- Southwest Florida's Got Talent finds its first five finalists Published 08/02/2010 at 5:15 p.m.
POLL: Dreaming the dream: Immigrant higher-ed students hope to obtain legal status
Updated 07/29/2010 at 8:44 p.m.
When Argentina native Erika Grispino tells people she’s an “American,” she has to add an asterisk at the end of her sentence because of her immigration status. “It feels like I don’t belong here and I don’t belong (in Argentina) ...
Miracle boy: Teen hit, dragged by semi-truck talks about surviving
Updated 07/26/2010 at 3:31 p.m.
A month ago Devon Tibbs, 17, of Naples, was hit by a semi-truck and now talks to the Daily News about his amazing survival.
Goodbye to Bayshore: Dedicated performer, spouse couldn’t save Naples’ local bluegrass/jazz incubator
Published 07/21/2010 at 3:25 p.m.
At the Bayshore Landing Cafe, the sound of silence is not a song — it’s a reality.
PHOTOS: Alligator attack doesn’t deter locals from swimming in the Crystal
Published 07/12/2010 at 11:10 p.m.
Tracy Cusick and Chris Kight have visited the Crystal to swim, fish and meet with friends for about 20 years, but they are worried they may have to fight to keep the swimming hole open after a gruesome alligator attack ...
PHOTOS/VIDEO: BP’s Florida commander in Naples to reassure citizens the company is in for the long haul
Published 06/24/2010 at 9:45 p.m.
BP’s Florida commander for the oil spill relief efforts, visited the company’s Naples claims office as part of a tour of the Southwest Florida region.
Southwest Floridians from Puerto Rico worry about recent rule requiring new birth certificates
Updated 06/23/2010 at 9:12 p.m.
In an effort to end the rising number of identity fraud cases, Puerto Rico’s Governor Luis Fortuo signed a law that requires anyone born on the island before July 1 to apply for a new birth certificate.
FGCU installs low-flush toilet valves to save on water
Updated 06/13/2010 at 5:23 p.m.
FGCU is trying to get a handle on its water use by changing the way people on campus flush toilets.
Dog-gone it: After Chico’s retirement, city cuts K-9 spot
Published 06/05/2010 at 8:50 a.m.
When Officer Linda Lines decided it was time to retire her patrol dog, Chico, she knew he would be missed. She didn’t know he wouldn’t be replaced.
Graduation 2010: Fallen football coach Tudryn remembered at Gulf Coast High ceremony
Published 06/04/2010 at 10:46 p.m.
The ceremony, held at Alico Arena on FGCU’s campus to accommodate everyone comfortably, also served as a memorial for Frank Tudryn, the beloved football coach who died last month. Tudryn lost his battle with esophageal and liver cancer May 19.
Best feet forward: Naples man walks from Minnesota to Key West to preach gospel of active life
Published 05/31/2010 at 5:05 p.m.
Rain got in the way of Phil Woods’ 2,700-mile walk. Woods, 72, of Naples, is walking from International Falls, Minn., to the southernmost point of Key West, Fla., because he wants to inspire others to be active — for their ...
Lee County schools chief 'stoked' about district gains
Updated 05/21/2010 at 6:58 p.m.
The Lee County schools superintendent was not dressed in his usual suit and tie when he delivered his annual State of Our Schools address. As James Browder stood on stage at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers this ...
St. John Neumann grads dedicate ceremony to Tony Grasso, former teacher, basketball coach
Published 05/19/2010 at 11:49 p.m.
Tony Grasso suffered a stroke in November that left his right side paralyzed. Grasso had to retire from the classroom and the basketball court. Although he is still recovering from his stroke, Grasso donned his traditional graduation regalia and participated ...
FGCU's food provider signs agreement to pay farmworkers more for tomatoes
Published 04/01/2010 at 2:12 p.m.
Aramark, FGCU's exclusive on-campus food provider, has signed an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee workers that requires the corporation to address the wages and working conditions of local area farmworkers.