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  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
The Story
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

Great Night Out for Teens!

On the evening of Friday, June 4th a group of 12 middle & high school students, all from Pine Island, boarded the Pine Island Taxi and headed to the Family Fun Night in Ft. Myers.  The event took place at and was sponsored by “The Bridge” youth center and the Goodwill “GoodGuides”.  While there the teens enjoyed the basketball court, video game room, pool tables and concession stand. 

We arrived at 7:00 and to our surprise also there was our very own Leoma of Lovegrove Gallery painting a beautiful mural on the wall.  The teens were invited to put their own touches on the painting and many did.

The club had a fun atmosphere and although the kids attend different schools in the county, there was a definite feeling of welcome to all.  Many trained adult volunteers were present inside and outside the building, keeping a close eye on things.

We are very grateful to Pine Island Taxi and The Beacon of Hope for providing us with the transportation and our very capable driver Dennis for getting us there and back safely!

The best part of the event for me and I’m sure I speak for Tonya Player as well was being with our Pine Island kids.  They are the greatest and we are so proud of how they conducted themselves.  They were perfectly behaved and very respectful to all.  

This is an informal group and our only goal at the present is to provide our island teens with fun and safe activities over the summer.  Our next event is a cook out on Saturday, June 12th at Phillip’s Park with flag football and cornhole.  Lee County Parks & Rec. is sponsoring an open rec. night at Matlacha Park Thursday, June 17th.  All children in middle and high school are invited and encouraged to participate.

If you would like more information on upcoming events or would like to see how you can help out, please contact Tonya Player at 313-8722 or Trish Waite 699-9674.

By Trish Waite

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Lovegrove Donates $120,000 Painting

Anyone who has seen the artwork of Leoma Lovegrove knows that her canvases are full of vibrant colors. But during a visit to The Bridge Youth Center in Fort Myers recently, something changed.

As Leoma painted a fish on an oversize canvas, she suddenly asked Bridge Executive Director Melissa Terry if she had any black paint. Melissa hauled out a five gallon bucket. Leoma has never used black paint before and had shared that with the teens during her closing statement to them during the Downtown Art Walk. After praying with the youth about the oil spill and its effects on wildlife, she used the black paint to finish the art. 

"It was like dipping my hands into a bucket of OIL," Leoma said. "I cried as I finished the art, because all I could envision were the images I had seen earlier that day on the news and in the newspapers of the oil drenched fish, dolphins, and birds."

She considers it her best work to date. The painting, valued at  $120,000, will remain on display at the The Bridge Youth Center located at 2336 Cleveland Avenue,
Fort Myers, Florida. Proceeds will go to The Bridge to enable it to continue its mission of working with local youth.

 
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Leoma's painting

It was amazing to watch Leoma complete her spectacular painting. I was thrilled that we happened to be at The Bridge Youth Center for this event.
Thank you Leoma!
Tonya Player

 

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill