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Redecorate your condo or home on a thrift store budget

There comes a time when we all want to redecorate. We grow tired of the same sofa, the same artwork, the same lampshades and the same kitchen table. We want something new. Redecorating is fun, and it gives us a chance to be creative and breathe new life into our homes, freshen things up a bit.

Commentary: Shop smart at a thrift store with these tips

Anyone who’s walked into the supermarket hungry knows the importance of carrying a shopping list. If not, your cart might be overflowing with potato chips, cookies and ice cream, and your grocery bill almost certainly will be higher than anticipated.

Making A Difference: A path of support to college

As we look back on our lives, especially our youth, I would guess that many of us have fond memories of our role models; those who made a difference in the way we viewed the world and ourselves. And I’d also guess that these role models would often be the classroom teachers who helped shape our lives.

From Cradle to Career

Two ends of the educational spectrum — our littlest ones entering school and those embarking on the next chapter of their lives — are vital to the future of local students’ success and Collier County’s economic well being.

Bishop Verot, Tutor Corps students lead STEM lessons for children attending Guadalupe Center’s summer program

A typical complaint many teenagers have about school is that it’s boring. They just sit there and listen to a teacher lecture from a textbook. Rather than let the cycle repeat, an enthusiastic group of 12 students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers decided to create their own classes, a series of interactive, hands-on activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Immokalee children visit 'Ding' Darling refuge

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Society recently donated funds to provide transportation to and a day of education today at the refuge for 55 children from the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. Education intern Emily Schwartz is shown sharing the skeletal parts of local animals with the youth. The group also hiked to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk and enjoyed lunch at the refuge.

University of Florida College of Dentistry offered free clinic

Faculty and resident students at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, NCEF Pediatric Dental Center, funded through the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, recently spent two weeks in Immokalee operating a free clinic to serve children in Guadalupe Center’s Summer Enrichment Program.

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