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Naples Illustrated March 2021

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An expertly curated, luxuriously produced compendium of all things Naples, Naples Illustrated brings to life personalities and takes you inside the exclusive homes, parties and interests of the world’s most affluent and influential people.

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3 min.
home is where the dog is

I became a crazy dog person later in life. Growing up, my parents worked hard to raise the four of us energetic whirling dervishes and permitted the occasional small pet—gerbils, budgies, and fish. But dogs and cats were out of the question. After Hurricane Irma, in September 2017, my friend Monica, who’s deeply involved with animal rescue efforts across Florida, told me that so many dogs were abandoned by owners who just didn’t have the resources to care for them anymore. She could tell she’d touched something inside my heart, so she whipped out a cell phone photo of a scraggly little bleached-out dog that a nearby shelter had just rescued off the streets of a small town in Central Florida. Impulsively, I told Monica that I wanted to meet the…

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DAVID LAWRENCE CENTERS FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WHAT: Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples SUPPORTS: Collier County’s only comprehensive, nonprofit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults, and families DETAILS: Former congressman and mental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the signature fundraising event. WOMEN’S FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY WHAT: Day of Giving WHERE: Waterside Shops, Naples SUPPORTS: The Women’s Foundation’s initiatives for supporting women and girls in Collier County through grantmaking, advocacy, and education DETAILS: Participants were able to donate kitchen and personal care items from Williams Sonoma and L’Occitane to support recently rehoused and homeless senior women through the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County.…

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teaching and reaching

Now in her tenth year as superintendent of Collier County Public Schools, Kamela Patton, PhD, has spent the last year tackling one of her biggest obstacles to date. In response to COVID-19, she sprang into action with her team to implement in-school and virtual programs, creating broad educational opportunities for all students. This is no small feat, given that Collier County covers an area roughly the size of Delaware. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Patton has stayed in constant communication with colleagues in the school district (teachers and administrators alike), government agencies, and communitybased organizations. But she is not all business all the time. Turn the page to read our full Q&A with her and see for yourself. NI: How are Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) making it…

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silvio’s knows soles

After 40 years of repairing shoes to perfection, the family-owned and -operated Silvio’s Shoe Repair moved to a location on Tenth Street North in December. Inside their new walls, customers can expect the same expert craftsmanship and care that Silvio’s has provided since the 1980s. “We love what we do for all of our customers, especially our orthopedic customers,” says owner Michael Palomba. “We repair many shoes to compensate for some sort of leg or foot discrepancy. When clients pick them up, their expression of joy and gratitude over how we have discreetly altered their shoes to eliminate pain is why we continue to do what we do.” Silvio’s also has clients across the country. There are “hundreds of customers who live far away and send us their shoes, bags,…

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pelican bay poet

Naples author Theresa Hickey published her third poetry collection titled SHY (Finishing Line Press, $15) this winter. Hickey, a member of the Pelican Bay Writer’s Group, noticed that her poems reflected people’s need for quiet time and a calming influence amongst all the uncertainty in the world today. “I called it SHY because I thought that this is something that we think is so unattainable in today’s world as everything is so fast and moving at such a quick pace,” she says. “I think we are always thinking to ourselves, ‘I need that, but I can’t find it.’” Hickey’s two other collections, Raising the Child (2006) and Size of a Gracious Nature (2010), are also about reflecting. “We all want to be our most authentic selves,” she says. “The quiet time…

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inside the naples aircraft rescue and fire station

The Naples Airport Authority and City of Naples Fire-Rescue Department celebrated the grand opening of the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Station No. 3 in December. The main purpose of the $5.8 million facility, funded by the airport and Florida Department of Transportation, is aircraft firefighting. However, it is also the most weatherprotected building on airport grounds, built to withstand a category 5 hurricane, so it serves as both the fire department and the airport’s emergency operations center. Station 3 was previously located on the north end of the airport. With the new facility now on the southwest end, firefighters do not have to cross any runways to reach calls on and off airport grounds, allowing for a faster response.…