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3 hrs ago | Marco Eagle

Guest column: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier County teacher DUI arrest dash cam video

Slurring, cursing and arguing with police. WINK News just got the dash-cam video of a Collier County teacher who was busted for DUI and drugs.

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Naples Daily News

Collier Child Care Resources Receives $6,500 Grant

This story is contributed by a member of the Naples community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Naples Daily News Check presentation from The League Club to CCCR Pictured L-R Christine Kruman, President of The League Club; Mabel Ramirez, Director of the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center; and Niccole Howard, Executive Director of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Naples Daily News

London Bay Homes' new Bettina villa in Mediterra

This story is contributed by a member of the Naples community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Naples Daily News The soft tans of tile flooring, painted walls and furniture wood tones allow doses of vivid turquoise, glass green and gray to provide visual appeal throughout the Bettina, London Bay Homes' newest maintenance-free villa in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Interior Design, Arts

Naples Daily News

It's Your Business: Two Southwest Florida real estate companies merge

Insignia Real Estate Companies, a real estate and investment fund management company, and Colonial Square Management Group, a commercial real estate management company, announced a merger to form Kova Partners LLC. Anthony Emma, Insignia Real Estate Companies' chief executive officer, and Chip Olson, Colonial Square Realty and Management Groups' ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Collier fire districts to merge

Two Collier County fire districts may soon become one. On Tuesday night, Big Corkscrew Island Fire and North Naples Fire presented their merger plan to the public for the first time.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pawn shop owner arrested for dealer violations

He's talking about a paper trail, what law enforcement called the most important protection for his company and customers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Naples Daily News

Bad teachers: Collier, Lee educators arrested for DUI

As Estero High School students were settling in for first period Monday, reading teacher Nancy Vaughn was taking a seat in the back of a deputy's car.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bonita Springs, FL, Naples, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE: Collier County residents hire armed guards

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Homeowners are taking extreme action to protect themselves.

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Naples Daily News

Follow the leaders: Immokalee Foundation students learn valuable lessons from local leaders

Students of The Immokalee Foundation gained valuable insight from local business leaders during the organization's third annual networking reception at the Hilton Naples.

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Related Topix: Immokalee, FL, Naples, FL, Prison, University, FL, Florida State University

Naples Daily News

Naples police, firefighters to face off during 'Battle of the...

Photo: Gary Jung/Special to the Naples Daily News Officer Kyle Bennett is 'tackled' by Firefighter Michael Kaiser.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Life, Holidays, 4th of July

Marco Eagle

Guest column: You Make the Difference, the United Way

The United Way of Collier County raised a record total of $2,794,721 in its community campaign this year, and critically needed donations are still coming in.

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Naples Daily News

Letter: Pardon, no French

Carl Schwarz, Naples Pardon, no French Wait until those French entrepreneurs currently being squired around Collier County by the Chamber of Commerce ... Already subscribe to Naples Daily News? Unlimited access to Naples Daily News on the web, your smartphone and tablet is included with your subscription.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Marco Eagle

Class Notes: The Collier school district website is chockful of info waiting to be surfed

I probably spend way too much time "surfing the web" chasing information with my smartphone in hand as I sit watching TV each evening.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Naples Daily News

North Naples, Big Corkscrew fire to give public peek at proposed merger Tuesday

North Naples firefighters relax after putting out an Immokalee fire that destroyed a grocery store.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Immokalee, FL, Ochopee, FL

Marco Eagle

Not an island unto ourselves: Marco residents use their influence on county boards

These cabins in Goodland were once used by fishermen and are awaiting restoration thanks to the county's Historical Archeological Preservation Board and Marco Islanders Craig Woodward and Betsy Perdichizzi, who sit on the board.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL, Goodland, FL, Naples, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

FWC announces 11th panther mortality of 2014

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The FWC recovered skeletal remains of a young panther from the Picayune Strand State Forest on Friday.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier deputies looking for attempted robbery suspect

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attempted to rob a Collier Boulevard convenience store Saturday night.

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Marco Eagle

Guest column: Mental illness is so treatable -- and can be so tragic

I am one of those very rare native Floridians. Growing up in Coral Gables, my family spent every summer in Naples.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Theater, Arts

Marco Eagle

Guest column: Guadalupe Center: Look How Far We'Ve Come

As with any milestone, it is always nice to remember and reflect on the achievements and events of the past, present and future.

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Related Topix: Immokalee, FL

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