Category: Families

Child Care of Southwest Florida elevates STEAM instruction through grant

Child Care of Southwest Florida elevates STEAM instruction through grant

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 8, 2021) – Child Care of Southwest Florida introduced additional STEAM instruction – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – to students through a generous grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation. The STEAM initiative brought hands-on learning opportunities to students in the nonprofit’s pre-Kindergarten program, as well as new curriculum […]

Popular Big Backpack Event returns to the Skatium on July 25, 2021

Popular Big Backpack Event returns to the Skatium on July 25, 2021

Drive-thru curbside distribution of backpacks, school supplies, and food FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 29, 2021) – The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is proud to announce that it will be hosting its popular Big Backpack Event for the 22nd year on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Skatium […]

Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out

Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out

The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger at no cost to them while school is […]

What dads want for Father’s Day: Grills, drills and thrills

What dads want for Father’s Day: Grills, drills and thrills

By Scott Hamblen Father’s Day arrives each year as temperatures rise and summer takes shape. Between schools letting out and vacation planning, though, Father’s Day often catches people off guard. Besides, dads aren’t the best when it comes to dropping hints about Father’s Day gifts. However, knowing what activities dad likes is the key to […]

How to Paint a Small Bedroom to Make it Look Larger

How to Paint a Small Bedroom to Make it Look Larger

By Scott Hamblen The average bedroom, not counting master bedrooms, is about 120 to 140 square feet. Add a bed, dresser and nightstand, and space is at a premium. While homeowners can’t move walls, there are a few ways to make a small bedroom look and feel larger. The first step is to clean out […]

A 40% Win For Homeowners Insurance Clients In Florida

A 40% Win For Homeowners Insurance Clients In Florida

By Butch Swank By nature, I am a numbers guy. They help me to paint a picture in my mind and better understand things. Let me share some numbers with you. In 2019, Florida accounted for roughly 8% of all homeowners’ claims in the United States. Here’s where the story gets a twist: 76% of […]

Lehigh Community Services: Upcoming Events

Lehigh Community Services: Upcoming Events

By Carolyn Peplow As June starts and the students are excited to have summer break, Lehigh Community Services is gearing up to do the annual backpack and school supply events for Lehigh Acres families. Two events are scheduled this year at New Life Assembly and Christ United Methodist Church. The events require pre-registration. Registration will […]

Edison Mall and American Legion Post 38 Partner to Fight Against Hunger

Edison Mall and American Legion Post 38 Partner to Fight Against Hunger

Canned Food Drive to be held at Edison Mall from May 15th-May 31st Fort Myers, Florida (May 6th, 2021) – In partnership with American Legion Rabe O. Wilkinson Post 38, Edison Mall will be hosting a canned food drive to help combat hunger in our community. Located in Suite 1480, across from JCPenney, the canned food drive […]

Proximity And What It Means For Your Child’s Education

Proximity And What It Means For Your Child’s Education

By: Butch Swank Last summer, Lee County School Board member Gwyn Gittens and I were talking. It seemed to me that we shared similar thoughts on the current state of affairs for our kids, teachers, administrators, and schools. I, and so many others, love Mrs. Gittens because she is the rare elected official who takes […]

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — March 29, 2021 —The new Family Initiative Autism Support Center at 734 SW 4th Street in Cape Coral will mark the grand opening of its Lizbeth Benacquisto Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an invitation-only reception beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The 3,900 square-foot facility is Southwest […]

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