2021-12-01 E-Edition

Discover your oasis with CREW guided walks

Visitors and residents of Southwest Florida are offered a unique opportunity to experience the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed’s (CREW) 36 trails, with four starting points running through its 60,000 acres. Experienced guides, who have done their homework, conduct the many walks on CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, CREW Cypress Dome Trails, CREW Flint Pen Strands and CREW Marsh Trails, each […]

Keith Haring’s brief but influential career celebrated at Naples Art

Naples Art opened a new season on November 1 with the vibrant Pop art exhibition, “Keith Haring: Radiant Vision.” The world-renowned artist and his iconography are celebrated in this collection of lithographs, silkscreens, posters, and drawings on paper, including two original chalk pieces from Haring’s prolific “subway art.” Exhibit visitors who are old enough will easily recall what life was […]

Baseball exhibit is a home run at The Baker Museum

Jay Baker was in the stands on June 13, 1948, when Babe Ruth slowly walked to home plate at Yankee Stadium for the last time for a short speech. Out of the game since June 1935, his number, 3, was being retired. He would die of cancer about two months later. Today, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of that Babe Ruth […]

Celebrate Christmas season at historic Palm Cottage

This month, historic Palm Cottage in Naples is open for holiday tours. With the cottage decked out in twinkling lights and elegant holiday décor, visitors can enjoy learning about the history of Naples with docent-guided or self-guided tours with a pamphlet in five languages. At the corner of 12th Avenue South and Gulfshore Boulevard sits an exquisite example of Naples’ […]

Good way to start league season is understanding ‘hindrance’ calls


Tennis leagues have resumed all over Southwest Florida and inevitably this year someone will ask me the following question, “I was playing a league match the other day and my opponent called a hindrance on us. What is the rule for calling a hindrance?” I like to cover this rule yearly with all my teams so that everyone is in […]


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How to minimize wasted strokes due to chunking


Chunking can also be called hitting fat or heavy behind the ball, but whatever you call it, this shot can cause wasted strokes during your round. Hitting behind the ball can also injure your wrists, hands and elbows. Why would the club hit the ground behind the ball? It happens when the low point of the swing occurs too far […]

Anna Kincaide obscures the identity of her figures


Anna Kincaide has always been fascinated with portraits and flowers and has been drawing people since she was a child, but she says the past eight or so years have been an evolution. After receiving her degree in interior design, she worked for an architectural firm, later doing freelance design work, followed by museum exhibit design and commissioned portraits. When […]


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B/Bonita Springs E/Estero FM/Fort Myers FMB/Fort Myers Beach N/Naples December  3: FRIDAY  Off the Walls! [6 p.m.] Everyone is a winner in this amazing ‘lottery’ event, hosted annually by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, our signature fundraiser, ‘Off the Walls’ creates scholarships that are awarded to thousands of local youth throughout the year. Enjoy catered hors d’oeuvres and beverages […]

Rescued ducklings released into restoration area


Twelve very lucky black-bellied whistling ducklings made their new homes at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in October. The ducklings were rescued after becoming separated from their parents in early September, after which they spent several weeks in the care of the Conservancy’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital. Ron and Gaylene Vasaturo, who are volunteers with both Corkscrew and the hospital, delivered the […]

Good owners are good actors


During the process of domestication, dogs evolved to have a basic understanding of human communicative intentions. Research keeps piling up proving our canine companions have become hardwired from birth to respond to our hand movements and vocal tones – what researchers call cooperative-communicative acts. The June 2021 edition of “Current Biology” reports that researchers found puppies, unlike wolves, are very […]

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 […]