PAWS Assistance Dogs receives 2019 Diamond Volunteer Award from Kelly E. Capolino

PAWS Assistance Dogs was honored as a Diamond Volunteer award winner at a cocktail reception held January 24 at Naples Art Association in downtown Naples. Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and philanthropist, is the founder and creator of the annual Diamond Volunteer Awards program which recognizes local charitable organizations for their work in the community. [ Read more → ]

Third on Canvas art auction to benefit two local charities will be held February 21

Tickets are still available for the Third on Canvas live art auction to be held on Thursday, February 21 from 5 to 8 pm at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, plus, a silent and live auction that will include art created by artists selected for this [ Read more → ]

KAJ Gallery announces their new upcoming art opening for February 23, 2019

KAJ Gallery announces their new upcoming art opening for February 23, 2019. The new art exhibit will be the second show since the contemporary art gallery’s opening in November 2018. The upcoming show will feature ceramic sculptures created by world renowned ceramic sculptor Chris Gustin and one of the most exciting abstract painters today, Paul [ Read more → ]

Friends of Foster Children Forever held 5th Annual Circle of Friends Reception on January 30, 2019

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) held their fifth annual Circle of Friends reception on January 30. The awards ceremony was held to honor the extraordinary contributions and work of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, and Nancy Goldszak FFCF academic mentor. Executive director Jane Billings welcomed guests and honorees and gave a short annual [ Read more → ]

Sagewood Institute sets Feb. 21 grand opening for the public

A group of Naples physicians, led by Dr. Brian Smith and Joaquin Hernandez IMD, has partnered to open Sagewood Institute, a pioneering center for healthy aging, beauty and wellness. Sagewood Institute will bring together expert health professionals from a variety of disciplines to help people look and feel healthy as they age by using cutting-edge [ Read more → ]

Diane Becker celebrates 25-year anniversary with Preferred Travel of Naples

Preferred Travel of Naples is honored to announce that one of their travel experts, Diane Becker, is celebrating her 25-year anniversary with the agency. Becker was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University; she attended the American Travel School in Michigan and began her travel career in 1981. She joined [ Read more → ]

The Founders Fund holds 2019 High School Counselors Breakfast

The Founders Fund held its annual High School Counselors Breakfast on January 18 for Collier County school counselors at Club Pelican Bay. Several Founders Fund board members, along with nine Collier County high school representatives, took part in the informational breakfast. Each year, the Founders Fund meets with the counselors to discuss current student needs, [ Read more → ]

Jim Henderson of William C. Huff was a speaker at the Solar Public Education press conference

Jim Henderson, owner of William C. Huff, was a speaker at the Solar Public Education press conference on Thursday, January 17, 2019 held at the Botanical Gardens in Naples. Henderson spoke to local media and attendees about solar energy and his commitment to the energy source and the future of solar in Florida. Henderson’s company [ Read more → ]

KAJ Art Gallery to host a special book signing on February 1, 2019

KAJ Art Gallery will be hosting a special book signing and a “Pour at 4” on Friday, February 1 from 4 to 6 pm. The gallery will be celebrating the release of a book which features Kosmas Ballis’ abstract ceramic sculptures. The 100 full-color paged book includes the 49 works from his August 2018 solo [ Read more → ]

Preferred Travel of Naples presented a night of expedition and adventure

Preferred Travel of Naples presented a special evening of expedition and adventure on January 15 at Club Pelican Bay. Lindblad Expeditions, Natural Habitat Adventures, Silversea Expeditions, and Backroads partnered with Preferred Travel for the evening. Each company had a representative who gave a short presentation on their diverse travel expedition and adventure opportunities. The speakers [ Read more → ]