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Beach resident selected to IABC Fellow Award

May 9, 2012 The International Association of Business Communicators has named Fort Myers Beach resident Barbara Puffer, an Accredited Business Communicator, as one of this year’s IABC Fellows. more »»

Tobacco Free Lee urges keeping butts off the beach

May 8, 2012 Apart from sunshine and warm ocean waters, Lee County’s sandy beaches and surrounding coastal environment have one thing in common: Cigarette litter. more »»

Beach chamber foundation has college scholarships

May 7, 2012 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber Foundation is now accepting college scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 school year. more »»

Fine Italian Dining: Anthony’s Trattoria gets the local’s attention

May 2, 2012 Opening late last year, Anthony’s Trattoria, about a half-mile south of Bonita Beach Road (28340 Trails Edge Blvd. more »»

Andale, Horses! Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Fort Myers Beach

May 2, 2012 Saturday, May 5 marks not one – but two – big holidays/celebrations: Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derb. more »»

BINGO! Val's Lounge hosts weekly BINGO for local foundation

May 2, 2012 Kicking off last week during a quiet Thursday evening, Valerie’s Lounge began a summer tradition that’s very fun, very new, and helps a very good local cause along the way. more »»

Deadline extended for character education nominations

April 30, 2012 The deadline for nominations for elementary, middle, and high school teachers for the annual Character Education Champion Teacher Award, presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation, has been... more »»

Volunteers save Lee County nearly $1.2 Million

April 27, 2012 This week, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Observers Impacting Community Effort) program presented Sheriff Mike Scott with a record "check" for nearly $1.2 millio. more »»

Shell Point receives image award for website

April 26, 2012 Members of the Marketing Department of Shell Point Retirement Community received a local image award from the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA (Florida Public Relations) for the Shell Point... more »»

Purr, Baby, Purr! Gearing up for more hot-roddin’ fun at Parrot Key

April 25, 2012 Organizers at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill (2500 Main St.) have been keeping motorheads, car-lovers and engine enthusiasts very busy through season, hosting multiple car shows each and every month. more »»

Lee Parks to have leadership change

April 25, 2012 Lee County Parks & Recreation Director Barbara Manzo is retiring, and Deputy Director Dave Harner has assumed his new role as director of the department to ensure a seamless transition. more »»

Lee deputies and sergeants endorse Fisher for Sheriff

April 24, 2012 I.U.P.A. Local #6070 (Sergeants) & Local #6071 (Deputies) co-hosted a recent forum in Fort Myers to interview candidates for Lee County Sheriff. The audience was made up of I.U.P.A. more »»

New Chrysalis award category adds to the celebration

April 24, 2012 The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Chrysalis Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at th... more »»

Paddling festival announces partnership with CROW

April 23, 2012 The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival has announced a partnership with Sanibel-based CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. This year’s festival, scheduled for Nov. more »»

Bonsai Society holds annual picnic and auction

April 21, 2012 The annual picnic and auction of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Community Garden Center, adjacent to the Edison Laboratory on McGregor Boulevard... more »»

Lee VCB announces new administrative assistant

April 20, 2012 The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau welcomes a new member to its staff: Amanda Auer, administrative assistant. more »»

LeeTran offers free ride today

April 19, 2012 To celebrate Earth Day, LeeTran will once again offer free rides throughout Lee County on Thursday, April 19. more »»

Mound House tours canceled through Monday

April 18, 2012 All Mound House tours will be canceled due to repair on the ADA accessible sidewalks on the property through Monday, April 23. Tours will resume Tuesday. more »»

Nervous Nellie’s plans to entertain all thru summer

April 11, 2012 Due to technical issues with the band’s equipment, Nervous Nellie’s is sad to state the Los Lonely Boys concert, originally slated for Sunday, April 15, has been pushed back to some time in Novembe. more »»

Lee County officer to engage in “Walk for the Fallen”

April 10, 2012 Three weeks from today, a sergeant with the Lee County Sheriff's Office begins an ambitious effort to raise awareness, and funds, for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of... more »»



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