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Southwest Florida metro areas have ranked in “The Most Dynamic Metropolitans,” according to new research released by the Walton Family Foundation, ranking the economic performance of metropolitan areas across the country. The Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area followed at No. 19 with an index value of 1.0241.

Lee County Tax Collector wins Florida Sterling Council Award

The Lee County Tax Collector’s Office is dedicated to innovation. Its creative approach to employee training and mentoring led the Florida Sterling Council to recognize Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart and his team with the Sterling Best Practice Award for Workforce Development and Retention. Hart accepted the award on May 31 during the 2019 Governor’s Sterling...

Hundreds gather to take Ice Bucket Challenge, send message

#BringBackTheBucket seeks to rally Ellen DeGeneres to ALS fight Buckets being readied at BringBackTheBucket The message went out to Ellen DeGeneres loud and clear. Despite poor weather conditions, hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, June 9, at the Cape Coral High School football field to douse themselves with...

North Fort Myers convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed suspect who robbed a North Fort Myers 7-Eleven early this morning. Just after 2 a.m., an unidentified suspect, wearing all black clothing and a multicolored mask, entered the 7-Eleven, located at 17930 N....

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (June 14 – 16)

Father's Day, kittens, mystery, puppies, yoga and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Pups & Pints Friday: Join Fort Myers Brewing every month for Pups & Pints. Bring your BFF (Best...

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $1.79 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

Trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presented grants totaling $1.79 million to 14 beneficiaries of the 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric healthcare services and education programs in the Five-county region. A majority of the proceeds were awarded to organizations providing children’s mental and behavioral health services.

FMPD Asking Assistance to ID Vehicle Burglary Suspect

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a member of a group of car burglary suspects.   The male in the photograph was seen breaking into cars in the early morning hours of June 2, 2019, at 4226 Desoto Avenue, the Parkside Apartments, with three (3) other...

American Flag Retirement Ceremony

Citizens who love and care for their flag realize there will come a time when it must be retired. If Old Glory is unable to be repaired or is too worn or tattered, then the revered symbol of our nation demands the highest level of respect and should be disposed...

Hometown Hero Speaker Series Presents Collier Lee Honor Flight

Debi Lux, founder of Collier Lee Honor Flight, and Jessica Mahealani will the featured speakers at the Hometown hero Speaker Series on June 27th at the SWFL Military Museum and Library. The two will speak about Collier Lee Honor Flight which celebrates and thanks our local veterans....

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