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Things To Do This Weekend In SWFL

March 24, 2023

Paddle into the sunset at Tarpon Bay Explorers Nature Tours and Rentals are a great way to soothe a weekend...

Tips For Safe Summer Travel With Your Pet

August 2, 2022

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. • Keep a copy (digital...

Top Domestic Destinations For Summer 2021

April 30, 2021

By Stephen Myers COVID-19 thwarted summer vacation plans last year, but the 2021 summer travel season is poised for a...

Sanibel Island Earns National Accolades As Best Beach Town

April 27, 2021

Southern Living Magazine features Sanibel on its March cover as “The South’s Best” LEE COUNTY, Fla. (March 10, 2021) – The...

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Mound House Staffing & Accreditations – Knight New; Norris Earns CIGT

April 12, 2021

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com Thousands of people annually tour and attend programs at the historic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach. Despite its large visitation, however, the Mound House accomplishes all it does with just a handful of museum professionals. It recently added MuseumEducator Adam Knight, while Environmental Education Manager Dexter...

Private Travel: Getting There Is Half The Fun

March 30, 2021

By Stephen Myers An old phrase says, “Getting there is half the battle.” Getting there should be half the fun… it just depends how you are getting there. There are many ways to travel from Point A to Point B – vehicles, trains, boats, airplanes, bicycles or by foot. The...

What’s New From The Beaches Of Fort Myers & Sanibel

March 9, 2021

Photo courtesy of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.  LEE COUNTY, Fla. (U.S.A.) – As visitors begin to plan long-awaited vacations, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel continues to provide lots of space for social distancing while having fun. In addition to great, year-round weather, shell-drenched beaches, wildlife and...

Frontier Airlines Voters Have Spoken: Fort Myers Is Named Top Warm Weather Destination Of 2021

March 5, 2021

image courtesy of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel FORT MYERS, Florida – Jan. 29, 2021 – Fort Myers has been named the top warm weather destination for 2021 by Frontier Airlines customers in a recent vote that pitted the city against Phoenix, Miami, Sarasota, Florida and Tampa, Florida....

Ben Siegel Named Executive Director Of Lee County Port Authority

February 26, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2021) – The Lee County Board of Port Commissioners named Benjamin R. Siegel, CPA, C.M., as the executive director of the Lee County Port Authority on Jan. 21, 2021. As executive director, he will direct the administration, operations and development of Southwest Florida International Airport...

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Smelled, Not Seen: The Eastern Spotted Skunk

By: Kara Tyler-Julian One of southwest Florida’s lesser-known native creatures is the eastern Spotted Skunk, known scientifically as Spilogale putorius. Most people who live in

Reporting In From VFW, Post 4174

By: Pat Whitehall As a guest Tuesday evening at the Lehigh Acres VFW, Post 4174, DAV meeting, I was both impressed and thankful for being

Sunpass Text Scam

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno You may have received this text message or one very similar: “We’ve detected a $3.95 charge for your recent usage of

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