history: You Might Be from Hobe Sound, Florida if ......... - 04/30/15 05:17 AM
They walk among us, Celebrity I mean,
leave 'em alone and they'll leave us alone.
 
1 - You're always pointing out to your guests where Burt Reynolds lives.
2 - You sing Alan Jackson songs and you're not even a Country Music fan.
3 - At night you look to the sky and say "That's Greg Norman's helicopter."
4 - You know that "Trapper" Nelson was a real life Tarzan who lived in our midst.
5 - Jonathan Dickinson State Park will always be Camp Murphy to you.
6 - Gomez Grant has nothing at all to do with that other Ulysses S. fellow.
7 - When people … (22 comments)

history: Tenant Sea ~ The Growing Effect on Condominium Associations - 09/18/14 11:05 PM
The condominium concept as a form of home ownership is dated to as early as 200 B.C. evidenced by artifacts gathered in ancient Babylon. This was back in the day when walls surrounded our cities to keep unruly invaders out of them. The barbarians were plentiful, and living outside the walls was potentially a daily deadly battle in some form or another. The idea of a civilized society was and remains only a dream to many. As populations grew space came at a premium, however that was a pittance when it came to the value of your life.
The modern condominium … (2 comments)

history: What Would Happen If There Was Never Anyone Left to Blame? - 03/06/14 12:01 AM
It's not my fault, I didn't do it.  Couldn't have been me, I wasn't even there.  You know I would never do anything like that.  Excuses, excuses,excuses is all we ever hear and no one accepts responsibility for anything anymore.  Getting to the truth is like trying to unveil a belly dancer whose favorite music is Misirlou.  Spinning, twisting and turning is all you'll see with everything else open to interpretation.
From individuals in the schoolyard, condominium associations. municipalities and World governments we lead fact  finding missions until a satisfactory conclusion is met.  Not necessarily the correct or truthful conclusion but … (6 comments)

history: Golden Gate Estates of Naples, FL & The Gulf American Land Corporation - 07/14/13 05:27 AM
Golden Gate is the buffer between what people come to Florida for today and what the pioneers came to Florida for over a century ago.  Centered between these times arose the 2nd land boom.  If you do nothing else, remember the names Julius "Jack" Rosen and his brother Leonard Rosen.  Naples has two diverse types of wildlife.  That of music, dining, dancing and that of swamp, alligator, panther, coyote and black bear.  Your choice is simple in Collier County, head West for the former and East for the latter.
In the late 1950's Gulf American Land Corporation bought 175 square miles … (4 comments)

history: Port Royal ~ as Properties Here Merge and Grow Anything Is Possible! - 06/30/13 07:43 AM
Port Royal is the pinnacle of Naples Real Estate.  Originally platted for 604 home-sites, it's one of the few places in the World that actually shrinks in size as time marches on.  Not in a geographical sense but in a numerical way.  As the popularity of this neighborhood continues to attract more people from across the globe the lifestyle envisioned by it's pioneer developer, John Glenn Sample, has taken on a new twist.  Beginning 15 to 20 years ago Buyers would snatch adjoining lots (often more than a couple) and tear down the existing homes to build their dreams.  
The … (1 comments)

history: Today in 1942, Anne Frank Receives a Diary for Her Birthday - 06/12/13 01:16 AM
During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank received a diary as one of the presents for her 13th birthday.  Two days later she began writing in it, twenty two days before the families went into hiding.  They remained undetected until August 1944 when they were betrayed.   Anne died of typhus in March 1945, just 2 weeks before the British libererated the other prisoners held at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  Various editions of "The Diary of a Young Girl" have been written.  Read one, any one?    
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history: Some Sunday HUMOR for the OVER 50 Crowd, ID is Required for Entry! - 03/03/13 11:12 AM
These great questions and answers are from the days when the Hollywood Squares game show responses were spontaneous and unscripted.  Host, Peter Marshall asked the questions, of course.

Q.  Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A.  Paul Lynde: Loneliness!  (The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)
 
Q.  Do female frogs croak?
A.  Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.
 
Q.  If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be
A.  Charley Weaver: Three days … (24 comments)

history: Port Royal - 01/06/13 05:43 AM
Port Royal is located at the southern tip of the City of Naples.  Two square miles of land which took nearly 20 years to cultivate into the neighborhood we now know.  Port Royal is John Glen Sample's vision of an idyllic community.  He would tour prospective customers that met muster with him by either his car, a Rolls Royce or one of several yachts which grew over the years to nearly 70 feet, all named Privateer, and giving glimpses of what his vision of living in Port Royal was all about.  He also founded and developed the Port Royal Club in 1959 and … (4 comments)

