Greetings from Paradise by Linda Harden

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Hi, everyone — I hope you have all had a great summer season so far. Bob and I certainly are. It is SO nice to finally have time to spend some terrific time with friends who live in Naples full time like we do. By the way, when many of you left for your summer homes, Collier County was in ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone. It has been too long, I know. We have had such an incredibly busy season this year — I am sure it has been for all of you as well. Plus, I have not written for a while for a couple of reasons — one is that I have been WAITING and WAITING for some news to break…and ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone. Happy Friday & Happy President’s Day Weekend! It has been an incredibly busy time since I last wrote a “Greetings.” It seems like every night and every day is taken up with one event or another. Just within the last week, we have attended three wonderful events — a gala for the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to introduce ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — Happy New Year. I have not been in touch with you for a while for a few reasons. One is computer issues which I have explained to you in the past. The MacBook on which I am typing this is dying a very slow death — I see that spinning beach ball on a regular basis. SO, ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone. Happy Thanksgiving weekend. From some of the emails I have received, it sounds like a few of you thought I had fallen off the planet. Not true. BUT since I last wrote a “Greetings from Paradise,” I (we…Bob too) have been totally overwhelmed with this crazy election season….especially since we were quite involved with the whole thing. After ... Read More »

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Happy Friday to all. Here is the latest from Naples on Hurricane Matthew. ALL of the hotel rooms in the area remain booked. It seems that we have had very little impact from Matthew. There was some rain overnight….the streets are dry at the moment. We did not even put our shutters down. It is breezy right now but nothing ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — I thought you might like to know what is going on here in Naples with regards to the monster storm which is Hurricane Matthew. At the moment, we have partly cloudy skies with lovely breezes blowing…..as usual. And no rain yet today. What is NOT usual is the fact that SW Florida is PACKED with evacuees from ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone. Happy October 1 — where did the summer go?! We are seeing car carriers rolling in on a daily basis and traffic is already affected. Amazing. I have lots of newsy news to get to so let’s get started. The event called Craving Fashion held at Waterside Shops a week ago was a HUGE success. Well over one ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — Happy Friday. I had to write and tell you how gorgeous it is here in paradise today. Lately when I have been doing my walk from the Trieste to Waterside Shops and back, I am a sweaty mess and I get VERY tempted to hop into one of those refrigeration bins that are sitting in the Pelican ... Read More »

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Happy Tuesday, everyone. Yes, I have even more late-breaking news for you as things are happening very quickly here in paradise. Here is what I know for sure: 1. Stoney’s Steakhouse in Bayfront has been sold to the owner of the Germain Auto Dealerships. The new restaurant will be called St. Germain’s Steakhouse. Bob Germain, Jr. will have as his ... Read More »