Sunday, March 26, 2017

local nonprofit

donors and volunteers celebrating the success of the 2017 naples winter wine festival

The Naples Winter Wine Festival continues to give back to strong local charities. This year’s edition produced more than $12.25 million in grants, which were distributed last week to 34 local nonprofits in Collier County, as well as five long-term ...
Dominique Rios, Jackelyn Banda Soto, and Jan Backlund

The Immokalee Foundation says its mission is to build pathways to success for children in the Immokalee area, and one of their most effective tools is their mentorship program. In January the foundation held its traditional Mentor-Mentee Movie Day. A ...
a stray cat in bonita springs

A new nonprofit organization, Community Cats of Bonita Springs, has just launched by area volunteers who participate in the local TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) spay/neuter program for feral and free-roaming cats in Bonita Springs. The group provides veterinary care and cat food ...
Joel Breneman currently works at the St. Matthew’s House and has been a part of the Justin’s Place Recovery Program since June 2011.

There has been a time in everyone’s life when they look back and say, ‘I shouldn’t have done that.’ Then there are the times when we are young, between the ages of 17 and 25, and we get caught, sent ...
food and drinks from the fort myers beer and bacon festival

One of the most sought-after events of the year for bacon and beer lovers was the Fort Myers Beer and Bacon Festival held at Lee Civic Center on Saturday, March 10. It did not disappoint, with over 80 Florida breweries ...
guy blanchette headshot

Guy D. Blanchette has been named the new president and CEO of Drug Free Collier. Drug Free Collier is a non-profit organization that is focuses on the issue of juvenile substance abuse. Board members believe that Blanchette’s hiring is an ...
Erikka Thalheimer and Betsi Jones touring a Habitat Collier home site.

Thalheimers Inc., celebrated their partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County at 10 a.m. over the weekend, as they dedicated two homes that their contributions helped build in the Habitat community of Legacy Lakes. Through the Community Contribution Tax ...
naples beach hotel sign

The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled’s upcoming gala will take place this Saturday at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through education, ...
homeless cats

Ken Koch has spent some of his life behind a badge in law enforcement in California. But most of his life has been spent behind a camera in commercial photography and videography in Minneapolis. Now retired to Florida, his goal ...
Kate DeJong is the new education coordinator for Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs.

For Kate DeJong, hired last month as the new Education Coordinator for the Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs, experiences locally and within the state of Florida makes her the perfect fit to preserve what was first established back in ...
X