Immokalee business center showing success after one year, manager says
Published 02/12/2012 at 1 p.m.
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Bonita Springs fire's pitch for ambulance service on life support
Updated 02/06/2012 at 2:33 p.m.
An effort by the Bonita Springs fire district to provide its own ambulance service was dealt a recent blow by Lee County commissioners.
Naples native journeys far and wide to help Africa save olive ridley turtles
Published 06/30/2011 at 10:56 a.m.
When Sara Maxwell journeyed to Africa and the Republic of Congo, it was to conduct research aimed at protecting an endangered sea turtle there — the olive ridley. The work, part of her doctorate dissertation at University of California Santa ...
‘Long Walk Home:’ Fort Myers man shares his family’s story of surviving the Holocaust
Published 06/23/2011 at 12:02 p.m.
It took 30 years for Anatole Kurdsjuk to keep the promise he made his “papa,” Jacob. Kurdsjuk’s father urged him to share their story of miracles and surviving Nazi labor camps, the Holocaust and finally making it to freedom in ...
First Baptist Academy four graders video conference with students in London
Published 06/10/2011 at 3:32 p.m.
It started with a hello. Nearly 40 fourth-grade students at First Baptist Academy sat in neat rows on the floor with the screen in front of them. They waved with excitement at a projection of a group of students holding ...
‘Look out Hollywood’: Naples teen enters Sprite Refreshing Films contest
Published 05/05/2011 at 10:40 a.m.
It is 17-year-old Jacob Sheldon’s dream to become a filmmaker. Since an early age, he has been fascinated with filming. His ultimate wish is to see the world through the lens of a camera. “Movies tell a story,” said the ...
Broken but not down: Golden Gate Estates man gets a little help from his friends
Published 04/13/2011 at 10:09 a.m.
Friends of Jamie Lake are coming together to offer a Sunday evening full of tantalizing entertainment for only $5 per adult, in hopes that the event will get their injured buddy back on his feet again.
Walking for a purpose: Teams still sought to help at upcoming Relay for Life
Published 04/08/2011 at 3:49 p.m.
Kathy Coppola heard her doctor say those three words: “You have cancer.” “Those are words you never forget,” she said. Following an annual exam six years ago, Coppola was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She beat it only to be diagnosed ...
NAFC honors early childhood teachers with Apple Blossom awards for their ‘passion’
Published 04/07/2011 at 11 a.m.
Avril Carr-Lloyd was “over the moon” when she was honored with an Apple Blossom Award during a celebration dinner Wednesday evening at the Country Club of Naples. “I’m a big kid myself,” she admitted with laughter afterward. “I love going ...
Ave Maria law school student with ties to Japan sends love back in form of donations
Published 04/05/2011 at 11:47 a.m.
When massive devastation struck Japan on March 11, Naples resident Sean Buckley felt some of the effects halfway around the world. The first-year student at Ave Maria School of Law recently spent four years in the island nation teaching English. ...
Naturally sweet: Adelheidi's serves up organic treats on Fifth Avenue PHOTOS
Published 04/03/2011 at 10 a.m.
Adelheidi’s gelato is the real deal. The new gelato shop along Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples satisfies the sweet tooth in a healthy way: organically made treats.
Battling against cancer again: Naples nurse in need of help to pay medical bills
Published 03/31/2011 at 3:10 p.m.
Lorna Jumelle beat the odds once. Now the Naples resident is in a fight for her life again. The nurse who has spent more than a decade helping others is suddenly in need of help. She has acute myelogenous leukemia ...
So many stories, so little time: Ninth annual authors and books festival all set to start
Published 03/28/2011 at 2:58 p.m. 1 Comment
As a nurse turned full-time writer, Nancy J. Cohen has kept her readers laughing through her witty characters and popular Bad Hair Day mystery series. The author, who has penned books under the name Nancy Cane, creates crafty plots and ...
Marco Seafood Festival: Catch it if you can
Updated 03/26/2011 at 6:26 p.m. 1 Comment
The Marco Island Seafood Festival, the island’s largest community event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, at Veterans Community Park, in the center of the Island, will turn into an exciting variety of continuous entertainment with some of the ...
A gift for his Naples grandpa: Ten-year-old trumpet prodigy performing with Naples Concert Band
Published 03/03/2011 at 1:56 p.m.
It was Thanksgiving Eve at grandma’s house. A shiny brass instrument rested on a chair. The object caught the 4-year-old’s attention and curiosity got the best of him. “What is that?” the little boy asked his mother. “It’s a trumpet,” ...