Monthly Archives: March 2017

Naples Celebrates National Walking Day 2017

As technology advances, humans regress.  What do I mean?  People spend more and more time in front of screens nowadays.  A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of heart disease, strokes and other related diseases.  To combat this, Naples celebrates National Walking Day 2017 next Wednesday, April 5th.  How?  The Blue Zones Project SWFL hosts a one mile walk and wants you to join them.

Naples celebrates National Walking Day 2017 on Wednesday April 5th at Cambier Park with an easy 1 mile walk. It's free to join. RSVP today.

What: Naples Celebrates National Walking Day 2017
Where: Cambier Park (755 8th St)
When: Wednesday, April 5th, 5:30pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Blue Zones Project SWFL (239) 624-2312

Naples Celebrates National Walking Day 2017

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The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.  If walking is your exercise of choice, that translates to 30 minutes a day, five times a week.  A stroll after dinner, a lunchtime constitutional or a simple cruise around the neighborhood with your dog could easily fit into your daily schedule.  Next Wednesday, join others when Naples celebrates National Walking Day 2017 at Cambier Park.

Now, no one expects you to set a blistering pace…unless you want to.  You should expect it to last around 20 minutes or so.  The official group starts off at 5:30pm at the park’s bandshell.  From there, the one mile path takes you along 8th Street.  This gives you an opportunity to see the redevelopment that the Blue Zones Project SWFL and the City have done to make Central Ave more walker and bicycle-friendly.  Eventually, everyone ends up at the beautiful Garden of Hope and Courage.  Once you cross the finish line, enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres.  Wine will be available for the adults.

All ages are welcome as Naples celebrates National Walking Day 2017.  Admission is free, but participants are asked to register.  Simply visit the National Walking Day Naples event website here to register how many people will be in your party.  Strap on a comfortable pair of walking shoes, warm up your muscles and be ready for some fun.

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For Sale – 9071 Albion Lane N #5708 Naples, FL 34113

Furnished Condo in Ole at Lely Resort

Lovely furnished unit in the amazing community of Ole. This unit offers 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths with 1800 sq. ft. of living space.

Main living areas offer light, large tile on the diagonal with neutral carpet on the stairs and in the bedrooms. The kitchen features light granite counter tops with white cabinets and stainless steel appliances and pantry. The bathrooms also boast white cabinetry and light granite countertops.

This unit is located just steps from the Ole Town Center for easy amenity access. Ole offers a variety of amenities including a movie theater that offers Wednesday and Friday evening showings and Saturday matinees, beautiful resort style pool with beach entry and waterfall and separate kiddie pool area, tennis courts, basketball courts, bistro restaurant and bar and state of the art fitness center. Additionally, there are always events going on for the active resort lifestyle.

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For Sale – 3880 50th Avenue NE Naples, FL 34120

Over 5 Acres on Private, Canal Location!

This spacious split floor plan, four-bedroom-plus-den, three-bath home offers low maintenance tile flooring throughout. This home features a double-entry door with screens for great natural breezes on beautiful Florida days, two air-conditioner units, a screened lanai and manual shutters. The light and bright kitchen boasts white countertops and appliances.

Over 5 acres of property on a canal in a very private location. This home is being offered as-is.

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Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017

The Naples Woman's Club Flea Market 2017 is open for business on March 25th. You can shop, sell or donate items for sale. Everyone's welcome.Once a year, the Naples Woman’s Club hosts a shopping event unlike any other.  The Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017 sets up shop inside the club on Saturday.  It’s so big that it cannot be contained inside those four walls.  It spills out into the parking lot as well.  If you like one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else, this is the place to be!

What: Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017
Where: Parking Lot of the GFWC Naples Woman’s Club (570 Park St)
When: Saturday, March 25th, 9am to 3pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Bonnie Slobodien, Naples Woman’s Club (239) 262-6331 or via email

Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017

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Beginning at 9am, the Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017 will be open for business.  Take your time as you meander through dozens of vendor booths both inside and outside the Naples Woman’s Club headquarters.  You’ll find antiques, collectibles, vintage items, handmade goods, etc.  In addition to merchandise, members of the club offer their own home baked goods: bread, cookies, cakes and more.

Want to Sell Your Own Stuff at the Market?

Does your HOA prohibit garage/yard sales in your neighborhood?  Do you live in a condo complex with no space to sell?  Has spring cleaning provided you with lots of extra stuff you need to get rid of?  Make a few bucks and set up a booth at the Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017.  Contact Pam Zbierajewski at napleswomansclub@comcast.net to discuss renting a booth.  They only cost $30 outside and $40 inside.  You’d better hurry, though.  There’s not much time left!

Donations Accepted

Don’t want to hassle with renting and setting up a booth at the Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market 2017?  That’s OK.  They have their own area set aside at the market where they sell various and sundry items to raise money for their philanthropic work.  Simply drop off gently used items found during your spring cleaning at their booth on Saturday.  They accept almost anything.  Contact Bonnie Slobodien (239-262-6331) to find out the particulars.

