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Retiring teacher leaves legacy for students, families

After 37 years in the Lee County School District and 19 years at Pine Island Elementary, Nancy Benjamin is retiring from teaching. Principal Millins has nominated her teacher of the year, and says she is beloved, describing her as an awesome person, educator and friend, who always goes above ...

Pushing the Envelope kicks off 10th Annual CAN IT! Campaign food drive

Pushing the Envelope Inc. is launching its 10th Annual CAN IT! Campaign food drive. The Fort Myers-based marketing communication firm has teamed up with Community Cooperative once again to help relieve hunger in Southwest Florida. Given the increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with ...

Lee County Library System named an Exceptional Employer

The Lee County Library System has received a 2020 Exceptional Employer Award in recognition of its efforts to employ people with disabilities. The annual Exceptional Employer of the Year Awards program is organized by the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Vocation Rehabilitation ...

North Fort Myers church offers more than free hot dogs

Who doesn’t love hot dogs? At the North Fort Myers Church of the Brethren, at 1691 Pacific Ave., Wednesday is hot dog day. It may not be the same as going to the ballpark, but you can go to their hot dog stand and pick one up to enjoy. Every Wednesday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m., you ...

Virtual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction today

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction event presented by the Higdon Group, adds a little flavor to fundraising by bringing guests together virtually alongside the Southwest Florida’s most talented chefs to support the health of moms and babies. This new twist on the annual event will take ...

‘Mamma Mia’ opens at Broadway Palm

The Broadway Palm is now presenting the international hit sensation and its number one selling show of all time "MAMMA MIA!" playing now through Nov. 14. Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the charming story, the delightful characters and the timeless ABBA music ...

New theater program forms in Cape

A new theater program designed to give kids the reigns when it comes to all aspects of planning, creating and presenting a show has come to Cape Coral. Wolf Creek Collective, spearheaded in the Cape by Bridey Kearns, allows the students to use their imaginative and creative ideas to perform, ...

Health officials issue mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

On Aug. 5, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Lee County. Several sentinel chicken flocks have tested positive for West Nile virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has ...

Southwest Florida Face Mask Crew provides masks for Immokalee community

A group of mostly Pine Islanders recently provided 1,060 masks to workers and residents of Immokalee. Nancy Cote of the Southwest Florida Face Mask Crew calculated that 400 masks went to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, 300 to the Grass Roots Movement of Immokalee, 300 to Saint Matthews ...