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Your table is waiting at The Bevy every Thursday through Sunday for live music, great food and friendly service. Enjoy free admission to the Naples Botanical Garden this weekend with your Collier County library card. If you are looking for a charity event to attend, consider Yappy Hour or Purple Party. Kids and grandkids will love seeing Dora and Diego at the Naples Zoo as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Get out and enjoy the weekend!

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Friday, October 11th

@dojodoughnuts at @momentumbrew and #Taco Fest hosted by @b1039. New events at @NaplesZoo, @whiskeypark, @VeuveClicquot Puppy Picnic at @naplesflatbread. Get out and enjoy the #weekend.Click To Tweet

Saturday, October 12th

Sunday, October 13th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | October 11 – 13, 2019

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It might not feel like Fall, but there are plenty of fall-focused events to get you into the spirit of the season. Farmer Mikes Fall Festival and Haunted Attactions and Golden Gate Community Center Fall Festival hosted by Collier County Parks & Recreation both kick off this weekend. There are many family-friendly events on the list this weekend including Fire Prevention Awareness Day hosted by Greater Naples Fire Rescue District and Cub Mudder Family Field Day at Florida Sports Park.

Keep reading to see new events such as National Taco Day at Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Girl Power Workshop at Athleta Naples and Celebrate Clean Water Event at Celebration Park.

Wondering why I used the Harley-Davidson image? Saturday is the 12th Annual Fly Your Bra Event sponsored by Rockstar Harley-Davidson. I went last year and had a great time! Enjoy food, music and looking at the decorated bikes that participated in the ride. 

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Friday, October 4th

Fly Your Bra at @Rockstar_Harley, Fire Prevention Day @GN_Fire, Great Gatsby at @naplesplayers, Bark in the Park hosted by @HSNaples and Celebrate Clean Water at #celebrationparknaples. Click To Tweet

Saturday, October 5th

Sunday, October 6th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | October 4 – 6, 2019

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Ready for a Romp in the Swamp? Friday and Saturday join this annual charity fishing event that raises money for local families in need. Walk Like MADD 5K is at JetBlue Park on Saturday. Take the family to North Collier Regional Park to enjoy fitness and health focused events at Blue Zones Project Palooza. If you’re still looking for some fitness-focused activities by Sunday, register for Brunch & Burn at The French. This weekend’s workout is hosted by Title Boxing Club.

Don’t worry. If you want to sit back and relax there are many options for you, too. How about a Soap Making Class at Buff City Soap or a Magic Carpet Family Concert at Artis-Naples?

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Friday, September 27th

Get moving with #fitness and #health events at Blue Zones Project Palooza, Brunch & Burn at @TheFrenchBR by @titleboxing. Relax at @artisnaples with a family concert or get cooking with demos at @DoronaNaples and @SeaSaltNaples.Click To Tweet

Saturday, September 28th

Sunday, September 29th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | September 27 – 29, 2019

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Champagne, mimosas and happy hour events top the list this weekend. Naples Grande is hosting Flutes & Frites on Friday, Yoga and Mimosas at Lucky’s Market on Saturday or you can skip the yoga and head to The Bevy for Bottomless Mimosas on Sunday. Did you know that HobNob Kitchen and Bar has daily happy hour all summer beginning at 3:30? (photo above is of HobNob’s bar area)

You can also celebrate World Wellness Weekend with Beginner Tennis at Academia Sánchez-Casal, Be Well Family Day at North Collier Regional Park, Mommy & Me Yoga hosted by Parenting with Purpose and many beach yoga classes.

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Friday, September 20th

#Champagne, #mimosas and happy hour events top the list this weekend. @NaplesGrande is hosting Flutes & Frites on Friday, #Yoga and Mimosas at @LuckysMarket on Saturday or skip the yoga and head to @NaplesBevy for Bottomless Mimosas on Sunday.Click To Tweet

Saturday, September 21th

Sunday, September 22th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | September 20 – 22, 2019

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This weekend brings a few charity events including Party with a Purpose that benefits Youth Haven. The event is being held at 7th Avenue Social. Another opportunity to support a local group is at Momentum Brewhouse called Brews for the Birds. Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Collier Domestic Animal Services (DAS) has volunteer orientation on Saturday. If you’re in the mood for exotic car events, consider jumping in your sports car and joining Naples 2 Miami Rally or Test and Tune event at Immokalee Regional Raceway.

