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Cape Coral remembers, honors, 9/11 dead

In the midst of the solemn crowd at Cape Coral City Hall Saturday, Denise Vega stood quietly apart. A red, white and blue twist of ribbon held back her hair. Her face mask was an ode to New York. In her hands, she held two things: a Thin Blue Green and Red Line flag in support of law ...

Southwest Florida marks 9-11: Lee County holds remembrance

When Guns n Hoses Pipes n Drums played the cadenced sublimity of “Amazing Grace” on their Great Highland pipes and drums before a somber crowd inside the Caloosa Sound Convention Center on Saturday morning, tears etched the faces of hundreds of police, firefighters, EMS and others in ...

9/11 remembrance in Cape Coral in photos

The city of Cape Coral held a 9/11 remembrance at City Hall. With honor guards and speeches, a ringing of the bell and a bugler playing taps, residents, first responders and dignitaries remembered — and honored — the 2,977 killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 ...

LCEC awards eight local organizations with Environmental Funding Awards

LCEC will provide Environmental Funding Awards to eight area organizations. Receiving the most recent awards are ArtFest Fort Myers, Cape Coral Wildlife Trust, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Monofilament Busters, Cypress Cove Landkeepers, Audubon of Southwest Florida, Audubon’s Corkscrew ...

Former St. Andrew School student places in Broadcom MASTERS top 300

Four students from Southwest Florida, one who attended St. Andrew Catholic School, were among the top 300 Broadcom MASTERS, the top middle school scientists in the country. “I am really grateful to make it this far and have the experience. I think it is a great organization and really ...

Freshman places third in Invention Convention Globals

A freshman homeschooled Cape Coral student recently placed third in the Invention Convention Globals presented by Raytheon Technologies for students in the sixth to eighth grade category for her invention, FLDORI Alert System: Don't Forget Your Child. “It was unexpected and I was very ...

Better Together group names new community board in Southwest Florida

​Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, has introduced its new community board to help represent and support the needs of hardworking families across Southwest Florida. Members of Better Together’s community board in Southwest Florida include: • ...

Lee County Library System celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month

The Lee County Library System is joining the American Library Association to encourage people to sign up for a library card. Libraries nationwide are marking September with Library Card Sign-up Month. People who live, work or go to school in Lee County are eligible to receive a library card. ...

Love That Dress! shopping event raises $65,000 for Pace Center for Girls, Lee

Pace Center for Girls, Lee’s popular fundraising event, Love That Dress!, has raised $65,000 to support Pace Lee programs. “We’re thankful for all who came out to this year’s Love That Dress!, joining our efforts to empower Pace girls in finding their voice and achieving their full ...