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Matter Brothers Donates Furniture to United Way and Partner Agencies

Since June of 2018, Matter Brothers Furniture has donated over $78,000 worth of furniture, rugs and bedding to United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee’s Gifts In Kind program.  Businesses give new and used furniture, household items, and office supplies to United Way. United Way then distributes...

FMPD Responds to Shots Fired and Apprehends Suspects

On Friday, November 30, 2018, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were on patrol at approximately 2:06 a.m. near Golfview and Cleveland Avenues when they heard gunshots. The officers immediately began to search the area. They were flagged down by a black male at the intersection of Earl Road and Cleveland Avenue....

COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION BOARD NAMES SERIES UNDERWRITER

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association Inc. Board of Directors have appointed Alexandra Bremner and her mother, Eunice Bremner, as underwriters of its entire 2019 concert season. Alexandra and Eunice are the niece and sister of the late Berne Davis, who was the series underwriter...

Shooting Victim Discovered at Cranford and Guava Streets

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, at approximately 7:30 pm, Fort Myers Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Seaboard Street and Michigan Avenue. This was in reference to a report of shots fired. While investigating, officers discovered that a vehicle had struck a power line pole on Cranford Avenue. A pickup truck...

Fort Myers PAL Boxers Continue Winning

PAL Boxing Team (L. to R.) Assistant Coach Rudy Martinez, Jeremy Pozo, Nathan Martinez, Kejuan Saez, Josiah Vasquez, Danilo Diez, Head Coach Jose Ojeda, Jayden Pozo, Assistant Coach Jesus Diez
Earlier this month the Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) boxers competed in the USA Boxing Florida State Championships. They brought back six championship titles and a silver award. Two weeks later, the PAL Boxing Academy took 7 boxers and coaching staff to compete in the National Sugar Bert...

How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

Since November is American Diabetes Month, there’s no better time to address the widespread epidemic affecting our country. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death. What’s even more staggering is that folks with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to die of a cardiac episode than those individuals...

American Red Cross Launches First Aid for Severe Bleeding Online Course

The American Red Cross has launched a new First Aid for Severe Bleeding course so people can learn what to do until emergency help arrives. “Severe blood loss is a life-threatening condition,” said Grace Meinhofer, Regional Communications and Marketing Director for the South Florida Region. “This course empowers people with the knowledge and skills...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Nov 29-Dec 2)

Christmas crafts, movies, music, trees and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Fort Myers Festival Of Trees Through Sunday:  Goodwill of Southwest Florida is partnering with The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to bring the 12th...

Trivia Nite helps Guardian ad Litem Foundation raise $7,145 to provide local children with volunteer advocates

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $7,145 at its lively Trivia Night on Nov. 1 to support the organization’s “I am for the child” program. The 60 guests in attendance enjoyed an extensive appetizer buffet and drinks at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill in Naples. Participants then formed...

Harry Chapin Food Bank, ACT chosen for Property with a Purpose

Two events benefiting worthy local causes now have a venue free of charge. The Harry Chapin Food Bank and Abuse Counseling & Treatment Inc., better known as ACT, have been selected as the first recipients of Property with a Purpose. This is a new program that Top Rocker Events at Six Bends™ launched this year as part...