Naples mom turned CrossFit trainer wants to make your workout more colorful
Naples mom turned CrossFit trainer wants to make your workout more colorful

CrossFit gyms don't have a reputation for being the most bright or colorful places. Lisa Reddish, a Naples mom, wants that to change

Fort Myers 14-year-old student pilot has eyes set on Mars
Fort Myers 14-year-old student pilot has eyes set on Mars

Autumn "Pepper" Rhodes only began flying four years ago, but she already has her eyes set on a big goal for the future: Mars.  

Opportunity abounds for students with disabilities in Naples High program
Opportunity abounds for students with disabilities in Naples High program

The program offers opportunities to job and internship opportunities to students with special needs. 

76-year-old Naples man completes 'Alcatraz challenge' for second time
76-year-old Naples man completes 'Alcatraz challenge' for second time

"I've lived a very full life," Zinger said. "It keeps getting better the older I get." 

Fort Myers mom of six boys gives birth to girl months after husband's death
Fort Myers mom of six boys gives birth to girl months after husband's death

Eight months after her father’s death, Amunet Bannworth, their eighth child, was born. 

101-year-old Cape Coral hospital volunteer has a heart for service
101-year-old Cape Coral hospital volunteer has a heart for service

Nearly three decades ago, Poncho Mauricio began volunteering at Cape Coral Hospital. He hasn't stopped since. 

Naples man honors late son's life with unexpected donation to rehab center
Naples man honors late son's life with unexpected donation to rehab center

Without hesitation, Emery wanted to help. Four years ago, his son Darius had died from an opioid addiction. 

Fort Myers 10-year-old carries forward father's passion for inventing
Fort Myers 10-year-old carries forward father's passion for inventing

One of Hayden's first inventions is a device called the Life Pod for natural disasters.

11-year-old's woodwork becomes a hit in LaBelle
11-year-old's woodwork becomes a hit in LaBelle

When Nancy Prevatt opened her LaBelle boutique this past fall, she never imagined one of their most popular vendors would be her 11-year old son.

After son's diagnosis, Bonita Springs salon owner offers autistic children free haircuts
After son's diagnosis, Bonita Springs salon owner offers autistic children free haircuts

The youngest child of the owner of Kate's Kuts in Bonita Springs has autism.

Retirement community volunteer group brings new meaning to "water boys"
Retirement community volunteer group brings new meaning to "water boys"

Volunteer water boys at the Vi at Bentley Village's skilled nursing facility in Naples began making the rounds 13 years ago.

Naples volunteer turns Irma-destroyed boardwalk pieces into art
Naples volunteer turns Irma-destroyed boardwalk pieces into art

In all the years Leslie Burgess has been a volunteer at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, she has never seen a level of devastation like that left behind after Hurricane Irma.

Cape Coral couple opens city's first axe-throwing bar
Cape Coral couple opens city's first axe-throwing bar

TJ's Hatchet Hangout will open on Friday. 

FGCU grad takes unusual path from software engineering to classical composition
FGCU grad takes unusual path from software engineering to classical composition

Paul Berlinsky had plans of becoming a software engineer, but he graduated this past May with an entirely different career path ahead of him.

Dunbar High senior defies odds, walks across stage at graduation
Dunbar High senior defies odds, walks across stage at graduation

Born with cerebral palsy, it's been a longtime since he's walked a measurable distance. 

Naples woman forms unlikely connection between Immokalee child care center and Ohio State
Naples woman forms unlikely connection between Immokalee child care center and Ohio State

Susan Ignelzi has spent the last few years as a volunteer and board member at the Pathways Early Education Center in Immokalee.

Estero mom of six runs successful cookie company from her home
Estero mom of six runs successful cookie company from her home

An afternoon for Amanda Arrington filling cookie orders is like the calm before the chaos.

