Saturday, February 25, 2017

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The Naples YMCA Healthy Heart Run path.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, North Collier Fire Rescue District, Barron Collier High School and the Greater Naples YMCA are coming together to host the 2017 Healthy Heart Run on Saturday, February 25. Proceeds from the run will benefit the ...
Jim Naismith Jr., grandson of the inventor of basketball, served as one of the evening's speakers at the 2017 Greater Naples YMCA Gold Garden Gala on Saturday night. Basketball was invented by Jim’s grandfather at the YMCA in 1891 and today Jim serves on the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Greater Naples YMCA held their first Gold Garden Gala this weekend at the Naples Botanical Gardens, and it was a “smashing success,” in the words of Greater Naples YMCA CEO Paul Thein. The gala replaced ‘Sneaker Ball,’ the Y’s ...
DDWS president Doris Hardy signs papers with Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, and Susan Trokey, senior realty specialist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  

In December 2015, National Investment and Development Corporation of Miami, donated a parcel of environmentally sensitive land, between Old Blind Pass and Clam Bayou on Sanibel Island, to the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Last week, the ...
people in the grandezza community meet to witness the golf ball drop for charity

The Grandezza Community of Estero held a Golf Ball Drop last Saturday at 5:15 p.m. sharp. The event was held to raise money for United Way and 70 United Way Partner Agencies. Residents and well wishers purchased a golf ball with ...
the 18 charities that received grants from the swfl community foundation

Call them the Lucky 18. Eighteen Southwest Florida nonprofits were granted funds by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation last week exceeding $557,036. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports programs aimed at increasing the quality of life in sustainable and equitable ...
golden apple on a desk

On Valentine’s Day, students in six Collier County classrooms received bushels of Golden Delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards, which highlight best practices in teaching. Representatives from Suncoast Credit Union  were joined by Champions For ...
run for the paws 5k participants, dogs and humans

The Run for the Paws 5k is a fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Naples. The race took place around the Naples Municipal Airport, and participants were able to bring their dogs to participate in the race with them. ...
lux boutique inside the store

Lux Boutique, Located at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, has grown to be a local favorite of residents and fashion editors alike. The boutique has announced this season’s in-store trunk shows, to be held throughout February. The new styles ...
scenes from the wings of freedom tour in naples

This weekend the Collings Foundation’s of Wings of Freedom Tour brought extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft to Southwest Florida for a local living history display as part of the tour in honor of our WWII veterans. Participating in the ...
habitat for humanity volunteers breaking ground on a new affordable home

Your questions continue about affordable housing in our community and this week the focus is on Habitat for Humanity. I asked Jessica Grybek, marketing and public relations coordinator with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, who answered all of your questions! ...
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