Florida Gulf Coast University suspends sorority accused of hosting event, violating COVID-19 rules

Pamela McCabe   | Fort Myers News-Press Show Caption Hide Caption Florida Gulf Coast University students move back to campus, prepare for ‘new normal’ Students move back to campus amid coronavirus pandemic. A sorority at Florida Gulf Coast University has been suspended after being accused of hosting an event that went against the school’s COVID-19 healthContinue reading “Florida Gulf Coast University suspends sorority accused of hosting event, violating COVID-19 rules”

Everglades Wonder Gardens asks Bonita Springs to renew $1 annual lease

Thaddeus Mast   | Naples Daily News The Bonita Springs City Council will decide whether the nonprofit organization running the Everglades Wonder Gardens should continue a $1 yearly lease or changes are needed. Board members of the Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc. will speak about extending the lease before councilors during an October public meeting. The city invested public dollars toContinue reading “Everglades Wonder Gardens asks Bonita Springs to renew $1 annual lease”

COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Thursday, Sept. 24

Cheryl McCloud   | Treasure Coast Newspapers To provide our community with important public safety information, our newsroom is making some stories related to the coronavirus free to read. To support important local journalism like this, please consider becoming a digital subscriber. The state added 2,541 new COVID-19 cases and 177 additional resident deaths Thursday, according to dataContinue reading “COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Thursday, Sept. 24”

14-year-old boy injured in East Naples hit-and-run crash returns home from hospital

Jake Allen   | Naples Daily News A 14-year-old boy who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in East Naples returned home from the hospital last week, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.   The boy identified as Jamesly in a sheriff’s office Facebook post was struck by a vehicle while walking to school at 6:40 a.m. Sept.Continue reading “14-year-old boy injured in East Naples hit-and-run crash returns home from hospital”

Naples, Fort Myers rank in Top 20 ‘Oldest Cities in the U.S.’ by median resident age

Catie Wegman   | Treasure Coast Newspapers Florida’s year-round tropical climate and award-winning beaches are hard to resist when considering retirement. So, it may not come as a surprise that 11 Florida towns were ranked in the Top 20 “Oldest Cities in the U.S.” Fort Myers — with a median age of 48.8 — and NaplesContinue reading “Naples, Fort Myers rank in Top 20 ‘Oldest Cities in the U.S.’ by median resident age”

Brent Batten: Hospitals near and far team up to prepare community for COVID’s next phase

Brent Batten   | Naples Daily News Way back in 2012 NCH Healthcare System entered a partnership with the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic that allows doctors to consult remotely, share best practices and even diagnose patients via video conference. Do you suppose they knew something the rest of us didn’t? The collaboration between the local health system andContinue reading “Brent Batten: Hospitals near and far team up to prepare community for COVID’s next phase”

Collier schools not releasing student, employee quarantine numbers

Rachel Fradette   | Naples Daily News Show Caption Hide Caption Collier County Public Schools prepare to reopen with coronavirus precautions in place Collier County Public Schools will implement health precautions to limit the spread of coronavirus, such as requiring face masks, limiting the number of students in the cafeteria and reducing school bus capacity. CollierContinue reading “Collier schools not releasing student, employee quarantine numbers”