Greetings from Paradise by Linda Harden

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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 »

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Happy Saturday, everyone — again. I did not expect to send out another “Greetings” so soon, but I have newsy news that cannot wait….especially since I saw a couple of car carriers bringing cars back this week. For all of you who own Mercedes Benz vehicles — and especially for those of you who live in North Naples, PAY CLOSE ... Read More »

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Hi again, everyone — Happy August 6 weekend. Some folks kid me when they respond to my Snippets sometimes….that I always seem to warn my readers that this update will be quick…and it really never is. Well today guess what — I am officially warning you that this will NOT be quick because I have LOTS of stuff to tell ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — Happy Friday to all. I hope you are having a terrific summer, as are we. I have a few things I want to accomplish with this “Greetings.” One is to correct some incorrect information, the next is to fill you in on new information and the third is to ask a favor of you. First, the incorrect ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone. I was going to write this a few days ago, but all the tragic events coming out of Orlando….including the unthinkable death of the little boy today at Disney World….took the wind out of my sails for a while. But I decided this evening that the best way to get out of the sadness was to write a ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — As shown by the many car carriers all along the streets of Naples, it is obvious a lot of you have chosen to go north for the summer (I bet some of you are sorry, though, since the weather in the some of your destinations has been pretty awful. In case you were wondering, the weather in ... Read More »