Information night for teen drivers planned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla  - If you’re the parent of a child who just started driving or is about to do so, then you won’t want to miss an important meeting aimed at giv..
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Lee County Library System gets website award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - In conjunction with National Library Week, April 10-16, the Florida Library Association (FLA) announced its annual awards.  These awards recognize outstand..
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Students honored for doing the right thing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - The Fort Myers Police Department’s “Do the Right Thing” program is honoring six children Tuesday for their good deeds. Captain Duke Perry is pre..
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FCAT testing gets underway

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - Some 1.8 million Florida public school students will be taking the state's key standardized tests during the next two weeks.    Florida Comprehensive As..
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Powder causes lockdown at Dunbar Middle School

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla - WINK News is on the scene of Dunbar Middle school after students complained of reaction to a powder found in the school. Twelve students and 11 cafeteria workers ..
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Students run pizzeria for MDA donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - A marketing class took over a pizzeria to raise money to help a classmate living with muscular dystrophy. Nearly 2 dozen students of the Sports and Entertainment Mar..
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Hodges University unveils Fisher School of Technology

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - Hodges University on Thursday unveiled the Fisher School of Technology. The technology school was renamed after local philanthropist John W. Fisher III in recognition..
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New diplomas offered at 4 area high schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -  It’s called AICE, standing for the Advanced International Certificate of Education, and the academically rigorous and internationally recognized..
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Florida college system recognizes outstanding students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Chancellor of the Florida College System Dr. Will Holcombe today kicked off Florida College System Month during an event honoring the 2011 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK..
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Fla. teachers union seeking class size compromise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The statewide teachers union and the senator proposing legislation to weaken the state's class size requirements were trying to reach a compromise, the Florida E..
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Host families needed this summer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Open your home and hearts this summer to  international student . Education first's educational homestay program   is bringing students from Europe and As..
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McDonalds offering free breakfast on first day of FCAT testing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Participating McDonald’s restaurants in Southwest Florida and around the state are inviting students taking Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test ..
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Teachers rally against state education cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hundreds show up for a rally against $1.75 worth of budget cuts toward Florida's education system. Teachers from all over Lee county showed to voice their disple..
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Two SWFL schools get grants worth $20,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BRADENTON, Fla  - Two Southwest Florida schools can purchase valuable learning tools for their classrooms thanks to Bealls Department Stores, Inc. Varsity Lakes Middle School ..
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Ave Maria unveils sculpture

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fla. - Two years ago artist Márton Váró took the first chip out of what would become one of his most important works of art. He began sculpting wh..
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Go back to school with Lee County Library System

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - The Lee County Library System has introduced another exciting new service - UniversalClass, a free online service for Lee County Library System full use card h..
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Collier public schools employees recognized

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Collier County’s Public Schools recognized six employees Tuesday as employees of the year.  They received the news in surprise classroom visits. T..
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Dr. James Browder offers to step down from Edison State College

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla -  The follwoing is a letter issued by Dr. Kenneth Walker regarding the possible departure of Dr. James Browder at Edison State College.  The letter is in..
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Local couple honored as humanitarians of the year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 NAPLES, Fla - Hodges University on Tuesday recognized long-time Naples philanthropists Dolph and Sharon von Arx as its 2011 Humanitarians of the Year. The award was presented..
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Spelling Bee champ repeats in Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Jonathan Nativi, an eighth grade student at Seacrest Country Day School, is the 2011 Collier County Spelling Bee Champion, winning the crown for a second y..
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