Meet Mike & Dolo Tighe
Q: Where are you from and how long have you been in Naples?
A: We live in Massachusetts, and have rented in the Moorings for three months.
Q: Why did you choose Naples as your destination?
A: We rented elsewhere for six years and loved it, however, the place became too well known, too crowded, too noisy, and we just gave up on it and decided to try Florida for one year.
Q: What are your professions?
A: We are both retired now. Mike was a Public Affairs Administrator at Universities in Massachusetts and Dolo Was a Maternity Nurse Practitioner, Nurse management, and Administration. Dolo has been in nursing all her life.
Q: What is your favorite Restaurant in Naples?
A: We love to go to Blueberries Cafe for Breakfast, we plan on stopping on our way home. The other one was Mr. Big Fish, in the Neapolitan Way Shopping Center, we’ve eaten there several times.
Q: Do you have a bucket list?
A: Watching the grandkids grow up and taking them on trips with us.
Q: What is your favorite movie or the first movie you’ve ever seen?
A: Dolo’s favorite was Dead Poets Society and Steel Magnolias. Mike’s was Forrest Gump, with Tom Hanks.
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: Mike’s advice, ‘To have open minds and open hearts”, and Dolo would add to that, and “work for peace”.
Q: What’s your favorite music or band dead or alive?
A: Dolo enjoys Folk music, her favorite artists are Johnny Cash and Joan Baez. Mike enjoys Celtic music
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative with whom would you like to have lunch?
A: Anyone from my stitch and bitch group and my friends in Vermont. I don’t get to see them that often, and friends are very dear to me.
A: Mike would have lunch with Thomas Friedman, a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, who writes a weekly column on foreign affairs, etc.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
A: Mike treasures every day, I don’t have a five-year plan. I take every day as a treasure, as an event and I live it to the most.
A: Dolo, I will be Hanging Out!
Q: What’s your favorite thing about Naples?
A: Mike and Dolo both agreed, The Conservancy. Dolo appreciates what it stands for and what they do. Mike loves how so much of Naples is enjoyed outside.
Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: Mike, I was a Priest. The two of us came from fairly conservative backgrounds. As we have grown older we’ve grown considerably, socially, religiously, in every way, we are much more liberal now. We’re more Unitarians today.
A: Dolo: I have had a long history of depression which I have been able to overcome by finding the right help and a supportive family… and a loving husband, adds Mike with a loud laugh!