About Jessica Waters
Shaping their own small business
Published 11/18/2006 at midnight
"Women business owners are driving job creation and business growth in the United States." That statement, made recently by Steven Preston, head of the Small Business Administration, summarizes a set of impressive statistics. In the past two decades, women-owned businesses ...
Band of firefighters, EMTs covers the hits
Published 11/15/2006 at 12:40 a.m.
Early morning: Dawn has barely broken across the flat landscape of Southwest Florida and already the sun is ratcheting up the heat. Folks in Lee County are reaching for the snooze button, looking for just five more minutes of shut-eye ...
ACT seeks support of time by citizens
Published 11/15/2006 at 12:39 a.m.
In the past year, Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc. provided assistance to more than 5,700 domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Southwest Florida.
Bonita man, Lee sheriff to be honored as child advocates
Published 11/11/2006 at 12:07 a.m.
"It takes a village to raise a child." That, in a nutshell, is Stan Applebaum's philosophy. On Nov. 16, the Children's Home Society will honor those who have made a difference in the lives of the children of Lee County. ...
Master sand sculptors vie for victory on Fort Myers Beach
Published 11/11/2006 at 12:05 a.m.
The 20th annual American Sandsculpting Championship Festival is here again, and it's bigger, and better, than ever, said Georgia Reinmuth, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce spokesperson. With 17 master sculptors vying for the title this year, including two from ...
Florida-Friendly garden opens at Rutenberg Park
Published 11/08/2006 at 12:51 a.m.
Who would have thought a Virginia creeper in your back yard would be something to brag about instead of something to call the sheriff about? Or that a wild tamarind with some blue curls joining the Jamaica caper in your ...
SCP fire department calendars on sale to help two charities
Published 11/08/2006 at 12:49 a.m.
Despite a little claim-jumping by the Bonita Springs Fire Department, which muscled its way into the prime spot by the front door of Bass Pro Shops Saturday morning, the San Carlos Park Fire Department sold 44 calendars featuring the men ...
4H equestrian program teaches youngsters responsibility, caring
Published 11/08/2006 at 12:48 a.m.
For almost-19-year-old Amanda Harrison, 4-H has meant 11 years of fun, education and a foot up on the future. "I started before I was 8 as a Cloverbud and joined 4-H as soon as I could when I turned 8," ...
Fall exhibit showcases work of center's visual arts students
Published 11/08/2006 at 12:47 a.m.
Between the four-foot long fanged jitterbug crawling along the wall and the whimsical, buck-toothed pony standing at rest a few feet away, the range of creative talent represented at the "Rings of Saturn" art exhibit was immediately evident. More than ...
Bass Pro makes big splash
Published 11/04/2006 at midnight
Not many people would appreciate being called a liar, much less drive nearly three hours for the opportunity — but as Josh Rilmark walked under the sign boldly proclaiming “Welcome Fishermen, Hunters and Other Liars,” he was smiling.
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