Caring for La Bella Fontana Park in the middle of Naples has been a focus of our Garden
Club for much of our history. Photos from the 70s and 80s show members working
with trowels, rakes and brooms "at the fountain". A deteriorating landscape in 2006
prompted our Club to join with NIA to raise funds for landscape maintenance and
replacement of dead sections of the boxwood hedge. We began advocating for our iconic park with the City of Long Beach’s Parks,
Recreation and M
Garden Club representatives met with Naples Bayside Academy new principal Ms. Athena Uribe. Spending an hour together, Ms. Uribe expressed her love of trees and landscape to NIGC
President Marianne Huntley.
Dine Out Night at Nico's was a huge success! We made $710.00 and had tons of fun doing it. Many of us went directly over there from our general meeting and many of us stayed right through dinner. The cocktails, food, fun and service were all fantastic and we owe a big
thank you to George at Nico's for hosting this great night. We are fortunate to have so much support from our local businesses. As I write this we are looking forward to another Dine Out Night at Naples Rib Co.