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Junior Trailblazers at Sugden Community Theatre

The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre are a large part of the exciting experience of Downtown Naples. And in addition to enriching, educating and entertaining our community as a premier theater destination in Southwest Florida, they are also a vocational partner for the STARability Foundation. Once a week, Junior Trailblazer Academy participants are responsible for job tasks such as using lint rollers to clean the seats in both Blackburn Hall and Tobye Studio, sweeping the floors, vacuuming the main lobby,…

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STAR Member Of The Month: Shelbi S.

This month’s STAR Member Spotlight is Shelbi S. She has been selected for her shining star qualities! A splendid singer who serenades listeners! A brilliant bowler with a high score of 131. A natural at making people happy anywhere! Introducing Shelbi S.! She is a native Neapolitan (sixth generation!) and was born at Naples Community Hospital. She lives with her mom, dad and sister, Rilie. Their family dog’s name is Luna. Shelbi has been involved with musical theater since she…

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Star Member of the Month: Johnny T.

This month’s STAR Member Spotlight is Johnny T. He has been selected for his shining star qualities! •  Great golf player who won a bronze medal at the state Special Olympics Golf tournament last month!•  Beaming bowler, with a high score of 192•  Confident computer whiz and tech user Johnny was born in Genova, Italy. He spent most of his life living in New Jersey and has recently relocated to Naples, Florida, to be closer to his sister, Silvia, and his cousin,…

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Out and About with the Jr. Trailblazer Academy

In August, the STARability Foundation started its second year of the Jr. Trailblazer Academy after-school program! This year, the Jr. Trailblazer Academy has doubled its enrollment. The program components include post-education transitional skills, vocational training, employment readiness education, life skills education, and discovery of the arts and environment. On the first day of this year’s program, the participants went to the Naples Art Association to attend a creative art workshop. This was a wonderful opportunity for creative expression, getting…

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Remembering Linda Lee Gladden

STARability member Linda Lee Gladden, of Naples, Florida, went to her heavenly home on Friday, Aug. 30 to join her dad, Bob. Linda was born on Oct. 11, 1950, in Marshall, Michigan. Linda volunteered for the last 20 years throughout Southwest Florida, including St. William Catholic Church, United Church of Christ, Aston Gardens and Habitat for Humanity. Linda received a plaque from United Way at a luncheon in appreciate for 10 years of service as a dedicated volunteer. Linda was blessed with…

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