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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 ...

Sun Splash offers free admission to moms this weekend

Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen general admission ticket. This special promotion, which is typically held during Mother's Day Weekend in May, was rescheduled this ...

Neymotin appointed chair of The Florida Bar Committee on Professionalism

The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2nd District, has announced that The Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales has appointed Regional Counsel Ita M. Neymotin as chair of the Committee on Professionalism. Neymotin oversees 14 counties within the Second District Court ...

Celebrate Mina Edison’s 155th birthday at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

On July 6, Edison and Ford Winter Estates will celebrate Mina Edison's 155th birthday. The celebration will start at 11 a.m. with a presentation about Mina on the Museum West Porch. This large outdoor space will be monitored for social distancing and all visitors are encouraged to wear a mask. ...

Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in North Fort Myers holding drive-in services

Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church has found an outside-the-box idea to bring people back to the church -- if its flock can't come into the church, the church will bring the service to its flock.As the pandemic continues, the church has started to provide a "drive-in" service for its parishioners ...

Donation made to Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust

Breeze Newspapers recently presented a $250 check to the Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust, represented by Judy and Gary Bowler. The trust maintains the Iwo Jima statue at Four Mile Ecological Preserve and other veterans memorials. The check represents a portion of the proceeds from ...