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Lives in LaBelle, Florida 33935
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Severe Weather Exercise January 25
HENDRY COUNTY, FL. -- The 2017 Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held January 23 - 27, 2017. The goal of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to promote preparedness by all Floridians for all types of hazards. On Wednesday January 25th, 2017 around 10:10 am...
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Heritage Museum Programs
LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle Heritage Museum is pleased to present eminent Chautauqua performer Phyllis McEwen's portrayal of Florida African American author Zora Neale Hurston in a Special Speaker Program made possible by the Florida Humanities Council at LaBel...
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Honoring Seniors At MLK Day
LABELLE, FL. -- Lois James at Alton "Kid" Jones Park Monday for MLK Jr. Day in Ford-Sunset Park.
LABELLE, FL. -- Lois James at Alton "Kid" Jones Park Monday for MLK Jr. Day in Ford-Sunset Park.
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Obituaries - Robert Richardson, Nancy Sellers
Robert Lynn Richardson, age 58, of LaBelle , passed away January 8, 2017 in LaBelle. He was born May 14, 1958 in Seymour, IN. Robert married his wife of 35 years, Robin, Dec. 12, 1981. He loved fishing, driving, spending time with family and attending churc...
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James Whobrey Dies At 40
James Michael Whobrey, age 40, of LaBelle, passed away January 14, 2017 in LaBelle. He was born Dec. 24, 1976 in Fort Myers, FL, to the late James Cornell and Helen (Royalty) Whobrey. He was a self-employed small engine mechanic for many years. He was a lov...
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Babcock/Webb Wildlife Area Event Saturday
PUNTA GORDA, FL. -- For families and others looking for outdoor opportunities this weekend, the state’s original wildlife management area has ample offerings. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free public event Saturday from ...
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Slow Pitch Softball In LaBelle
LABELLE, FL. --  Men are invited to join the LaBelle Slow Pitch Softball games every Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Davis-Prat Park in LaBelle, Photo by Don Browne
LABELLE, FL. -- Men are invited to join the LaBelle Slow Pitch Softball games every Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Davis-Prat Park in LaBelle, Photo by Don Browne
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MLK Day In LaBelle - Parade And Morning In The Park
LABELLE, FL. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as celebrated in LaBelle, Florida in Hendry County each year. Community leaders and citizens join a walking parade up MLK Boulevard, marching a mile and a half around the community to the park, listening to short ...
LABELLE, FL. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as celebrated in LaBelle, Florida in Hendry County each year. Community leaders and citizens join a walking parade up MLK Boulevard, marching a mile and a half around the community ...
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My Favorite Husband February 11
LABELLE, FL. -- The Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc. presents: "My Favorite Husband" Get ready for some fun and lots of laughs as the Firehouse “Goldies” (Senior Actors) give their portrayal of an “Old Time Radio Show ~ My Favorite Husband”. Produced and D...
LABELLE, FL. -- The Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc. presents: "My Favorite Husband" Get ready for some fun and lots of laughs as the Firehouse “Goldies” (Senior Actors) give their portrayal of an “Old Time Radio Show ~ My F...
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Takata Gets $1 Billion Penalty Pleading Guilty To Wire Fruad
Tokyo-based Takata Corporation, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive safety-related equipment, agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay a total of $1 billion in criminal penalties stemming from the company’s fraudulent conduct in relation ...
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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 daily from 2008 to 2010, garnering over 3 million channel views, introducing 1st live 3-D webcam broadcasts.( The Justin channel is now twitch.tv/kq4ym )

Former Google Plus Helpouts Tai Chi Instructor
 
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: twitch.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 and plus.google.com/+donbrowne with over 4,400,000 views.
 
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 a Google (now ended) Helpout Provider in Health & Fitness
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  • Ohio State University
    Music Education, 1964 - 1968
  • Linden-McKinley High School
    1961 - 1964
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Donald K Browne, Don K. Browne, KQ4YM (Ham Radio Call Sign)
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Joshua Rubush Dies In Morning Crash
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LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- Joshua Rubush died in a crash in Lee county Friday at 5:05 a.m. Joshua G. Rubush, 21 of LaBelle was traveling south on

Monkey Farm Trial This Week - Opens Door For Elephants, Rhinos?
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1000 Elephants May Be Allowed To Breed In Hendry County Says Planner LABELLE, FL. -- The Animal Legal Defense Fund, an advocacy organization

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
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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
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(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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Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps

Secret 'no-fly zone'?
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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
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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?
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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

Misleading advertisements online and on radio and TV. The prices advertised seem low, but when you actually shop the vehicle it turns out to a manual transmission vehicle, and ad price does not include $899 fee which is really where the dealer makes it's profit in addition to even more profit when financed at the dealer,, and finally the ad prices include the highest possible manufacturer rebate which all buyers won't quality for.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
False advertising big time at this dealership. Radio ads playing constantly for weeks advertise Mirage "starting at $9990." When you check their website there is no such vehicle. Chatting online with their sales people also indicates there is no such price. Real price is thousands more plus huge dealer fee and other dealer profit add ons.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Germain is charging some dubious "fees," among the most egregious being the $875 "Manuf. Delv, Proc & Hndlg" which they claim is the "fee that is paid by the Dealer to the Manufacturer to cover the cost of transporting the vehicle to the dealership." This charge by Toyota is reimbursed to the dealer so in reality is extra profit Germain is charging customers. In addition notice the extra profit of their $1200 "dealer fee" and wildly overpriced "extras" added to most vehicles.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
If you are visiting Lake Wales make sure to drive to Spook Hill. There nothing like it that I've seen. Try to figure out just what's making your vehicle go uphill on it's own! Very cool. On busy days you might have to wait for a couple other cars using the hill.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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Collier county's 2nd largest park. It's always open in the Winter/Spring season on Friday's from 9 to 4 and most Saturday's and Sunday's but once a month it's closed on the weekend so call ahead or check their website for open days. It's also available for meeting rental on Thursdays and for picnic shelter rental and group camping.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The dealership makes an attempt at giving accurate pricing on it's internet site for new cars by giving notice of it's $699 dealer fee they call a predelivery service fee and a $98 tag agency fee that is added to the prices. But when you get to the sales lot you'll find that there's additional substantial costs for dealer installed extras like nitrogen in tires (which is useless and just gives the dealer extra profit) and other extras they don't tell you about until you get there. I would suggest on every vehicle they should advertise the true price including all the extra dealer profit fees and dealer installed extras.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
A wonderful place to visit and spend a few hours at least. The gift shop is fun to browse around and pick up a book about Mr. Bok. Make sure to stay around for the carillon concert, and if you're lucky to hear it, you'll not soon forget the sound of those bells among the luxurious grounds here.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago