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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. ...

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 ...