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The Fight to Save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

May 3, 2021

By: State Representative Spencer Roach In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a safe and accessible medical marijuana...


April 30, 2021

Scammers always adapt to the ever-changing environment, and we want to remind you to be on high alert for some...

Tax Deadline Update for Individuals: Tax Deadline Extended

April 30, 2021

With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a decision was made by the IRS to extend the...

Midwest Food Bank COO/CFO Testifies At Congressional Hearing

April 28, 2021

NORMAL, IL – Midwest Food Bank COO/CFO Eric Hodel testified before the Congress Committee on Agriculture hearing on Thursday, March...

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Center For Sight Is The First Practice Worldwide To Offer The OptiBlue Intraocular Lens

February 26, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 25, 2021) – Center For Sight, a multispecialty ophthalmology practice which operates 14 eye clinics and surgery centers in Southwest Florida, is the first eye care practice in the world to offer the new OptiBlue intraocular lens, an advanced intraocular lens technology that filters violet light to...

Creighton Construction & Development completes 7-Eleven in LaBelle

February 26, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2021) – Creighton Construction & Development has completed the construction of a 7-Eleven convenience store with fuel in LaBelle. The new 7-Eleven is located at 930 S. Bridge St., positioned at the corner of East Cowboy Way and State Road 29. Creighton completed the ground-up...

Advocate Radiation Oncology Opens Location In Tamarac

February 24, 2021

Dr. Thomas J. Klein will see patients at the Tamarac location. TAMARAC, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2021) – Advocate Radiation Oncology has opened a new location in Tamarac to serve cancer patients in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Located at 7850 N. University Drive, the Tamarac office features state-of-the-art cancer-fighting...

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Launch BodyQ Diagnostic Tool

February 24, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2021) – FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers has launched BodyQ, a new state-of-the-art diagnostic tool to measure the health and wellness of an individual’s muscles, joints, neurological systems and overall body functions.  BodyQ uses baseline testing to evaluate strength, flexibility, balance, posture, range of motion, hearing, vision and other factors to calculate an overall BodyQ score. From there, FYZICAL’s proprietary program produces a comprehensive report that patients can review...

Hard Truth Distilling Co. Introduces Legends Series With 14-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey

December 9, 2020

Schoonover Straight Bourbon Whiskey, plus three barrel-smoked variants, are available today  Nashville, Ind. – Hard Truth Distilling Co., an artisan distillery located on 325 acres in Southern Indiana, has released the first spirit in its Legends series: Schoonover Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This very rare, single-barrel, uncut and unfiltered, 14-year-old straight...

$1 Million In HRSA Funding Provided To Target Opioid Crisis

December 9, 2020

Community Leaders in Hendry, Okeechobee, Glades Counties Form Consortium (West Palm Beach, FL) Thanks to a recent $1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, Hanley Foundation is facilitating a consortium of community leaders to examine the impact of the opioid...

Vote Now To Select Florida’s Strangest News Stories Of 2020

December 1, 2020

Florida Freakshow podcast celebrates Florida’s reputation for weird headlines Cape Coral, FL (November 19, 2020) – Florida’s reputation for strange headlines serves as a badge of honor for many Sunshine State residents.  But which news stories were the strangest of 2020?  That’s exactly the question that the Florida Freakshow, a weekly podcast that...

Keep Lee County Beautiful Awarded Volunteer Florida Grant

December 1, 2020

[Fort Myers, FL] (November 10, 2020) Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) is honored to be one of the 24 nonprofits and service organizations in the State of Florida to be awarded the Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding.  Volunteer Florida’s VGF program, which is funded by the federal agency, AmeriCorps, helps organizations...

Tampa Museum Of Art Highlights African American Artists In “Living Color”

November 24, 2020

Untitled (Royal Poinciana), n.d. Harold Newton (American, 1934-1991), Oil on Upson board. 23 ½ x 29 ¾ inches. Courtesy of the Asselstine Collection. © Harold Newton. Photography by Tariq Gibran. Tampa, FL –  The Tampa Museum of Art (TMA) continues to celebrate and honor the richness and complexity of Florida’s...

