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Issue 642 Delete 05/30/2013 at 4:01pm

San Damiano MonasterySan Damiano Monastery
Celebrates 25 Years

Through the ages, people of every culture have engaged in religious practices that have provided them with comfort and a means by which to be closer to God. What that means is different from one belief system to the next, but for the Sisters of Poor Clare, celebrating their 25th year here on Fort Myers Beach at the San Damiano Monastery, it means a life of prayer and contemplation. And whether you are a practicing Catholic or not, if you spend time with them, you will find that these women radiate a level of heartfelt love and devotion that literally illuminates the air around them.

Issue 641 Delete 05/23/2013 at 6:44pm
Schools OutSchools Out

This week was a big one for the students at Beach Elementary School. Graduating 5th graders were treated to a trip to Busch Gardens and a ceremony to celebrate their leaving our little island school to begin the next chapter of their lives at middle schools on the mainland.

Accelerated Readers (AR) from Beach Elementary School enjoy a special lunch at Gulfshore Grill with Principal Wood and Mrs. Linda Gassner. The top readers of each grade are recognized each quarter.