Entries by Yvette Bone

It’s All About the FOOD!

by Susan Barnett roccoli Salad is a time-tested favorite. In this recipe I take a few shortcuts. I use bacon bits and premade coleslaw dressing. You can certainly cook and chop bacon and make your own salad dressing if you’re a purist a heart. Enjoy! Broccoli Salad Ingredients 1 large bunch of broccoli – about […]

Benefits of Buying Meat from a Butcher

provided by Xpress Meat Market Have you ever felt lost in a sea of pre-sliced and packaged meats when going to a supermarket, not finding the exact cut or size you wanted, asked for help from an inexperienced worker being paid minimum wage to stack pre-packaged and frozen meats only to have them look back […]

From Corporate Employees to Visionary Entrepreneurs

Creative Duo Start Unique Online Menswear Company by Yvette Schultz eoff Argue and Tom Severini hit it off immediately when they first met at New York City’s Parsons School of Design. Geoff, a fashion design major, was known for going against the grain and pushing limits of design and authority and inviting others to do […]

The “Third Draft” is Creating a New Entrepreneur

A Lee County resident is dusting off the book-bags and going back to school! Local entrepreneur, Jim Griffiths, stated “As a society, we’ve been taught to put a round peg in a round hole for decades. Jobs come with instructions while entrepreneurism requires creative thinking. Business classes are available for kids and adults, but few […]

Green Things….

Free Backyard Farming Workshops every Saturday Morning in June & July Workshop will offer planning solutions for potential future food shortages The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will host free backyard farming workshops every Saturday morning in June and July at 10:30 a.m. at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. Workshops will cover topics about food […]

Grow Your Own Mosquito Repellent

by Adrienne Diaz Warm weather brings out the big three of the biting bug world: mosquitoes, ticks, and fire ants. Instead of using toxic DEET to protect yourself, wouldn’t it be great to use leaves gathered from your own edible landscaping yard to help you out? Beautyberry, not just pretty. Chemical compounds in Beautyberry leaves […]

Food Waste is Money Down the Drain

by Nathaniel Sillin ow many times have you gone to pour milk in your coffee, only to see that the date on the carton was yesterday? Some people will instinctively throw it away, but chances are that’s not what the label is intended to convey. It’s likely a marker for when the food might taste […]

Living Well: Healthy Aging

by Dr. Stokke he aging of the general population is a global phenomenon. Although recently the life expectancy in the United States dropped for the first time in many decades, the average life expectancy of a person born in 2017 is still 78.8 years which is more than 10 years longer than the life expectancy […]

Student & Family News from the June Issue

Volunteers needed for the Neighborhood Accountability Boards of Lee County A Neighborhood Accountability Board (NAB) is a voluntary diversion program for youth who committed a crime. Volunteers attend a NAB conference with the youth, youth’s parent/guardian, victim, and other NAB volunteers to develop a case plan for the youth. Volunteers represent the community in this […]

Spring Fling Festival at Holten Eco-Preserve

Spring Fling Festival 2017 A Family Day of Fun and Learning About Our SW Florida Environment The Holten Eco-Preserve invites you to join them on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Spring Fling Festival 2017. Bring your family to celebrate the Preserve’s 2nd Annual Butterfly Release, and to learn about all […]