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Newsletter March 11 - 17, 2012

34th ANNUAL NAPLES ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 2012

Saturday, March 17th 9:30 am - FLAG RAISING at Crayton Cov11:00 am - PARADE BEGINS

Your guide to St. Patrick’s Day funCéad mile fáilte romhat! The 34th Annual Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.. Be sure to join us for the traditional flag rasing ceremony at Crayton Cove at 9:30 a.m. to kick off the parade. Céad mile fáilte romhat! The 34th Annual Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.. Be sure to join us for the traditional flag rasing ceremony at Crayton Cove at 9:30 a.m. to kick off the parade.

Once again, as organizers of The Parade, we are working hard to put together the 2012 Parade and events. Since its start in 1978, The Parade has grown in leaps and bounds!

It is planned by a small group of volunteers who regard their efforts to be a labor of love and believe that this year The Parade promises to be better than ever! Interestingly enough the Chamber of Commerce and City Events Department tell us that The Parade is the most asked about event in Naples each year.ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 2012

Newsletter March 11 - 17, 2012


The skinny: Naples/Marco area lands in 'least obese' Top 10
Free sunset yoga on the beachUrban designers in Collier have done a good job with sidewalks, nature trails and green space to help promote walking and cycling — and the climate is a boost, he said. Frank Fornari couldn't imagine living anyplace else than Naples for keeping fit and healthy. It's a study in contrasts to cities with air pollution and no bike paths.

So it's no surprise to the 53-year-old that Naples/Marco Island is among the Top 10 "least obese" metropolitan areas in the United States, according to a new survey by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

"There are so many places to exercise," said Fornari, who was working out Friday afternoon at the NCH Wellness Center North in North Naples.

Urban designers in Collier have done a good job with sidewalks, nature trails and green space to help promote walking and cycling — and the climate is a boost, he said.


11th Annual Southwest Florida Seafood Festival, Classic Car & Bike Show – March 17, 2012
 The Matlacha Mariners will host its 11th Annual Southwest Florida Seafood Festival, Classic Car & Bike Show from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the German American Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. The Matlacha Mariners will host its 11th Annual Southwest Florida Seafood Festival, Classic Car & Bike Show from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the German American Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33991.

The event will showcase a wide variety of fresh seafood, live music and the area’s best classic cars—and new this year are custom and classic bikes for festival goers to enjoy!

This year’s event will feature the doo wop sounds of “Brylcream” and local favorite “Ground Zero.” Chow down on some great seafood and enjoy ever popular landlubber specials, together with plenty of ice cold beverages to wash it all down. (No coolers, please.) Seafood Festival, Classic Car & Bike Show   Matlacha Mariners - Seafood Festival, Classic Car & Bike Show


VETERAN RESTAURATEUR RETURNS TO NAPLES

Michael Hernandez, restaurant owner, chef and entrepreneur, has purchased Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro (www.handsomeharrys.com) in Naples.

Hernandez has been in the restaurant ownership and management business for more than 30 years. He launched numerous restaurants in Southwest Florida, including Bistro 821, Bistro 41 and Aqua Grill. Handsome Harry’s is Hernandez’s first purchase.

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You didn’t think Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Sandra Fluke for calling her a “slut” because of her comments about contraception would end the controversy, did you? In the middle of a presidential campaign? Of course not.

Talk Radio Media Radio Advertising U.S. Conservative Politics Political Policy Political PartiesAnything involving sex, women’s rights, and the acid-tongued conservative radio broadcaster was bound to keep political partisans and the media stirring the pot for days, if not longer.


Third Street South on Canvas March 12 & 13 - from 10am to 4 pm
Third Street South will host 40 professional artists who will be painting the streets, avenues, parks and hidden treasures of our beautiful area.

The public is invited to come watch these internationally and locally renowned artists as they work from 10am to 4 pm on these two days."

 Third Street South will host 40 professional artists who will be painting  the streets, avenues, parks and hidden treasures of our beautiful area.  The public is invited to come watch these internationally and locally renowned artists as they work from 10am to 4 pm on these two days.

More than three dozen artists, including John Stobart, one of the world’s premier maritime painters, will set up their easels and break out their brushes to work en plein air when "Third on Canvas" comes to Third Street South from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13.

Painters will also be set up near Palm Cottage, in Crayton Cover and on the beach near the pier.

A few days later, from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Sea Salt restaurant will host the traditionally spirited auction during which all the finished and freshly framed paintings will be sold to the highest bidders, with Naples City Councilman and former Mayor Bill Barnett serving as celebrity auctioneer.

Third Street South on Canvas

Admission is free. Tickets to the auction are $125 per person. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Call 343-6950 to purchase tickets or for more information.

For more information or directions, call The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club at (239) 261-2222, or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com


Nature walks on Tigertail Beach Marco Island

 Walk to the lagoon at Tigertail Beach which is listed as site # 73 on the Florida birding trail.

Walk to the lagoon at Tigertail Beach which is listed as site # 73 on the Florida birding trail.

Discover plants, birds, gastropods, bivalves, etc., along the way. Park in lot ($8) if you don't have a beach sticker. Walk to area with photos just after the playground. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet and bring binoculars.

Sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

  • Place: Tigertail Beach
  • Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Age Limit: 4+

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House Hunting: 12045 Keewaydin Island - $2.8 million8

Accessible only by boat, Casa de Sol y Vida is a 5-acre estate on the private barrier island of Keewaydin, between Naples and Marco Island.  Accessible only by boat, Casa de Sol y Vida is a 5-acre estate on the private barrier island of Keewaydin, between Naples and Marco Island.

Encompassing 6,000 square feet, the main residence has five bedrooms, a living/dining room combination and full-service kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Inside and out, there’s plenty of space for entertaining family and friends. Take in the panoramic views while relaxing on the wrap-around deck, or escape to the ultimate privacy of the second-floor master suite.

Three60 Market opening soon in Tipsy Seagull’s old waterside spot              Three60 Market open now at Tipsy Seagull’s old waterside spot Three60 Market is now open at 2891 Bay­shore Drive, Naples. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week offering mostly food-related items for shoppers to eat-in or take­out. Have coffee and a sticky bun at the market and take home something special for lunch or dinner. Information: 239-774-3038.

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;
  • Collier 211 data creates "real-time" knowledge - essential information for donors and nonprofits;
  • Collier 211 knowledge gained will be published through a variety of media networks.
  • Ballpark frank: Day at JetBlue to watch Red Sox can be costlyBallpark frank: Day at JetBlue to watch Red Sox can be costly Once considered a relatively inexpensive outing, Major League baseball — even in its exhibition form — is now major bucks. FORT MYERS — Once considered a relatively inexpensive outing, Major League baseball — even in its exhibition form — is now major bucks. "We've spent $220 and haven't gotten in the stadium yet," That’s four tickets at $12.50 apiece, $9 for parking, and $170 for four Boston caps and three team shirts.

    And that’s 2012 Professional Baseball style.

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