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LEE CLERK OF COURT – EXTENDED HOURS TO ACCEPT PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

The Clerk of Court’s Recording Office accepts and verifies passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. It is the responsibility of our office to review the passport application, collect the correct fees, and make sure that all required documentation is included prior to it being sent.  We can even take your passport photo for an additional fee. For...

Builders Care launches online garage sale

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has launched an online garage sale through its Facebook page to help raise money for its program. All funds raised will help support Builders Care’s mission of helping elderly and disabled homeowners in Lee County with emergency repairs. The new online garage sale will be a continuous...

Annual Cracker Dinner slated for Feb. 19

Entertainment legends who performed in Fort Myers will be the focus of the Southwest Florida Historical Society’s annual Cracker Dinner on Feb. 19, at the Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd. Liberace, Red Skelton, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Minnie Pearl, Rudy Vallee, Yvonne DeCarlo and others performed in Lee County venues.  Local performers will re-enact these legends on the Broadway Palm stage. The re-enactors include Cathy Pcolar, Beverly...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers

Art, music, food, antique cars and more.   Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Fort Myers Art Fest! Friday - Sunday:  ArtFest Fort Myers is best known for its annual juried fine art which features a diverse variety of original art by more than 200 artists. At ArtFest, you’ll discover high-quality, Made-in-USA art. Whether you’re...

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to dedicate funds from 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to support pediatric oncology

The diagnosis of childhood cancer is devastating for families. However, the journey of care can lead to hope when the family is able to turn to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida for world-class pediatric oncology treatment. In support of this lifesaving program that enables local families to stay close to home, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to...

Madisen’s Match raises more than $650,000 for cancer treatment charities

Southwest Florida tennis event marks 10 years of giving to improve patients’ lives A decade of compassion goes a long way. Madisen’s Match is celebrating 10 years of giving that has benefited cancer treatment charities in Southwest Florida and across the country. The annual tennis event and gala has raised more than $650,000 to help children and adults stricken with...

HELPING KIDS WITH CANCER RADIOTHON A SUCCESS FOR BARBARA’S FRIENDS

The Southwest Florida community joined together on Jan. 12 during the 16th annual ‘Helping Kids With Cancer’ Radiothon and showed their support of Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Supporters included Mel’s Diner, current and past Golisano Children’s Hospital patients and their families, Commissioner Cecil L Pendergrass, Chairman Lee County Board of County Commissioners District 2, Florida Chapter...

STEMTASTIC DAY OF DISCOVERY

Students and families are invited to experience a day of interactive STEMtastic exhibits and discovery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Lee County Public Education Center in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will experience demonstrations by the electric utility, bomb squad, fire department, robotics groups, virtual reality, and engineering and math students along...

LEE DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES EARNS COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT

Lee County Domestic Animal Services has been awarded a 2017-18 Community Impact Grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to implement an animal-bite prevention program. More than 1,200 bites and scratches are reported annually to the Florida Department of Health in Lee County, with 10 percent of these cases receiving post-exposure rabies vaccinations. This grant will allow the county to target...

Free Tax Filing Services for employees earning $66,000 or less

Lee County is pleased to announce that United Way Worldwide is offering free tax-filing service to households earning $66,000 or less!!!!    Save an average of $200 in tax preparation fees and take advantage of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).  United Way has made it easy to participate:    TAXATHON Event – February 2, 2018 – The first-ever TAXATHON event is 12 hours of free tax preparation on Friday, February...

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