On Collier Boulevard between Green Boulevard and Golden Gate Boulevard expect intermittent lane closures both southbound and northbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, for the duration of the Collier Boulevard Improvements Project which is scheduled to be completed in early winter of 2017. Motorists are advised to stay alert and drive with care.   The speed limit has been reduced to […]

Master Gardeners Graduate

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences  (UF/IFAS) Extension Collier County office held a formal graduation ceremony on June 16, for 12 volunteers who successfully completed the 13-week Master Gardener certification program. The Master Gardener certification program is a 13-week program that covers an array of gardening topics including soils and fertilizers, plant identification, insect and pest […]

Art in the Park Returns to Cambier

The Naples Art Association ( – a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts – is pleased that its popular Art in the Park will return to Cambier Park in Downtown Naples for the 2016-2017 season. Now in its 59th season, Art in the Park is the oldest outdoor […]

Snook Stock is on the Rise

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast than it did on the Atlantic Coast. The Atlantic fishery was […]


London Bay Homes today closed on a 55-acre parcel of land that adjoins the Naples Grande Golf Club on Golden Gate Parkway, between Airport Pulling Road North and Livingston Road. The parcel – part of the Grey Oaks Planned Unit Development near downtown Naples – was priced at approximately $34 million. When developed by London Bay Homes, the property will […]


As part of a progressive plan to improve the Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) animal shelter, a temporary air conditioning unit will be installed in the dog adoption kennel. Earlier this year, the existing ventilation system in the kennel was repaired and upgraded. Eight large, floor-level fans have been added to increase air circulation. In the next implementation of the shelter improvement […]

Wine Legend Pierre Lurton Vintner of Winter Festival

Fourth-generation winemaker brings unmatched wisdom and skill to this anticipated event. This January, the Naples Winter Wine Festival will welcome Pierre Lurton as the Honored Vintner of the 2017 event, well known for running two of the most acclaimed wineries in the world: centuries-old Château Cheval Blanc and Château d’Yquem, both located in France’s Bordeaux region. He will be joined by revered […]

Avow Seeks Volunteer Vocalists

Volunteers are currently being sought to join “Serenity,” a women’s a cappella choral group whose mission is to bring comfort through song to hospice patients. Serenity singers sing at the patient’s bedside, in groups of three or four. Participants are not required to read music, but must be able to carry a tune and coordinate with other singers for a […]

FWC Law Enforcement Collier

Officer Kleis was on water patrol a few miles off of Marco Island when he observed a vessel without registration numbers containing multiple fishing rods. Officer Kleis stopped the vessel to address the registration issue, and conducted a vessel safety and resource inspection. Upon stopping the vessel, Officer Kleis learned that the operator was using a dealer registration number on the […]

Marvel’s Captain America to Meet Zoo Visitors

Marvel’s Captain America is coming to the Naples Zoo on Sunday, July 3rd at 11:30 AM.   Guests can enjoy a special BBQ at the Naples Zoo and a meet and greet with Captain America. Captain America will also be available Monday, July 4th to celebrate our nation’s independence with additional opportunities for meet and greets with the Super Hero. […]