history: Enjoying Champagne ~ The Wine of Kings & The King of Wines ~ Fun Facts - 12/31/12 04:01 AM
What's the difference between Champagne and sparkling wine?  The mystique of Champagne really came about by accident.  Funny how so many things in history seem to magically occur by those means.  It has almost nothing to do with ingredients and all to do with location, location, location.  Sound familiar?  In northeast France you'll find the Champagne region and that's how this special wine got it's name.  
True champagne must go through two fermentation's which give us those adorable bubbles.  The first fermentation is in the barrel then again in the bottle.  The grapes will be Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Pinot … (16 comments)

history: Aqualane Shores "The Friendliest Neighborhood in Naples" Florida - 12/28/12 10:38 PM
Neapolitans can enjoy their boating lifestyle from a small neighborhood near the heart of downtown called Aqualane shores.  The residents call this the Friendliest Neighborhood in Naples.  Most of the community has homes situated on deep water channels which lead to it's eastern boundary of Naples Bay.  The north end contains the residences along 14th Avenue South and westward to the Gulf of Mexico then south to 2ist Avenue and Jamaica Channel.  There are about 324 homes within these borders which is now known as Aqualane Shores however the beach is a relatively new addition to this parcel.
Driving through the … (7 comments)

history: INTEREST RATES, The Primary Ingredient of the Witches Brew - 10/18/12 05:01 AM
Not long ago a passbook savings account was yielding 5.5% with a relatively secure feeling attached behind it.  The latest return we see is at about .8%.  That's a tough number to garner any excitement about isn't it.  I laugh now when I see "high" yield IRA rates at 1.6% however there is some grimacing involved too.  What promulgates these pitiful rates?  
The Federal Reserve is the culprit, and they're not really in the best position to be making sound business propositions for us.  One look at the history of government earnings and expenditures will tell you that.  Strike that and look … (8 comments)

history: Have We Come This Far for Naught or Has It Simply Gotten Away from Us? - 06/08/12 05:40 AM
In All of It's Simplicity the Concept of a Government "OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE and FOR THE PEOPLE" Has Often Been Poorly Translated Since It's Coining
There are two places that every American needs to visit in their lives.  These are Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  When you do, please take in the beauty of each location and enjoy your trip.  Even if American history has never been a great subject of yours you can still learn a lot from doing the touristy thing while at these historic sites.  All of our comforts today make it difficult to really understand what these … (2 comments)

history: Our Everglades. Your Everglades, There's No Other Place Like It on Earth! - 05/02/11 06:47 AM
A little more than hundred years ago a few brave white men attempted to settle South Florida.  The Indians had been thriving here a few centuries.  Two trains of thought made one culture succeed and the other fail miserably during the early days of development.  As it is with most ventures, perseverance eventually won out, but by the same token, at what cost.  This won't be a history lesson, you can Google everything you need to know about the who, what, when & wheres of how Florida grew to become this fantastic destination.  Millions have visited and others now call Florida home with 2nd, 3rd and often … (9 comments)

history: Funny Friday - A Retrospective on Raising Children Today - 09/25/09 07:23 AM
 

 
FOCUS on SCHOOLWORK
A father believed his son was spending way too much time playing computer and
video games.   In an effort to motivate the boy and focus his attention more on
 his schoolwork, the father said to his son, "When Abe Lincoln was a boy your age
 you could find him studying books by the light of the flames in a fireplace."  The
son quickly pointed out, "When Lincoln was your age, he was the President of the
United States."  
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history: Shaking Hands - Not Necessarily a Friendly Gesture, some right hand history. - 10/23/08 01:33 PM
The Human hand, who would ever imagine it's communication value throughout societies.  In primitive history it is believed that the offer of an extended right hand meant that you came in peace.  The hand can beckon, threaten, give direction, point, console, reassure, reject and punch.  The custom of shaking hands has various meanings culturally.  Historically speaking, the gesture would appear aggressive to some societies and immediately  elicit a negative response.  Conceptually it is believed to cause the persons meeting to bring their "weapon" hands to a more neutral position and modify the behavior of drawing swords on each other.  It satisfies the … (15 comments)

history: Didn't you know? This was an inevitable, identifiable and predictable event. - 02/28/08 11:48 AM
When the dust settles and the intellectuals are called to analyze what went wrong here, only then will we have the answers to what we ponder today.  Theoretically speaking, cataclysmic events systematically occur on a 500 year cycle according to some unknown researchers.  Are these "soothsayers" accurate? There are some things we know to have happened. How about the Fall of the Roman Empire? From the demise of the Dark Ages around 1000 A.D. and emergence of the Middle Ages through 1500 A.D. how was it possible for man to traverse this change and survive into what we now call the Modern Age?  The … (2 comments)

history: From the bureacratic perspective: Do not fold, spindle, mutilate, deface ..... - 10/09/07 09:37 AM
..... or otherwise manipulate these documents, doing so may subject you to penalties and prosecution under the full extent of the law. 
A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client.  He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to a parcel of property being offered as collateral.  The title to the property dated back to 1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down. 
After sending the information to the FHA, he received the following reply (actual letter):
"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application, we note that the request is supported … (0 comments)

 
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