Shell Point Physician Receives Quality Champion Award For Florida

November 16, 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Dr. David Nesselroade, staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, has been named the recipient of the second annual Quality Champion Award by FMDA – The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine....

Big Cypress RV Resort Re-opened On Monday, November 2

November 16, 2020

BIG CYPRESS, Fla. (October 26, 2020) – Florida Seminole Tourism announces the re-opening of Big Cypress RV Resort on Monday, November 2 with new campground safety guidelines. “We’re excited to re-open and welcome our guests back,” said Evelyn Mata, Big Cypress RV Park and Campground Manager. Campground rules have been updated...

Tim Tebow Foundation Launches The Rescue Team, The Next Step In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

October 27, 2020

(Jacksonville, Florida, October 7, 2020) Following the public elevation of their fight against human trafficking this past August, the Tim Tebow Foundation recently launched the Rescue Team, an army of people committed to engaging, inspiring, and equipping others joining them on the front lines. The need for the Rescue Team was born...

Doctor’s Choice Adds Margolis As Executive Director

October 7, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. – Sept. 15, 2020 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc., the state’s largest independent home care agency, welcomes Rita Margolis, RN to its Orlando location. Starting as the office’s Director of Clinical Services, she recently transitioned to the role of Executive Director. In her role, Margolis is responsible for...

The Tim Tebow Foundation: Not On Our Watch

September 2, 2020

Submitted By Kimberly McLaughlin I’ll never forget the day my dad called me from overseas and told me he had just purchased four young girls. I was in my mid 20’s at the time, and completely unaware such a transaction was even possible. Surely I had misunderstood him. People buy...

On Behalf Of The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission:

August 28, 2020

The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Circuit Judge George Richards. Kimberly Davis BocelliChristopher H. BrownKarla Y. Campos-AndersenJames Wesley ChandlerMaria I. DenteJohn William Dommerich, Jr.Amy Wilson EllisGuy Alan FlowersHon. Zachary M. GillJennifer...

Kutscher Fusco Joins Doctor’s Choice As Executive Director

August 24, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. – August 20, 2020 – Christina Kutscher Fusco has joined Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. through its recent acquisition of Timeless Home Care, Inc. in Broward County. Starting as the office’s Director of Clinical Services, she recently transitioned to the role of Executive Director. The facility relocated from Oakland...

Save The Date: Tampa Museum Of Art Centennial Celebration And Virtual Evening Of Giving On Nov 7

August 20, 2020

The Tampa Museum of Art invites Tampa Bay to the Centennial Celebration: Cheers for 100 Years, a festive virtual fundraiser to ensure that the Museum’s art education programs and legacy continue to enrich our community during COVID-19 and for generations to come. Tampa, FL – The Tampa Museum of Art...

United Airlines To Add Seven Nonstop Destinations In Fort Myers This Winter

August 18, 2020

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — United Airlines today announced plans to add up to 28 daily nonstop flights this winter connecting customers in Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York/LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio to four popular Florida destinations. The new, nonstop flights reflect United’s continuing strategy to aggressively, and...

Tim Tebow Deepens His Commitment To The Fight Against Human Trafficking

August 4, 2020

Jacksonville, FL, July 30, 2019 – As advocates come together in honor of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Tim Tebow Foundation announced today that after seven years of serving discretely in the anti-human trafficking space, they are elevating both their voice and their effort on the cause, and...

Young Candidates Announce Florida Climate Initiative

July 30, 2020

(Gainesville, Florida) – Today a team of young Democratic candidates have released a key element of their campaign platforms. “The Florida Climate and Economic Defense Initiative” charts a pathway to the adoption of aggressive policies promoting infrastructure, research, and development, all designed to adapt the Florida economy to the accelerating...

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Lock It Or Lose It

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Using the Lee County Sheriff’s Office social media platforms, speaking at numerous community gatherings and asking the media to share the

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