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Sixteen named storms predicted for Atlantic hurricane season which started Monday

June 3, 2020 While Floridians continue to battle the affects of an ongoing global pandemic, the calendar has turned to June, bringing with it the official start of Hurricane Season. more »»

Paradise Isle project hearing set

June 3, 2020 After numerous delays, the long-awaited Paradise Isle development will go before a hearing examiner next week. more »»

County moves to foreclose on MW property site

June 3, 2020 A dispute between a North Fort Myers business and Lee County that began in the wake of Hurricane Irma has ramped up another notch with the county filing a foreclosure notice against both the busines... more »»

Sea-Craft Waterfront Tiki opens in Marinatown

June 3, 2020 A new restaurant at Marinatown was hitting its stride when the coronavirus pandemic stopped things in their tracks. more »»

Andrew’s Anthem kids help fellow teens

June 3, 2020 Isolation can be hard on anyone, and kids and teens are no exception. It’s especially true for those who may feel isolated to begin with. more »»

CareerSource Southwest Florida reopens

June 3, 2020 CareerSource Southwest Florida reopened its career centers Monday and, by appointment, is again helping individuals search for jobs. more »»

Virtual summer school to be available to all students K-8

May 27, 2020 Think your elementary- or middle school-aged child could use a little help to prepare for next year? The School District of Lee County has you covered. more »»

Lee County begins assistance program

May 27, 2020 Folks who need help paying the rent or a utility bill and who earn under $55,000 or whose small business has suffered due to the economic fallout from the state's response to the COVID-19 are all... more »»

Shell Factory begins reopening process

May 27, 2020 With businesses across the state now allowed to reopen, many are taking it slow. more »»

County grants extension on Merchants Crossing plans

May 27, 2020 Redevelopment of a North Fort Myers shopping center is going to take a little longer. more »»

NFM man charged with murder, child abuse

May 27, 2020 A North Fort Myers man accused of sexually abusing and battering a 2-year old girl is now charged with second-degree murder and a second count of aggravated child abuse. more »»

North teacher earns prestigious residency

May 27, 2020 Art teachers spend so much time teaching and inspiring other students, they often don’t have time to inspire themselves in their own craf. more »»

Big Backpack Event will be held curbside this July

May 27, 2020 The Big Backpack Event will return for its 21st annual year at the end of July, with new experiences to accommodate social distancing, at the Fort Myers Skatium. more »»

Forever friend ‘Shadow’ remembered

May 20, 2020 Dwight Henry was a dedicated worker, a devoted “forever friend” who was exceedingly kind -- someone who wanted to learn and love, and with his smile, he usually got i. more »»

DeSantis opens gyms, restaurants

May 20, 2020 Following a new executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis, restaurants and retail outlets in Florida can now serve guests at 50 percent of indoor capacity. more »»

Fire district distributes bike helmets

May 20, 2020 Hundreds of bike riders are safer today, thanks to the North Fort Myers Fire District. more »»

Smoke closes segment of I-75 in NFM Monday

May 20, 2020 The Florida Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 75 for nearly two hours Monday morning near Bayshore Road at mile marker 144 due to poor visibility from a nearby fire. more »»

Shell Factory flea market reopens

May 20, 2020 It had been nearly two months since Shell Factory fans have been able to enjoy much more than takeout at the North Fort Myers attraction. more »»

Lighthouse fundraiser to go on, virtually

May 13, 2020 The pandemic isn’t going to keep Lighthouse of SWFL from holding its signature fundraising event of the year. The not-for-profit will simply use a different strategy. more »»

Campaign for healthcare education starts

May 13, 2020 Southwest Vocational Training School in North Fort Myers is starting a new campaign to fill the void for healthcare workers, with more than $80,000 in scholarship money available with the help of... more »»

Services for Bayshore volunteer firefighter set for Thursday

May 13, 2020 Professionally and personally, Dwight Henry was the kind of person who always made the people around him feel good. more »»


North Fort Myers Rotary Club June 4, 2020

North Fort Myers Rotary Club, 997-3832, now meets at Capt’n Fishbones Restaurant at the Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail. Regular meetings are Thursdays starting with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with meeting at 8 a.m. more »




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