease the need for new flood insurance policies for thousands in Collier.

    Since half of the year is hurricane season, June through November, and the peak of that season lasts three months, August through October, it's good to know your risks and how to protect yourself and your property.

    Wildlife Clinic: watch for gopher tortoises under your car

    LOOK BEFORE DRIVING AWAYPlease take a minute to look under your car before driving away from our beach parking lots. Gopher tortoises frequently rest under parked cars. Injuries to these beautiful creatures are preventable if we all just take a moment and remember to look under our vehicles.

    SURPRISE RESCUEA man spotted a small cat in the road on Collier Boulevard when he was out for a morning jog. Somehow, the cat was uninjured, despite two trucks straddling it as they sped along. The jogger grabbed the cat right before it got to the median. The frightened cat burrowed into the jogger's chest as he carried it back home. Believing it was a stray house kitten, the man and his wife offered it food. It didn't take long for them to realize he had rescued a baby bobcat, not a domestic kitten!

    Senior cents-ability: there are discounts for seniors in many places — just ask If you're a retiree, coffee is still free at your local bank and at Chick-fil-A.

    There are senior discounts around time that may not be openly advertised, but they are there.

    Health and medications may be at the top of the list for senior needs, and some area institutions honor that. Local retail heavyweight Publix offers several basic prescription medicines free for all customers, but it's the first-line diabetes meds — metformin and lisinopril — that make the difference for seniors.

    Snook season gone until 2013

    Florida's snook fishing season will remain closed on the west coast until 2013 instead of opening as planned on Sept. 1, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced this week.

    Wildlife officials made the decision in light of a 2010 cold kill, which reduced the snook population on the state's coasts.

    Snook season was closed on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts on Jan. 16, 2010, but it reopened last September on the Atlantic Coast, where the freeze was not as severe.

    Recreational snook season is expected to reopen in the Gulf on Sept. 1, 2013. Until then, catch-and-release of snook will be allowed.


    GO ENTERTAINMENT
    Naples Walk

    Dock N’Dine
    Top 5
    MeetUp
    WebMd
    Daily News

    Calendar




    photo_jan2012_seahoresVillage on Venetian Bay-UPCOMING EVENTS:The Village hosts a wonderful mix of special events throughout the year... from open house receptions for featured artists, to wine tasting events, fashion shows, live jazz and more!
    Click here
    to view special scheduled events.


    3rd_street_south_logo.gif Calendar of Events -
    Third Street South

    SOMETHING IS ALWAYS HAPPENING Please scroll down through the months for the regular street wide events. For up to the minute additional happenings,.
    Calendar of Event-Third Street South
     


    Entertainment


    Guide

    Places to Go

    Things to Do

    Dining

    Nightlife

    Theater

    Movies

    Calendar



    5th_ave_south_log

    Calendar of Events
    SOMETHING IS ALWAYS HAPPENING.

    Fifth Avenue South offering Naples Florida shopping, naples art, naples florida hotels, naples accommodations, florida art festivals, downtown naples florida ... Calendar of Events


    misc-diversponge.jpg UPTOWN - UPSCALE - UPBEAT MERCATO is the premier lifestyle center located on 53 beautiful acres in North Naples. A new concept, live, work and shop in a "Main Street" like community. Leave the car at home.MERCATO


    It's FREE! Take the SBI Video Tour

    Newsletter May 12, 2011 | Newsletter Year-to-date | Page Two |

    Sign up for our free Naples Weekly Newsletter

    Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel-Captiva Florida Newsletter with events, photos, videos, fishing report, news and more.

    To receive weekly events, news and photos, fill in your name and email address, and click "subscribe".A confirmation email will be sent to you. Respond to the email to confirm your address and you're all set!

    Free
    Paradise Beaches
    Weekly Newsletter

    Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

    Please enter the word that you see below.

      




    Be sure to checkout 'Our Partner Links.' You’ll find 'Our Partner Links' also on bottom of many pages. Our partners are chosen for site quality, areas of interest, and great content.

    Hey, Mikey likes it. Try it, you’ll like it too.


    misc-diversponge.jpgNAPLES NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES - Past news of interest of Naples and Southwest Florida. Keeps you up-to-date with other postings or news about Naples (like the latest great entertainment!)...The SpongeDiver

    Naples Daily News Current news for Naples, FL and its surrounding communities brought to you by Naples Daily News. Features local Naples, Florida news including sports, ...

    Florida Weekly News Florida Weekly is one of the largest circulating newsweeklies in Florida, with more than 75000 papers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Palm Beach counties ...

    Gulfshore Life Current news for Naples, FL and its surrounding communities brought to you by Naples Daily News. Features local Naples, Florida news including sports, ...

    Florida Keys For those of you that have never been here before, the Florida Keys are a 106 mile long chain of islands that begin at the very bottom of Florida's mainland. They are often referred to as America's Caribbean....

    South Beach Miami's South Beach draws in the rich, famous and trendy. Nightlife abounds, but South Beach is also a historic district, a people-watching haven and a beach-lover's dream. ...

    Sanibel-Captiva Sanibel-Captiva - are barrier islands on the lower Gulf Coast of Florida, 125 miles south of Tampa. Sanibel Island and it's sister, Captiva, are known widely for their pristine beauty and unspoiled landscapes.

    Marco Island Marco Island is the largest of the Ten thousand islands and a boaters paradise giving access to 10,000 exotic beach locations for beach picnics, seashell shelling or overnight camping.

    Fort Myers The Beach gained a reputation as the World's Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water. People can walk the entire7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.

    Pulse Magazine Pulse Magazine SWFL, launched in January 2006, is the premier entertainment guide for Lee and Collier counties. We provide coverage of the people, places and parties that prove SWFL is more than heaven's waiting room!

    ^^Return to Top^^