Around Town: Still waiting on an answer from FPL about ‘smart meters’
Published 5/1/2012 at 12:33 p.m. 3 comments
There is something that puzzles me. Florida Power & Light (FPL) announced they would install a “smart meter” on each home, which would read the usage every month electronically rather than have a meter reader go to each and every ...
Around Town: Eagle Lakes is finally going to get a community center
Published 4/18/2012 at 11:58 a.m. 2 comments
There are always a lot of good news items to talk about these days. To start off, the community center at Eagle Lakes Community Park is going to be a reality. It has been 6 long years of fighting to ...
Around Town: Collier County’s first paddlecraft park ready for paddlers
Published 4/4/2012 at 10:17 a.m. 6 comments
With much anticipation and excitement, the Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park has officially opened. The ribbon cutting was held on Friday, March 30, and was attended by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) officials, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve ...
Around Town: I for one will be sad to see our part-time residents head back north
Published 3/21/2012 at 11:32 a.m. 1 comment
My goodness, isn’t the year going by quickly? I can’t believe it is almost Easter and soon our winter residents will be leaving, which means a huge portion of our volunteers will be leaving. These people come down from up ...
Around Town: East Naples looking better and better every day
Published 3/6/2012 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
Towne Centre on U.S. 41 East is really looking up. New façade on the buildings on the east end of the shopping center, new decorative additions and updated paint colors, the parking lot has a new layer of asphalt, all ...
Around Town: Revitalization of East Naples neighborhoods ongoing
Published 2/21/2012 at 6:16 p.m. 0 comments
Lennar Homes has taken the East Naples community by storm and showered their full force on revitalization projects. Many of you probably already know that they purchased the gorgeous Treviso Bay resort and have been focused on getting it back ...
Around Town: Improvements should help shopping center draw more customers
Published 2/7/2012 at 3:21 p.m. 1 comment
Hopefully you have taken a ride through Naples “Towne Centre” (yes, that’s how they spell it) on U.S. 41 East on the side opposite Bealls department store. You might already know that there are eight owners in that shopping center.
Around Town: Fatal accident in East Naples proof that traffic light is desperately needed
Published 1/24/2012 at 11:44 a.m. 8 comments
Recently there was a ribbon cutting ceremony as the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Marco Island was officially opened for traffic. Included in the ceremony was a memorial for the late Mike Minozzi, a Marco resident and former Marco Island ...
Around Town: Saving money, gas and energy at the county landfill
Published 1/10/2012 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments
Many people have asked why Collier County doesn’t have a gas to energy plant at the landfill, and I’m happy to tell you we now have one. I promised to write about it in this week’s Collier Citizen, and here ...
Around Town: Looking forward to a great new year
Published 12/27/2011 at 3:27 p.m. 0 comments
What a wonderful time of the year! Hopefully each and every one of you had a joyous holiday and are looking forward to a happy and healthy new year!
Around Town: Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
Published 12/14/2011 at 9:31 a.m. 1 comment
Christmas is in the air! Everything looks brighter and happier, lights twinkling and cheerful greeting, people singing, celebrations taking place, families coming together, folks caring about others. It feels good to spread good cheer.
Around Town: Losing a loved one over holidays made easier thanks to hospice
Published 11/30/2011 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments
Hopefully everyone had a wonderful, happy and family-oriented Thanksgiving, and you’ve been able to walk off a little of that extra turkey and all the trimmings you enjoyed.
Around Town: Banquets, concerts, tours and much, much more
Published 11/15/2011 at 10:39 a.m. 0 comments
Congratulations to Chellie Doepke (of Verona Walk, one of my new soon-to-be developments in the redistricting process beginning in January, subject to the Justice Department’s approval) for being awarded the first-ever Outstanding Service of the Year Award at the inaugural ...
Around Town: Plenty of good news to report this week
Published 11/1/2011 at 10:10 a.m. 2 comments
It seems there is always good news to talk about, and this week is no exception. The state and Collier County transportation departments held a groundbreaking ceremony this week as work officially began on the widening of Davis Boulevard, and ...
Around Town: The time is now to choose your political party affiliation
Published 10/17/2011 at 2:21 p.m. 3 comments
As many of us now know, thanks to the controversial choice of the date, Jan. 31 is now the Republican primary. Just so you know, you must be a registered Republican to vote in the primary. You cannot be an ...
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