A Naples family calls Chick-fil-A “home”

By Arlene Colcombe The Good News Young Pedro Jason (“PJ”) Rodriguez had no idea when he took his first job as a teenager that he was making a decision that would impact the rest of his life. It almost didn’t happen. Alex Rodriguez, operator of a local Chick-fil-A restaurant, probably wouldn’t have hired young... -Read More

Praise FM’s Sharathon starts March 18

The Good News Praise FM 89.5 (WSRX) Station Manager Arnie Coones is pleased to announce the dates for the radio station’s Sharathon 2009, a three-day event where callers make a pledge of financial support toward the station’s annual operating budget. The fundraiser is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18 and... -Read More

Cross the Bridge expect 1,000’s

College students and young adults visiting Miami for Spring Break 2009 are invited to a free event at the Jackie Gleason Theater March 20, 21 and 22.   Cross the Bridge Miami is an evangelistic outreach featuring keynote speaker Pastor David McGee and musicians Sanctus Real, Two or More, Stellar Kart, The Katinas, Shacah... -Read More

Teaching ‘Einstein learners’

At traditional schools, acting in a play or taking Taekwondo would be highly unlikely for special education students like Theresa Portwood.   But at the Christi Academy in Tamarac, Theresa was given all of these opportunities and more. “Kids are able to get the attention they need here,” says Theresa, 20, a recent graduate... -Read More

Local millionaire responds to ‘The Tap’

The name Frank McKinney may ring a bell.   Perhaps you’ve seen him on TV showcasing one of the jaw-dropping oceanfront mansions he’s constructed, or maybe you’ve seen him around town in rocker clothing and long blonde tresses flowing in the wind and wondered, “Who is that?” Most onlookers will be surprised to know... -Read More

Giving a hand up in Southwest Florida

By Arlene Colcombe The Good News When her last child moved out, there was an empty room in Angie Valentini’s house. So, she prayed and asked God what she should do with it. And He answered. “I saw – literally – boxes piled to the ceiling. I got excited,” she says. “I didn’t know... -Read More

Local high school student recognized as National Merit Finalist

The Good News Highlands Christian Academy is pleased to announce that Jenna Pirrie, a former student intern at The Good News of Florida, was recently named as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). As one of only 8,000 finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, Jenna is in a very select... -Read More

Harvard-educated paleontologist chooses the Bible over evolution

By Bob Allen ABP In his 2006 best-selling nonfiction book, “The God Delusion,” British biologist Richard Dawkins said he is hostile toward religion because of what it did to Kurt Wise. <!–break–>  Wise, a Harvard graduate who studied under paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, gave up his dream of teaching at a major university because... -Read More

Barbara McWilliams wins Florida Christian Teacher of the Year

“When you get awarded for something you love so much, it’s doubly amazing,” claims teacher Barbara McWilliams of Naples Christian Academy, who was recently named the Florida Teacher of the Year by the Association of Christian Schools. When Principal Scott Jones asked her to represent the school, she thought, “What chance do I have?... -Read More