2022-01-16 E-Edition

Creating a whale’s eye view of the world

After commanding ships in the global trade for a major energy company, Captain Robert Cameron’s retirement became a defining mo­ment. He needed a new outlet to keep his mind active after being diagnosed with a neurological condition. He and his wife owned a summer home on Nantucket Island for two decades where they were entertained by whales offshore, and during […]

Father and sons partner in Naples Fresh hydroponic lettuce farm

Naples Fresh means what it says. At the family run business off Immokalee Road, lettuce can be harvested and packaged, and then deliv­ered the same day. For consumers, it means fresher, tastier and nutritious lettuce with a longer shelf life. Naples Fresh is a hydroponic farm. Lettuce is grown in a bio-secured greenhouse, a very large greenhouse – 44,000 square […]

New Collier Waterkeeper eager to improve local ecology

Environmental and social justice advocate K.C. Schulberg has been at the forefront, locally, of confronting water-related issues, first as executive director of the Lee County clean-water nonprofit Calusa Waterkeeper. While there he combined his filmmaking skills with his environmental activism producing, writing and directing three clean water documentaries: “Troubled Waters,” “Eternal Vigilance” and “Waterborne.” After three years with Calusa Waterkeeper, […]

Mediterranean inspiration at Coconut Point

Chef Roberto Cardenas opened the Amfora Mediterranean Restaurant last May, offering coastal Mediterranean dishes with influences from Spanish, French, Italian, Adriatic, and North African cuisines. The restaurant, at Coconut Point mall in Estero, is named for a vase called an amfora, which was used in ancient Europe to store and transport oils, grapes, grains, fish, and wines. Amforas varied in […]

Health & Medical DIRECTORY

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Pickleball POINTERS: Many proposed rule changes, some made, for pickleball in 2022

The USA Pickleball Rules Committee received a total of 71 suggested changes (after consolidation of like items) from the public. Thirty-three of those were recommended by the IFP Rules Committee for consider­ation by the USAP Rules Committee, which passed 19 on to the USAP Board for its consideration of approval. The board accepted 18 of those 19 proposed changes. What […]

Tee Box TIPS: Get as much tension out of your game as you can

My biggest tip to golfers is to play the game in a state of relaxation. Golf is supposed to be a leisurely pastime and a sport played in a state of grace, so focusing on relaxation is a good thing. If you are reading this and can pull up a video of Fred Couples, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh on […]

Artist SPOTLIGHT: Kreg Kelley creates modern pieces by breathing new life into antiques

Artist Kreg Kelley has always had a fascination with antique clocks. He grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, home to The American Clock & Watch Museum. “There’s a lot of clockmaking history in Connecticut and New England,” he said. Perhaps that explains why he has been a collector of early 19th and 20th century clock parts. Kelley always thought it would […]


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Artis-Naples January 16 & January 18 Naples Philharmonic Sypert Salon January 18 – January 22 Naples Philharmonic Pops January 29 Changes in Latitudes Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall January 22 Southwest Florida Symphony: Masterworks 2 January 23 Gulf Coast Symphony: The Music of Led Zeppelin Broadway Palm December 31 – February 12 “Singin’ in the Rain” January 13 – […]

Our Best FRIENDS: Cookie has a ferocious bark but no bite

Robert Nelson may be known for his book, “Dirty Waters,” an engaging expose about the Chicago Harbor spiced with personal anecdotes, but his conversation turns around to his constant companion, a mixed breed shih tzu named Cookie. “Cookie won the lottery,” said Nelson, describing Cookie’s transition from a wandering street dog outside Chicago to the day his wife, Kris, picked […]

Corkscrew SIGHTINGS: Blue-winged teals are long-distance migrants

As I surveyed the restoration work in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s back country, I noticed small ducks in an open water patch, often dipping their heads beneath the water’s surface. Suddenly, the flock of about 20 birds arose rapidly from the water and quickly flew off. Flashes of blue on their wings told me I was looking at blue-winged teals (Spatula […]

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 […]