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Southwest Florida
Senior Writer, The News-Press

Once an ashtray-dumping, obituary-writing clerk. Now News-Press journalist: curator of characters, conflict and curiosities. WGCU essayist. And proud Alvanian.

Price Foundation board to decide its future Tuesday — Trustees of a foundation headed by recently deceased T. Wainwright Miller have an important decision to make Tuesday: Do they keep running the nonprofit business to benefit insiders or do they return to the original intent of the founders and conform to the way other nonprofit foundations operate under IRS rules?
Jan 23, 2016

The John E. + Aliese Price Foundation,spent over 70% of its income on salaries + admin.. @TheNewsPress

Jan 24, 2016

RT @ben_brasch: Thorough reporting by all-star @TheNewsPress team @TellMel, @AmySWFL: Death opens Price Foundation to scrutiny #SWFL

Calamondin | WGCU News — This week's essay from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams extolls the tart and tasty qualities of her favorite fruit. It's perhaps a lesser known

Barren | WGCU News — Any long-time reader or listener of News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams knows that her rural Alva homestead contains a motley mix of animals
Nov 06, 2015

RT @JohnDavisWGCU: An intersex goat and the question of why we keep animals at all converge in this week's offering from @AmySWFL #wgcu

Raising Kids in Southwest Florida — Any long-time listener or reader of News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams can tell you one thing for sure: she LOVES this place. Although she's not a

Surprise gift of 1917 newspaper shows the past’s present — I told my Facebook friends it was reason No. 220 I love working at The News-Press, and I meant it. Ordinary Tuesday afternoon. Desk phone rings with a call to come to the lobby: "There's a gentleman here to see you," the receptionist tells me.
Aug 01, 2015

Surprise gift of 1917 newspaper shows the past’s present via @thenewspress

Our sweltering season deserves a celebration all its own — Recently, The News-Press staffers were asked to share some of our best warm-weather recipes with our Insiders. As I hunted up the written instructions for my favorite gazpacho (I've been making it so long, I do it purely by feel now), I was reminded of something I've long thought: We Floridians deserve our own summer holiday - kind of a reverse of the winter Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year season.

The Trouble with Mangoes ENCORE — The sweltering heat of sub-tropical summer has taken hold here in Southwest Florida. On the bright side though, it's the time of year when delicious

Plaintiffs in monkey farm suit won’t back down — One of three plaintiffs suing Hendry County over a proposed monkey farm said the county tried earlier this month to get them to back down by offering to pay their attorneys' fees if they'd drop the case, but they declined.

Representatives to HHS: Investigate Hendry monkey farm — Three US representatives from Florida asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate a Hendry County monkey farm already under scrutiny by the USDA and county officials.
Jun 26, 2015

RT @AmySWFL: What? It's been too long since you had a monkey story? OK here you go & more to… #SWFL http://t.c…

Jun 29, 2015


He spent his life helping; now horseman needs some himself — They're head-to-head in the Facebook photo, the man and the mare, lit by soft sunlight slanting through the barn window. "This is my savior, Peppy," the man wrote. "She lets me tell her about my pains and problems that go with chemo, and she never judges me, just loves me for who I am, 'cause I show her love.
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Feb 02, 2016

RT @koreshanhistory: Madame Diss Debar takes up residence with the Koreshans in Chicago. Big mistake!

Jan 31, 2016

"Caught between grief and glory." @dulaneycd on The moving goodbye to beloved Mama Shoe.

Jan 29, 2016

RT @PatriciaBorns: News-Press reporters @TellMel + @AmySWFL likened to #Spotlight team for uncovering non-profit abuse. @TheNewsPre

Jan 18, 2016

Yes, later in the day, we'll listen to the "Dream" speech, but first, off to the woods!… #SWFL

Jan 13, 2016

Jennifer Hecker of @ConservancySWFL to #BabcockPreserve group: We got just 2 days to digest, comment on 2nd plan draft. Why the rush? #swfl

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