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Local church helps those in need in West Virginia

For the youths who went, especially those who went for the first time, it was quite a culture shock; crumbling trailers that sat on wood foundations, very little in the way of communication.It was a look at a very rural area of the United States that many of them hadn't envisioned.Members of ...

Hometown favorite gives command performance

A clapping ovation could be heard emanating from Ford's Garage outdoor seating area during the June Fort Myers Music Walk, as "House of the Rising Sun" is being played across the street.Onlookers walking past instantly turned their heads, stopped and listened dead in their tracks.Those familiar ...

Local Scout comes to the aid of Brooke’s Legacy

Cape Coral Girl Scout Kailee Hess has a real love for animals, especially those who haven't found a home.Which is why she and her Girl Scout troop decided to take up homeless animals as a way to help the community recently, collecting more than 700 pounds of puppy food in one night for several ...

Local icon honored by Arts Council

Whenever June Sommerfield wanted someone to do something to benefit local arts, refusal was not an option.That is why the arts community in Cape Coral is as strong as ever. On Saturday, people gathered at the Windsor assisted living facility for a surprise party for Sommer-field, where leaders ...

Three Cape youths go to Olympic trials

Three rowers from the South Florida Canoe Kayak Club will travel to Georgia this week to participate in the U.S. Olympic trials in hope of competing this summer in the Junior World Championships.Cape Coral residents Chloe Mitchell, Trent Cody and Tucker Goetz will compete at Lake Lanier in ...

Unique art movement continues in SW Florida

The love of painting and drawing grabbed a hold of one artist, creating an adventure through school, traveling and eventually starting a company in Southwest Florida that unites artistic individuals from all walks of life.Although Brian Weaver attended the Communication School of Arts in North ...

Cape Coral resident celebrates century mark

It took a few minutes for Betty Waters to come for her interview on her 100th birthday celebration Wednesday.She was too busy dancing during karaoke.It has certainly been a long, event-filled trip for Waters, from growing up on a farm to her party with family and friends at Choices in Living ...

Bound by memories

It's a simple homemade cardbook book, no bigger than a normal size notebook, containing 21 constructed pages, containing a German language key, some addressees and a shopping list.It's bound by strings tied together and probably has passed through many hands throughout its 71 years in ...

Light agenda awaits City Council this Monday

City Council will plow through another light agenda at Monday's regular meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall. It is the next-to-last regular meeting of the calendar year before breaking for the holidays.One ordinance and two resolutions come before council for final public hearings. One ...

Local grad selected for Hooters calendar

One of life's great joys is being recognized by one's workplace. This could be in the form of a pat on the back or a gift certificate to a restaurant. For some, it goes much bigger than that.Victoria Rachoza, a 2014 graduate of North Fort Myers High School and alumna of Ida S. Baker High ...