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Fighting off flu season

Flu season began Oct. 1 and officials urge people to vaccinate themselves and their children. Last year’s flu season took a large toll, hospitalizing nearly 600,000 people according to Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control,

Meet your coach: Personal trainer Ingrid Pickering

Achieving a healthy body and mind can be a tedious task, but with the help of personal trainers, that journey can be a little easier. Ingrid “Liz” Pickering, a personal trainer in Big Cypress, has been helping people accomplish their fitness and health goals for six years. After realizing her passion

FGCU gives Tribal students college preview

FORT MYERS — College life became a close reach on Oct. 17 for students from Pemayetv Emahacv Charter School, Ahfachkee and other local schools attended by Tribal students, as they received a grand tour of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. The students, ranging from upper-middle schoolers to high school seniors,

Towering Hard Rock project starts to rise

HOLLYWOOD — When people hear ‘Hollywood,’ they might first think of the city in California, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida plans to change that. In an official announcement event on Oct. 25, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen announced that the

Everglades City tries to transform disaster into triumph

Hurricane Irma’s devastating blow on Everglades City did not keep the small town down for long. Only weeks after destruction hit, the city’s historical society plans to rebuild a town that’s better than ever. Marya Repko, president of Everglades Society for Historic Preservation, explained that a 4-foot storm surge left numerous

Towering Hard Rock project starts to rise

HOLLYWOOD — When people hear ‘Hollywood,’ they might first think of the city in California, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida plans to change that. In an official announcement event on Oct. 25, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen announced that the

Osceola brothers help Hurricane Irma victims

When Connie Osceola learned of the devastation Hurricane Irma caused in September, she used it as an opportunity to teach her grandsons Nigel Osceola, 12, and Dominic Osceola, 11, about giving back to the community. The two brothers, who live in Tampa, went with members of New Day Church in September

Canoe unearthed in Irma’s wake

Making waves after Hurricane Irma passed through Florida was the discovery of a canoe found near the Indian River in Brevard County. Original reports speculated the canoe was a piece of Seminole history, but after multiple tests conducted by the Bureau of Archaeological Research and Florida Department of State, the

Expo provides students educational opportunities

DAVIE — The Center for Student Success and Services’ Oct. 21 Education Expo brought together people of all ages for a day of learning and opportunity. Approximately 60 vendors, including K–12 schools, colleges and universities, education companies and Tribal departments, hosted informational booths during the event in Davie. Each organization provided

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