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 […]

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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 […]