By Rebecca Fending  This month is National Volunteer Month. There’s no time like now to explore local opportunities to give back. Volunteering offers more than just a great way to spend your time and give back to those around you:...
All photos courtesy of Southeastern Guide Dogs By Rebecca Fending  With National Volunteer Month in April, it’s never too early to start planning how you’d like to give back to your community and make a difference. And what better way to...
Thumbnail image of "Duke," Speedy's friend By Carlene Cobb   “I cannot imagine life without Speedy,” says Victor Baut, who has provided a foster home for Speedy since 2013. Displaced and sent to an animal shelter in Desoto County, this senior dog became a lucky dog when he was rescued by Vintage Paws Sanctuary and connected to his “happily ever after” home.   “We...
By Rebecca Fending  With the dog days of summer upon us, everyone needs something to power through the summertime heat in the state. An excellent way to brighten up the season is by volunteering with a local non-profit. Neighborly, partnered...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Creative Clay will hold its third virtual art auction July 5 through 16. The online event features original artwork by Creative Clay’s member artists, selected by Folk Art Champions who are staffers,...
From Family Features If the world does nothing, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, scientists estimate 90% of the world's tropical reefs will be gone by 2043, impacting nearly 500 million people who depend on them for food,...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Kathy Megyeri Dolly Parton is a world-renowned musical icon, creative genius, and philanthropist.  She’s also the most successful female artist in country music history. Author of over 3,000 songs and remaining on the forefront of music for 60 years,...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay From Brandpoint Content According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home from combat. Yet only 40% of those individuals seek help. Service dogs...
Thumbnail image from Social Assurance FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2020) – Sanibel Captiva Community Bank was named a finalist for the 2020 Social Assurance Community Spark Awards for outstanding efforts in helping and improving the community. The bank is...
By J.C. Amodea, images submitted by writer Children and adults struggling with sometimes overwhelming physical, social, and mental health issues find respite at the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC). Due to the personal sacrifice and selfless giving of 300 to...
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