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CEO transition announced by Community Cooperative

The board of directors of Community Cooperative has appointed Stefanie Ink Edwards as chief executive officer, effective June 14. Edwards succeeds Tracey Galloway, who has announced her retirement after 10 years with the organization. “Leading and transforming Community Cooperative into the ...

Finalists announced for the 5th Annual Women of Distinction Awards

Twenty women have been selected as finalists to be considered for Women of Distinction Awards at this year’s Fifth Annual Award Program and Gala – The World is Your Oyster, You are the Pearl, being held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club on the evening of June 25. “All of these women are to ...

KLCB’s ‘Leave The Scene Clean’ Calendar Art Contest winners announced

Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc. this week announced the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students, representing public, private and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic ...

Lovers Key State Park Welcome and Discovery Center now open

After months of delays while technical aspects and permits for a sewer line connection were worked out, the Lovers Key State Park Welcome and Discovery Center has finally opened. With a long, winding ramp for visitors, the exhibit hall is open though not fully complete. More work is expected ...

Midwest Food Bank receives grant from Spring Run Charity Foundation

Midwest Food Bank of Florida – a volunteer-driven, faith-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, malnutrition and providing disaster relief locally, and throughout the world has received a $25,000 grant award from local charity Spring Run Charitable Foundation. Raising over ...

$214,000 raised for LARC’s Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund

LARC’s (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) inaugural fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund raised $214,000.  The event was held recently at Misty Morning Barn at Clutch Farms. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment on the lawn that culminated ...

Autism Acceptance Awards presented

Topping off April as Autism Acceptance Month, Family Initiative announced honorees of the first annual Autism Acceptance Awards at a celebration held on Saturday, May 1, at Oxbow Bar & Grill in downtown Fort Myers. The event was underwritten by David and Linda Lucas. Intech Printing ...