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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 ...

‘There’s strength in numbers’

According to Greater Pine Island Civic Association Board President Scott Wilkinson, the incorporation of Pine Island would afford islanders the ability to restore local control. Lee County seemed to be receptive to putting a non-binding referendum to incorporate Pine Island on the November ...

FGCU students organize cleanup to help sea turtles

A Captiva native and marine science major at the Florida Gulf Coast University recently helped organize a beach cleanup as part of a school project to improve the shoreline for nesting sea turtles. On July 25, a mix of FGCU students and locals met at 8 a.m. at the Alison Hagerup Beach ...

County OKs purchase of Conservation 20/20 parcels

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of two parcels totaling 216 acres for the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition Program, including a 15-acre parcel on Pine Island. The parcels are contiguous to existing preserves. The parcels are: n About 201 acres ...

Horizon Foundation announces 2020 slate of officers

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardships on businesses across the country, and Southwest Florida has been no exception. With the road to recovery getting under way, the Horizon Foundation in Lee County is poised to continue its support of the business community with the naming of its ...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest postponed until 2021

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, iHeartMedia and BMI announced this week that they have postponed the 7th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.  “After extensive consideration, and in light of the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the most prudent way to proceed,” said Tamara ...

Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop to begin Aug. 4

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, The Windsor of Cape Coral, in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, will offer a free six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program online virtual workshop in southwest Florida. This workshop continues every Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m. ...