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Garden Club of Cape Coral celebrating 25th anniversary

The Garden Club of Cape Coral is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special event this Saturday, at Palmetto Pine Country Club. Garden Club Co-President Ann Block said with the club beginning in 1997, the members wanted to celebrate their Garden Gala, the "special" anniversary, at 11:30 ...

Local dancer places in CLRG Irish Dance World Championships

 A North Fort Myers resident recently finished No. 27 in the 50th CLRG Irish Dance World Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. “It was amazing, just to qualify for the worlds,” Meagan Urbanek said. “The top 10 percent from every region globally qualify to get to go. It was an ...

Southwest Florida Symphony receives grant from Suncoast Credit Union

The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee County’s only professional orchestra and one of the oldest in the state of Florida, was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to support the Symphony’s education programs. Historically, Suncoast Credit Union has provided ...

Community Foundation to host 2022 Charity Event Awards Tuesday

The Community Foundation’s 2022 Charity Event Awards will be held from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, in Fort Myers. Recognizing innovation and excellence in event fundraising, The Community Foundation’s Charity Event ...

Honorees for 2022 Grande Dames Tea announced by Pace Center for Girls, Lee

The Pace Center for Girls, Lee has named Ellie Fox, Susan Kyle and Linda Taylor as the honorees of its 2022 Grande Dames Tea, to be recognized for their significant impact on the community during a sold-out event on March 17. Pace’s annual Grande Dames Tea honors women who exemplify the ...

Nighthawks to perform at Pine Island Moose Lodge tonight

Kenneth O’Brien has become the promoter for the Nighthawks event set for Friday, March 4, at the Moose Lodge. The Nighthawks are a blues-roots music band from the Washington, D.C., area, celebrating 50 years with this tour, he said. “They are doing one show at the Moose Lodge on Pine ...

Aubuchon to again tackle 325-mile Cure on Wheels ride

For the seventh year, Gary Aubuchon will take his trusty 1997 Schwinn Passage on the road for a more than 325-mile ride from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to the capital building in Tallahassee to raise awareness, as well as funds for the fight against cancer. “Really what the ride is ...

Memories about early Fort Myers to highlight 2022 Cracker Dinner

Little known facts about early Fort Myers will highlight the annual Cracker Dinner Monday, Feb. 21, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Did you know that Fort Myers once had a live alligator pit in the Patio DeLeon on First Street? Or – did you know that deals were ...