Month: November 2016

Tibetan Monks Highlight FSW International Education Week

Tibetan Monks Highlight FSW International Education Week

A group of Tibetan Monks will highlight a series of events held during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Thomas Edison Campus. For over 25 years the Mystical Arts of Tibet tours by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery have crossed the globe to offer these authentic, sacred Tibetan […]

Food for Sharing offers a way to show you care this Thanksgiving

Food for Sharing offers a way to show you care this Thanksgiving

The Publix Food for Sharing drive is on now through Nov. 23 at all Publix Super Markets in Southwest Florida. Thanksgiving is Nov. 24, and in the weeks leading up to the holiday, Publix offers donation cards for various levels of giving that customers may choose from. This offers an opportunity for them to continue […]

River District Farmers Market has a new look 

River District Farmers Market has a new look 

The River District Farmers Market, open every Thursday, is now held in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Previously located under the Caloosahatchee Bridge at 2000 West First Street, the Farmers Market’s new location frees up more than 40 parking spots for customers and park goers.   “We are really excited about this change in […]

Southeastern Guide Dog: Anchor

Southeastern Guide Dog: Anchor

The Calendar Girls recently introduced their new sponsored Southeastern Guide Dog puppy Anchor. He is the 17th sponsored puppy by the Calendar Girls and will be raised up here in Lee County by his puppy raiser, and will be attending some of the Calendar Girl events. The Calendar Girls would like to thank SW Florida […]

High Honors for Cypress Lake High School Orchestra Director

High Honors for Cypress Lake High School Orchestra Director

Kayla Lisa, the Orchestra Director of Cypress Lake High School, is the Florida American String Teachers Association (FL-ASTA) Beginning Teacher of the Year. Ms. Lisa fell in love with the violin when she was 8 years old.  “Music has been an integral part in shaping who I am.  My passion in life is teaching, developing […]

The Harry Chapin Food Bank vouches for turkeys this Thanksgiving

The Harry Chapin Food Bank vouches for turkeys this Thanksgiving

The Harry Chapin Food Bank will provide gift cards for clients to purchase turkeys or other food for Thanksgiving this year. The food bank is spending $45,000 for 4,500 gift cards, valued at $10 each, to be distributed among clients at its partner agencies, said Kari Lefort, director of programs.  The cards are designated for […]

Community Cooperative Full Plates Project

Community Cooperative Full Plates Project

To ensure there are no empty plates this Thanksgiving, Community Cooperative kicked-off its Full Plates Project earlier this month and is seeking help from the community.  The organization plans to feed hundreds of families and elderly shut-in’s through The Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and Healthy School Mobile Pantries and needs to secure 1,500 frozen […]

Craft Fairs & Plant Sales & Annual Shows

Craft Fairs & Plant Sales & Annual Shows

Botanica Lakes Craft Fair Botanica Lakes community located off Treeline and Daniels is having a Unique Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to come and shop as well as enjoy lunch at one of the food trucks that will be on site. Brookshire residents and outside […]

Gateway Entrepreneur Pours His Passion into Whiskey

Gateway Entrepreneur Pours His Passion into Whiskey

Ultra Smooth American Barrels Bourbon Expands Across U.S. by Yvette Bone Gateway resident Michael Reed is the founder and CEO of American Barrels Bourbon Whiskey. At only 25 years old, he is a proven trailblazer and well on his way to making American Barrels a household name. Born in Tennessee but raised in Fort Myers, […]

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