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Proposed changes to irrigation ordinance topic of town hall

Cape Coral residents have an opportunity to have their questions regarding the new proposed irrigation ordinance answered. District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden will hold a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. this Saturday in the Green Room at the city’s Public Works Building at ...

Red Ribbon Award nominees announced

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has announced its Red Ribbon Award nominees. The awards will be made via virtual presentations the week of April 19. Nominees are: AL OERTER AWARD FOR ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE The Al Oerter Award for Academic and Athletic ...

Historic Franklin Park Elementary School to be rebuilt

The School District of Lee County is starting the bidding process that will lead to the tearing down and rebuilding of the historic Franklin Park Elementary School in Fort Myers. The Florida Department of Education has approved the District’s plan to replace the school rather than modernize ...

Lee Health welcomes back its volunteers

After more than a year of having to suspend their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee Health welcomed back volunteers Tuesday morning at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers.   The hiatus away from Lee Health facilities was implemented for the safety of the health care ...

State looking to close down MW Horticulture in North Fort Myers

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is asking a judge to shut down a North Fort Myers recycling facility officials say has been the site of a series of fires often visible from I-75 near the Bayshore Road exit. Bayshore Fire & Rescue has responded to more than two dozen ...

Local musician recovering from pulmonary embolism

Gary Harvey and Kerri Lynn are a music duo known very well on Pine Island and around Southwest Florida as Gary and Kerri. In addition to sharing their love for and gift in the art of music, they have been married for 17 years. In November of last year, at only 54 years of age, Harvey ...

Barge party benefit for Gary and Kerri Sunday at Two-Pines

Jim Frock Sandbar Productions-Seven Seas Bait and Tackle Matlacha are holding a benefit concert for local music favorites Gary and Kerri, this Sunday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m., at Two-Pines, which is one mile east of marker 79. Last year Gary had a severe medical incident causing him to ...

Donated not Wasted collects over 9,000 pounds of donated food

Donated not Wasted, Lee County’s third annual food rescue campaign, successfully diverted 9,321 pounds of food from potential disposal, exceeding 2019 collection total of 2,263 pounds by 312%. “We are so grateful for this overwhelming show of support from our community and partners,” ...

Lee Home Connect discontinued for 2021-2022 school year

Although Lee Home Connect will no longer be an option for students in the Lee County School District next year, students can still be enrolled in Lee Virtual School until July 15. "We know the best way for students to learn is in a classroom, engaged with their teachers and interacting with ...

Untreated discharges ceasing at Piney Point

More than 200 million gallons of wastewater loaded with high levels of nitrogen and phosphate, emptied into Port Manatee over the past week, at the entrance to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico due to the failure of the Piney Point Reservoir at a defunct phosphate plant. In an update issued ...