One of the Most Influential Men in Saltwater Fly-Fishing Lives in Fort Myers

After learning the craft from pioneer Eric Leiser, Fort Myers-based Drew Chicone has literally written the book (dozens of them, actually) on...
Dena Rae Hancock

Naples’ Leading Lady of Philanthropy

Dena Rae Hancock dedicates her personal and professional life to serving others.
Elaine Newton

Behind-the-Scenes with Artis—Naples’ Film and Literature Guru

Elaine Newton regularly sells out the room for her book and film series at Artis—Naples.
Surviving Hurricane Ian . J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

One Year After Ian: We Celebrate the Landmarks that Remain and Stand Strong in SWFL

One year ago, Hurricane Ian battered Southwest Florida. But these resilient institutions rallied and returned—stronger than ever.
Luca Martinez

Photographer Luca Martinez Shows the Everglades as You’ve Never Seen It

The Florida native uses his adventurous spirit and knack for storytelling to capture the swamp's natural splendor.
Clyde Butcher Gallery

Behind the lens of famed Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher

Millions know and love Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher. Meet the tribe behind the man.
Florida Everglades Gladesmen Jack Shealy

The Florida Gladesmen Way

Jack Shealy lives, promotes and preserves Southwest Florida heritage.
Walker Farms Honey / Local Honey

Walker Farms in North Fort Myers embodies the sweet life

For 43 years, Allen "Buddy" and Joyce Walker have made artisanal honey from the nectar of Southwest Florida's native plants.
Native Roselle

Floridian food isn’t what you think: Dive into the true, authentic flavors of Southwest Florida

We talked to local fishermen, growers and chefs to identify the soul of Southwest Florida cuisine—it's even more bountiful and delicious than...
Darren Veilleux Johnson & Wales University-trained chef

Raising the Sails

With scrappy determination and a healthy dose of humility, 30-year-old Darren Veilleux became the culinary heart of Southwest Florida’s most distinguished fine-dining...
The Fisherman’s Daughter fish dip

The Fisherman’s Daughter Seafood Brand

Through her seafood brand and poetry, Chanda Jamieson and her family speak the forgotten language of the Gulf.
Two ibis forage along Florida Mangroves
Environmental Win

Under the Mangroves

Conservation groups rally to restore and protect Florida’s vital coastal trees.
Photographer Carlton Ward Jr. in the Florida Wildlife Corridor

Protecting the Florida Wildlife Corridor

Journalist Jennifer Reed trails conservationist and National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward Jr. to learn about the Florida Wildlife Corridor—an effort he helped...
Salut! / The Headquarters

Home Sweet Home

After 22 years of providing much-needed services to kids in Collier County, NCEF plants roots with a permanent base.
Inyoni Farm Seedlings
Table Service

Cream of the Crop

Naples couple Natalie and Nick Batty have become the go-to source for conscientious chefs and home cooks through their Inyoni Organic Farm.

The Great Everglades Endeavor

The first project started under the multibillion-dollar Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan two decades ago, Picayune Strand State Forest provides hope that the...

A House Full of Love

In honor of Mother's Day, we visit with the supermom founder of the nonprofit KKids, Karen Reynolds Scott. She and her husband,...

Defenders Of The Gulf – Dr. Jerry Jackson

Ornithologist, author, Florida Gulf Coast University professor emeritus, With the Wild Things host

Defenders Of The Gulf – Hannah Rinaldi

Founder, Naples Compost