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3rd Annual Miles for Museum ride Sunday

The Southwest Florida Military Museum &?Library will be hosting its 3rd Annual Miles for the Museum motorcycle ride this Sunday, July 26. The cost to participate is a $10 donation with all proceeds going to the museum.The event is sponsored by the Sons of Liberty Masonic Riders ...

Alliance, Wild Ace Entertainment to present virtual show Aug. 13

The Alliance for the Arts, in partnership with Wild Ace Entertainment, will present an evening of virtual entertainment on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Fun for all ages, this virtual extravaganza is jam-packed with magical mystery, clever circus and comedy delights.Brittany Sparkles and ...

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida elects new board of directors

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2021.The board of directors will be led by chair, Scott Fischer, CEO of Scott Fischer Enterprises; vice chair, Jeff Fusco, senior vice president for Bank OZK; past chair, Curt Todd, ...

24th Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show returns to Fort Myers Sept. 19-20

In 1991, Bill Anderson's Home & Garden Show was the first event to be held at the then new Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.On Sept. 19 and 20, the 2020 Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show will be the first public event to be held at the new Caloosa Sound Convention ...

Ronald McDonald House Charities suspends ‘tab program’

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida has announced plans to suspend its popular "tab program" for the foreseeable future. The tiny pull tab is the only pure aluminum on a soda can and in large quantities has value to recyclers. People of all ages have collected the pop tabs and ...

Red Cross needs volunteers due to COVID-19

Experts predict a busy hurricane season this year and the Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross, which serves Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands and Lee counties, needs volunteers to help in the community."Emergencies don't stop during a pandemic and neither do our ...

Trammell new chair of local Red Cross board of directors

The Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Jennifer Trammell as the new chair of its board of directors. Her tenure officially began July 1.Trammell leads the NextGen Speaker Series, presented by Benson Blackburn, as the program's managing director. The ...

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County to hold virtual Rain Barrel Workshop July 25

Join UF/IFAS Extension online at a Florida Friendly Landscaping Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25.Rain barrels are a great way to reduce storm water runoff and to save water for a period of dry weather. In this workshop led by Lee County Master Gardeners, you will ...

First-ever recorded leatherback hatching on Captiva

On Sunday, June 28, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation documented the hatching of a leatherback sea turtle nest on Captiva - a very rare occurrence for the Gulf coast of Florida.SCCF volunteer permittee Kerry Salatino saw that the leatherback nest had hatched that morning and was able ...