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2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

What will you find at the 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival? Fine food, live music and so much more. Three days of top shelf fun!Great music.  Awesome food.  You get that and more at the 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival.  When you can have this much fun and also raise money for a great cause, I call that a success.

What: 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
Where: Veterans Community Park (901 Park Ave)
When: March 24th to 26th, 11am to 9pm Fri & Sat, 11am to 5pm Sun
Admission: $10/person/day or $16/person/2 day pass, $60/person VIP passes, kids 12 & under FREE
Contact: Marco Island Chamber of Commerce (239) 394-7549

2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

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Seafood is the main event at the 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival.  They’ll have crab cakes, grouper, crawdads, shrimp and just about any seafood offering you could imagine.  Not a fish fan?  There’ll be landlubber food available, too.  Chase it down with a fine craft beer or local wine.  Don’t forget to visit the arts and crafts vendors.  Each day features different live musical acts, too.  The Ben Allen Band headlines Friday night.  Enjoy the musical stylings of the Carribean Chillers on Saturday night.  The festival wraps up on Sunday with Rick and the Speed Bumps.  Plenty of other talented musicians fill the bill in between.  Don’t worry about the kids.  They’ll stay busy playing among the bounce houses, rock wall, trampoline and slide in the Kids Zone.

Tickets for the 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

All adults aged 13 or older must have a ticket to enjoy the 2017 Marco Island Seafood Music Festival.  For a single day pass, tickets cost $10 per person.  Receive $4 of admission when you purchase a two day pass for $16 per person.  VIP tickets cost $60.  This grants you admission to all three days of the festival, free parking, four drink tickets, a lobster meal and private seating under the VIP tent.  VIP tickets can only be purchased through the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce.  Call (239) 394-7549 to find out how.

Proceeds from the 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival benefit the Marco Island Rotary Club.  This will help them continue their community service efforts and charity work throughout the year.  Come to Veterans Community Park for music, food and family-friendly fun!

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2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

The 2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts takes place along Fifth Ave South on March 18th & 19th with 230+ booths filled with art.Creativity needs to be encouraged.  Art breaks through language barriers.  It helps bring people together in many ways.  Celebrate the arts at the 2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts March 18th and 19th.  Show artists that their work is important, too.

What: 2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
Where: Along Fifth Ave South
When: Saturday, March 18th, 10am to 6pm & Sunday, March 19th, 10am to 5pm
Admission: FREE (donations appreciated)
Contact: The Naples Art Association (239) 262-6517

2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

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Fifth Ave South becomes “artist row” at the 2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.  Participating artists of all mediums set up shop in more than 230 booths along the street.  This also marks the last major art festival for the season hosted by The Naples Art Association.  There won’t be another like it until next winter.

The backdrop of Mediterranean-style buildings and beautiful flower-lined streets lends itself well to the art found at the 2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.  Do you like oil paintings and sculptures?  Or do you prefer wood and metal work?  You’ll find fine craftsmanship of all of these types at the festival.  In addition, you’ll see photographs, mixed media, digital art, exquisite jewelry and amazing leather pieces.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the talent behind these pieces in person.  You won’t find this anywhere else.

Come see why this festival has been named the Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best of 2015.  Parking for the 2017 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts can be found along 5th Ave.  On the hand, you might want to “go green”, enjoy the sunshine and bicycle to the event.  However you get there, enjoy yourself.

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Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Bring a lawn chair. Scout for your spot early. The Naples St Patrick's Day Parade 2017 will be THE place to be on March 11th. Don't miss it!Officially, St Patrick’s Day takes place on March 17th.  But, why wait?  The City hosts the Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 on the weekend before.  It’s fun that the entire family can enjoy together.  And it won’t cost you a dime.

What: Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017
Where: 5th Ave South
When: Saturday, March 11th, 11am to 1:30pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: City of Naples (239) 213-1000

Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

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Fifth Ave South shuts down to automotive traffic for most of the day so that Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 can make its way along the roadway.  More than 40,000 people come to the downtown area for this one event.  So, make sure you get there early.  You’ll want to scout the parade route to find a good vantage point for you and your crew.  Bring your own lawn chairs for comfort, too.  But, trust me.  You probably won’t be doing a whole lot of sitting.

The day starts off with a flag raising ceremony at The Dock at Crayton Cove Restaurant (845 12th Ave S).  At 9:30am, the Naples St Patrick Foundation (sponsor of the annual parade) takes a moment to honor our vets as well as the firefighters, police officers and EMT workers in our community.  This very moving event includes a own color guard and music.  Free danish and coffee will be available as well.

The Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 starts off by the Celebration Community Church on 8th St S in Downtown Naples.  Participants head north on 8th St before turning west on 5th Ave S.  Once they come to 3rd St S, they continue south until they reach their final destination at 11th Ave S.

I’d like to leave you with a little Irish blessing.  May joy and peace surround you, contentment at your door.  And happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!

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