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Rotary Club of Fort Myers bringing fun and excitement to the inaugural Backyard Family Bash on Oct. 22

Local musical favorites Strange Arrangement, The Juice, MFYF and more set to take the stage Food, music and plenty of fun are on tap for the inaugural Backyard Family Bash, presented by Rotary Club of Fort Myers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Alliance for the Arts. The Backyard Family Bash will have a variety of local foods and entertainment for the whole...

“BECOMING COSMOPOLITAN” EVENT CANCELED BECAUSE OF IRMA

Community Cooperative has canceled the upcoming Becoming Cosmopolitan event scheduled for Oct. 5 in downtown Fort Myers. Community Cooperative’s focus post-storm has been ensuring that the community has the resources it needs. They want to help the community recover as quickly and efficiently as possible. That’s where the focus needs to remain for the coming months. Becoming Cosmopolitan sponsors told Community Cooperative that,...

MILLENNIAL BREWING TO HOST OKTOBERFEST IN FORT MYERS

Millennial Brewing Company will host Fort Myers’ only Oktoberfest event from Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. until Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.    The four-day festival will include an authentic brewery and beer pavilion tent, as well as another Bavarian-inspired décor, beer, food, music, merchandise, camaraderie and games for people of all ages, along with their pets.   Additionally, a portion of the weekend proceeds will...

2018 RUN FOR THE FALLEN — Sergeant Sammy Gonzalez’s Ultra-Marathon Run from Fort Myers to Tallahassee

  On April 26, 2018, Sergeant Sammy Gonzalez with the Lee County Sheriff's Office will depart the Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Fort Myers and travel on foot to the state capital of Tallahassee in an effort to raise money for families of fallen law enforcement officers. This 390-mile trek will lead him to Tallahassee in time for the annual Florida Sheriff's...

Lee Health Wellness Centers Offer Stress Relief

The Lee Health Wellness Centers is inviting the community for a complimentary week to visit one of their campuses to de-stress and enjoy some time for self-care. Their facilities offer strength and cardio equipment as well as group exercise classes. But not only that, the Cape Coral Wellness Center also offers two heated swimming pools, steam rooms and a new...

Proposed School District of Lee County Calendar Changes due to Hurricane Irma

Due to recent school closures as a result of local flooding in August, and Hurricane Irma, it has become necessary to make adjustments to the instructional calendar. In order to best balance our students' instructional needs with the disruption that came from these natural disasters, the District is proposing returning 6 days to the 2017-18 calendar. These changes are subject to...

Society now hiring at Bell Tower Shops

New modern American restaurant hosts job fair to hire 130 employees in Southwest Florida Society, Southwest Florida’s newest modern American restaurant, is now accepting job applications with the goal of hiring 130 employees. Society, scheduled to open early this fall in Bell Tower Shops, will host a job fair on Friday, Sept. 22 from noon – 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon – 2...

IMAG History & Science Center Presents New Exhibit, Oceans Climate Change: Acid vs. Life

IMAG History & Science Center is presenting a new exhibit experience from NRG! Exhibits about the effects of acidity in the oceans. The exhibit will serve to educate about the impacts of ocean acidification in an up close and interactive way.  “The oceans have experienced a 30% increase in acidity in recent years, and many are not aware of...

Event benefiting the MusicWorks! Scheduled

An event benefiting the MusicWorks! program for children in Harlem Heights will be held from 5:30 p.m.– 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 at The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers.  Guests will enjoy live entertainment, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and a performance by the MusicWorks! students.  All proceeds will benefit the MusicWorks! program at The Heights Center.  Tickets are now on...

GOUGING HOTLINE ACTIVATED

Attorney General Pam Bondi has activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for all consumers in Florida. Anyone who suspects price gouging should report it to Bondi’s office by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (966-7226). State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities, including food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber, and equipment, needed as a direct result of a declared emergency. Violators of the...