Jennifer Riordan Charitable Fund Created by Family

Donations from across the world will seed growth for future charitable actions

From Australia, to Burlington, Vermont to Albuquerque, New Mexico, hundreds of people have contributed to www.caringcent.com/sparklejennifer, a fundraising site created after Jennifer Riordan tragically lost her life aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018. The announcement was made today by Jennifer’s husband Michael and their two children Averie and Joshua along with the Vice President of the Albuquerque […]

Letter to the Editor: Never Again


At a recent town talk, I asked Collier County EMS Chief Butcher why she removed Marco Island’s only ambulance as Hurricane Irma was approaching. She replied that because there was a 15’ surge predicted, she removed the ambulance to “protect the asset” and that she “would make the same call again.”  I was flabbergasted! Protect the asset? What about protecting the […]

Be Prepared- Hurricane Season Begins June 1

The first 72 are up to you!

The first 72 are up to you! The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and ends on Nov. 30. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. It is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches, and that you have a 72-Hour Disaster […]