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OPINION A4
NEWS OF THE WEIRD A10
CLUB NOTES A16
HEALTHY LIVING A40
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BUSINESS MEETINGS B6
NETWORKING B7-9
OPEN HOUSE MAP B26
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A salute to vets
Remembering veterans
on Memorial Day. A12
Paul Thein, CEO of the Greater Naples
YMCA, will have a hard time forgetting
ast Sept. 2 and the Labor Day thunder-torm
that swept through the Naples area.
During the deluge, lighting struck the
’s main building, sparking a blaze that
estroyed about 70 percent of the struc-re
containing the gymnasium, fitness
center, locker rooms
and administrative
offices.
For Mr. Thein, the
memory is offset by
feelings of excitement
and gratitude, howev-er,
thanks to the com-munity’s
response to
the catastrophe: a $4.4
million fundraising cam-paign
that will result in a bigger and better
Y for Naples by year’s end.
“It’s been a blessing in disguise,” he says
about the tragedy. “We’re 15 years into the
future because of the fire.”
A groundbreaking ceremony was held
recently for the construction project,
which upon completion in December will
result in a new and improved, two-story,
From the ashes, a new Greater Naples YMCA begins to emerge
BY LAURA TICHY-SMITH
Special to Florida Weekly
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for pets
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Hurricane
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Insurance
ready
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Robert Van
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When Hurricane Charley hit Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, local meteorologists made the decision
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OTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY; PHOTOS COURTESY OF NBC2, ABC7 AND NOAA
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