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The following stories regarding key points in Naples history have been contributed by our readers.

  • The Jewish Federation of Collier County Published 4/16/2012 at 4:33 p.m. 0 comments

    The Jewish Federation of Collier County applauds the Naples Daily News for initiating the Lighthouse Project. This project is a statement to your dedication and commitment to the rich diversity that exists in our community.

  • The Naples Players Published 4/16/2012 at 4:26 p.m. 0 comments

    The Naples Players was conceived in 1952 as friends gathered for a sunset cocktail party at the home of Henry and Mary Watkins. Leonard Latham, a theatre director from Cape Coral was in that gathering and suggested that Naples could ...

  • Wicker Showroom opened in Naples Published 4/16/2012 at 4:14 p.m. 0 comments

    John and Florence Calyore opened their first Wicker store in 1973 at 340 N. Trail. We started with antique wicker from the Lake Geneva Inn in Wisconsin, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. That sold out very quickly. We only had ...

  • A Piece of Wyndemere History Published 4/16/2012 at 4:02 p.m. 0 comments

    Gerald Livingston (for whom Livingston Road is named after) had a dream. He wanted to develop a first class golf community, but the big question was where. He consulted with another Canadian business man, Tom MacIntyre, about the feasibility of ...

  • A Small Town Success Story Published 4/16/2012 at 3:22 p.m. 0 comments

    In 1969, Dr. Montgomery, a young ophthalmologist who was soon to get out of the Navy, started to look for a place to set up practice in Florida. His dad, a retired ophthalmologist himself who had a rustic cottage in ...

  • The Shelter for Abused Women & Chldren Published 4/16/2012 at 3:09 p.m. 0 comments

    It was May of 1986 when the Spouse & Abuse Task Force, operating under the Hotline & Rape Crisis Program of Collier County, began planning a domestic violence shelter and by October, The Shelter had received its non-profit incorporation and ...

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