Erica Van Buren, The News-Press

Erica Van Buren

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Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Erica:

Community raises $3,000 via GoFundMe to help longtime produce stand owner rebuild after Ian

Fort Myers resident Kathleen O'Brien and her husband Donald Maki set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for James Stewart, owner of Heights Produce. → Read More

"Healing is a lifelong process:" SWFL organizations advocate for human trafficking survivors

SWFL organizations are dedicated to bringing awareness, providing resources to survivors and educational tools to healthcare providers. → Read More

"Healing is a lifelong process:" SWFL organizations advocate for human trafficking survivors

SWFL organizations are dedicated to bringing awareness, providing resources to survivors and educational tools to healthcare providers. → Read More

Community invited to honor the legacy of Dr. MLK Jr. with a marches, celebrations Jan. 16

After Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches, celebrations will continue at Centennial Park in Fort Myers and Cambier Park in Naples → Read More

United Way annual campaign "united more than ever" raises $6 million so far

The kickoff event is the start of United Way’s annual fundraising effort; $6 million has been raised so far of an $11 million goal → Read More

Want to help? SWFL organizations are looking to spread holiday cheer this Christmas season

A list of SWFL organizations offering resources for those in need for the Christmas holiday. → Read More

2022 Election candidates profiles for Bonita Springs City Council districts 1, 3 and 5

Eight candidates are vying for three seats on the Bonita Springs City Council → Read More

SWFL organizations partner to raise more than $3 million following Hurricane Ian

The Collier Community Foundation, Collaboratory, and the Charlotte Community Foundation worked together to raise $3 million after Ian. → Read More

How to help: Where to offer time, money, food and other supplies for Hurricane Ian victims

There are many ways people can help those devastated by Hurricane Ian, including time, money, supplies, food and more. → Read More

How to help: Where to offer time, money, food and other supplies for Hurricane Ian victims

There are many ways people can help those devastated by Hurricane Ian, including time, money, supplies, food and more. → Read More

SWFL nonprofit partners with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to honor influential Black men

Celebration honors Black men "committed to strengthening communities, trailblazers with strong positive self-identities" → Read More

Florida bill that would ban hair discrimination set to be introduced again next year

After failing a third time, the Florida CROWN Act bill that would ban hair discrimination is set to be introduced again in 2023. → Read More

It's National Brunch Month: Here are 5 spots to try in Volusia County

April is National Brunch Month and The News-Journal is highlighting local eateries to curb your appetite. → Read More

Motorcycle dangling off Main Street bridge in Daytona Beach after rider ran safety arm, police say

The Main Street bridge is now closed due to an accident that has caused damage to the bridge. → Read More

Kenneth Grant Inzpirations partners with One Daytona to host African American exhibit

The second "rePresent" photo exhibit Feb. 2-9, 2022, at One Daytona features African Americans making a positive difference in the community. → Read More

Christmas bike giveaway at Derbyshire Park has mission: Give out dozens of bicycles

Daytona Beach resident and founder of the Women of Virtue Foundation, Mike Jackson is hosting another bike giveaway just in time for Christmas. → Read More

Ormond Beach Commission approves budget, and millage rate increase

Ormond Beach commissioners set a tax rate during a meeting on Wednesday. → Read More

Ormond Beach Commission approves budget, and millage rate increase

Ormond Beach commissioners set a tax rate during a meeting on Wednesday. → Read More

Daytona Beach's Midtown Cultural Center to hold economic empowerment summit Saturday

Daytona Beach's Midtown Cultural Center will hold training on budgeting, cryptocurrency on Saturday → Read More

A Florida bill would outlaw 'natural' hair discrimination against Black people. It likely won't even get a hearing.

The CROWN Act bill is poised to fail for a second time in Florida. Its sponsor says it's crucial to keep pushing to protect natural Black hair. → Read More