Families still recovering from preparing a laborious Thanksgiving meal can catch a break at several Naples restaurants starting Thursday.
For 11 days, 25 eateries will participate in Naples Restaurant Week to celebrate local fine dining at an affordable price, while a percentage of the money raised will go toward the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County.
David Deciantis spotted the Salvation Army’s ad looking for bell ringers for its signature red kettle fundraiser during the holidays and decided to give it a whirl.
“I’m loving it,” he said near his red kettle outside the Publix in Kings Lake Square in East Naples. “I get to talk to people. It’s better than sitting around.”
A former restaurant owner from Plainfield, Connecticut, who moved to Naples in 1988, the 70-year-old wished he signed up to be a bell ringer years ago.
MATANZAS, Cuba — When the motorcade carrying Fidel Castro’s ashes approached this northern shore town's Freedom Plaza on Wednesday, the crowd lining the sidewalks, benches, rooftops, balconies and even window bars started to chant his name.
"Yo soy Fidel! (I am Fidel!)," hundreds of people shouted in Spanish. “Viva Fidel! (Long live Fidel!)."
The Florida lawmaker who could be in charge of the legislative subcommittee responsible for beach spending in 2017 said Wednesday he will push for more money to combat erosion across the state's coast.
"As much as we can get," state Rep. Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, told an overflow crowd at a Naples Daily News community forum on Florida's beaches. "I don't know what that looks like."
When Marie Volcy sings, the room listens.
She hauntingly belts out lyrics to “I Know Where I’ve Been,” a song about black America.
And she's only 17 years old.
"There's a dream in the future," she sings during a recent rehearsal, wearing yoga pants and a pair of red and black Michael Jordan tennis shoes.
"There's a struggle, that we have yet to win.
"And there's pride in my heart.
"'Cause I know where I'm going, yes I do, and I know where I've been."