Hello from Naples! Rae and Fred went on another Jazz Cruise in March. The trip originated in Ft. Lauderdale, which makes the experience very simple because it’s a short drive to the cruise terminal and there is parking right next to it; then all that’s left to do is simply board the ship and cruise! The line-up of smooth jazz artists was fantastic…all well-known and best sellers in the genre. This was their fourth or
Hello from Naples! Rae and Fred attended the YMCA Gala at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club in February. The Gala included a dinner, auction and a great presentation of what the “Y” means to Naples residents. The proceeds support the “Y” and all of its initiatives, which include after school programs, day camps for kids, an early learning center, swimming and other fitness activities. The “Y” is going thru some challenging times right now…storm
Hello from Naples! Jeff Wakelin (Nicola’s husband) managed to acquire 4 tickets to the Patriots-Jaguars playoff game in Foxborough, MA two weeks ago. We decided that Jeff, daughter Natalie, Fred (Rae’s husband) and daughter Liz would be the lucky ones to go. Liz flew into Boston from Greensboro and met the rest of the crew from Naples. They took a tour of Tufts University Saturday afternoon, as Natalie is looking at colleges, however it did
Hello from Naples! Happy New Year everyone! We hope your 2017 was wonderful and you’re ready for an even better 2018. The whole family was together for Christmas since Rae’s daughter Liz and her husband David joined all of us in Naples. We went to the North Naples Church on Christmas Eve for their 6:00 pm candle light service. The Christmas music was fantastic…strings, horns, choir and organ. We had never been there before and
Hello from Naples! This month we are happy to share some exciting news! Rae and Nicola have moved to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. They are excited about the change because they now represent one of the world’s most respected brands. It’s a great affiliation for their current clients as well as for new buyers and sellers. The brand is inspired by world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway, Inc…Warren Buffet’s worldwide holding company for his many diverse and
Hello from Naples! On Tuesday, October 24th the Wakelin family enjoyed a wonderful evening out together. They went to Artis-Naples to view the film “La La Land” which was accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra and live choral singers. It was a truly magical experience to enjoy this film while listening to the film’s catchy, nostalgic tunes being played live by Naples Philharmonic orchestra. Special lighting in the theater added to the magic and helped the
Hello from Naples! Of course the big news in Naples last month was Hurricane Irma. As the days before the storm rolled by, it looked like the East Coast of Florida was going to be hit. Then the models began to shift and Naples became more and more a likely target. The weather forecasters did a terrific job tracking the storm and keeping us updated. The coverage was non-stop and really frightening, with predictions of
Hello from Naples! Rae and Fred had two great events in August. First, they got to cruise in Maine with a couple who is among their oldest and dearest friends. They have a boat that is perfect for cruising with two couples. They drove from Boston to Northeast harbor near Acadia National Park and began their cruise there. They traveled back down the Maine coast to their home port of Yarmouth, which is near Portland.