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I just returned from a series of meetings and a conference in New York City. I was traveling solo most of the week which provided me plenty of alone time...

When I was a kid there was a corny saying that worked its way into conversations whenever someone said something that rhymed.  I am guessing most of you have uttered it at...

  I noticed the Guide to Flipping Houses on the internet not too long ago, “5 Easy Steps to House Flipping.” I’m a closet fan of Flip or Flop, Flipping Out...

Preventing Dog Bites in Elementary Aged Children in Lee County   By Nicole Ferguson-Morrison, DVM, MS, MPH, MRCVS Veterinarian, Lee County Domestic Animal Services Dog bites are a frightening experience for anyone, especially children....

Last week I ran into now former Fort Myers city councilman, Mike Flanders in a downtown coffee shop.  I flagged him down on his way out the door to introduce...

I found out last week that I am not the only one with a storied past.  If you are a regular reader of this column you know that I share...

by Anne M. Chernin, MBA, MSW, Director of Client Services JFCS of Southwest Florida Last month I had the opportunity to travel to the University of Florida in Gainesville to participate in...

My preteen eyes would scan the table spread with bubbling casseroles and gelatin salads in search of the coveted homemade macaroni and cheese. It would arrive safely in its protective...

My sister-in-law has a decorative plaque hanging in her house that begs the question, “What if tomorrow you had only the things you gave thanks for today?” Inspirational quotes show up...

by Karly Marcy, 2016 Florida Fellow, Southwest Florida Community Foundation   Flexibility. Engagement. Recognition. Estate planning attorneys Guy Whitesman and Eric Gurgold emphasized these three words throughout our meeting about estate planning...

by Lisa Milne, Vice President of Programs Alzheimer’s Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter   Right now, in the United States of America, there are over 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease.  According to...

by Mary C. Schoeffel, Development Director, The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) It is wild baby season!  Are you one of the millions who watch YouTube videos of animals,...

by Gina Frazier, iWill Mentorship The youth’s eyes glistened with tears as he passed me in the hallway.   Fearing the worst, I hesitantly asked “how’d it go?”  He smiled ear to...

When it comes to anniversaries and birthdays some numbers just seem to be bigger than others. Decade and half decade markers get the most attention and provide fantastic opportunities for...

My youngest child is 15 years old now so Easter egg hunts have gone by the wayside. I considered hiding cash in plastic eggs all over the yard this year...

I am wondering what your reaction is when you read the headline to this week’s column. Some of you might be thinking, “Are you kidding me, season in Southwest...

Last year 63 million Americans took time out of their daily lives to volunteer for nonprofit organizations.  The data crunchers who calculate these kinds of things report that if their...

I am generally a glass half full type of person. I am a delusional optimist about most everything including my work. A new year caters to this type of thinking,...