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Giant Balloon Event Cancelled This Year
Organizers Reluctantly Cancel ‘Balloons Over Paradise’ for 2016 IMMOKALEE, Fla. – A combination of reasons has forced organizers of the annual “Balloons Over Paradise” event to reluctantly cancel this year’s hot air balloon festival, which had been schedule...
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Betty Jean Steinshouer - Through The Eyes Of The Author
Renowned Chautauqua influenced speaker Betty Jean Steinshouer will present a view of Florida's history through the eyes of three eminent authors -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas -- at LaBelle Heritage Museum's...
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Shelter Open For Cold Night Southwest Florida
LABELLE, FL. -- The temperatures in LaBelle are expected to fall to 40 degrees or below from 4:00 AM to between 8:00-9:00 AM Monday morning. In accordance with the Hendry County Emergency Management Cold Weather Shelter Plan, a cold weather shelter will be...
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Chew And Dip - Awareness Week Seeks Reduction Of Use
LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Tobacco Free Partnership and the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip, during “Through With Chew Week.” This public aw...
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William Cade Injured In Motorcycle Crash
William Russel Cade, 53 of New Castle, PA was critically injured in a crash involving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle Monday at 5:40 p.m. Cade was entering the northbonnd entrance ramp of I-75 at Colonial Boulevard when s sedan in front of him began to sl...
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Boil All City Water For 3 Days Says LaBelle Officials
LABELLE, FL. -- A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the City of LaBelle water service area. All City of LaBelle water users are advised to bring drinking water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption. The notice is n...
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Zika Virus Hotline Opens In Florida
Florida Governor Rick Scott has directed State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future.  As of today, Florida h...
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Obituaries - Percha, Reich, Burtcher
Ephrem Paul Percha, age 89, of Alva , passed away January 29, 2016 in LaBelle. He was born Dec. 17, 1926 in Detroit, MI, to the late Francis Paul and the late Clara (Boik) Percha. He was a veteran of the Army. Survivors include his wife: Karen(Johnson) Perc...
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Janice Yates Dies At 74
Janice Y. Yates, age 74, of Clewiston died on February 1, 2016 in Fort Myers. Janice was born Nov. 10, 1941 in Sneads, FL, to the late parents William Willard and Virginia (Roland) Watford. Mrs. Yates married Milton Minor Yates. Janice worked for the State ...
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Urologist David Spellberg Paying $1 Million To Settle False Claims Charge
Former Assistant Gets $20 Million For 'Blowing Whistle' On Company Fort Myers, FL – David Spellberg, M.D., has agreed to pay $1,050,000 to the government to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by causing claims to be submitted to feder...
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Thomas Corbitt Dies At 73
Colonel Thomas (Dick) Richard Corbitt, United States Air Force (Retired), 73, of LaBelle, passed away on January 30, 2016, at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida. Tom was born in Miami to James Allan and Hazel Louise Corbitt on November 2, 1942. He at...
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Wackenhut Accused Of False Claims In Iraq War
$7.4 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Centerra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, has agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and infl...
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  • Ohio State University
    Music Education, 1964 - 1968
  • Linden-McKinley High School
    1961 - 1964
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Publisher of the Sunday Morning News and Southwest Florida Online from LaBelle, Florida.
 
Former teacher, radio broadcaster, photographer, and real estate investor. Live broadcaster at justin.tv/kq4ym daily from 2008 to 2010, garnering over 3 million channel views, introducing 1st live 3-D webcam broadcasts.

Google Plus Helpouts Tai Chi Instructor - Live fee-based online Tai Ji Quan For Better Balance certified instruction: helpouts.google.com/+DonBrowne
 
Former member of the Navy-Marines Corps Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Google prototype Chromebook test "pilot" for the CR-48 notebook computer in Spring 2011.
 
Where I'm at: justin.tv/kq4ym (over 3,230,000 views) swflorida.blogspot.com (over 1,000,000 views) youtube.com/kq4ym (over 668,000 views) facebook.com/donbrowne twitter.com/donbrowne
 
Interests: 3D photography, ham radio, astronomy, genealogy, hiking, bicycling, geocaching, tai chi (tai ji quan), piloting small aircraft
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Published music composition "Three By Three" - sheet music sold by Ludwig Music Co. since 1964. My Space Shuttle Sonic Boom video on youtube has more than 303,000 views (http://youtu.be/MbfH5pOsOVA) In 2013, became certified Tai Chi For Better Balance Instructor and Google Helpout Provider in Health & Fitness ( http://helpouts.google.com/+DonBrowne )
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  • Southwest Florida Online/Sunday Morning News
    Publisher, 1996 - present
  • WWWD Radio; WAFC Radio
    former radio host and news director, 1999 - 2001
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LaBelle, Florida 33935
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Columbus, Ohio 43224 - Miami, Florida - Orange City, Florida
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The Natural Cures Summit
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Join the movement and discover the secrets to healing your body naturally! The Natural Cures Movement, October 6-13: http://naturalcuressumm

Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus - David Meyers, El...
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books.google.com - Inspired by Florida’s famed Mai-Kai restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. They set o

Woody's Children - 8/3/14
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Woody's Children - 8/3/14

Roadside Signs
elizabethannfussell.blogspot.com

Did you ever think much about the roadside signs you pass? Are the signs universal or local to the area you are in? Could a person determine

