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…

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Hurricane Preparedness Family Forum Follow-up

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Batallion Chief Corey Adamski of the Naples Fire-Rescue Department, Cpl. James Klewecki of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Wade B. Haubert Jr. of Collier County Emergency Management for speaking at our most recent Family Forum, regarding hurricane preparedness and personal safety. Thank you also to Naples Therapeutic Riding Center for once again being great hosts. We learned…

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New Video Highlights STARability’s Mission to Get Members Employed

Our Trailblazers thrive in their new jobs at Cosmos Ristorante & Pizzeria, Air Bar Blowouts & Extensions and the Naples Art Association.  Employers and vocational partners share the value of giving participants in the Trailblazer Academy the opportunity to hone their abilities and succeed on the job. Leading by example, the STARability Foundation also shines…

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Trailblazers Thriving at New Jobs

Three members now have paid employment, thanks largely to the vocational and life skills programs of the Trailblazer Academy. And those three are just the beginning. Local businesses appreciate their contributions. The members are proud of their accomplishments and so is STARability. And the three Trailblazers function as community ambassadors who prove that there are…

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