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Friday, September 13th

#PartywithaPurpose for @YouthHavenSWFL at @7thAvenueSocial. @MomentumBrew has Brews for the Birds. Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Collier Domestic Animal Services (DAS) has volunteer orientation on Saturday.Click To Tweet

Saturday, September 14th

Sunday, September 15th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | September 13 – 15, 2019

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This week’s image is thanks to Ronald Kotinsky. He is a self-taught landscape photographer from Tampa Bay, Florida. His passion for photography blossomed while out on the water kayaking in the early morning and late evenings. After witnessing the beauty of nature on the water he made a decision to take his Canon DSLR with him on every trip. A good dry bag and cautious handling allowed him to capture unique perspectives and views that are seldom seen by those on land or sound asleep. Stop by his website, Facebook and Instagram pages to see more of his stunning photography! He really captures the elements of SWFL.

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Ready for another great weekend in SWFL? Start your weekend at Naples Grande with Flutes & Frites, Happy Hour at Bokampers or live music at many local venues including Ankrolab Brewing Co. and Naples Beach Brewery. Humane Society Naples is hosting a volunteer orientation on Saturday or you can attend Barre at the Bevy. Have a great weekend!

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Friday, September 6th

Flutes and frites at @NaplesGrande Friday, @sandbarrenaples at @naplesbevy on Saturday, Chamber Music at @artisnaples on Sunday and more great events in #naplesfl this #weekend.Click To Tweet

Saturday, September 7th

Sunday, September 8th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | September 6 – 8, 2019

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Hilda Champion

My aspiration in photography is less about showing the world as it is, but rather to release the poetry of the ordinary and help people see the un-seen. I try to show an abstraction of what I see, free of distractions. My images as “based on a true fantasy”.

I consider my forté to be contemporary and abstract images. My work has been shown in national and international competitions and exhibitions and my images have won numerous awards and accolades. Thanks to Hilda for this week’s blog image. See more of her work here

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You’re a homeowner, now what? Sometimes the process of buying a home can be a bit overwhelming – so many documents to sign, inspections, appraisal, walkthrough and then closing. Now that you have the keys to your home, there are still a few things you should add to your list. Don’t worry, it’s nothing like what you have already done. The hard part is over! It’s time to start making memories. Whether that’s making magical tents in the family room, hosting dinner parties or a BBQ in the backyard – it’s your time to sit back and enjoy the place you now call home.

Here’s a shareable infographic with a few minor details you should consider.

No. 1. Homeowner Security

The first thing I always recommend to all of my homeowners is to change the locks! You have no idea how many people might have keys and access to your house. Likely friends, relatives, homewatch people and contractors have a key or keypad access. Protect your investment by changing the keys. I recently met a locksmith at a listing and to rekey the front door, including four copies, was only $140.00. I think your home is worth protecting. 

  • Schedule a locksmith to change all locks in the house. They usually can be keyed to all be the same.
  • Change garage keypad code.
  • If in a gated community, provide your contact information to security. Also make sure previous owner’s guest list and contractor list is no longer attached to your house.

No. 2. Update Your Address

Whether it’s online through the USPS, or by going to each website, it’s important that your address be updated as soon as possible. Make sure to update your address with;

  • Financial institutions (banks, credit card companies…)
  • Insurance companies (homeowners, car, health…)
  • Utility companies (electric, gas, cable, water…)
  • Update any autoship deliveries (Amazon & more)
  • Schools & employers

It’s time to start making memories. Whether that’s making magical tents in the family room, hosting dinner parties or a BBQ in the backyard – it’s your time to sit back and enjoy the place you now call home. Click To Tweet

No. 3. Start a Folder

As a homeowner, save time later by starting a folder containing important house information. When/if you decide to sell having all information in one place will be helpful. And, while you are living in the home, knowing where to look when you need a manual is a time-saver. I highly suggest you keep these documents in a fire-proof safe. Some suggested items to include;

  • Closing documents (deed, survey, title…)
  • Insurance policy
  • Warranty information
  • Receipts for work completed on home

No. 4. Buy a Storage Bin

A bin is a great way to keep all homeowner items related to the house that do not fit in a folder. It’s great to have any material swatches in case you renovate or update in the future. Taking a small piece of quartz to the paint store is much easier than going back and forth with small paint chips. Anytime you update something, ask for a sample. Most places, including flooring companies, will provide you with a sample. In the bin, organize items including;

  • Owner’s manuals
  • Cabinetry wood samples
  • Granite/quartz samples
  • Flooring smaples
  • Drapery and upholstery swatches
  • Paint chips
  • Anything related to the house

No. 5. Homeowner BONUS

Whether you are buying or selling a home, there are a lot of moving parts. Here are some resources for you to bookmark for reference later.

