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Alliance for the Arts Funding

July 8, 2024

In a devastating blow to the arts community, all state funding for the arts have been vetoed, slashing $32 million....

80s vs. 90s Karaoke & Dance Party

July 8, 2024

By: Butch Swank Over the past six months or so, I’ve spoken to people out and about or here in...

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boat Lesson

July 1, 2024

Attention experienced boaters: It’s crucial to stay current with changes in navigation and regulations. A Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating...

Enjoy a Free Sandwich from Mission BBQ on Korean Armistice Day – July 27th

June 4, 2024

Mission BBQ is well-known for its delicious barbecue and dedication to honoring those who serve in the military. One of...

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Mighty Mussels’ Independence Day Celebration to feature Fireworks, Family Fun and Patriotism

June 4, 2024

By: Butch Swank I’ve been thinking about the meaning of a lot of words lately. Patrick Henry said six amazing words that until pretty recently, to me at least, seemed like they only belonged in History Class. Those six words are: “United we stand, divided we fall.” These days, this...

Southwest Florida Symphony Announces Lineup for 64th Season

June 4, 2024

The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee County’s only professional orchestra, is excited to announce another innovative and diverse lineup of performances for the 2024-25 season. Maestro Stilian Kirov, the Symphony’s interim artistic advisor, will lead the orchestra through its 64th season of celebrated works of all genres, many of which are...

Red, White & Boom: July 3rd – Complimentary Show Featuring Chicago Heat at Fountain Crest Retirement Community

June 4, 2024

Summer is here, and it’s time to feel the heat! The Fountain Crest Retirement Community is thrilled to announce a special event, “Red, White & Boom,” featuring the sensational Chicago Heat. This complimentary show is set to take place on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 2 PM at the Fountain Crest...

THE ULTIMATE 80s VS. 90s ICONIC ERA PARTY SET TO ROCK THE ALLIANCE!

June 4, 2024

Get ready to travel back in time and relive the magic of two unforgettable decades! Join the Alliance for the Arts (AFTA) on Saturday, July 13th, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the Ultimate 80s vs. 90s Karaoke & Dance Party. Celebrate the iconic music and culture of both...

July Programs at East County Regional Library

June 4, 2024

Next month’s roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:  Adult Programs  Chess Anyone?  2 – 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of...

July Programs at Riverdale Public Library

June 4, 2024

Next month’s roster of activities at Riverdale Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:  Adult Programs  Knit and Stitch  1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 17  A casual, self-guided group of knitters and crocheters that join together to share projects, ideas and techniques....

Step into the Spotlight at the Inaugural ‘Shorts of the Fort’ Film Festival at the Alliance for the Arts

April 30, 2024

The Alliance for the Arts and the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau proudly announces the inaugural “Shorts of the Fort” Film Festival, an exciting new event celebrating the unique landscapes and vibrant communities of Lee County, Florida. Scheduled for September 20, 2024, at the Alliance for the Arts located...

STARability Foundation Receives $2,500 Grant from the Marcus Jansen Foundation to Support Art Exhibit at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

April 30, 2024

STARability Foundation is honored to announce the Marcus Jansen Foundation Fund has awarded a $2,500 grant toward “Divergent Inspiration – an Inclusive Art Exhibit by STARability Foundation” at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. The special group art show runs through May 30, featuring space-themed artwork created...

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A Vote For Amanda Cochran

By: Butch Swank Over the past six months or so, I’ve spoken to people out and about or here in the office, and the recurring

Why Primaries Are Important

By: Susie Allen August 20th, 2024 is the date of the upcoming primaries in Florida. Here in Lee County there are several challengers seeking to

Making the Most of New AI

By: Trey English An age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has arrived, brought on by a recent invention called the Large Language Model (LLM) that gives

Protecting Your Personal Information

By: Kevin Karnes Every day, you do something to protect yourself. You lock your door at night. You look both ways before crossing the street

Still Serving

By: Pat Whitehall Did you know that the oath taken when joining the military is a lifetime commitment for VFW members? They served our country

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