ASUS MeMO Pad - A Perfect Tablet For Everyone
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Family and friends are one of the most important aspects of life. So treat them well with our own family of the ASUS MeMO Pad tablets. Avail

Glensroom Song 2013 by Explosivekrayon2
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Explosivekrayon2 | Alternative | West Mifflin, PA

Earl Stewart On Cars: Holdback or Holdup?
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Back in 1968 when I first went into the retail car business with my father, I can remember asking him, “What is holdback?” I was learning th

Earl Stewart On Cars: TOP 10 WAYS TO GET SHAFTED BY A CAR DEALER
oncars.blogspot.com

(1) Believe the newspaper and TV ads. It never ceases to amaze me how outrageous and unbelievable the car dealers' claims are. Just when I t

HBO: The Weight of the Nation: Films: Consequences
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The official site for The Weight of the Nation on HBO. Watch The Weight of the Nation: Consequences.

The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google
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Google's Susan Wojcicki shares eight principles of innovation she's picked up between her arrival as employee #16, to the leader of Google's

The Last Quiet Places - On Being
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Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of no

Ohio's Rural Small Cemeteries - Google Maps
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Secret 'no-fly zone'?
www.aopa.org

Robin Fleming was arrested for breach of peace after flying his sailplane over the H.B. Robinson Nuclear Generating Station at an altitude o

Google patent shows laser keyboard for Glass
www.nbcnews.com

A new patent application from Google augments the company's Glass head-mounted computer with a laser projector, which can be used to project

Where's The Cameraman App?
www.youtube.com

Testing Google+ Hangout On Air Cameraman (Cameraperson) App. The app allows moderation controls or "hide" feature of Hangout On Air to broad

Southwest Florida Online - Sunday Morning News: LaBelle Landmark Grocery...
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Hendry County Raises Tax Rates 12%; Hendry-Glades Obituaries; LaBelle's Bryan Boyle Arrested Again; Hendry Man Arrested Again After Unde

De-Visions 3D
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A writer's mind is haunted by the shadows of his past. http://www.atomiccheesecake.com/devisions.html Director: Ryan Suits Producer: Anthony

London/LaBelle Hangout On Air
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Chatting (in the Google+ chat room) live from LaBelle, Florida with the Bennett Brothers in London along with Jess in Atlanta, and Gaurav in

Sunday Morning News for Hendry And Glades County, Florida - Southwest Fl...
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Hendry - Glades County, Florida and Lake Okeechobee news and information. LaBelle, Clewiston, Moore Haven, Felda, Buckhead Ridge, Pahokee, A

The only problems I have with Four Star Fruit is the grapes' packaging and lack of an email contact for the company. Grapes come in the silly plastic bag with ventilation holes all over including the bottom so the stems fall out all over the floor and counters when you pick it up. I thought I'd send an email to the company, but their very fancy website has no email address posted.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I was there with a fairly large party on Mother's Day and ordered just a house salad to see what they offer for an inexpensive, vegetarian, and healthy light offering. The salad was certainly a disappointment with just mainly lettuce, onions, and a few croutons. Not hardly worth the wait or the money. One would think Pincher's could offer a more appealing house salad instead of 50 cents worth of lettuce and onions.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Attending a unique "24-hour" play writing contest this Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 we noted an exuberant group of theater fans nearly filling the small auditorium of the Kiwanis building near downtown Fort Myers. Arriving early we weren't allowed to be seated which we found a bit strange and walked around the quaint neighborhood just off Palm Beach Boulevard. Although there were five 10-minute plays presented during the evening, and six judges of some stature including a five-time Emmy winnter, we noted that there weren't any programs listing the playwrights and actors or the judges. That would have been something to promote the theater group and even enable some income from advertising. If you're a "small" theater fan, you'll probably like the Laboratory Theater.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Having attended this institution almost daily when it was a local parish church in the 1990s it's surprising now that the planned new church building was torn down after some apparently major construction errors were found in the nearly completed building. Now it's a Catholic School with neatly fenced off grounds across from a park. How things change! An interesting bit of local history is here.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I called the theater for information on an upcoming movie showing date, but the theater folks didn't know anything about it. I then called the Carmike headquarters office to inquire and left a message asking when the movie would be scheduled, but no one ever called back. Customers service leaves a bit to be desired as I would expect the main office to at least return calls.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A short visit in November 2013 when Barbara and I had a chat with the ranch owner who said the grounds have suffered from a very rainy summer season that left much of the property underwater as the creek overflowed and made the place not accessible for months. She was just now recovering from the flooding. We took a short canoe trip up the creek coming back just before the rains hit. Unfortunately there is an airboat concession a mile up the creek and the very noisy craft passed by us, ruining what is a very quiet location, although it did slow down to a safe speed when passing. There's plenty of horses available for riding and you may be able to see the various other animals there including a monkey, pet birds, and a donkey as well. The owner has rescued lots of animals over the years and depends on donations and rental income to help defray the huge costs in taking care of them. If you like saving animals, you might want to help her out with a donation.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Although the building was closed on the November afternoon we visited, it has a nice place with benches to sit along the small pond or sit under the gazebo in the shade. Nicely landscaped with a rose garden next to the building, it's a perfect out of the way place for peace and quiet contemplation.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago