Category: Families

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 […]

13th Annual BUG Chase 5K Run Raises Money For Local Children

13th Annual BUG Chase 5K Run Raises Money For Local Children

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 23, 2021) – The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis held the 13th annual BUG Chase 5K run as a virtual format for their 2021 fundraiser raising over $7,500. The race benefited the Fort Myers-Metro Kiwanis Club’s BUG (Bring Up Grades) program and other local club sponsored youth service projects. There were over 100 registered individuals who participated from […]

Better Together Launches New Website With Resources For Families, Employers And Community Partners

Better Together Launches New Website With Resources For Families, Employers And Community Partners

NAPLES, Fla. (March 23, 2021) – ​Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, has launched a redesigned website designed to offer an improved user experience while raising awareness of the organization’s mission and its two programs – Better Families and Better Jobs.  The Better Together website serves as a referral source for families […]

Better Together Welcomes Christian Spilker To Board Of Directors

Better Together Welcomes Christian Spilker To Board Of Directors

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 19, 2021) – Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, has named Christian Spilker to its board of directors. Spilker is the senior vice president of land for Collier Enterprises, a family-owned company headquartered in Naples. A biologist by training, Christian guides the company through the sensitive environmental permitting […]

Blessings In A Backpack Raises $20,000 At Inaugural ‘Brews For Blessings’ Event

Blessings In A Backpack Raises $20,000 At Inaugural ‘Brews For Blessings’ Event

Katie Bohannon, Cecilia St. Arnold and Connie Ramos-Williams In addition to offering food and fun, ‘Brews for Blessings’ helped educate families in our community about Blessings in a Backpack and allowed them an opportunity to help feed a child for a school year. A donation of only $115 will provide meals for 36 weekends for […]

Make A Difference: Sign Up As A Volunteer At Your Local MFBFL

Make A Difference: Sign Up As A Volunteer At Your Local MFBFL

Fort Myers, FL, March 17, 2021 – Midwest Food Bank of Florida – a volunteer-driven, faith-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, malnutrition and providing disaster relief locally, and throughout the world would like to encourage volunteer sign up at their 5601Division Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905 warehouse. During 2020 over 800 dedicated, local volunteers put […]

Conservancy Of Southwest Florida’s Guided Nature Walks Resume At Clam Pass

Conservancy Of Southwest Florida’s Guided Nature Walks Resume At Clam Pass Florida grasshopper sparrow will probably go extinct. A conservation effort may be the last hope.

NAPLES, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2021) – Now, more than ever, residents and visitors of Southwest Florida are enjoying Southwest Florida’s ever-enchanting natural environment. As of March 1, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s guided tours have resumed operations at Clam Pass Park. These free walks require a reservation, and the maximum group size is five individuals. […]

29 Students Honored As Carson Scholars

29 Students Honored As Carson Scholars

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce 29 students have been honored as 2021 Carson Scholars.  The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship. The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Each school is […]

Lee School Superintendent To Be Speaker At Monthly Republican Women’s Luncheon

Lee School Superintendent To Be Speaker At Monthly Republican Women’s Luncheon Dr. Greg Adkins - Superintendent of Lee County Schools

Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent of Lee County Schools, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, April 16, Fort Myers Republican Women’s luncheon.  Adkins will discuss “The State of Our Schools.”  A question-and-answer session will follow their formal presentations. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program, which will be held at […]

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