Month: May 2017

Spring Fling Festival at Holten Eco-Preserve

Spring Fling Festival at Holten Eco-Preserve

Spring Fling Festival 2017 A Family Day of Fun and Learning About Our SW Florida Environment The Holten Eco-Preserve invites you to join them on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Spring Fling Festival 2017. Bring your family to celebrate the Preserve’s 2nd Annual Butterfly Release, and to learn about all […]

Unsettled Land Battle

Unsettled Land Battle

Proposed Reclassification of Palomino/Appaloosa CPA Still Undetermined                                   by Don Long Residents who live along the Daniels corridor have beaten back two attempts to enable new mixed-use development and multi-family housing on parcels of land in the Appaloosa/Palomino area on the north side of Daniels Parkway. However, the long-term use of these properties is […]

Local Paint and Wine studio ranked Top 10 in all of Florida

Local Paint and Wine studio ranked Top 10 in all of Florida

Vino’s Picasso Fort Myers and Naples get state-wide recognition. Southwest Florida’s first paint, wine and art gallery combination has been ranked as a Top 10 Paint and Wine studio throughout the state of Florida by Best Things Florida. Stacked against well over 100 paint and wine studios across the state Vino’s Picasso Fort Myers and […]

Lee County Fallen Officer Memorial Service

Lee County Fallen Officer Memorial Service

The annual Lee County Fallen Officer Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Centennial Park located at 2000 W. First Street, Fort Myers. This year’s event will feature a law enforcement vessel display, a fly over, and several other exhibits to help us honor our fallen officers. This Memorial […]

Guided walking tours continue at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve this summer

Guided walking tours continue at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve this summer

Guided walking tours will continue this summer at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month along the boardwalk at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers. The Interpretive Center at the preserve will close for scheduled maintenance on May 15 and is scheduled to reopen June 10. Along […]

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to host National Public Garden Day on Friday, May 12

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to host National Public Garden Day on Friday, May 12

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation will host a celebration in recognition of National Public Gardens Day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 12, at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. Lakes Park joins more than 500 public gardens in the nationwide celebration. The public is urged to come and see the beauty […]

Register for Lee County summer programs for children and teens

Register for Lee County summer programs for children and teens

Registration is open now for youth programs offering summer fun from Lee County Parks & Recreation, Libraries and LeeTran. Parks & Recreation Registration has started for the 2017 summer camps at Lee County Parks & Recreation. These camps draw thousands of youngsters throughout the region to programs, outings and activities at traditional camps, teen camps […]

Young Girl Scouts Share Plans for Community Projects

Young Girl Scouts Share Plans for Community Projects

Fourteen members of Girl Scout Troop 176 shared some big plans for community service projects at their April 4 meeting, as part of the troop’s “Give Back Challenge.” With five-hundred dollars in project support funds on the line, the competition was tough but friendly. Girls were directed to research needs in the local community and […]

Lee County Domestic Animal Services celebrates May with two promotions

Lee County Domestic Animal Services celebrates May with two promotions

Lee County Domestic Animal Services will feature two promotions in May. May 1-31: In honor of prom season, adoption fees for senior pets will be $20 all month. Adult dogs and cats will cost $30. The adoption package valued at $500 includes: Spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, Lee County Pet License, microchip ID, de-worming, heartworm test for […]

Gateway church raises $45,500 for two local charities 

Gateway church raises $45,500 for two local charities 

Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church’s sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament raised $45,500. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will be split evenly between the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Community Cooperative. The event was held at Gateway Golf and Country Club on Saturday, March 18, 2017. “The community response has once again been overwhelming this […]

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