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STATEWIDE COALITION LAUNCHES JUST DRIVE – HANDS-FREE FLORIDA CAMPAIGN

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the Naples Pathways Coalition, The Kiefer Foundation, StopDistractions.org, other partner organizations and community members impacted by distracted driving will launch the Just Drive – Hands-Free Florida Coalition to combat the continuous increase in crashes and fatalities caused by distracted driving.  The...

Be Aware of Burglars’ Preferences

A MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: BURGLARS’ PREFERENCES A very recent conversation with residents at a local community homeowners’ gathering prompted me to take this opportunity to share important information regarding nationwide burglary trends. While burglars and prowlers most definitely benefit from the...

Year-end donations fuel year-round programs and services

By Jessica Stanfield Nonprofits across Southwest Florida rely on the generosity of supporters and philanthropic organizations to fund vital programs and services, and ultimately their missions. At the end of each year, many organizations make a strong appeal for financial support. This funding is critical to...

Marine discovers art, optimism following lung cancer diagnosis

Marines like Murray Bryant are taught to tough it out. Grind through the pain. In early 2021, Bryant noticed he would sometimes lose his balance, and his golf game wasn’t up to par. Something just wasn’t right. Rather than grin and bear it, Bryant visited a...

GOV. DESANTIS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FLORIDA HOMETOWN HEROES HOUSING PROGRAM 

At a press conference at the Cape Coral Police Department on Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a June 1 launch of the Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program. The program was created to help Floridians in more than 50 professions purchase their first home. Funding will...

Teacher draws energy, motivation from students

There are many reasons an employee might call out sick, like a cough, fever, cold or allergies. Or perhaps a child or spouse is ill and they need to provide care. Certainly, having kidney dialysis is a valid excuse to miss work. Not for Pam Goldsmith,...

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