2021-03-16 E-Edition

The City of Naples assesses climate change vulnerability to determine mitigation plans

Sea level rise, like other results of climate change, is difficult to predict. But there’s no doubt that sea level rise is happening across the planet – including coastal Naples. What to do about that and other climate change problems, identified by a vulnerability assessment completed last summer, will be the next step for city departments. Using projections from the […]

Naples doctor publishes book with advice from ‘virtual mentors’

Dr. Jaclyn L. Kovach, a retina specialist and associate professor of clini­cal ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples, has released a book, “Luminaries: Profiles of Women in Academic Medicine.” Between its covers are 24 short autobiographies written by female academic physicians, researchers and educators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The faculty members showcased in […]

Offshore Sailing School puts women at the helm

Finding a program where she could burnish her sailing skills was a priority for Lori Hodges when she was planning a move to Florida’s Gulf Coast in 2019. She’d become passionate about the sport while living in San Diego and she was interested in training on the waters off the Sunshine State’s coastline. In researching Florida’s sailing schools, Hodges found […]

Landscaping choices can affect water quality and our health

Lee County Master Gardener Mary Ann Parsons is a course instructor for Florida Friendly Landscaping, currently offered through the University of Florida Agricultural Extension Service. “The course is an integrated science-based approach to maintaining an attractive yard that’s environmentally friendly,” Parsons said. “Our major goals are to conserve water and protect water quality.” “When I first took this course years […]

Tennis TIPS: Should you always watch the ball?

For generations, tennis players have been told to “watch the ball.” Is that always the thing to do? I am here to argue that you should not always watch the ball. You should be watching the ball only from the time it leaves your opponent’s racquet until it hits your strings. As soon as the ball leaves your strings your […]

Health & Medical DIRECTORY

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Tee Box TIPS: Does the golfer with the low or high handicap have more fun?

I heard this discussion going on at the clubhouse and while the smart answer is that it depends on the attitude of the player, here are some further thoughts on golf enjoyment for both low-and high-handicap golfers. You’d think that the low-handicap players would get more enjoyment from the game of golf with their longer drives, sharper skills and lower […]

Artist SPOTLIGHT: Painting boats puts her into the zone

Leslie Berenson’s artwork is a life reflected on canvas. As a young girl she would go fishing with her dad at daybreak in their small motor­boat, dropping a line before the fog lifted. “I’ve always been around the waterfront,” she said. A native of Massachusetts, she now lives in Delray Beach, Florida, after a long career in fashion as an […]


B/Bonita Springs E/Estero FM/Fort Myers FMB/Fort Myers Beach N/Naples March Virtual & In-person Events 20-21: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 33rd Annual Naples Downtown Art Show [10 a.m. – 5 p.m.] Visit the last of the Naples Art season of nationally recognized outdoor shows. This juried fine art show featuring professional artists from around the country is held on 5th Avenue South. […]


Artis–Naples March 23 & March 28 Naples Philharmonic Sypert Salon March 25 Jersey Boys and Girls March 27 Youth Symphonia March 31 All That Jazz with Russell Gunn Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 19 Classic Albums Live March 26 – March 28 Gulf Coast Symphony: “She Loves Me” Broadway Palm February 18 – April 10 On Your Feet! […]

Training Your Best FRIEND: Show leadership to stop dog’s resource guarding

A large majority of training I’ve done over the past 20 years has involved dealing with resource guarding. The owner gets upset because her dog is growling at her approaching grandchild while chewing his bone. Or the owner gets nipped at when trying to remove his dog from the couch. Guarding is a natural behavior used by wolves and canines […]

Conservancy CONNECTION: Very old, very common palm doesn’t look like one

One of the most common palms seen in Southwest Florida does not really look like a palm tree at all. It is widespread in both natural and landscaped habitats, can tolerate salty air and sandy soil, is fire resistant, a source of nutrients for wildlife and purported to have significant medicinal qualities. A visit online to the Conservancy of Southwest […]

Vineyard SPOTLIGHT: Go ahead: Judge this wine by its label

Visionary winemaker Dave Phinney is a living demonstration of how great wine can come from the intersection of art and commerce. Over more than two decades, Phinney has developed, built and sold vine­yards, brands, and a whole new way of producing and selling great wines all around the world. He has even established a reputation for crafting some of the […]

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart With global experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chefs are excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and exceptional staff will ensure you have a fantastic experi­ence with us. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That’s why we source our fresh ingredients from lo­cal farmers. Our beliefs […]