Fran Mainella: A Force For Nature
Even in retirement, Fran Mainella, onetime head of Florida State Parks and the National Park Service, battles on for conservation and recreation.
Coming Out—Curtsy and All—at the International Debutante Ball
How Ireland Marie Irving of Naples debuted with an elite group of global up-and-comers at the prestigious event.
Debbie Toler: A Magnet with a Mission
Toler puts her considerable social skills to good use in promoting causes like SWFL Children's Charities.
How Ruth Graham Healed Herself
The daughter of late Minister Billy Graham has survived serious personal and family issues and now reaches out to help those in...
School Safety in Southwest Florida: When the Students Take Action
Of all we learned about school safety post-Parkland, two stories most caught my attention. In both cases, students are taking ownership of...
School Safety in Southwest Florida: More Locks, More Cops and Bigger Hearts
A year after Parkland, we check in on area schools to learn how adults and kids alike are enhancing safety
How to Bring Tourism Back
Southwest Florida’s creative solutions for luring visitors here in tough times.
Eco-Diplomacy Powers On
How the Conservancy’s Rob Moher raises money and awareness on issues that matter.
How Gloria Jordan de Cabral Became Fort Myers Restaurant Royalty
Colorful, driven and beloved, the chef has won many followers to her restaurant and tours of her native Cuba.
Kristen Coury: The Force Behind the Drama
How the Gulfshore Playhouse founder is leading the way to fresh initiatives and a bold new theater space.
Season Preview 2018: People to Watch
An alert on those aiming to step things up in the year ahead
Collaboratory Opens in Fort Myers
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation's new headquarters was designed for community use.