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Last Friday (March 7th) 66 students and 6 faculty members attended Zoo School at Busch Gardens in Tampa. We left at 6:00 am and returned at 10:00 pm. The students were given a guided tour of the Serengeti via the Serengeti Express. Went to the Timbuktu Theater to see a Wildlife Theater Presentation. Walked through Curiosity Caverns where they were able to see various species birds. (The pink flamingos were quite taken with our students!) Taken on trucks to feed the giraffes. And finally, the students had a chance to walk through the Edge of Africa exhibition where they were able to see hyenas, young lions (we especially thought the young male lion was cute since he had a Mohawk since his full mane hadn't come in yet.) and a hippo swimming in his own private aquarium.
Terry Walsh was uninjured after flipping his Bounty Hunter machine upside down in the sweeping right-hand turn around the Florida Sports Park track’s south island during a time-trial run during the Swamp Buggy Racing Spring Classic on Saturday, March 1, 2008.
Hundreds of Collier County high school students unhappy about a possible change to the high school schedule staged protests and sit-in at Gulf Coast High, Naples, Lely and Palmetto Ridge high schools on February 20 and 21, 2008.
Featuring 30 ghastly zombies in various states of decomposition, the FGCU Film Makers Club shot a post-apocalyptic scene depicting a zombie invasion of campus for entry in George A. Romero’s “Diary of the Dead” Short Film Contest on Saturday night.
The Lely High School JROTC Raider Team won a state championship at a Saturday, February 9, 2008 competition near West Palm Beach. The students who brought home the trophy are Cadet Lt. Col. Jordan Sorrenti, Cadet Capt. Jade Dworkin, Cadet Capt. Amber Imm, Cadet Capt. Jonathan Perez, Cadet Lt. Daryl Townsend, Cadet Lt. Liberio Miguel, Cadet Cpl. Ryan Carl and Cadet Pvt. Devon Imm. The squad was coached by Master Sgt. Laureano Santiago.
A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. The caboose was donated by Carole Vogt. These photos were taken by Jerry Ladner, President of the Railroad Museum of South Florida in Fort Myers.
Two workers suffered minor injuries today when a crane hit one of the concrete panels or exterior walls of the building at the construction site of the new Collier County Emergency Operations Center before 2 p.m.
A ceremony to mark the events of September 11, 2001 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs also focused on the contributions of the firefighters, police and ordinary people who helped out in the rescue efforts afterwards. Photos submitted by naplesnews.com reader John Henry.
The Easter Bunny visited TGI Friday’s in the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers for the 7th Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on March 31. Proceeds from the event went to Healthy Start of Southwest Florida, an organization that carries a mission to prevent infant death and premature births.
Residents of the Bonita Beach Trailer Park had a pig roast on Fri. Mar. 23. Everyone brought a covered dish and there was dancing and singing with Ann Rielly singing and our own "Bonita Beach Boys" Band.
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