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Up With People coming to town next week

Up With People, the group of performers that looks to bridge cultural barriers with song while serving the communities it performs in, comes to North Fort Myers High School next week for the first two shows on a six-month, worldwide tour.The 120-person song-and-dance ensemble featuring ...

Tickets on sale for annual Fish Drop on Pine Island

The ever so popular Fish Drop, which takes place during the annual Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island Taste of Pine Island later this month, has an increased grand prize of $2,000, which is $1,000 more than in previous years.There are 3,000 tickets available at $5 a piece or five for $20. ...

Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Cape this weekend

One of Cape Coral's oldest and most anticipated events is coming back next weekend.The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will hold its 28th annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Cape Coral Parkway, between Del Prado and Vincennes ...

Cape teen gets taste of dream career

A Cape Coral teen who is allergic to food but dreams of being a chef is getting the chance to try on the hat at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.Samantha Pecoraro, 15, was diagnosed five years ago with eosinophilic esophagitis, a rare disease that makes her allergic to most foods. To reduce her ...

A home for the holidays?

The Shell Factory & Nature Park, and especially Doggy Heaven Dog Park officials, hope to send dozens of pets home for holidays after the second annual Pet Adoption Day on Sunday, Dec. 2.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shell Factory Dog Park, known as Doggy ...

Making strides

You don't need to be super athletic or competitive. All you need is a pair of walking shoes and maybe a pink bra.The American Cancer Society and Tanger Outlets on Summerlin Road in Fort Myers will host the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Lee County event on Saturday, Oct. ...

Cut-A-Thon to benefit breast cancer organizations

If you want to go pink, or get a great deal on salon services, you can be part of the 2nd Annual Hair FX Studio Cut-A-Thon to benefit breast cancer organizations this Sunday, Oct. 14.Last year the event was packed, said Hair FX Studio owner Susan D. Murphy."You can get $10 pink extensions, $10 ...

Comprehensive breast cancer care — from screening to treatment and recovery

Early detection of tumors is the key to the best outcomes. With breast cancer, mammography is the key to early detection.The goal of the annual mammogram is to detect cancer before clinical signs and symptoms - like swelling, lumps, skin irritation or dimpling, breast or nipple pain or ...

Free cancer resource guides can help patients navigate cancer journey

(ARA) - When Barbara George's friend and colleague in the media business was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer 11 years ago, George volunteered to help her figure out her next steps. But what they did not find surprised them."We thought, here we are as marketers and we're having ...

Cape resident celebrates 100th birthday

On Monday, Sept. 17, Cape Coral resident Mildred Murphy turned 100, after a fun-filled formal celebration that was held Sunday.A 1915 Ford picked her up, and whisked her off to a party at Gulf Harbour Resort Country Club, a luncheon for family and friends.Her daughter, Sandy Saracione, talked ...