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ICYMI: 5 Recent Feel-Good Stories

Here are some of the many reasons to feel proud about living in Southwest Florida.
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What to Expect from Local Restaurants During Phase 1

As Florida recovers from the coronavirus epidemic, here is how the dining scene is responding and what dining out will look like.
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Mother’s Day Takeout Specials Around Southwest Florida

Tell mom to hang up her apron—these local restaurants are whipping up special menus that you can order for takeout or delivery.
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Where to Find Cute, Southwest Florida-Made Face Masks

Designers and shop owners, in Lee and Collier, debut protective gear
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Luxe and Local Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Spoil mom while supporting small businesses with these Southwest Florida finds.
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Support One of These Nonprofits During #GivingTuesdayNow 

The global giving event urges Southwest Florida to unite for coronavirus relief efforts on May 5.
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Quarantine Cuisine: Brussels Pomegranate Salad from Lake Park Diner

Try this superfood-packed salad for a healthy and flavorful lunch.
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Isolation Libation: Mr. Tom’s Cucumber Basil Smash

Mix up this refreshing cocktail recipe from a Fort Myers based distillery.
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Quarantine Cuisine: Smoked Salmon Pizza from the Fogg Café

Try this ultra-thin-crust pie for a lighter twist on a classic bagel and lox.
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No-Fail Tips for Starting a Container Garden at Home

The horticulture manager at Naples Botanical Garden shares how to start your own garden, so you can feel close to nature while...
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Have a Perfect Southwest Florida Week—From Your Couch

Virtual events to keep you busy all week
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#GulfshoreStrong

Inspiring examples of people helping each other and the community during  the pandemic.
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Local Farmers’ Markets You Can Shop During the Safer-at-Home Order

By offering online shopping, strict social distancing measures and grab-and-go formats, Southwest Florida markets ensure we can still eat local.
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Looking For a New Read? Pick Up One of These Books by Southwest Florida Authors

Settle in with one of these enthralling novels, all written by local authors.
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Stay Sharp and Have Fun With These Local, Online Activities

Local artists, businesses and nonprofits continue offering Southwest Floridians a taste of the good life with virtual music, nature and learning.