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A Horse of a Different Color celebrates 30 years

Contributed by Stan Karpf, GSAC Board The fairy tale story of the founding of the beloved gift boutique, “A Horse of a Different Color,” all began when a successful corporate executive decided to retire at the young age of fifty and become an entrepreneur. Norman De La Chapelle and his wife Virginia along with daughter [...]


Take a trip back in time at Naples Depot Museum

Contributed by Jim Melican, President Emeritus The weather is generally so beautiful in Naples that many residents, even those who have lived here for a number of years, may be inclined to overlook the many and varied indoor attractions that Naples has to offer. One such is the Naples Depot Museum, one of the five [...]


City Council takes action to combat Red Tide

Contributed by Pamela Nicholls, GSAC Board The distressing sight and rancid odor of hundreds of dead fish floating on Moorings Bay or washed up on our beaches is, sadly, a phenomenon not unfamiliar to residents along Gulf Shore Boulevard. Southwest Florida is particularly prone to the toxic Algal blooms which have been causing marine die-offs [...]


Public Meeting Announcement Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

The City is currently designing the 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan update to increase safety and accessibility throughout the community, while not compromising the area’s small town feel and quality of life. Members of the community are encouraged to provide their input on what they think works (or does not work) for the City [...]


GSAC President Jim Melican’s Report at the Annual Members Meeting 01-27-21

GSAC President Jim Melican's Report at the January 27, 2021 Annual Members Meeting The past year, for GSAC as for all of us, was a unique and hopefully never to be repeated year, in which many of our activities were truncated because of the pandemic. We got off to a great start with our January [...]


New Red Tide Respiratory Forecast Tool Available for Collier County

Post Date: 12/17/2020 3:30 AM Thursday, December 17, 2020 Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control   There’s some good news for residents, visitors and businesses susceptible to red tide blooms! The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast has been expanded to Collier County. The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast (https://habforecast.gcoos.org/) is being expanded to more Gulf Coast beaches thanks to new harmful algal bloom [...]


Dec 21st – Naples City Council to revisit Mask Ordinance

On December 21st at 8:30 am, the Naples City Council will conduct a special meeting to revisit the requirement of wearing of face masks in certain circumstances. GSAC President, Jim Melican, plans to speak on behalf of our community in support of the mandate (read his comments from the December 16th City Council below). Our [...]


City Council regularly scheduled Workshop & Meeting

The next regularly scheduled City of Naples City Council Workshop will take place on Monday, December 14th beginning at 8:30 AM. The regularly scheduled Regular Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 16th beginning at 8:30 AM. Links to the agendas, including supplements, are provided below. All meetings are opened to the public with requirements [...]


Dec 11 – Notice of Horizon Way Access for Clam Pass Project

Memorandum To:                  Jim Melican, GSAC President From:             Lisa Jacob, Project Manager, Collier County Pelican Bay Services Division Subject:          Notice of Horizon Way Access for Clam Pass Project Date:               December 11, 2020   Please be advised that starting on Monday, December 14, Collier County Pelican Bay Services Division will begin mobilizing equipment for a mechanical excavation [...]

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