Husband and wife
Published 05/04/2006 at 12:07 a.m. 3 Comments
The weather was perfect and the beach was beautiful. Even a swarm of flies around us couldn’t detract from the ceremony. I took Luke’s hand, choking up as I recited my vows. I slid the ring on his finger. In ...
Military Engagement: The homecoming, finally
Published 04/27/2006 at 12:07 a.m. 2 Comments
The waiting is over. More than seven months after he left for Iraq, my fiancé and I were reunited last week on his Marine Corps base in California. Luke and 110 other members of his company, part of the 1st ...
What they are saying ...
Published 04/24/2006 at midnight 2 Comments
In early 2002, Craig March and his brother, Kim, decided to move their performance car parts manufacturing business to Southwest Florida from Detroit. They were going to have a new building constructed, move half their work force here and hire ...
Naples inventor ready to market pressurized backup water system
Published 04/14/2006 at 12:27 a.m. 2 Comments
The next time a hurricane is ambling toward Southwest Florida, Steve DelleCave won’t take the precautionary measure to fill his bathtub with water. Instead, he’ll fill up the emergency backup system he invented for when the county water supply goes ...
Military Engagement: For us, the Big Day is when he returns
Published 04/13/2006 at 12:05 a.m. 1 Comment
In a few days, finally, I will see my fiancé for the first time in seven months. Less than two weeks later we will be getting married, but for us the reunion is the Big Day. Even as we’ve been ...
Roy's opens in Naples
Published 04/04/2006 at 12:05 a.m. 1 Comment
Jon Vurginac walked into Roy's as an experienced waiter six years ago with an "I'll show 'em what I've got" attitude. Instead, the Hawaiian cuisine restaurant impressed him. "I was really taken with what they had to offer," he said. ...
Award honors emergency leader
Published 04/01/2006 at midnight 2 Comments
Jim von Rinteln has a reputation for being thoroughly prepared in a state of emergency. It's what he trained for in 20 years in the U.S. Army, and for the past nine years he has applied his leadership and disaster ...
Ruth's Chris Steak House is coming to two sites
Published 03/30/2006 at 12:06 a.m. 4 Comments
Southwest Florida is serving up some sizzle. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the upscale franchise with 94 restaurants, announced Wednesday that it will open at Simon Coconut Point mall in Estero and the Coastland Center mall in Naples as early as ...
Military Engagement: 31 days later, we knew we were meant for each other
Published 03/30/2006 at 12:04 a.m.
Shortly after Luke and I were engaged last May, we were reading a marriage preparation book that asked, among many questions, if we had spent a sufficient amount of time together to really know one another. Just for fun, we ...
Hispanic businesses are booming in Collier
Published 03/25/2006 at midnight 4 Comments
Using the accounting skills she learned in her native Peru, Ana Patiño started a business in her home four years ago. She founded ASAP Accounting Services of Ana Patiño Inc., and later started a second business, a signing agency using ...
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