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FWC Law Enforcement Collier Officer Yaxley was on water patrol with Marco Island Police Department Officer Ferris when they came across a commercial vessel operating without hull identification numbers. Upon inspection it was found that the company had been operating two large commercial vessels over 12 tons on the waters of the state for years without inspection or registrations. Officer […]

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Smith is Florida’s Resource Manager of the Year Kathleen Smith, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has been honored with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award for her work at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Wildlife and Environmental Area in southwest Florida over the past six years. The award, […]

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Virtual Dementia Tour Imagine the feeling of needles pricking your feet with every step, your hands unable to button your shirt, your eyes so foggy you can barely see in front of you. Seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and various forms of dementia have to live with many of those symptoms and more each and every day. The Virtual Dementia […]

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Summer Institute for Marine Science Students,  in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade with an interest in marine science will learn about the coastal environment of Southwest Florida with Rookery Bay staff and local researchers during the Summer Institute for Marine Science, Aug. 6 – 10, 2018. This weeklong program brings students into the estuary for hands-on experiences relating to […]

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First Florida Integrity Tournament Beneficiaries First Florida Integrity Bank announced the beneficiaries of its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Pathways Early Education (formerly known as Immokalee Child Care Center) and Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL will split the proceeds raised at this year’s tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Hideout Golf Club with […]

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Smallwood History Book Available A Brief History of the Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee, Florida, was written by local author Marya Repko and tells the colorful tale of a pioneering family whose heritage can still be seen as a “glimpse into the past” at the Smallwood Store & Museum. The little book includes background to this area’s ancient legacy (Chokoloskee was […]

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National Foster Care Month The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its community partners have joined together to recognize and celebrate foster families and those who support them during National Foster Care Month. There are nearly 25,000 children currently in foster care in Florida. Each child needs love, security, and a strong foundation to build their life around. […]

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Breusch Promoted Ian Breusch, CFA, Chief Investment Officer of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and its divisions of The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company has been promoted to Executive Vice President.  As CIO, Breusch is responsible for the overall management of the firm’s daily investment process and directs a robust and seasoned portfolio management team.  He […]

Conservancy Offering Eco-Cruises of Rookery Bay

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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will be welcoming nature-lovers aboard the Good Fortune II for enlightening summer eco-cruises led by Conservancy naturalists and Coast Guard-certified captains. The two-hour eco-cruises will depart at 10 a.m. from the Conservancy’s Rookery Bay location, south of Naples along Shell Island Road, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the months of May, June and July […]

Elections Office Wins High School Voter Challenge

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The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office was honored with an Image Award and Judges Award by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association last week. The awards recognized the office’s outstanding efforts during the fifth annual High School Voter Registration Challenge, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Through planning and coordinating with the Collier County […]


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