Naples Daily News Weekend Digest Miss something this week? Catch up on a Few of our big stories in this quick digest
For Geoffrey and Lara Heath, milestones have come with little fanfare.
The couple married "in some guy's living room" a few years after they met in high school.
The next day, Geoffrey Heath left to fulfill his duties as a U.S. Marine.
Judy Opoku made the right phone call before she moved to Naples in November.
Disabled from a grueling fight with cancer which sometimes keeps her homebound, her social worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, gave her a list of case management companies in Naples.
One was highlighted: The Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida, JFCS.
Tyler Johns hails from one of the biggest families in a sport invented in his hometown of Naples. Much of his adult life has been spent inside a swamp buggy.
He and his parents are staples of the "Mile-o-Mud" racetrack at Florida Sports Park in East Naples. Johns finished second in the buggy points standing this year. The only person better was his own mother, Lorrie, who won the season title.
Crews began demolition on local developer Phil McCabe's old building on the 400 block of Fifth Avenue South on Wednesday, even as the building's future, and the future of other commercial developments in the area, remains in flux because of a pending lawsuit.
Christopher Shucart, the developer who won city approval for a three-story project on 9th Street South that is similar to McCabe's, said he is changing his plans after neighbors argued in the lawsuit that McCabe's building concept doesn't adhere to the Naples charter.
And another builder who wants to redevelop a property on Fifth Avenue is planning a three-story commercial building that doesn't deviate from charter limits on building height. Neighbors have argued in court that the charter limits are absolute.
Grocery bills are no match for Daphne Tull.
The East Naples resident buys hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars worth of groceries and whittles the bill down to almost nothing.
She is a coupon queen, a savings maven.
But she doesn't clip, print and stack for herself. Tull has volunteered for St. Matthew's House for about five years and donates to their food pantry by buying canned goods, boxed foods and toiletries for cheap by using coupons and shopping grocery store sales.