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Us, by the NUMBERS

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

THERE ARE MORE THAN 21 million of us in Florida. Wrap your head around that, if you can. Over the past 55 years, we’ve more than tripled our population. We’re continuing to grow, and it costs more to have a home here and to raise a family. That family looks different from the way it appeared a half-century ago, too, […]

Send us your photos! Florida Weekly’s pet contest is back

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Our pets are part of our families — humans love their dogs, cats, snakes, chickens, birds, ferrets, horses — well, all the varieties of animals that love us unconditionally. Show how much you love your pets by entering the annual Florida Weekly pet photo contest for our annual Pet Lovers edition. Grab your smartphone or camera and click away. Then […]

Letter to my children

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Recently, something put me in mind of what I should leave my three children. You may have considered what to leave your children, too. If not, I encourage you either never to consider the matter, or to consider it now, while you can still read Florida Weekly and demonstrate a respectable level of acumen. I quickly made a list. It […]

Is Donald Trump boring now?

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Donald Trump implicitly endorsed a half-baked conspiracy theory for why his candidates lost in the Georgia Republican primaries, and it created barely a ripple in the political world. The man who shocked and outraged his way through four transfixing years as president of the United States has become a known commodity, indeed predictable and even monotonous. It’s a blessing and […]

Another restaurant coming to former Perkins spot in Bonita Springs

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Q: I just saw building supplies being delivered to the closed Perkins at Bonita Beach Road and 41. Any idea what is coming? — Mark Marowski, Bonita Springs A: Another restaurant is planned at the former location of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. The space has been […]

Now is the time to condition pets for fireworks

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

It’s two weeks before Independence Day, and fireworks are already popping. That’s bad news for dogs and cats — not to mention for the many people who find the explosions and sparkling lights fear-inducing rather than fun. Take steps now to positively condition your pet to the holiday sounds and help them remain calm. Here’s what you can do. ¦ […]

Pets of the WEEK

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is celebrating National Take Your Pet to Work Week June 20-24. Adoption fees are $20 for all adult dogs and cats throughout June. Take a picture of the new furry family member on the job and share it to Domestic Animal Service’s Facebook page to celebrate. These pets are available from LCDAS, 5600 Banner Dr., […]

Gov. DeSantis vetoes controversial Everglades bill

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a controversial measure last week, tied to Everglades restoration that even after being watered down during the legislative session, continued to draw concerns about potential wetlands destruction. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, pushed to pass the bill (SB 2508) during the session that ended in March. Gov. DeSantis criticized an initial version, leading lawmakers to rework […]

Study links poor sleep to increased risk of COPD flare-ups

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The risk for these flare-ups — sudden bouts of worsening breathing — was 25% to 95% higher in people who experienced poor sleep than in people who […]

Recognizing our CNAs

By ohtadmin | June 16, 2022

Certified nursing assistants are special members of the hospital health care team, and each year, there is a week set aside to recognize them for their hard work, dedication and the ways they impact patients and their care. CNAs provide hands-on care, ranging from helping patients turn and move, bathe, groom and dress. They take temperatures and blood pressure, dress […]