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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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A Naples boy set a new record last Saturday when his painting was sold for $200,000 at the Wine & Food Fest – the highest ever in the history of the festival. The owner of the painter is Jay Aponte, a 9-year old boy who has leukemia.

Jay Aponte was diagnosed 2 years ago. Together with other kids who have acute illnesses like cancer, the event raised money through biddings on the child artists’ paintings. All the money are donated back to the Golisano Children’s Hospital were the kids get various medical services and help.

Jay was guided by Ellen Sheppard, an award-winning artist on his masterpiece. Using watercolors and colored pencils, Jay painted Lightning McQueen, a famous car-character from the movie “Cars” by Pixar.

The 9-year old said that

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Dive into the warms waters of the Gulf of Mexico, just relax at pristine beaches, or play golf at verdant fairways. These are just a few of the fun activities what many travelers are looking for a vacay destination. Many jetsetters travel miles just to experience a tropical paradise setting. Now, many do not have to pay for such an expensive trip. Just within US, the tropical paradise Marco Island awaits you.

Marco Island has been hailed as the number one island vacation spot all over US and it also ranks as #4 top island all over the world. Marco Island has been named as “the jewel of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands”. The best beaches are on the island. Powdery smooth white sand can be seen for miles with emerald inviting surf gently lapping at the

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Exciting news in Naples! The debut of a famous Spanish restaurant chain on American soil will be in the Park Shore area. Construction for the Spain-based restaurant, Lamoraga, has already started and is expected to hire about 25 to 35 people for the restaurant.

The franchise owners discovered the restaurant when they visited Spain and absolutely loved the foods and the whole concept. Aside from Naples, the franchise owners are also planning to open branches in other locations all over Florida.

Charles Shumway, general manager of the project, said that the menus that will be offered in the Naples branch will be somehow similar to the original concept but with a slight variation.

The menu will be a combination of traditional delicacies of Spain,

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Tourism is clearly booming in Florida. Naples Governor Rick Scott announced that tourism to the sunshine state had increased by 3.5% in 2013.

More tourism means more jobs, stated the governor, who made the announcement at the Universal Orlando Resort. The resort is planning to add a Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley and widening the CityWalk entertainment complex. Bill Davis, the president of Universal Orlando Resort expressed his excitement at being able to contribute to the economy of the state.

The record high numbers are due to the 11.5 million global and 3.7 million Canadian tourists who thronged the state in 2013. Accommodation revenues increased by 8.2% compared to 2012.

In particular, Collier County had a 6.1% increase in

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HeartLove in the Air

Local DJ “Big Mama” will be walking around fifty couples through a ceremony of commitment at 7:30PM Frida (Valentine’s Day). The event is open to all couples and will take place at Ter-Tini’s, a local bar on Crystal Drive. Registration for the event is mandatory to participate.

The event is a spinoff of famous singer Mackelmore’s  stunt at the Grammy Awards, where he conducted a mass wedding.

 Set Sail Through History

The Snug Harbor Marina will have a piece of world history docked at it this weekend beginning the 13th and lasting through Monday, the 17th. The ship is a replica of Ferdinand Magellan’s ship, the Nao Victoria. The Nao Victoria was the only ship of five to successfully circumnavigate the globe.

The ship will be

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5th  Avenue in Naples, Florida.Being one of the best attractions in Naples, Fifth Avenue South is now considered as the top ranking destination for shoppers and foodies. Based on TripAdvisor® reviews, Fifth Avenue South has garnered millions of reviews and raves on how it offers only the best. Based on one of the reviews from TripAdvisor®, Fifth Avenue South has a lot of upgrades and well-planned establishments and businesses thus enhancing the experience of shoppers and visitors.  

Shopping in Fifth Avenue South provides you with endless array of great clothes, shoes, bags, knickknacks, accessories, and more. Dining experience in this wonderful place is something that you would truly come back for more. Cafes, restaurants, sweet shops, ice cream shops, and more are all waiting to

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Woman on cellphone.If you received a call on your mobile phone from an unknown caller then suddenly hangs up after 1 or 2 rings, make sure to think twice before returning the call, especially if the number is unfamiliar to you.

The reason; a new scam has been reported by many consumers lately. According to the BBB or Better Business Bureau, the new scam called “The One Ring Scam” starts with a phone call from an unknown user who then hangs up after one or two rings. Most cellphone users would return the missed call thinking that it is important, however, when they call back, they only hear music and some advertising.

What the caller did not know is that they are already billed for the international call and had been connected to a third party, caller-paid service.

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Below you will find all of the latest events for February

BEACH COMBING
Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 9:30 AM
Join a Master Naturalist for a walk discovering beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event.


NATIVE PLANT WALK
Friday, February 7th – 9:30 am
Join a Ranger or Volunteer for a NATIVE PLANT WALK to explore a barrier island. The entire family is welcome. Learn about the Maritime Hammock plants, how they protect us, and what we can all do to protect them. Comfortable clothes, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen are all recommended

GOPHER TORTOISESS
Friday, February 14th - 9:30 AM
Learn about the park's shy, shelled, terrestrial friends, their habitats and how social they can be. Learn

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Naples boat showThe 43rd annual Naples Boat Show will be held this weekend (Beginning January 30th) January 31st, as well as February 1st and 2nd at the newly renovated Florida Sports Park off of Rattlesnake Hammock Road.  Attendance is free to the public and there will be plenty to do. Vendors will be located both inside and outside. The indoor vendors will be have an air conditioned area inside the 7000sqft exhibit hall.

The expected turnout is between five and seven thousand people. On display and there to talk to attendees will be about 100 different boat vendors as well as others. Adults will also enjoy the opportunity to participate in wirkshops with subjects ranging from fishing and boating tactics, to information about the latest boating and fishing technologies.…
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