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Fake Problems: Naples’ Hometown Heroes

December 18, 2011


By Ryan Toohey In a world full of real problems, Naples presents Fake Problems. The band Fake Problems is currently at home in Naples.  They have no tours planned, and they are not ready to record a new album until 2012. “The thing about Naples is that there is nothing to do here,” said […]

Could hockey become official sport at FGCU?

December 1, 2011


By  Ryan Toohey The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles hockey club is becoming one of the most popular sports on campus, and it is also gaining national recognition. Thomas Patterson, the vice president and assistant captain of the Eagles hockey club, said less than a third of the team’s 60 members are from Florida. […]

Produce Patrol: Collier deputy starts organic produce company

November 13, 2011


by Ryan Toohey When Deputy Craig Demange isn’t transporting criminals to jail, he is delivering organic produce to customers. Demange, a 35-year-old Collier County deputy, founded his organic produce company, Organics of Naples, in 2010. “I’m a middle-class person too,” Demange said,  “It makes me feel good to be able to save families some […]

The Drive: FGCU senior hoops star Ed Rolax doesn’t need motivation

September 28, 2011


by Ryan Toohey As he prepares for his final season at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ed Rolax does not need to look far to find his driving force. Ed Rolax, a 22-year-old redshirt senior on the FGCU men’s basketball team, has always had a driving force to keep him motivated throughout his life. It […]

An Effort to Build an Alternative Music Community in Naples

September 5, 2011


By Ryan Toohey Community: that is what pops into mind when Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren envisions the future of the Naples music scene.                 This community is starting to be weaved together by Farren’s bandmate, Derek Perry.  Perry, the Executive Director and founder of the South Florida Performing Arts Development Corporation, has been […]