Friday, January 28, 2022

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Discount Adoptions on Pudgy Pooches and Fat Cats

It’s the holidays and Collier County Domestic Animal Services’ dogs and cats have put on some weight. They have made New Year’s resolutions to shed some pounds and are looking for homes that will help them reach their goal. During the month of January, all dogs and cats four months of age and older are only $10 to adopt.

Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, heartworm test for dogs, FELV/FIV test for cats, rabies vaccination and 30 days of free pet insurance. That’s a value of more than $400.

For more information, visit, stop by the shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida 34104, or call (239) 252-PETS (7387). Visit the Immokalee shelter at 405 Sgt. Joe Jones Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142, or call (239) 252-7065.

County Citizen Corps Advisory Committe

Collier County Citizen Corps Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, in the third floor Policy Room at the James V. Mudd Emergency Services Center, 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, Florida 34113.

Two or more members of the Board of County Commissioners may be present and participate at the meeting.  The subject matter of this meeting may be an item for discussion and action at a future Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division, located at 3335 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 101, Naples, Florida 34112, or (239) 252-8380, as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.

Quest for Success 25th Anniversary

Quest for Success, a college preparatory program in Naples, celebrates its 25th anniversary since opening in 1993.

In 1993, local businessman Tad Dekko and local educator Gene Oliff founded the Quest program. They began with only ten students, but now 25 years later, Quest has assisted over 1,000 students achieve their goal of attending college and ensuring a future of limitless achievement. As a result of the collaborative efforts of these two gentlemen, 100% of Quest participants are accepted into college.

Sue Zumstein, Executive Director of Quest for Success, has been with the program since 1996. She has been instrumental in the overhaul of the program, establishing a rigorous curriculum, and maintaining close relationships with college advisors around the country. “It has been a great joy to see the Quest program grow and thrive over the past 20 years. Realizing we have now assisted over 1,000 kids get accepted into college is fantastic proof of our passion for helping deserving and ambitious students,” adds Zumstein.

Quest’s mission is to foster economic freedom through education by empowering students to reach their highest potential through lifelong learning. The program has certainly followed through on this mission, having placed over 1,000 students in highly ranked institutions across the country.

To learn more, visit or call (239) 403-7174.

Resolution Friendly Burgers

Cutting carbs, going vegan or trying Keto? BurgerFi offers four resolution friendly options. Starting in January, try the KetoFi, a protein-packed burger featuring two all-natural angus beef patties topped with bacon, a fried egg, drizzled with mustard and served green style (wrapped in fresh, crisp lettuce).

Additional resolution-friendly options include:   The Beyond Burger: a plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like traditional beef. Featuring a Beyond Burger Patty, topped with pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and American cheese. You can also enjoy it vegan style without mayonnaise and cheese.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich: a free-range, all-natural chicken breast, topped with lettuce, tomato and drizzled with a honey mustard BBQ sauce.

Green Style Burgers: drop the bun and go green, enjoy any burger wrapped in fresh, crisp lettuce.

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