Entries by Yvette Bone

Promoting the Virtue of Meaningful Work

The Freedom & Virtue Institute focuses on breaking the cycle of dependency by Don Long welve years ago, Ismael Hernandez returned to his birthplace in Puerto Rico for his father’s funeral. Draped over the casket was a red flag, the flag of Puerto Rico’s communist party, representing his father’s lifelong philosophy and a set of […]

Sign of a Growing District

by Christie Knudsen, Public Education Specialist South Trail Fire Department Residents of Gateway may have noticed the new sign on Gateway Boulevard and Fairway Lakes Drive announcing the future home of South Trail Fire & Rescue Station #65. The 6 in Station #65 is an identifier used for all South Trail fire stations and apparatus, […]

Community Shred Day

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) will partner with Secure Shredding, Inc. to host a Community Shred Day event on Friday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Secure Shredding, Inc. truck will be on site at 8961 Conference Drive, Fort Myers. There will be a two box maximum per person for shredding. […]

It’s All About the Food

by Susan Barnett Patriotic Dessert This colorful sweet-satisfying dish is fun to make and simple enough to assemble for anyone ages 2 to 92. All you need is cake, whip cream or pudding, blueberries and either raspberries or strawberries. These ingredients can make mini cake flags, a parfait, or a trifle. You really can’t make […]

DIG IN | Sunflowers

  by Adrienne Diaz I’ve had a very tough month full of loss. I lost a son, a very dear family cat (20 years old), a couple of beloved chickens (to a raccoon), and several plants to an overabundance of catch-up rain. It has been a struggle every day, but fortunately my garden has been […]

School Board Seeks Community Members for Advisory Committees

The School Board of Lee County is soliciting qualified members of the community to serve on the following School Board Advisory Committees, whose purpose will be to provide input, advice and support to the School Board on topics identified: Continuous Systemic Improvement Advisory Committee – Systematically review components of the District’s strategic plan for the […]

LIVING WELL | The Anatomy of Joint Pain

by Darin Stokke, DC Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms people experience. Remedies and treatments are as varied as the sources that promote them. Most common treatments only address the symptoms of pain without addressing the actual cause of the joint pain. We are conditioned to believe that all pain is something […]

Summer Diaper and Toy Drive

Donation drive to raise awareness and items for child victims of abuse in Southwest Florida Erickson’s Drying Systems invites the community to join their inaugural “Summer Diaper and Toy Drive” to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC), as well as Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT). Through August, Erickson’s Drying Systems will […]

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Seeks New Resident Artist

Three-month residency grants $5,000 stipend alling all photographers, videographers and creative types with a passion for visual storytelling: Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is seeking candidates for its third-quarter 2017 Resident Artist Program. This initiative gives aspiring and/or established photographers and videographers an opportunity to further develop their work and connect with the […]