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Despite the growth in population, Lee County is proud to say the total number of violent crimes have dropped this year. Additional 5,338 residents were recorded in 2013. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office, violent crimes such as forcible sex offenses, aggravated assaults, robberies, and murders has declined by 1.45 percent compared to crime percentage during 2012. The number of violent crimes in 2012 reached a total of 1,241. In 2013, it went down to 1,223.

When it comes to property crimes, it had declined to almost 6%. During 2012, 8,854 burglaries and thefts were recorded. In 2013, there were only 8,361 property crimes. Even motor vehicle theft, murders, and residential burglaries have noticeably declined. In motor vehicle theft alone, there is

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Although preparations were rushed due to various issues, the 38th annual Collier County Fair will still push through. The fair officially opened on March 13 and will continue until March 23. The 10-day Collier County fair is being held on Collier County Fairgrounds located off 751 39th Avenue N.E, just 10 miles east of Interstate-75.

The annual Collier fair opened last Thursday, 6 pm after just 3 days of hurried preparations. About 250 people worked together and help set up the event.

Chance Singletary, marketing and advertising director of Collier County Fair said that this year’s preparations were rushed because a lot of the ride operators contracted for the fair were still at the Lee County Fair. Fortunately, all that issues were finally sorted

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With the recent hit in the US real estate market, it is uplifting to see the prices start to rise again. In fact, they are rising quite quickly. While the winter has shown us a decline in US real estate sales, most analysts attribute this to the cold weather and anticipate a spike in sales come the warmer weather.

People have been hesitant to start a construction project or move during the winter, but the rising prices of US homes demonstrate that people are more anxious to buy. The positive thing is the rise in the price of the houses that are being sold and bought. Some states have shown such drastic increases of about 22%. Only Mississippi showed any sign of declining real estate prices.

Real estate used to be an investment. Recently, people have…
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Hotels and resorts in Southwest Florida are now increasing security features in order to protect their customers from scammers who attack hotel customers. Lots of cases have already been reported all over the country of con artists calling hotel customers during the night.

According to reports, the modus operandi involves scammers calling a customer in his/her hotel room during the night or when they think customers are already asleep. The con artist pretends to be a hotel employee and ask important information from the guest like credit card information. Scammers usually provide a lot of reasons to persuade guest to provide the information over the phone like computer crashes, processing problems, etc. The late night call is a strategy so scammers can

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Make this week an eventful one. There are exciting things to do all throughout the week. Starting on Monday, checkout Fenway South. A gourmand’s heaven with nourishment aplenty is available at a ranchers market at Jetblue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers. Then on Wednesday The Marco Players will perform "Flat 3A," a play by Michigan local Jeff Daniels, Wednesday through Sunday through March 2. The tender sentimental parody is at Marco Island Players Theater, 1055 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. On Thursday, Comic Lynne Koplitz commences her standup demonstrates that gone through Sunday. Then on Saturday, Naples Philharmonic musical artists perform a 45-moment Magic Carpet Concert for kids ages 3 through 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Artis—Naples,

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One of the top news stories in Southwest Florida today is the purchase of a new home in Marco Island by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. According to reports, House Speaker Boehner and his wife purchased a unit in Tampico condominium community on February 11, 2014 for a price of $835,000.

Tampico is located along Cape Marco Drive. It is a 14-story high-rise condo complex directly along the Gulf of Mexico beach. Square footage ranges from 2,060 square feet to 2,700 square feet. Units in the complex usually feature 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and upscale amenities that represent the island’s beachfront, luxury lifestyle.

Based on real estate website, the unit Boehner purchased is a 2,093 square feet unit. It has high ceilings and a balcony.

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Bonita Springs dog parkIf you are a dog lover living around Bonita Springs then here is a little good news for you. The city council has approved of a new dog park to be built at the north of East Terry Street and Matheson Avenue, and construction could begin as early as June.

The site was once a trailer park and plans are to devote $360,035 towards reconstructing it and making it usable as a beautiful dog park. Most of the allocated expenses that will be incurred are for the vinyl coated chain link fence that is supposed to appear natural.

There will be a reserve fund of $46,961. The funding will be set aside to treat any instances of soil contamination that may be pre-existing in the area. Current design plans envision the park to cover six and a half acres of an

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Students learn on IpadAlmost everyone across the globe has his or her own cellphone. Now a plethora of gadgets is being used for various purposes. Tablets, android phones, laptops, and many more are ubiquitous in the market. even schools in Lee County are planning to integrate lesson plans with students using mobile devices. This is seen possible with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy.

The Lee County School Board recently approved a policy to implement BYOD in Lee Schools. Some school district in Naples has already allowed the usage of mobile devices in schools. However, in Lee County BYOD Policy will not exactly be the same. It was even stated that there would not be much change for both students and the teaching staff in the near future. There will still be several

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Front Door of House in Florida.Many people and homebuilders will prefer good-quality door and lockset when it comes to the entrance of the home. Marketing studies shows that the first impression on your front door can boost the impression of people especially homebuyers on your whole house. This idea is applicable in your home but does not mean that you need to buy expensive front doors and locksets.

Making sure to buy a good-quality front door and a first-rate lockset that you can afford will do. Most pre-war homes are built with lockset and beautiful doors. If you still have yours at home, then a good carpenter can repair and restore your front door and a locksmith can repair that balky lockset.

If your door is uninteresting or irreparable, then you might consider buying a new

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Luxury Kitchen in Southwest FloridaSouthwest Florida is famous for its warm, tropical weather, lush preserves, lakes, and of course, the amazing beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. But aside from these factors, a lot of people are flocking in this region during vacations and buying homes because of the great residential communities and well-designed homes. Southwest Florida is home to some of the most luxurious and upscale properties in the country.

According to news, these luxury homes also have some of the most luxurious and stylish kitchens. One of the most expensive condo units listed in the market has a total living space of 6,900 square feet. It has a very large terrace covering a total of 4,000 square feet.

But the terrace is not the only feature that has been attracting clients.

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