Hurricane Irma: The Long Wait – Part 1

  As hurricane Irma moved close, my parents fled their home to seek refuge on Florida’s east coast. I was fortunate to be invited along and lucky to have a camera.

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Hurricane Clean up

  Sadly, the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is now having to recover again, this time from Hurricane Irma. This comes after just having been flooded a couple weeks ago. This Friday,…

Irma’s Impact on Bonita Springs

While Bonita Springs remains mostly underwater, a local hero advocates and gathers resources for the community’s safe return home.  

Kids Gun and Safety

  Everyone knows leaving kids around unlocked guns is not safe, but do you know the statistics?

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Are you in need of FEMA disaster assistance? There are several items you should have on hand to make the application process seamless.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary​ and Irma

Volunteers at Shy Wolf Sanctuary rode out the storm with the animals and worked tirelessly keep them safe from falling trees and debris  

Grumpy Goat Coffee Company

Need a pick-me-up? We hung out with Grumpy Goat Coffee at Momentum Brewhouse to see how they brought high-quality roasted coffee to SWFL, with international reach.  

Dysentery Concerns

  It’s like we are living on the Oregon Trail with the dysentery concerns in the area. Here’s some info on dysentery minus the covered wagon.

SWFL Mosquito Outbreak

Lee County Mosquito Control predicts a large outbreak post-Irma. Here are some tips to better protect yourself.  

What Food Reimbursement?

  If you are looking to get reimbursement for the food you lost due to Hurricane Irma, THINK AGAIN!

Chokoloskee You’ve Got Mail

Neither hurricane nor flood nor heat kept these postmasters from providing mail service to the residents of Everglades City and Chokoloskee. See how they got it done.  

Local Artist Marcus Zotter​

We had a chance to speak with Marcus Zotter a local artist who is on a mission to impact the art scene in SWFL.

What Would You Pack?

What Would You Pack? Tell us what you had to take with you in the evacuation. Posted by Hello SWFL on Tuesday, September 12, 2017   Tell us what you had to…

When a Community Comes Together

Nothing like seeing cultures come together in times like these. This family-owned Mexican restaurant is serving $1 tacos to the community in Bonita. Bravo. Posted by Hello SWFL on Tuesday, September 12,…


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