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Local High School Students Honored for Town Hall Scholarships

By Kevin, Jul 08, 2017, Categories: Local Living

More than 140 seniors from public and private schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties attended the lectures and winners received scholarships as a result of an essay contest.

Editor's Picks Events: Explore New Businesses and Enjoy the Arts in July

By Kevin, Jul 05, 2017, Categories: Local Living

We've compiled 10 fun things that are happening in July 2017 for our readers to explore.

'Into the Woods' Cast Brings Energy, Passion This September to Sarasota

By Kevin, Jul 01, 2017, Categories: Local Living

With a cast of 47, Rise Above Performing Arts looks to present 'Into the Woods' in a way that has never been seen before.

Beyond the Plate: local event series of good food for a good cause

By Mandy Carter, Jul 01, 2017, Categories: Local Living

You can gather your clients, friends or business associates to enjoy great conversation and learn from the area’s finest chef’s right in our YMCA.

U.S. Census: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers in the Top 15 Fastest Growing Cities Nationwide

By Kevin, Jun 28, 2017, Categories: Local Living

The population numbers were released by the U.S. Census Bureau in May, revealing Fort Myers and Bonita Springs to be the only two Florida cities on the list.

Kids Free Fridays Kicks Off the Summer at Rookery Bay, Plus More Family-fun Events to Come

By Kevin, Jun 28, 2017, Categories: Local Living

The weekly free event for kids and their parents has followed the same structure every year due to consistent positive feedback.

Rebirth of the Blues: Colorful Cayman iguanas rebounding, saving a species, work still ahead

By Kevin, Jun 26, 2017, Categories: Local Living

An ongoing effort on the part of a dedicated group of people on Grand Cayman has brought the island’s resident blue iguana back from the brink of extinction.

Spots to Stay Cool Besides the Beach in SWFL

By Mandy Carter, Jun 17, 2017, Categories: Local Living

A list of 5 places to stay cool in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and surrounding areas besides the beaches. Public water parks and pools in Southwest Florida.

Waterside Shops' Sip & Shop Series Generates $15,000 for Local Charity

By Melanie Heisinger, Jun 14, 2017, Categories: Life+Leisure, Local Living

Anne Fleming, General Manager of Waterside Shops, tells us all about the recent successful fundraising event, and more.

10 Things to Do in Southwest Florida in June 2017

By Kevin, Jun 08, 2017, Categories: Local Living

We've compiled 10 fun things that are happening in June 2017 for our readers to explore.

  • Right Bed, Wrong Husband

    07/28/2017
    12:00AM

    In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes his tight-fisted uncle to tell him ...


  • Mary Poppins

    07/28/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • Family Beach Walk

    07/28/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    The FREE one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park to explore the Refuge’s gulf-front Perry...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/28/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Kids Free Fridays

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Back by popular demand, Kids Free Fridays are returning to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning...


  • Summer 2017 Film Festival

    07/28/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    Join us for this special event series, which will provide intrigue and insight into the world of ...


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    07/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    07/28/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


  • Everybody’s favorite flow is back. Anna will lead an all-levels flow designed to inspire while C...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/28/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Frankie Valli Tribute & More

    07/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    WILLIAM CINTRON is an extraordinaire talent and is best known for his superb vocals of FRANKIE VA...


  • In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as ...


  • Right Bed, Wrong Husband

    07/29/2017
    12:00AM

    In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes his tight-fisted uncle to tell him ...


  • Mary Poppins

    07/29/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • North Fort Myers Farmers Market

    07/29/2017
    07:00AM — 12:00PM

    Every Saturday 7am-12pm West Parking Lot - Spots rent for $10


  • Local produce, Gulf seafood (including Pine Island clams), fresh breads/pastries, pickles/olive m...


  • Powered catamaran cruise to the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva, dolphins and shell pristi...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/29/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Science Saturdays: Sea-beans

    07/29/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Science Saturdays provide an opportunity for families to spend the day at the Environmental Learn...


  • Explore your creative side with award winning art and yoga teacher Helen Garcia-Valdez. Each team...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    07/29/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Explore the Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District, listed on the National Register of Histo...


  • Fig Leaf Boutique Sidewalk Sale

    07/29/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Almost everything on sale! 25¢, 50¢, $1 women's, men's and children's clothing 50% off paintings ...


  • River District History Tour

    07/29/2017
    10:30AM

    90-minute walking tour of downtown Fort Myers with stories of history and information about the c...


  • LIFT the VILLAS

    07/29/2017
    11:00AM — 02:00PM

    Join us on July 29th for a super fun FREE event with your neighbors from the Villas Community! Co...


  • Yoga in Action Studio Open House

    07/29/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    We would love to spend some time with you at our studio open house where you can participate in o...


  • Free Yoga 101 Workshop

    07/29/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Want to learn or review the basics of yoga in a fun, friendly format? Yoga 101 is a great place t...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM — 10:00PM

    Real Life Comedy When You Need to Laugh! Comedian Darren Knight aka Southern Momma is a social me...


  • Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2017

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    Bang Productions presents Darren Knight's Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2017 produced by John ...


  • Chicago Tribute Show

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    CHICAGO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. During their career, they racked...


  • Haunted History Tour

    07/29/2017
    08:00PM

    90-minute walk through downtown Fort Myers reveals a darker side, including stories of both resid...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/31/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    07/31/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Visit The Sanibel Shell Crafters every Monday all year long from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to watch this d...


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    07/31/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    07/31/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/31/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Mary Poppins

    08/03/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • Powered catamaran cruise to the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva, dolphins and shell pristi...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    08/03/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    08/03/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Indigo Trail Walk

    08/03/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Refuge naturalists as they lead a FREE one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Board to iden...


  • River District History Tour

    08/03/2017
    10:30AM

    90-minute walking tour of downtown Fort Myers with stories of history and information about the c...


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    08/03/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


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