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Uncommon Friends Foundation gala returns in November

The Uncommon Friends Foundation will hold its 2018 Uncommon Evening annual gala from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Burroughs Home & Gardens in downtown Fort Myers. The “Reflections on the River” theme will celebrate the foundation’s 25th anniversary with a program honoring its history. The event is being chaired by Caryn Smith, CEO of Driven by Design LLC. Guests will be treated to tours of the...

FORT MYERS NAMED TOP SMALL CITY TO START A BUSINESS

WalletHub has named Fort Myers as 2018’s 10th best small city to start a business.  To determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the business-friendliness of more than 1,200 small-sized cities. They analyzed 18 key metrics ranging from average growth in the number of small businesses to investor access and labor costs. WalletHub compared 1,261 cities across three key dimensions including business environment,...

5 Things To Do This Weekend In Fort Myers

Crafts, food, music, nature, trucks and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Music Walk Friday:   Enjoy great sounds during a casual evening in the River District! Music Walk is free to attend.  Runs from 5 - 10 pm. Fort Myers Foodie Fest Saturday:  Live bands, restaurants, food trucks, monitored kid play area. Beer and wine...

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to benefit from baseball games

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida will host five Miracle Baseball games this season at Hammond Stadium. Discounted general admission tickets, raffle sales and collection drive are planned during “Goodwill Game Nights ─ Help Make Miracles Happen.” Clients of Goodwill Industries SWFL will throw out the first pitch at the games. Dates include April 28, May 19, June 30 and July 21. A...

LCEC PLEDGES $25,000 TO FSW

Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) pledged $25,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) School of Business and Technology over the course of the next five years. The gift will help the college provide materials for several areas of study. These include crime scene tech labs, and construction and engineering materials. In recognition for LCEC’s support, the company has a five-year naming...

‘BBQ, Bands & Brew’ nets $75,000 for Builders Care

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) (BIA), netted $75,000 from the ninth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event on April 8. Proceeds support Lee BIA Builders Care’s mission of providing emergency repairs and construction services at no cost to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners who are unable to obtain repairs...

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY COMING TO FORT MYERS

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) will partner with Secure Shredding, Inc. to host a Community Shred Day event from 9 am to noon on April 27. The Secure Shredding truck will be on site at MNMW at 8961 Conference Drive in Fort Myers, and there will be a two-box maximum per person for shredding.  The event is free, however, MNMW encourages participants to consider a...

NEW STORE, DRIFTWOOD BLUE, OPENS IN BELL TOWER SHOPS

Driftwood Blue—a locally owned boutique selling jewelry, clothing, accessories, eclectic gifts and artisan crafts curated by the owners—has opened in the Bell Tower Shops. Driftwood Blue was previously known to Southwest Florida residents as Cargo Trading Co., a retail outlet on Sanibel Island. The business opened in 2013 selling home accents and décor, clothing, candles and more. Bell Tower Shops recently...

Clerk Doggett announces opening of county’s first Self Help center

Getting access to justice is about to get easier in Lee County. Clerk of Courts Linda Doggett is opening the county’s first Self Help Center on April 18 at 10 a.m. to assist people wishing to represent themselves in civil court.  The Self Help Legal Center will provide computers and software to assist in the filing of civil actions. It will provide...

SPRING TRAINING YIELDS STRONG 2018 ATTENDANCE

More than 276,000 fans attended Major League Baseball spring training games this year at Lee County Parks & Recreation’s JetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex. The Boston Red Sox led all 15 teams in the Florida Grapefruit League with a total attendance of 165,688. The Minnesota Twins drew 110,770 fans to CenturyLink, despite having one rainout. Both teams...