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THE BEST

Welcome to the Best   The Best is Florida Weekly’s take on some of the best, of course, but also some of the wackiest, most wondrous, obscure, ricidulous and even scandalous people and things that make Southwest Florida such a great place More...

BEST NEW OLD FLAMES

The Grand Car Menorah Parade

Fort Myers has its parade honoring Tommy Edison and his electric light bulbs, but Naples has … well, this: the Grand Car Menorah Parade, brought to us for the first time this past holiday season by Chabad Naples and Naples Luxury Imports. More...

BEST MUTT AND JEFF

Shaq and Amy

Alongside ESPN’s Dick Vitale, 7-foot-tall retired NBA player Shaquille O’Neal joined ABC-7 morning news anchor (and extremely petite) Amy Sedlacek to support the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County at the Youth of the Year Celebration More...

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BEST HIDDEN TALENT

Collier County Sheriff’s Office

The fine men and women of CCSO have been on a roll lately with public relations campaigns that make us smile. Our favorite is “Car Pool Cruiser,” where host Lt. J.J. More...

BEST CANDID CAMERA

Corkscrew boardwalk panther

While walking the boardwalk at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary last spring, visitor Tina Dorschel had her camera out when a full-grown Florida panther trotted into view and skidded directly past her in fright. More...

BEST BASKETBALL UP-AND-COMERS

The men and women Eagles of FGCU

While they didn’t make it to the Sweet 16 as they did in 2013, the FGCU men’s basketball team made a valiant effort in the NCAA March Madness first round against the towering team of FSU, losing by a mere 6 points. More...

Luxe Living

JINX MCDONALD

… leaves her design mark on interiors around the world

Jinx McDonald of Jinx McDonald Interior Designs has always brought a quiet sophistication to her projects. More...

Out with the old … almost

Repurposing gives quality furniture new life and makes a renovation at once new and familiar

It’s a story as old as time itself: Naples condo owner hires talented interior designer to end said owner’s long journey through Tuscany.  More...

Magic MID-CENTURY

A Diana Avenue home perfectly reimagines the modern aesthetic

If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, there are many opportunities to be had in the Naples real estate market. And Tommy Houchin of Houchin Construction is a bit more willing to get into it than most. More...