Who we are is, quite honestly, not important. The whole point of Naples Noteworthy is shining a light on what other people are doing. People like you.
None of us need a byline to feel special. We’re already established. So that’s why we chose to be anonymous. We decided from the start we were going to be united and speak as one voice. What difference does it make who we are? It’s only our opinion anyway. We’re just presenting a viewpoint. You can take it or leave it.
We think it’s a viewpoint worth considering. Too much of the news and talk that goes on in this city is about what goes wrong and the worst in people. We’ve heard enough of that. We don’t even need to give you examples. You’ve heard enough, too.
Naples Noteworthy is about shining a light on the good that’s going on around us every day, the good things people are doing in our community, about people who are interesting and worth getting to know, about the best in people and about the very best in Naples, and about realizing that we live in a pretty nice city after all.
It really is paradise, when you stop and think about it. We’re minutes away from the most spectacular beaches in the world, and most of us take it for granted. It’s time we started really enjoying our wonderful city.
Now, we know the city has problems. What city in the country–in the world–doesn’t? But we thought you’d like to know there are some people out there who are rising up as leaders to address those problems, taking the initiative to come up with unique solutions and ways to help our community, and we think that’s something worth talking about. People like Julie Thomas, who runs Project Outreach, the organization that is partnering with Life Christian Church to provide free backpacks, school supplies and hair cuts to kids this August 10. read more
We think once you start taking a look around you, you’ll start noticing that people are stepping up more. When you see it, be sure to tell us so we can share it with the community.
We believe something special is happening in the city of Naples. We think this city is going to come together in an exciting and powerful way. We challenged the Top Five Non-Denominational Churches to bring a Revival to Naples by 2015. read more We’ll be watching to see if they rise to the challenge, and hoping and praying they do.