Former patients share thoughts, experiences at children's hospital groundbreaking

Former patients of the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida shared how it had affected their lives during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building set to open in 2017. Not only did the April 29 groundbreaking move the first heap of dirt, but it was also a celebration of the hospital's 20th anniversary and the fact that the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation had managed to raise $83 million in funds to initiate construction.

Government shutdown: 'Ding' Darling closed to visitors until further notice

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and other federally-funded organizations on Sanibel Island are closed until further notice. The last federal government shutdowns were in 1995 for a period of six and 21 days, respectively. And like a sequel nearly two decades in the making, Congress announced a new shutdown effective Oct. 1, until lawmakers can sort out differences on debt and the Affordable Care Act, which also went into effect this week.
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