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Celebrate Nathan’s Famous Fort Myers’s one-year anniversary with 1916 prices

Enjoy five-cent hot dogs from 10:30 – 12:30 on Wednesday, March 15 When Nathan Handwerker started selling hot dogs from a cart at Coney Island in 1916, he undercut the competition by charging just five cents each. Nathan’s Famous Fort Myers will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, March 15 at 11150 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 100 by offering five-cent...

Gulfshore Ballet unveils brand-new training facility for aspiring ballerinas

Southwest Florida's premier not-for-profit school of classical ballet, Gulfshore Ballet revealed a brand-new facility located at 5636 Youngquist Road in Fort Myers. The new facility will enable the organization to continue its mission of serving more deserving students in the community. “We’ve been bursting at the seams at our current space of 16 years. This move to a new location...

Matt Johnson takes the reins of the future at the newly combined Imaginarium / SWFL Museum of History

After earning his history degree at FGCU, Matt Johnson was hired as educator-historian at the Southwest Florida Museum of History in 2001. With his return to that cherished Fort Myers institution, Johnson’s career path now comes full-circle, yet signals an exciting new beginning. After many years of planning, the Museum of History is finally located under the same roof as...

Emerald Homes brings classic elegance to scenic City of Palms avenues

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division is proud to combine postcard-worthy vistas, warm Gulf breezes and hospitable southern architecture with modern building techniques in its homes off scenic McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. These homes offer rare new construction opportunities on historically desirable Fort Myers avenues. Emerald Homes has carefully designed these homes to honor the classic charm for which...

Dr. Julius Orange, “Doktur of Dental Silliness,” headed to Fort Myers with his exciting show on dental health for children

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Orange will be talking to the kids about dental health and how to properly take care of your teeth. WHEN: Monday, February 27, 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children's Center of Southwest Florida, Joseph H. Messina Children's Center, 4650 Fowler Street, Fort Myers 33907

Madisen’s Match swings into action March 31 and April 1

In its 9th year, the world-class celebrity tennis experience Madisen’s Match will take place on March 31 and April 1 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club. Event attendees will get to meet this year’s all-star line-up including Mardy Fish, Robby Ginepri, Tom Gullikson, Mikael Pernfors, Luke and Murphy Jensen and Kathy Rinaldi. Developed to benefit individuals suffering with...

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers donates more than $16,000 to Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers recently honored the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida with a donation from money raised at the club’s Eighth Annual Italian Fest. Continuing their support of the food bank, club members presented Harry Chapin President and CEO Richard LeBer with a check for more than $16,000. Hosted at the Alliance for the Arts...

Drive awareness and a 2017 Lexus when you “Unmask and Empower”

A culinary wonderland awaits at the second annual Taste of Freedom, and so does the opportunity to win a two-year lease on a 2017 Lexus! The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition hosts this food-forward masquerade affair on Saturday, April 8 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers, 4200 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. “Unmask...

Lee County Bar Association launches #KindLee campaign

The Lee County Bar Association introduced its new grassroots initiative, #KindLee, timed to begin in advance of Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb. 17 and intended to spotlight and celebrate the kind acts performed in abundance throughout Southwest Florida. Residents are invited to post their stories with a photo on Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Facebook and include...

Civic Center readies for the 93rd Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair

While the online countdown clock ticks down the days and hours until opening day, the monumental setup is already underway at the Lee Civic Center and Fairgrounds for the 93rd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair, to be held Feb. 23 – March 5. Tickets are now on sale at swflcfair.com/tickets, along with the always popular Mega Pass, granting admission...