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Ed Lombard spent his career in Washington, D.C., writing the appropriations bills that the legislative branch relied on, in a role that led him to meeting presidents and interacting with some of the most powerful members of Congress over four decades. As the nonpartisan staff director of the ...

Brook to headline first ‘Tweenies Weekend Concert

‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa recently announced its first ‘Tweenies Weekend Concert Series of the year, featuring local native and NBC “The Voice” contestant Sheena Brook. Open to resort guests and the public, the event will take place Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. on the ...

Shucker’s turns 100

Shucker's at the Gulfshore will mark 100 years since the property first opened for business on Fort Myers Beach this May 8 with a celebration at its Estero Boulevard location. Back in 1921, the site was known as “The Crescent Beach Casino” and so in honor of that prohibition period the ...

What’s new from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel: April

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau has released its April newsletter: April on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel means that spring has arrived and there is lots of news as visitors begin planning long-awaited vacations. Sanibel Island is featured on the April cover of ...

102-year-old Cypress Cove resident receives Bronze Star after a 77-year wait

“I guess I never realized how much it meant to me,” said 102-year-old Elmer Blair after receiving his Bronze Star medal nearly eight decades after he led his army platoon safely away from an attack by a German tank during the Arno Line Italian campaign. His 1944 act of bravery in battle ...

Slots still available for Rally on the Green golf fundraiser

The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation is about 12 golfers shy of filling its slots for the Rally on the Green fundraiser. “We are 12 shy from hitting our 72 we want for capacity,” Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation Vice President Jen-Hope Belis said. “We have ...

Women in Business to meet Wednesday

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will offer insight on volunteer opportunities with area nonprofit organizations during its networking event Wednesday, April 7. Participating nonprofits include Alliance for the Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the ...