Naples Florida weekly

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V. 1 no. 1 (October 2, 2008) -

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The Ross Show returnsCBIA books Ross McIntosh to share his real estate insights for the 20th year. B13 MILLIONMARKTHECollier and Lee county population is about to reach...(projected)1940s 1,000,000 1,150,000 550,000 700,000 850,000 400,000 250,000 100,000 0 1980Lee County populationCollier County population1990200020072010 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ TodayWeve done it now. Weve crossed the line, and theres no going back. Forevermore, Southwest Floridas Gulf coast from Naples to Fort Myers can be defined as a center of heavy population or we can call it a sprawl, a wedge, a mass, a fat dollop, or a swollen growth. Sometime this autumn, the population of Collier and Lee counties together will likely hit the unofficial standard of an urban core: 1 million permanent residents. That prediction is based on numbers released last week by the University of Florida that show a total two-county population of about 951,000 18 months ago, on April 1, 2007, and a projected population of about 1.17 million 14 months from now, in 2010 (projected figures vary). Dont worry about putting the big 1 million in lights; it already is. The refracted nightlight visible from space illuminates the sky for about 50 solid miles along the coast, from Marco Island in the south to Cape Coral in the north. Five short decades ago, in 1958, roughly 60,000 people lived in the two counties, which together amass 2,830 square miles of land. Almost 55,000 of those people lived in Lee, much the smaller county, with 804 square miles of land. More than 5,000 people lived in Collier, most of them Naples residents but Collier includes a whopping 2,025 square miles of land. Nowadays, 80 percent of that, about 1,620 square miles, is owned either by theSEE MILLION, A8 LEE COLLIER COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B6 & 7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C16, 19 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 4 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23-29, 2008 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERGuest servicesBack in 1889, 'First Sister' Rose Cleveland checked in to The Naples Hotel. A10 Farmers markets are back in seasonWere waking up to cooler temperatures, conjuring up Halloween costumes and making up holiday wish lists. It must be time to start filling up on fresh produce from area farmers markets. New to the local crop this year is the North Goodlette Farmers Market, set to open Saturday, Nov. 1, at North Naples United Methodist Church on Goodlette Road. Its an outreach to the community from the church, coordinator Merida Hines-Tyler said about the market that will offer regular and organic produce every Saturday through April 25. Farmer/vendor Isaac Gallegos Jr. will be there on opening day with his colorful harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers and all types of peppers. Although the recent chilly weather has slowed everything down a little in the fields, Mr. Gallegos said heBY JUSTIN MULLINSpecial to Florida Weekly SATELLITE IMAGE FROM NASA, HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM THE FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES AND MODERN PHOTO A FLORIDA WEEKLY IMAGE SEE MARKET, A14 Bringing in businessNow's the time to court new companies. B1 Comparing spacesArt and science meet in stellar 'NASA/ART' exhibition. C1