Happy New Year!

I do hope everyone in Naples managed to stay warm and safe over the holidays. It was a busy time. Family Night at Tony’s Foodland was jam packed with people, goodies and excitement. The bitterly cold weather didn’t stop families from enjoying the festivities, even the horse-drawn carriage rides! Things will settle down after we ring in the New Year.

Naples Library Groups

Curling up with a good book seems the perfect activity for these cold winter days and nights. The Book Group at the Naples Library offers you a good read, and then the opportunity to discuss it in one of their cozy meeting rooms. January’s book is “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The group discussion will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m.

For the kids, there is the new Pokemon Club with meetings held the first and third Thursday from 4-5 p.m. and the Lego Club, which meets on the second and fourth Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.


Naples longtime resident Bob Neault, of Neault and Associates, was awarded the Community Service Leadership Award by the Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Neault was recognized for his enormous contributions to the Naples Causeway Restoration project.


A total of 377 Christmas trees were purchased from Watkins Flowers right near the South Casco/Naples Line on Route 302. That’s a lot of Christmas Spirit! It’s great to hear that people are shopping locally.

Baby’s First Christmas

What a wonderful holiday it will be for the Moore Family of Naples. Amanda and Nick Moore will celebrate their first Christmas with their 2-month-old son Liam. Liam was born in October. His proud parents report he is happy baby who loves music, bouncing and Christmas lights! There’s only one first Christmas, cherish and enjoy him!

Fitness Resolutions

The New Year brings with it a great time to reflect on what you’re doing that worked for you, and maybe explore some things in your life that could use improvement. The key to any resolution is commitment to the goal. So, use the opportunity of the New Year to jumpstart your dreams, but remember, consistency is the key! Luckily for you there are a few local fitness opportunities ready to help you. In January, Lake Region High School’s Project Graduation will be holding a Zumba Fundraiser at the high school, date to be determined, stay tuned. Starting Jan. 6, you can join The Fit Club’s winter program to help you have fun while you get fit. Classes are held in Naples and Bridgton. For more information, contact Denise St. John at [email protected].

Brianna Scarf, of Naples, is also running a fitness challenge. It’s a 30-day free online challenge to help people keep accountable and focused on their nutrition and fitness goals. For Brianna, the proof is in the pudding (bad cliche to use when speaking of a fitness group?) as she has seen great success following the program. For more information, contact her at [email protected].

Brianna Scarf, above, photographed herself showing results from following her fitness challenge. The Naples resident has an online fitness program that offers users motivation and accountability.

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