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North Fort Myers church offers more than free hot dogs

Who doesn’t love hot dogs? At the North Fort Myers Church of the Brethren, at 1691 Pacific Ave., Wednesday is hot dog day. It may not be the same as going to the ballpark, but you can go to their hot dog stand and pick one up to enjoy. Every Wednesday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m., you ...

Virtual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction today

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction event presented by the Higdon Group, adds a little flavor to fundraising by bringing guests together virtually alongside the Southwest Florida’s most talented chefs to support the health of moms and babies. This new twist on the annual event will take ...

‘Mamma Mia’ opens at Broadway Palm

The Broadway Palm is now presenting the international hit sensation and its number one selling show of all time "MAMMA MIA!" playing now through Nov. 14. Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the charming story, the delightful characters and the timeless ABBA music ...

New theater program forms in Cape

A new theater program designed to give kids the reigns when it comes to all aspects of planning, creating and presenting a show has come to Cape Coral. Wolf Creek Collective, spearheaded in the Cape by Bridey Kearns, allows the students to use their imaginative and creative ideas to perform, ...

Health officials issue mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

On Aug. 5, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Lee County. Several sentinel chicken flocks have tested positive for West Nile virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has ...

Southwest Florida Face Mask Crew provides masks for Immokalee community

A group of mostly Pine Islanders recently provided 1,060 masks to workers and residents of Immokalee. Nancy Cote of the Southwest Florida Face Mask Crew calculated that 400 masks went to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, 300 to the Grass Roots Movement of Immokalee, 300 to Saint Matthews ...

‘There’s strength in numbers’

According to Greater Pine Island Civic Association Board President Scott Wilkinson, the incorporation of Pine Island would afford islanders the ability to restore local control. Lee County seemed to be receptive to putting a non-binding referendum to incorporate Pine Island on the November ...

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 ...