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

Fair Food label makes its national debut

news-press.com — The first-ever Fair Food label went national Friday marking the latest milestone in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' two-decade-long journey to improve the lives of Florida farmworkers. Similar to the "cruelty-free" or "fair trade" labels on other products, the logo brands tomatoes harvested by workers paid a premium and guaranteed human rights in the field.

SWFL luminaries read for Make a Difference Day

news-press.com — SWFL luminaries read favorite children's books for Make a Difference Day.

CIW debuts Fair Food label nationwide

news-press.com — The first-ever Fair Food label launches nationwide today, the latest step in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' two-decade-long journey to improve the lives of Florida farmworkers.' Similar to the "cruelty free" or "fair trade" labels on other products, the logo brands tomatoes harvested by workers paid a premium and guaranteed human rights in the field.

Tree world ‘rock star’ to offer day-long seminar

news-press.com — He's a rock star in the tree world, but Ed Gilman could also be fairly characterized as a Lorax. The world-renowned University of Florida professor does indeed speak for the trees, with clarity and conviction born of decades of experience studying, caring for and writing about them.

Make a Difference: News-Press teams with Literacy Council

news-press.com — If you can read this, well, be glad you're literate - we at The News-Press Media Group sure are. All kidding aside, the ability to read is hugely important to cultural competence, says Susan Acuna, who heads Literacy Council Gulf Coast, which is why for we're supporting the nonprofit as well as the Lee County Library System for this year's Make A Difference Day Saturday.

Cypress Knee Museum now a ruined roadside relic

news-press.com — IF HE WONT STOP HIT HIM ON HEAD WITH SHOE" "NO CURE IF KNEE BUG BITES" "FORGET DISNEY! COME SEE TOMS KNEES!" Oh, to be a mid-20th-century motorist, tooling through Florida, urged on by those roadside ciphers, scribbled against the sky in hand-cut wooden letters nailed to dead trees.

Neighbors give once-homeless family a hand up

news-press.com — A backyard swing. A charcoal grill. Halloween lanterns at the door of the little dove-colored house, a tidy, three-bedroom rental in east Fort Myers. A month ago, such details were distant dreams for Shanda and Lannie, who were homeless with three children ranging from 5 to 13.

Amy Williams' favorite flower? The Artichoke

news-press.com — Every Friday, The News-Press' senior writer and storyteller Amy Bennett Williams shares one of her essays with listeners of NPR affiliate WGCU and on news-press.com. This week, she delves into the secrets of artichokes - and of her Sicilian grandmother. Ask me what my favorite flower is and I'll tell you it's the artichoke.

Artichokes | WGCU News

news.wgcu.org — This week's offering from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams derives from her love of food. In particular, we hearken back to her first taste of

Red and white honors 40 years of helping families

news-press.com — Sadie Lee and her family have been wrapped in red and white since she was born in April. Maybe not literally - at least all the time - but figuratively, the Lees have been enfolded by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida in the challenging months after her premature birth.
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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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