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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,...

The United Way celebrates raising $10,050,133 for the 2017-2018 Campaign

All donors and volunteers have been invited to attend this family-friendly event which will feature food, beverages, and live music with the band “The Keepers”. United Way’s Annual Circle of Excellence Awards will be presented to companies that raised $100,000 or more for the 2017-2018 Campaign. Campaign Chairs Beth Hendry and John Clinger will lead the “thank you” event to express...

SIX MILE CYPRESS PRESERVE NORTH TRAILS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

Public access is now open for the first time to visitors at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve North on Luckett Road in Fort Myers. This Conservation 20/20 preserve includes nearly eight miles of marked hiking and equestrian trails through predominantly pine flatwoods and cypress swamps. The 1,219-acre preserve was acquired between 2010 and 2011 using funds from Conservation 20/20, Lee County’s...

GREEK RESTAURANT OPENS IN FORT MYERS

Hot Gyros and More has opened at 13101 Paul J. Doherty Parkway, Unit 260, in Fort Myers. The eatery will include gyros and other authentic Greek entrees like Moussaka or Pastitsio. Owner Marina Lios is a Greek entrepreneur with extended experience in the hospitality business. Since 1996, the Lios family has operated New Jersey-based Hot Bagels and More, which has three locations.

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County announces ‘Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club,’ a Love That Dress! collection event

An exclusive trip to the American Music Awards and a private Costa Rican villa rental for 10 are among the fabulous items being auctioned at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County’s next fundraising event on June 5. Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club, a Love That Dress! collection event, includes smooth jazz and Latin sounds by Marc Vee, silent and live...

AUTHOR, TED SPEAKER TO LEAD BOARD TRAINING SEMINAR

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will bring nationally renowned author and TED Talks speaker Dan Pallotta to town for a one-day board-training seminar. This seminar is for nonprofit board members and their staff leaders. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Community Foundation’s new Collaboratory, located at 2031 Jackson St. in downtown Fort Myers. Designed specifically for nonprofit...

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...