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Cape resident celebrates 100th birthday

One Cape Coral woman celebrated her 100th birthday last month doing a few of her favorite things -- going out to lunch, reading and receiving flowers and cards from family and friends. “I went out to lunch,” Mary (Bommarito) Begbie said of her birthday celebration at Merrick Seafood where ...

Dr. Piper Center ‘empowering seniors to create community impact’

A center that has had an impact on the Southwest Florida community since the 1970s recently rebranded itself with a new name, website, logo and tagline “empowering seniors to create community impact” to shed a new light on the programs and services it offers. “We're thrilled to be able ...

Pushing the Envelope’s CAN IT! Campaign exceeds goal

On Nov. 15, Pushing the Envelope Inc. completed its 10th Annual CAN IT! Campaign, a food drive benefiting those less fortunate in Southwest Florida. The campaign collected 4,571 non-perishable food items for Community Cooperative, Inc., the most collected since the campaign’s inception and ...

Valerie’s House elects five new members to its board

 Valerie’s House, the only non-profit organization in Southwest Florida with its sole mission to help children grieve, has added five new members to its Board of Directors. Elected to the board for two-year terms are: ● David Fry (Fort Myers) – owner of Dwell Florida, and ...

Pace Center for Girls to hold Virtual Holiday Auction Dec. 7-11

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its first Love That Dress! Virtual Holiday Auction on Dec. 7-11, offering an expansive selection of high-end packages, products and experiences up for bid to support Pace programs. Each year, donors provide dozens of silent auction packages to ...

Religion Notes 11-27-20

North Fort Myers Church of Brethren yard sale set The North Fort Myers Church of the Brethren at 1691 Pacific Ave., in North Fort Myers, will be holding a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., both days. For more information about the church, call (239) 471-2787.

Weekly Yoga at the Shelter sessions to begin Dec. 2

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter this week announced that weekly Yoga at the Shelter sessions will begin Wednesday, Dec. 2. “We are happy to provide a community event for our staff, volunteers and others interested in joining the classes. Attendees can enjoy the space the community has so ...

Down Syndrome Supported Living announces board of directors

Down Syndrome Supported Living Inc. has announced its board of directors for 2020-2022: President Peter Alexsy, Vice-President Rick Scott, Treasurer Marilyn Alexsy and Secretary Helene Dopfer Down Syndrome Supported Living Inc. was established in 1989 by parents and advocates who wanted to ...

Home Instead’s ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ returns to spread holiday cheer

At a time when it may be more important than ever, Home Instead’s seasonal favorite "Be A Santa to a Senior " program returns stronger than ever. Program coordinators evaluated the important holiday event and made adjustments with the safety of donors, seniors and volunteers in mind. With ...