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CCSWFL NAMES NEW CEO

Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. (CCSWFL) has named longtime Lee Health board member and Lee County Department of Public Safety executive Chris Hansen as its new CEO.  Hansen plans to empower CCSWFL’s team to further the organization’s mission of enhancing the lives of children and families. He is inheriting the position that retiring CEO Carol Conway has held for the past...

5 Things To Do This Weekend In Fort Myers

Baseball, bikes, BBQ, hurricane prep & party, music, swap meet 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 Prep & Party Friday:  Prepare for Hurricane Season with drinks, hors...

Inaugural mini golf family fundraiser coming in June

The Lee County Homeless Coalition will present its inaugural mini golf family fundraiser and offer a chance to win $1 million dollars with a hole-in-one challenge, at its event held from 2-9 p.m. on June 9 at Alico Family Golf (AFG) in Fort Myers. The event will be hosted by State Reps. Matt Caldwell, Ray Rodrigues, and Dane Eagle. It is also...

Donation by Rotary Club of Fort Myers South benefits children’s summer reading program

Many children lose reading skills when they’re away from school over the summer. That’s why the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has teamed with the Friends of Lee County Libraries to give to the Lee County Library System's Summer Reading Program. Representatives from Rotary and the Friends presented a $5,145.30 check to the library system during a luncheon...

SWFL CITIES NAMED AMONG TOP PLACES TO VACATION LIST

TripAdvisor has released rankings of the “20 Best Places to Vacation in Florida.” Naples, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sanibel Island were included ahead of major cities like Orlando and Miami.  Naples was highlighted for shopping opportunities, the Naples Princess and Collier-Seminole State Park; Marco Island was praised for Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and the Marco Island Historical...

Protect Your Vision While Using Electronic Devices

The number of electronic screens we use every day has increased over the years. So has the number of people diagnosed with vision problems caused by using those screens. Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of vision problems brought on by prolonged use of computers, tablets, smartphones, and e-readers. Many people report...

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our community!

Shell Point Retirement Community recognized for 50 years of leadership by Lee County Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners recently recognized Shell Point Retirement Community. There was an official proclamation, honoring its 50 years of leadership in the senior living industry. Founded in 1968 by The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Shell Point is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community. They offer independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing to senior adults in...

Tax Collector sets date for annual certificate sale

Bidders to compete for interest on tax-delinquent properties A compelling yearly opportunity to invest in Lee County real estate arrives soon. The 2018 Tax Certificate Sale of properties with unpaid real property taxes is Tuesday, May 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. online at leefl.realtaxlien.com. Tax certificates bear interest of as much as 18 percent per year. They represent liens for delinquent taxes,...

5 Things To Do This Weekend In Fort Myers

Art, mothers, motorcycles, mystery, poetry and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Mystery Walk Friday:  The family-friendly Mystery Walk event invites you to search the clues throughout core downtown and enter for a chance to win prizes! It's a great way to explore downtown and have some fun too! Check-in starts at 6 pm...