Naples teen who once dreamed of playing in the NBA becomes top chess player
Naples teen who once dreamed of playing in the NBA becomes top chess player

He is ranked in the top five percent of all chess players and is on the verge of becoming a chess "master"

Years after getting kidnapped and raped, Port Charlotte woman graduates college
Years after getting kidnapped and raped, Port Charlotte woman graduates college

As Sara Eastman prepared to enter the Bradenton Convention Center for her graduation, the magnitude of the moment wasn't lost.

Naples woman finds calling through raising granddaughter, supporting others
Naples woman finds calling through raising granddaughter, supporting others

A Naples woman is raising her 4-year-old granddaughter and helping out others in the same situation.

Naples man remains resilient, rebuilding two years after brush fire took his home
Naples man remains resilient, rebuilding two years after brush fire took his home

Waldeck has decided to build his next home himself again because he said he can't imagine living anywhere else.

Hope remains for Ave Maria woman after loss of limbs
Hope remains for Ave Maria woman after loss of limbs

These past two years have been full of choices for the mother, who contracted sepsis while pregnant with her second child in 2017.

Gatsby's Pizza owner gets another chance at business and life
Gatsby's Pizza owner gets another chance at business and life

Greg Chapin has been at this so long, pepperoni and cheese might flow through his veins

Naples woman bakes hundreds of birthday cake slices for neighbors each year
Naples woman bakes hundreds of birthday cake slices for neighbors each year

"It makes me know that what I'm doing is something worthwhile doing," Barrett said. "It's adding to happiness and joy to people, and that's what it's all about."

When a Cape Coral boy needed a bone marrow transplant, his younger sister came to the rescue
When a Cape Coral boy needed a bone marrow transplant, his younger sister came to the rescue

Since the procedure, the two siblings are closer than ever before.

Cape Coral's woodworking nun lives a life of surprise
Cape Coral's woodworking nun lives a life of surprise

The wood shop at the Gulf Coast Village community has typically been like a brotherhood: a place for guys to pass time together in retirement.

Naples woman helps save lives by playing video games
Naples woman helps save lives by playing video games

A Naples woman donates money she makes from playing video games to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

Lee Health doctor's quick decision to donate kidney saves co-worker's life
Lee Health doctor's quick decision to donate kidney saves co-worker's life

Two co-workers at Lee Health are bonded for life after one donated a kidney to another.

Two of Florida's top archers are part of father-son tradition
Two of Florida's top archers are part of father-son tradition

Tucker Hanks is following in his dad's footsteps and carrying on a family tradition of archery excellence.

Bonita Springs hotel manager by day becomes rocker at night
Bonita Springs hotel manager by day becomes rocker at night

"A lot of things are transient in this life, but music is forever," Bryant August said.

LaBelle pastor starts bee removal company to keep church open
LaBelle pastor starts bee removal company to keep church open

Few pastors could match the dedication of Ashley Butler at Eastside Baptist in LaBelle.

Cape Coral quilters guild spreads comfort for over 25 years
Cape Coral quilters guild spreads comfort for over 25 years

Inside the Epiphany Episcopal church in Cape Coral, a group of women get together each Monday to share their love of quilting and spread comfort to those in need.

Texas 'bubble man' hopes to spread mission to Florida
Texas 'bubble man' hopes to spread mission to Florida

On the campus of Texas State University, Joseph Losoya can't be missed.

7 years after stroke, former Lehigh Acres firefighter continues moving forward
7 years after stroke, former Lehigh Acres firefighter continues moving forward

Seven years after having a stroke, a former Lehigh Acres firefighter continues to move forward.

Fort Myers couple's love story can be traced back to a vote
Fort Myers couple's love story can be traced back to a vote

The way they met is evidence that "every vote matters."

Naples high schools offering sports officiating classes
Naples high schools offering sports officiating classes

Officiating classes come with lessons for life.

Naples 'bird lady' finds peace outdoors
Naples 'bird lady' finds peace outdoors

Within the Vi at Bentley Village community in Naples, Dr. Ana Jonas is known to people by a distinct title: the Bird Lady.

