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Southwest Florida Strong



Disaster Leads to Determination | Resilience Will Drive Us To A Brighter Future

We're excited to announce our Southwest Florida Strong (SWFS) community stories page. Our aim is to highlight those people in Southwest Florida that have shown strength in the recovery efforts after hurricane Irma.

What Are You Doing To Help Make Southwest Florida Strong?!? 

What we are looking for:
  • Personal stories of resiliency
  • Notable actions in philanthropy (i.e. volunteering)
  • How "Florida Strong" someone has been while experiencing conflict
  • Notable acts of kindness
  • Any heroes that deserve recognition 
We want to make sure that these heroes have their voices heard and their stories told. Help us tell them by filling out the form below!

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* Do you have photos or videos? (A member of our editorial team will reach out to you after initial submission to discuss photos and videos.)


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/21/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    11/21/2017
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • After-school Clique, 3rd-5th grades

    11/21/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Wines One

    11/21/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    An introduction to the pleasures of wine. Food & wine parings. Taste over a dozen wines - many ma...


  • La traviata

    11/21/2017
    07:30PM

    Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan, has lived a life of lavish parties with influential friends...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/22/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Burger, Beer, & Fries $10

    11/22/2017
    10:00AM

    Choose any Scotty's Bierwerks craft beer, a hand crafted burger, & fries from Curries Smokin' Hot...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Open Mic Night at The French Press

    11/22/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    Grab your instrument, warm up your voice, Wednesdays from 6:30- 9:30pm.


  • Echoes

    11/22/2017
    08:00PM

    Tillie and Samira were born 175 years apart, but their parallel stories eerily mirror one another...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    11/20/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    11/27/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    12/04/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...