Smart Home Devices

Buying a home with smart devices? Make sure the previous owners either provide you with login information or return items to factory settings. It’s important that you have access to all devices that remained at home, including Ring doorbell, Lutron lighting controls and more.

Top Picks for Real Estate Apps

Searching for a home and selling a home can be like trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube when you were twelve. But, with the help of some great real estate apps, it can be a puzzle you can solve. And, if you are a techy person, the apps can make the process actually fun. I know it sounds like an oxymoron. How can house hunting or home selling be fun unless you are on HGTV? Real estate apps certainly don’t make it as simple as it appears on television, but it really does help, if you are using the right apps.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

As technology continues to advance it seems that criminals are right there for the ride. Unfortunately, they have also targeted the real estate world. As you know buying and selling a home can be an emotional and sometimes complicated process. Now we need to add securing our identity to the list. You can no longer cross your fingers and hope that you are not the target of a scam or identity theft online. With education, procedures and caution, you can minimize your risk. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand and minimize your risk.

Congratulations! I wish you many years of happiness in your new home.

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Some weekend events have already been [POSTPONED]. Please check with event host before you make plans.

 

As Dorian heads our way, hopefully it’s just a rain event an we are still able to enjoy many new events on the calendar this weekend. New events include Eat Bold Food Truck at Ankrolab Brewing Co., Vegan Fusion Dinner at Lamoraga, Veuve Clicquot Sunset Puppy Picnic at Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar [POSTPONED], Nerf Blaster Fun Day at Impact Martial Arts and Coastal Off-Road Expeditions Meet (CORE) at Pelican Larry’s on Immokalee Road.

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Friday, August 30th

#Dorian who? #Vegan Fusion Dinner at @LamoragaNaples, @VeuveClicquot Sunset Puppy Picnic at @NaplesFlatbread, Nerf Blaster Fun Day at Impact Martial Arts and Coastal Off-Road Expeditions Meet (CORE) at @PelicanLarrysIRClick To Tweet

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday, September 1st

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | August 30 – September 1, 2019

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There are plenty of new events on the list including a Walking Bar Crawl at the Parrot Bar & Grill, Casino Royale Charity Event at BURN by Rocky Patel, Take a Soldier Fishing Fundraiser at Tacos & Tequila Cantina. Those are only the new events happening on Friday. Keep scrolling for more. Don’t forget that August is First Responders Appreciation Month at the Naples Zoo.

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Friday, August 23rd

New events on the list including a Walking Bar Crawl at the Parrot Bar & Grill, Casino Royale Charity Event at @BurnbyRP, Take a Soldier Fishing Fundraiser at @TTnaples and Wine Around the Water at @VenetianNaples and more.Click To Tweet

Saturday, August 24th

Sunday, August 25th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | August 23 – 25, 2019

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This week’s image is thanks to Paul Dabill. He became fascinated with the underwater world while spearfishing. Paul wanted to record some of the things he was seeing while spearfishing so he attached a video camera to his speargun. His work has been featured in magazines including Florida Sportsman, Florida Sport Fishing, Angler’s Journal and Sport Fishing Magazine. He’s also recorded videos for fishing shows on Outdoor Network Television. One of his videos was featured on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Besides sharing stunning images with viewers, Paul’s goal is to bring awareness to our community about natural resources and to help conservation and educational efforts.  

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Look at the produce at the Vanderbilt Farmer’s Market! I stopped in last Saturday and can’t wait to stop in again this week. Not only do they have amazing veggies, but you’ll find Grumpy Goat Coffee, Peddler in Paradise selling the most amazing living micro greens, Bob’s Fresh Seafood, King of All Guacamoles, baked goods and preserves from amazing vendors and so much more! This farmer’s market is year-round and has 70+ vendors in season. Besides farmer’s markets, take a look at some new events on the list including; Madagascar at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, Clear the Shelters at Humane Society Naples and Bridal Blast at Hertz Arena.

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Friday, August 16th

Get in shape or at least do the weekend warrior thing with yoga at @napleszoo, Brunch and Burn at @TheFrenchBR, sunset yoga on the #beach and Asanas at Ankrolab Brewing Co.Click To Tweet

Saturday, August 17th

Sunday, August 18th

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Weekend Events | Naples FL | August 16 – 18, 2019

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