Calling all chocolate lovers...

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival, one of the area’s favorite sampling events, will be held Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bell Tower ..
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12th grade students still below 1992 reading scores

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - A national education assessment released Thursday shows that high school seniors have made some improvement in reading, but remain below the achievement levels reached..
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Local students score high at music competition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Southwest Florida Christian Academy students achieved some of the highest composite scores in the state of Florida in music theory, sight reading, and vocal quali..
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Student loan companies paying $58 million to settle claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Four student loan companies are paying the U.S. government nearly $58 million to settle claims they inflated their interest rate subsidies from the U.S. Depa..
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New school board members sworn into office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The face of the Lee County School Board is changing dramatically Tuesday.  Three new school board members begin their new terms of service on the five member..
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Time running out for teachers to secure grants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The deadline is quickly approaching for teachers to secure grants for conservation related projects in their classrooms.   Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Frie..
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Fla. universities get economic development grants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's 11 public universities have received $10 million in state grants for 31 projects designed to help attract economic development. The grants announ..
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New Lee County school board members to take oath Tuesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  The majority of the Lee County School Board will change this week.Three new school board members will be sworn into office on Tuesday.The new school board ..
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Local teacher named music educator of the year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Music Educators Association has named Gretchen Wahlberg as the 2011 FMEA Music Educator of the Year. Gretchen Wahlberg is a member of the staff at Ve..
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Event raises money to protect children from abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - An evening of great food and good wine is helping to protect children in Southwest Florida. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children held an gourmet di..
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Autism certification classes to be held at Edison State College

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It is estimated that 1 in 110 children in the United States are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to The Centers for Disease Control an..
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Ave Maria recognized by two publications

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fl. (November 3, 2010) – Ave Maria University (AMU) officials were pleased to have recently received notable distinction from two national publications.  News..
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Fla. universities panel considers tuition issues

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Governors may adopt a regulation that would let Florida's universities seek the panel's permission to charge students a flat tuition rate rega..
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Lee County teachers, staff getting pay raises

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - At a time when most school systems are scaling back, Lee County teachers and support staff are getting raises. Lee County teachers recently received a one-percen..
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Lee County receives $5,000 ''Good Neighbor'' grant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lehigh Elementary School will be receiving the “Good Neighbor Grant” for the second year for its students. Named in honor of both the State Farm slog..
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Library bookmark contest winners announced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - See the work of some of the area’s young artists, at your library. Hundreds of children participated in the annual “Design a Bookmark” contest a..
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Fla. university tuition still one of lowest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tuition at Florida's 11 public universities continues to rank third-lowest in the nation even after 15 percent increases in each of the last two years. A p..
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Child protection group hosting fundraiser to raise money for critical programs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - On Wednesday, November 10 the Sea Salt restaurant in Old Naples will host a fundraising benefit for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)...
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Lee County students pass prestigious exam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - North Fort Myers High School is proud to announce that a select number of its 2009/10 juniors passed one or more diploma-qualifying Cambridge AICE exams, becomin..
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Bullying violates federal law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is sending a warning to schools, colleges and universities nationwide in response to several high-profile cases of bullying.I..
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