Naples Daily News Weekend Digest Miss something this week? Catch up on a few of our big stories in this quick digest
Jameela Carrasco's face basked in the glow of her computer as she dragged an image of an angry carrot-wielding bunny from "The Secret Life of Pets" into Adobe Muse CC, a website development program.
Carrasco, 13, is one of around 10 middle and high school-aged girls who learned how to navigate byzantine software as part of the Aspire IT summer program at Hodges University.
“I’ve always been fascinated by technology, and I wanted to know what it was like to experience this kind of stuff,” she said. “You always hear about how women don’t have as much power as men, and here we get a different experience. We get exposed to different things.”
Hours after Monday’s early morning double homicide in Fort Myers, local leaders still could see the bloodstains in the parking lot and the beer advertisements plastered on the windows of a Fort Myers nightclub. However, they could provide few answers about the fifth mass shooting in Lee County the past 10 months.
At about 12:30 a.m. Monday, 19 people between the ages of 12 and 27 suffered gunshot wounds, two fatally, as they left Club Blu at 3850 Evans Ave., just east of Fowler Street.
In the 45 minutes that ensued, police chased three suspects in a white Chevrolet Impala and stopped the car near Luckett Road and Ortiz Avenue, almost 7 miles from the shooting scene. Two suspects tried to escape from the car by foot. The driver was shot in the abdomen by law enforcement as he attempted to hit a deputy with the car, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report.
Some Florida delegates to the Democratic National Convention are thrilled to be able to vote for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major political party.
That’s equal parts Hillary Clinton and woman.
“I know history is going to happen, but what’s more important to me, she’s the most qualified candidate we’ve had in many years,” said Dianne Krumel, a Clinton delegate from Pensacola.
Financially, a day at the beach in Naples is no day at the beach.
That, at least, is according to TravelBird, which calculated the average cost for sunscreen, a bottle of water, a beer, ice cream, lunch and any applicable access fees at 250 beaches worldwide.
The Dutch travel website standardized prices, portion sizes and currency exchange rates.
Accounts differ as to when,where and how Gene Blanchard and Shirley C. Blanchard first met.
It might have been when Gene, the building representative for their shared wing at Bentley Village, made it a point to introduce himself to Shirley, a new resident.
Or perhaps it was in passing sometime in 2013, given the two parked their golf carts in the same car port.