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‘Adopt a Shelter Pet Festival’ returns, seeks garage-sale donations

A “Pay Their Weight” adoption fee will be honored during the third annual Adopt a Shelter Pet Festival held from noon to 3 p.m. on April 15 at the Gulf Coast Humane Society clinic, 2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers. Attendees can pay the weight number of a pet they wish to adopt at the event. The event will include a variety of vendors working in...

5 Things To Do This Weekend In Fort Myers

Arts, aviation, BBQ, beer, fashion,  music and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Arts at FSW presents: Border(less) Friday:  Experience the power of student artwork! This April, “Border(less)” opens in downtown Fort Myers at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, featuring Florida Southwestern State College art students. Take part in this exciting exhibition...

‘Blues By the Bay’ raises $133,000

The Heights Foundation’s fourth annual “Blues By the Bay” event raised $133,000 for school success programs for at-risk children in the Harlem Heights neighborhood in Fort Myers. The VIP reception was held at the waterfront home of William and Patricia Hearn.  St. Charles Yacht Club hosted the main event and The Juice Rockin’ Blues Band provided live music. Guests enjoyed samplings from...

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County launches new ‘Love That Dress!’ collection

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County will celebrate the launch of its next “Love That Dress!” collection with an April 10 fashion show in Bonita Springs. “Fashion meets Passion” will feature 15 well-known community leaders donning the latest fashion trends and styles on the runway. Highlighted will be new looks from White House | Black Market and retailers from Miromar Outlets, as...

Bonnie Blair to speak at Rotary of Fort Myers South Scholar-Athlete Awards

Six-time Olympic medalist to deliver keynote as 36 local students vie for honors Winter Olympic legend Bonnie Blair will be a part of the festivities this year as the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces scholarship recipients and other award winners at its 32nd annual Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet. The ceremony will run from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at the Crowne Plaza...


Valerie’s House, Inc. has relocated to a home in downtown Fort Myers in order to serve the growing need for services in the community.  The previous Valerie’s House was listed for sale by the owner, forcing the nonprofit to find another location to serve children. The new Valerie’s House location is at 1762 Fowler St. in Fort Myers. It has 2,200 square feet,...

Lee County Tax Collector opens new location in AAA office

Colonial Service Center uses existing infrastructure to reduce costs Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart just found a new way to save money and make life easier for people. The Colonial Service Center has opened in the AAA Auto Club South office at 2516 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. This will give the citizens of Lee County another place they can...

Fort Myers Miracle to sponsor 21 SWFL sport organizations

Fort Myers Miracle is donating $15,000 to sponsor 21 youth baseball and softball organizations across Southwest Florida. The sponsorships will help area leagues pay for much-needed equipment, supplies, and operational costs. In Southwest Florida, the spring season for Little League and Cal Ripken seasons began in January and runs through May, with all-star teams forming at season’s end. Some leagues also...

Vietnam War Veterans Day

Today is Vietnam War Veterans Day. While we honor our war dead on Memorial Day and our living veterans on Veterans Day, this is a time when we give a special tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. For many, it’s the recognition they deserved when they returned to America. They defended our flag with honor. They supported democracy. They...

5 Things To Do This Weekend In Fort Myers

Easter egg hunts, Easter Bunny, classic car show, puppy parade and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Eggs and Ears 5k Run 2018 20th Anniversary Edition Saturday:  Eggs and Ears 5K presented by The Rotary Club of Fort Myers-Sunrise to benefit The Lakes Park Foundation is returning for it's 20th running. This family-friendly...

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