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Wander The Butterfly Estates

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  Maya Angelou The sun shining through the conservatory glass causes the butterflies wings to sparkle. I stand motionless as a vibrant orange creature with dark spots lands gently on my arm.  I notice that the underside of the wings contain...

Hometown jamboree serves up local food, music and fun for local nonprofits

Rotary Club of Fort Myers presents Backyard Family Bash on Oct. 22  Hometown pride is the theme of the inaugural Backyard Family Bash, presented by Rotary Club of Fort Myers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 on the expansive lawn at the Alliance for the Arts. Bring your kids, neighbors, dog, chair and blankets, and enjoy hometown food, music and fun. Proceeds benefit local...

River District Collection Event

The River District Collection Event was hosted by the Goodwill Boutique on First and Red Door Photography’s studio on July 20.  The event raised $9,200. They also collected 150 dresses to benefit PACE Center for Girls and Love That Dress! A crowd of more than 75 guests attended the final Love That Dress! collection event of the season.

Over The Edge Kickoff Event at Bahama Breeze

The Heights Foundation hosted a kickoff happy hour on Thursday, July 27. The party was at Bahama Breeze Island Grille in Fort Myers  Guests enjoyed live music, a complimentary cocktail, appetizers, and had opportunities to win prizes. They also learned how they can go Over The Edge of the 19-story Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village.  ...

Top Rocker Events introduces inaugural Morgan & Morgan Signature Series for charity

As the festival season approaches, Southwest Floridians can look forward to Top Rocker Events' brand-new Morgan & Morgan Signature Series. Top Rocker Field at Six Bends will play host to the SWFL Hunger Games on Saturday, October 7, Salute to the Brave: HERO PROJECT on Saturday, November 11 and the Biggest Baddest Beer Bash on Saturday, December 2. Proceeds from each event will benefit a...

Big Backpack Event gets Lee County kids ready for school

Lee County kids got prepared for the upcoming school year at the Big Backpack Event.  More than 2,000 students received free backpacks, school supplies and haircuts. A special thanks to the dignitaries who attended the event today to volunteer and meet the community in attendance.  Representatives from the city of Fort Myers, Lee County school board, Sheriff's office and fire department...

Is a comprehensive eye exam part of your child’s back to school routine?

Changes in vision are a natural part of your child’s varying stages of development. However, children often don’t realize that their vision is causing them trouble. They simply haven’t experienced the clarity of what “normal” eyesight should look like. That’s why comprehensive eye exams are key to monitoring children’s vision development. They should be used as a tool to...

Take the 5210 Pledge update

Healthy Lee 5210 Pledge News: July  Thanks for participating in Healthy Lee's 5210 Pledge! This week, the 5210 Pledge continues to focus on getting one hour or more of physical activity every day. As this month comes to an end, we encourage you to get a head start on the August challenge of drinking no sugar-sweetened drinks and drink more water instead!  Don’t...


Ace Hardware Corp. announced the opening of a customer care center in Fort Myers. The new office facility is at 4700 Terminal Drive at Page Field. The facility is part of a strategic three-year plan to grow and transform the Customer Care division. Once fully staffed, the 10,000 square-foot, fully renovated space will employ approximately 110 Ace corporate team members. The Customer Care...


The Nickel Ride will begin providing free transportation on Aug. 1 between The Edison & Ford Winter Estates to the intersection of Seaboard Street and Palm Beach Boulevard and down as far south as Edison Avenue.   To keep the service free, every vehicle in the fleet is a host for local advertisers and business owners. They also has a free app.   Convenient to use, The...

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