March 2014

Found 10 blog entries for March 2014.


Healthy female exercises in Naples, Florida. Collier County.Based on the health analysis findings of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of Wisconsin, Collier is now the second healthiest county in Florida. When Robert Wood Johnson first conducted the health rankings in 2010, Collier was considered the healthiest county. Collier stayed in that spot for a second year in 2011. However, in 2012 the county only got fourth in the rankings.

Every year philanthropic health care organization is doing analysis on how public health departments and health agencies are doing when it comes to educating residents on how to improve their lifestyle.

According to some residents of Collier, 17 percent claims that they are in fair or poor health. 18 percent otherwise stated that they are physically inactive. An

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Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grill Coming to Naples, Florida.Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille has opened their third location in Captiva just last year. Now, it is contemplating to open Doc Ford’s in Naples area within the year. The owners, White, Marinello and Harrity, love Naples area and see the idea of Doc Ford’s and Naples a perfect marriage.

Doc Ford’s currently have three branches. There is one in Sanibel, which opened in 2003. The second was opened in 2009 in Fort Myers Beach. The most current was in Captiva built in 2013. Aside from Naples, the trio is looking at possible expansions at Sarasota and Key West.

Doc Ford’s is known for its laid-back island theme. With a great seafood-inspired menu, many of its customers are coming back for more for its mouthwatering dishes. Deep Water Mahi-Mahi, raw

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With the opening of a new golfing enclave, the Esplanade Golf and Country Club in North Naples, development is surely pointing in only one way –upwards.

Sales are kicking off on Immokalee Road, to the west of Collier Boulevard on the 22nd of March, 3 p.m. prompt. The new-gated community is a sight to behold indeed. Planned to ultimately include around 1,120 coach and single-family homes, it has a wondrous 170 acres of lakes, not to mention it is over 1,000 acres of pristine perseveres and wetlands.

As anyone might have guessed, such prime real estate does not come cheap. Purchase starts from a princely $359,900. Even if the realtor, Taylor Morrison has not said a word concerning the full price ranges, experts estimate a range of $350,000 to over

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Based on the Naples Area Board of Realtors or NABOR, home prices of top-tier homes are on its highest this season. This is based on the latest statistics released by the board on Friday. However, prices on other home categories showed varied results.

With the improving home price sales, the market is generally good for all home sellers. Compared to last year’s performance on the same month, this year show another double-digit gain for the real estate market.

Overall home sale prices increased 23% to $269,000. The increase mostly includes homes on the upper bracket with prices ranging from $2 million and up. Many of these big homes were sold through bidding.

According to Brenda Fioretti, a real estate broker in Naples, a lot of wealthy homebuyers

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Due to massive objections and intense protests from people, the public comment period for the provision of permit to allow a company to dig an exploratory well in Golden Gate Estates was extended until March 31.

A lot of protesters wearing t-shirts with American flag designs swamped the Golden Gate Community Center last Tuesday. Among the protesters are cancer survivors saying that injection well pollutes waters and poison human and there are even Native Americans invoking spirit Gods while holding a feather.

Protesters put on stickers saying “Don’t Trash Our Water” while others campaigners brought posters saying, “Please Stop Our BP” and “Protect the Gulf – Oil and Water Don’t Mix”.

After granting a draft permit to Dan A. Hughes Co. -

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“Prepare people and help people to cope” is what Michael Reagen said to help minimize problems in the rising identity theft that is plaguing the county. The metro area of Naples holds the third rank during the year 2013 in the country for complaints on identity theft.

Collier Anti-Identity Theft & Fraud Alert Group was born out of the need to prevent fraud or scams from growing out of hand. Michael Reagen led this anti-fraud group made of business individuals, government officials, and community leaders.

According to one of the members, Carrie Kerskie, what happened to 70 million Target customers was only the beginning. She mentioned that identity theft problems could grow out of proportions if left unchecked.

Collier Anti-Identity Theft & Fraud

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Blending in is what these newest addition to the Collier County sheriff’s squad cars. The decals on the newest squad cars are barely visible. The markings are on the sides of the car but due to its dark design, it is barely even there.

These cruisers are patrolling the streets for almost a month now. However, unlike traditionally marked patrols, it has low sirens and subtle decals on the side. The name “ghost cars” fit the description since it can sneak up on speeders and drunken drivers.

The traditional police cars do standout and can be easily heard with its blaring sirens and flashing lights. Usual culprits can easily avoid these cars when they see one. However, ghost cars are of a different matter. Speeders and drunken drivers will have a

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Do you love nature and going on adventures? Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park ranger programs for March are something that you should not miss out. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is located Gulfshore Drive in Naples, Florida.

The only cost of visiting the park is the entrance fee. $2 is being charged for walkers and bicyclers. A $4 fee will be charged per vehicle with only one person. If there 2 or more individuals in the vehicle then they will need pay a fee of $6. With such minimal cost, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.

March 2014 Scheduled Ranger Programs Every 9:30 am

  • Beachcombing activities can be enjoyed every Tuesday and Wednesday with exception of March 11.
  • Castnetting can be enjoyed on the 7th
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It does not get much better than five-star accommodation, and now the residents of Naples have a new option for a classy resort to host their important affairs: the Players Club & Spa. The 30,000-foot Player's Club & Spa has just about everything. All of the facilities are top of the line and made for people who enjoy the finer things in life.

It has a Spa Wing that offers manicures and pedicures, facials, and Botox. The East Wing has a large gym with different classes and personal training available. Outside, there are a number of tennis courts and pools. These features and amenities can provide residents more enjoyment and relaxation. If you prefer to keep your affairs more intimate, there are private dining rooms for you and up to thirty-five of

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Smoking has been a controversial issue for many. Lately, health risks are being highly considered by most of the populace across the globe. More and more individuals are now aware of the health perils resulting from abusive smoking. It has been proven by various studies that second smoking is even more hazardous.

In this line of thought, the Homeowner’s Association of Laguna Village in Fiddler’s Creek is considering a total ban in smoking. There are currently 128 properties in this upscale community and residents have been complaining cigarette smokes drifting from one lanai to another.

Currently, Laguna Village is the only community that is considering banning smoking. The said ban will be imposing a ruling that homeowners will not be allowed

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