School Bus sitting idle. Source: Pixabay

Many drivers made their voices heard during the public comment period of Tuesday night’s school district’s regular board meeting, even though it wasn’t on the agenda. The public comments period lasted well over an hour with bus drivers telling board members about the long hours, poor pay, and safety issues.

The school bus situation in Lee County continues to be a problem. Many drivers made their voices heard during the public comment period of Tuesday night’s school district’s regular board meeting, even though it wasn’t on the agenda.

The public comments period lasted well over an hour with bus drivers…

Marsh Pink (Sabatia stellaris) blossom at CREW marsh trail in the wake of springtime blooming season. The marsh trails at CREW are the best locations for flowers to bloom because of its mosaic environment. (Photo credit: Samantha Romero)

Spring is here, and with the new season comes an abundance of vibrant wildflowers at Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) trails.

The 60,000-acre preserve hosts these emerging colorful flowers among the classic green sawgrass, oak hammocks, and pine flatwoods, attracting many tourists and wildlife alike.

Julie Motkowicz, CREW Trust’s education…

Megan O’Grady (left) sews bears out of unifoms of fallen police officers and gives it to the officers’ families.

Megan O’Grady remembers sitting in front of the television screen at 14 years old, watching in horror as the she surfed through news channels with headlines blaring that five police officers were killed in Dallas, Texas in 2016. Her father’s Police Department commendations hung on the walls around her, reminding…

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