Lee Health doctor's quick decision to donate kidney saves co-worker's life
Lee Health doctor's quick decision to donate kidney saves co-worker's life

Two co-workers at Lee Health are bonded for life after one donated a kidney to another.

Two of Florida's top archers are part of father-son tradition
Two of Florida's top archers are part of father-son tradition

Tucker Hanks is following in his dad's footsteps and carrying on a family tradition of archery excellence.

Bonita Springs hotel manager by day becomes rocker at night
Bonita Springs hotel manager by day becomes rocker at night

"A lot of things are transient in this life, but music is forever," Bryant August said.

LaBelle pastor starts bee removal company to keep church open
LaBelle pastor starts bee removal company to keep church open

Few pastors could match the dedication of Ashley Butler at Eastside Baptist in LaBelle.

Cape Coral quilters guild spreads comfort for over 25 years
Cape Coral quilters guild spreads comfort for over 25 years

Inside the Epiphany Episcopal church in Cape Coral, a group of women get together each Monday to share their love of quilting and spread comfort to those in need.

Texas 'bubble man' hopes to spread mission to Florida
Texas 'bubble man' hopes to spread mission to Florida

On the campus of Texas State University, Joseph Losoya can't be missed.

7 years after stroke, former Lehigh Acres firefighter continues moving forward
7 years after stroke, former Lehigh Acres firefighter continues moving forward

Seven years after having a stroke, a former Lehigh Acres firefighter continues to move forward.

Fort Myers couple's love story can be traced back to a vote
Fort Myers couple's love story can be traced back to a vote

The way they met is evidence that "every vote matters."

Naples high schools offering sports officiating classes
Naples high schools offering sports officiating classes

Officiating classes come with lessons for life.

Naples 'bird lady' finds peace outdoors
Naples 'bird lady' finds peace outdoors

Within the Vi at Bentley Village community in Naples, Dr. Ana Jonas is known to people by a distinct title: the Bird Lady.

65 years later, one of LARC's original students still learning
65 years later, one of LARC's original students still learning

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens member Joe Raby might be 76-years-old, but is still ready to learn something new.

Born with cerebral palsy, Naples teen continues to defy expectations
Born with cerebral palsy, Naples teen continues to defy expectations

"I want to let people know you can do anything you put your mind to," Boomer Hornbeck said.

Ex-inmate gets final goodbye after training dog
Ex-inmate gets final goodbye after training dog

When Michelle Wyatt's dog Joe-Joe started to become seriously sick last month, she knew she wanted to find a way to give his puppy trainer the chance to say goodbye. 

Iconic church bell tower in Fort Myers sounds again
Iconic church bell tower in Fort Myers sounds again

The tower, which has been on the church property since 1987, suffered damage during hurricanes Charley and Irma.

Fort Myers volunteer spent hundreds of hours making children's garden a reality
Fort Myers volunteer spent hundreds of hours making children's garden a reality

A walk through the Lakes Park Children's Garden in Fort Myers brings out the child in 79-year-old volunteer Sue Moore.

Fort Myers youth worker finds passion in unexpected place
Fort Myers youth worker finds passion in unexpected place

An employee at the Oasis Youth Shelter in Fort Myers is teaching his own lessons on labels.

'Keep an open mind': Snyderman's Shoes owner honors legacy of son
'Keep an open mind': Snyderman's Shoes owner honors legacy of son

For more than two decades, owner Becky Joyce’s life has revolved around the store and the boy who grew up with the store.

Volunteers show true meaning of community in field trip for Immokalee students
Volunteers show true meaning of community in field trip for Immokalee students

A group of second-graders from Immokalee's Guadalupe Center got the chance, many for the first time, to go to the beach last week.

Naples mom, hair stylist turns passion into career
Naples mom, hair stylist turns passion into career

Once Shayla Robertson starts working on client, it doesn't take long before a transformation happens.