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Jennifer’s Boutique Collecting Canned Goods for Community Cooperative in June

Shoppers will receive 20% off their purchase with a donation Jennifer’s women’s boutique is collecting canned goods for Community Cooperative’s “Summer Drive for Hunger” throughout the month of June.  Shoppers who donate a minimum of 10 items will receive 20% off their entire purchase. "The summer months can be difficult for families who can't rely on the schools to feed their...

5 Things To Do This Weekend

Art, classic cars, fishing, parties and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Art Walk Friday:  Fort Myers ART WALK First Friday of each month from 6 to 10 pm. Art at 10 galleries and Art Vendors on First Street from Monroe to Jackson Streets.  Enjoy music as you walk the streets from vendor...

Donation benefits children’s summer reading program

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, which runs this year from May 29 to Aug. 11. Representatives from Rotary and the Friends presented a $5,145.30 check to the library system during a luncheon on April 30.  The library system gives out...

SalusCare’s Center for Growth Grand Opening Event May 31st

SalusCare’s Center for Growth, a dedicated and comprehensive practice for the behavioral healthcare needs of children and families, will hold a grand opening event on May 31st from 10 – 11 am at 2789 Ortiz Ave. in Fort Myers. The all-inclusive center will include two full-time child psychiatrists. They will offer outpatient therapy for children and families and children’s case management. The...

Lee County Tax Collector’s flag displays benefit veterans

Fund covers driver’s license fee for former service members Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart never forgets those who served, whether it’s Memorial Day or any other day of the year. Displays adorned with memorials to countless people who sacrificed their lives serving the country are popping up in tax collector’s offices throughout Lee County. They’re part of a year-round fundraiser...

Florida Skin Center Physician Assistant Helps Treat Thousands of People in India

Florida Skin Center’s Shirisha Vallarapu is a Board-certified physician assistant (PA). She has returned from a 10-day medical volunteer trip in Araveli, India, where she and 10 other American medical personnel helped to treat over 2,500 local villagers. Stationed in a highly remote and tribal area, also referred to as the oldest geographical mountain range in the world, Vallarapu, along...

Southwest Florida Community Foundation awards $761,650 in scholarships

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently granted $761,650 and 135 scholarships through a competitive process to local high school students and undergraduate and graduate students from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. For the second year, the Foundation awarded 25 of the scholarships as multi-year awards, which will help the students each year until completion. For the 2018 scholarship season, 393 eligible...

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County announces ‘FUNky Fashion Show,’ a Love That Dress! collection event

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County is putting the “fun” in funky with a FUNky Fashion Show collection event on June 20 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The FUNky Fashion Show is presented by IBERIABANK.  It features one-of-a-kind pieces created by individuals and businesses made completely from recycled or repurposed items. This year’s featured designer is Marie C. Dyer, a local...

Chico’s FAS dedicates four Habitat homes

Chico’s FAS Inc. dedicated its 43rd sponsored Habitat home in Lee County with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. It’s the company’s second home dedicated locally this spring. The company also participated in the Habitat International’s Home is the Key partnership and sponsored two Habitat home dedications in Nashville, Tennessee, for a total of four homes dedicated in April...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers

Beer, fundraisers, military, pets, watermelon and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Fort Myers Watermelon Festival Friday - Sunday:  Watermelon Festival is FREE to attend at Fleamaster Flee Market.  Plan to celebrate the summer harvest season at Fleamasters' Annual Watermelon Festival. Highlights include Speed Eating and Seed Spitting Competition, Community Showcase Exhibition Area,...