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.

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.

Sisters meet for the first time at RSW airport
Sisters meet for the first time at RSW airport

At Southwest Florida International Airport, the comings and goings of family and friends are frequent this time of year. On this day, though, there will be a visit from someone Valerie Deising has never met but has been missing for so long.

Naples woman creates club to celebrate tall citizens of SWFL
Naples woman creates club to celebrate tall citizens of SWFL

Nancy Dagher has always embraced her height.

Teacher receives heartwarming show of support after brother's hospitalization
Teacher receives heartwarming show of support after brother's hospitalization

When Amanda Stansell received a text message earlier this month her heart practically stopped.

Years after daughter's suicide attempt, Bonita Springs couple turns grief into good
Years after daughter's suicide attempt, Bonita Springs couple turns grief into good

Four years ago, Spiezle and his wife, Susan Goldy, created Kids Minds Matter, a non-profit that focuses on expanding mental health resources for children in Southwest Florida.

From fry cook to general manager: Naples man gets his diploma
From fry cook to general manager: Naples man gets his diploma

A job as a fry cook at a Naples McDonald's was Yorgi Flores' chance at living the American dream.

A school project unlike any other: Student's idea sparks 28K square foot garden
A school project unlike any other: Student's idea sparks 28K square foot garden

Most teachers aim to help their students grow, but at Trafalgar Middle School in Cape Coral, Al Piotter's job is a bit different: He's there to teach them how to grow.

Teacher, coach at Lehigh Senior High make improbable goal possible for freshman
Teacher, coach at Lehigh Senior High make improbable goal possible for freshman

A Lee County student achieved an improbable goal of joining his school's wrestling team this month.

Sheriff's cell dogs program helps inmates find purpose
Sheriff's cell dogs program helps inmates find purpose

Inside the Lee County jail behind barbed wire and high security is the utmost display of puppy love.

Naples students surround, uplift classmate struggling to finish run
Naples students surround, uplift classmate struggling to finish run

Students at Gulfview Middle School helped a student with special needs finish a run in P.E. class.

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.

Sisters meet for the first time at RSW airport
Sisters meet for the first time at RSW airport

At Southwest Florida International Airport, the comings and goings of family and friends are frequent this time of year. On this day, though, there will be a visit from someone Valerie Deising has never met but has been missing for so long.

Naples woman creates club to celebrate tall citizens of SWFL
Naples woman creates club to celebrate tall citizens of SWFL

Nancy Dagher has always embraced her height.

Teacher receives heartwarming show of support after brother's hospitalization
Teacher receives heartwarming show of support after brother's hospitalization

When Amanda Stansell received a text message earlier this month her heart practically stopped.

Years after daughter's suicide attempt, Bonita Springs couple turns grief into good
Years after daughter's suicide attempt, Bonita Springs couple turns grief into good

Four years ago, Spiezle and his wife, Susan Goldy, created Kids Minds Matter, a non-profit that focuses on expanding mental health resources for children in Southwest Florida.

From fry cook to general manager: Naples man gets his diploma
From fry cook to general manager: Naples man gets his diploma

A job as a fry cook at a Naples McDonald's was Yorgi Flores' chance at living the American dream.

A school project unlike any other: Student's idea sparks 28K square foot garden
A school project unlike any other: Student's idea sparks 28K square foot garden

Most teachers aim to help their students grow, but at Trafalgar Middle School in Cape Coral, Al Piotter's job is a bit different: He's there to teach them how to grow.

Teacher, coach at Lehigh Senior High make improbable goal possible for freshman
Teacher, coach at Lehigh Senior High make improbable goal possible for freshman

A Lee County student achieved an improbable goal of joining his school's wrestling team this month.

Sheriff's cell dogs program helps inmates find purpose
Sheriff's cell dogs program helps inmates find purpose

Inside the Lee County jail behind barbed wire and high security is the utmost display of puppy love.

Naples students surround, uplift classmate struggling to finish run
Naples students surround, uplift classmate struggling to finish run

Students at Gulfview Middle School helped a student with special needs finish a run in P.E. class.

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.

Goodland man honors father's legacy by moving 40-ton home down the street
Goodland man honors father's legacy by moving 40-ton home down the street

The roughly 300 people who live in Goodland, Florida are known for being an eclectic bunch, and the owner of a century-old fishing cottage on the island, Marziano Gizzi, is no different.

Fort Myers teen fulfills dream of competing in Westminster Dog Show
Fort Myers teen fulfills dream of competing in Westminster Dog Show

Jessica Braatz qualified for the show a few months ago, and hopes it’s just the first step in a lifelong career in dog handling.

Fort Myers volunteers make sleeping mats out of plastic bags for homeless
Fort Myers volunteers make sleeping mats out of plastic bags for homeless

If you ever need a hand, just ask the ladies of the Cypress Woods RV resort in Fort Myers.

Local woman rises above setbacks to become one of nation's top wheelchair fencers
Local woman rises above setbacks to become one of nation's top wheelchair fencers

When two people have been married as long as Freda Routt and Terry Hayes, there are no limits on what they’ll do for each other.

Punta Gorda man finds long lost 1938 class ring buried under tree
Punta Gorda man finds long lost 1938 class ring buried under tree

Gage Goettl found a Charlotte High School class ring from 1938 with the initials C.C.J. under a tree at the Punta Gorda Baptist Church.

From prison to Ph.D: Lehigh Acres mom given second chance for success
From prison to Ph.D: Lehigh Acres mom given second chance for success

Now an entrepreneur with a swim cap line featuring black and brown kids, Yolanda Perkins said she’ll succeed even if her story impacts just one stranger.

Garage sales inspire Naples retiree to begin writing career later in life
Garage sales inspire Naples retiree to begin writing career later in life

Suzi Weinert is in the midst of doing something she didn't expect to be doing in her 80s: writing her fourth book.

Naples ventriloquist and "partner" have been serving laughs for decades
Naples ventriloquist and "partner" have been serving laughs for decades

On a typical night, the team bounces from table to table entertaining guests. For seasonal guests to the area, their talents are often described as a "must-see."

Volunteers clean up veteran cemetery in Immokalee
Volunteers clean up veteran cemetery in Immokalee

Weeds and garbage at the Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens in Immokalee were once considered appropriate grave markers for men who served our country.

"Miss Evie," a fixture at Wynn Market in Naples, to retire after 64 years
"Miss Evie," a fixture at Wynn Market in Naples, to retire after 64 years

94-year-old Evelyn Dickerson is retiring from Wynn's Market in Naples after working there for 64 years.