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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...

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....

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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...

Sun Saver Passport Offers Savings And Supports Local Businesses

December 11, 2020

LEE COUNTY, Fla. –The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) has launched a free mobile-exclusive savings passport that is available to Lee County locals and visitors. Users will have access to exclusive deals on attractions, restaurants and experiences throughout the destination. There are three easy steps to participate: Sign up...

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports October Traffic

December 9, 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2020) – During October, 417,305 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla. This is a decrease of 34.7 percent compared to October 2019; however, it is a 63.1 percent increase compared to September 2020. The traffic leader in October was American...

Nothing To Do But Fix A Bourbon And Reserve Your Square

November 24, 2020

Our GreenMarket stage is an intimate, open-air venue where our neighbors can safely enjoy live entertainment. And what better backdrop for a performance than the gorgeous Florida sky? Guests are required to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and you can purchase delicious snack boxes from our partner, Broadway...

Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

November 24, 2020

New Book & Store Sale Celebrate Milestone By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com The iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, one of Southwest Florida’s most historic attractions and destinations, commemorated the 5th anniversary of its opening as a cultural and environmental learning center on November 14. It traces its roots back to...

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

Submitted By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM With every hurricane, we learn new lessons about being prepared and disaster planning. Hurricane Ian was no exception. It

June Programs At Riverdale Public Library

Submitted By: Courtney Barr Next month’s roster of activities at Riverdale Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the

Fringe Fort Myers

Mark your calendars for SWFL’s first Fringe Fort Myers! Fringe Fort Myers, presented by the Alliance for the Arts June 1st – 4th, is the

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