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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. ...

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ ‘Always Rejoice!’ Convention under way

With families losing jobs and income, struggling to pay bills, fighting for delayed unemployment benefits and dealing with “COVID Fatigue,” how can families, not only cope, but find joy in life? The “Always Rejoice!” Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses answers questions like: What ...

Health Notes 7-31-20

Golisano Children’s Hospital to celebrate Panda Cares Day Aug. 8 Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is recognizing the financial support of donations made by Panda Express through its philanthropic arm, Panda Cares, to young patients in Glades, Collier, Lee, Hendry and ...

Alliance, Bailey-Matthews Museum seek art for H2O Exhibit

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, in partnership with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel, is seeking artists to submit their work to an exhibition focused on water. The call is open to all artists residing in Florida. Water is the source of all life and has been an ...

Valerie’s House to hold in-person support sessions Aug. 3

Although Valerie's House has continued its support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic on a virtual basis, families shared their desire to go back to in-person, which will begin on Monday, Aug. 3. Valerie's House is a nonprofit organization, whose sole purpose is to help children who are ...

Golisano Foundation awards $39,000 to LARC for COVID-19 response

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens has been awarded a $39,000 grant from the Golisano Foundation. The grant will help LARC, an organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, respond to urgent needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The grant is a part ...