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ONELEE ENCOURAGES PUBLIC TO SHOP LOCAL

A countywide campaign aims to help local businesses impacted by the red tide and algae blooms. The promotion­, OneLee, contains dozens of deals from area businesses to motivate residents to dine, shop and play locally. Residents are encouraged to use #onelee in their social media posts to support this movement. Many of the online deals will be from businesses in coastal...

ENTREPRENEUR SPIRIT PROGRAM (E$P) SET FOR OCTOBER

Dress for Success SW Florida is offering the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) to provide future women business owners with the tools and support they need to succeed in their career. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place in August, has been rescheduled to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co....

Cape Coral Community Foundation announces finalists for ENPY awards

Deserving organizations, individuals in SWFL to be recognized at luncheon The Cape Coral Community Foundation is pleased to announce 30 named finalists for the second annual Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly Awards, also known as the ENPYs. The finest nonprofit organizations, leaders, volunteers, staff and business partners in Southwest Florida will be recognized at the awards luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 9...

Discounted adoptions at Lee County Domestic Animal Services

The pet adoption center at Lee County Domestic Animal Services has filled up less than a month after the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” event and that means discounted adoptions for people looking for a pet. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens will be reduced to just $10 and dogs and puppies to just $15 through Sept. 30 to...

Lee County Parks & Recreation extends free parking on Fort Myers Beach

Lee County Parks & Recreation is waiving parking fees now through Sept. 30 at Lynn Hall Memorial Park, 950 Estero Blvd., and Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd. Both parks are located on Fort Myers Beach. The fee waiver mirrors a decision this week by the Town of Fort Myers Beach to extend the free parking at its sites until...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Sept 13-16)

Comedy, festival, fundraisers, mystery, quarter auction, trivia, and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Quarter Auction To Benefit The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary Thursday:  Doors open at 6 pm, auctions begin at 7 pm at Applebees Fort Myers. Any of you that have been to a Quarter Auction know that it is a fun time...

FMPD pamphlet on Internet Crime Targeting Children

Learn About Internet Crimes Aimed at Your Children As parents, do you wonder or even joke that your child knows more about the internet than you do? If so, you’re right. The Fort Myers Police Department wants to offer help. Children today are among the first generation that has grown up with the internet. As a parent, how much do you...

Southwest Florida’s first smart marina to open in Spring 2019

Construction underway at Gulf Star Marina on Fort Myers Beach Carroll Properties has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach. Gulf Star Marina is the region’s first smart marina. It is the first in the world to feature A.S.A.R., Automated Storage and Retrieval. This technology replaces the forklift traditionally used in dry dock storage marinas...

FMPD Investigating Apparent Homicide on Cuba Street

Officers of the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2210 Cuba Street, Fort Myers on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at approximately 3:16 a.m.  When police arrived on scene they made contact with a witness who reported he heard the gunshots and found an unknown black male on the floor of an adjacent unit. Officers entered...