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14TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHEF NIGHT RAISES MORE THAN $160K

The 14th Annual Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night held was held on August 16. It was a great success, raising more than $160,000 for Barbara’s Friends - Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. The culinary event at Rumrunners in Cape Coral featured live and silent auctions, a champagne toast with prize of a custom designed necklace by award winning Mark Loren Designs,...

Take the 5210 Pledge drawing to a close

Healthy Lee 5210 Pledge News As the 5210 Pledge comes to an end, we want to thank you for joining us on this journey! Although the scheduled 5210 Pledge is over, we encourage you to continue to consume zero or very few sugar-sweetened drinks, increase your physical activity hours, cut back on the hours spent on electronics and eat more fruits and...

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2017-2018 board of directors

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2017-2018 board of directors. The board was recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2018. The 2017-2018 board of directors is led by Elaine Hawkins, president, and Andie Vogt, vice president. Other officers include: Debbie Toler, vice president of public relations and...

FORT MYERS WINS ‘MUNI’ AWARD

The City of Fort Myers has been recognized as a winner in the Florida League of Cities’ ninth annual Florida Municipal Achievement awards. The city is co-winner of the League’s Environmental Stewardship Award for the Downtown River Basin. This is the first time that the city has won a “Muni” award from the Florida League of Cities. Municipal Achievement awards are...

Take the 5210 Pledge

Healthy Lee 5210 Pledge News: August  As we enter the fourth week of August, we encourage you to continue to consume zero or very few sugar-sweetened drinks. This 5210 Pledge goal is to drink more water!  Thank you for participating in Healthy Lee's 5210 Pledge this summer! As this month comes to an end, take the time to reflect on your 5210 journey with your family and...

2017 Shell Point Summer Concert Series welcomes Wild Coffee Duo

Shell Point Retirement Community will continue its 2017 Summer Concert Series with an engaging performance from Wild Coffee Duo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point.   Wild Coffee Duo formed in 2015 by pianist Abbey Allison and cellist Susie Kelly. The classically trained music group presents an engaging repertoire that draws on a...

2017 Shell Point Summer Concert Series welcomes Amernet String Quartet

Shell Point Retirement Community continues its 2017 Summer Concert Series with a live performance from the Amernet String Quartet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point.   The Amernet String Quartet serves as an ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University in Miami. The foursome is composed of cellist Jason Calloway, along with violinists Misha Vitenson,...

August 19 Grand Opening: Experience the Original Fort of Fort Myers in New Virtual Reality Exhibit

On Saturday, Aug. 19, IMAG History & Science Center guests will be among the first in 150 years to visit the original fort of Fort Myers, established circa 1856. The new virtual reality (VR) exhibit, Virtual Fort Myers: The Past Meets the Present, brings the fort alive in a fully immersive 3D experience. IMAG Historian Jim Powers and Executive Director Matt...

Bruno Air Conditioning makes INC Magazines fastest growing companies list

Bruno Air Conditioning announced that it has earned a spot on the prestigious Inc. Magazines, 5000 list as one of America’s fastest-growing privately-owned companies for 2017. Ranked 1,026, Bruno Air has successfully positioned itself in the top tier of the elite group. This is the first year the company has been eligible to make the list, which publishes in...

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Five local law enforcement officers have been announced as the finalists for Officer of the Year for the 2017 Law & Order Ball.  The Ball is hosted by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South and will be held on Sept. 16 at Germain Arena.   The 2017 Law & Order Ball Officer of the Year finalist are: Deputy Jennifer Gaytan, Lee County...

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