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Civic & Community Corner: Next Civic Association meeting set for Nov. 14

November 8, 2017 The next meeting of the North Fort Myers Civic Association will be on Tuesday, Nov.14, at 7 p.m. at its usual location, Rooms 102A and B at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center. more »»

 
 
 
Civic & Community Corner: There’s a lot happening in North Fort Myers

October 25, 2017 The motion to have me “censured” and my powers and actions as President of the NFM Civic Association, including my ability to continue writing this column, for proposing a name change, was defeated... more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Rescheduled Civic meeting set for Oct. 19

October 11, 2017 The twice-hurricane-postponed meeting of The North Fort Myers Civic Association is now scheduled for next Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Weigh in at the next Civic Association meeting set for Sept. 12

September 6, 2017 Sorry I haven’t submitted a column in almost a month — my wife fell coming out of the shower a month ago and hasn’t been able to walk or stand ever since. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Aug. 8 meeting to feature two important speakers

August 2, 2017 You may recall that on July 11 the Civic Association got four new elected members to its Board of Director. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Proposed name change has raucus start, happy ending

July 19, 2017 Wow! The monthly meeting of the NFM Civic Association on July 11 was one heckuva roller-coaster ride! I had announced in this column two weeks ago that at this meeting I was going to propose that we... more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Rally around a name change for North Fort Myers

July 12, 2017 Favorable comments and thank-you's continue to come in regarding the cocktail party that the NFM Civic Association threw on June 2, but the most surprising and meaningful one was a call I got from... more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Double-header meeting next Tuesday

July 3, 2017 Favorable comments and thank-you’s continue to come in regarding the cocktail party that the NFM Civic Association threw on June 2, but the most surprising and meaningful one was a call I got from... more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Multi-function Renaissance Affair a smash success

June 14, 2017 The North Fort Myers Civic Association threw one heckuva blast last Friday night, June 2, at The Dolphin Room, Capt’n Fishbones Restaurant, The Shell Factory. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Civic Association's multi-function affair was a blast!

June 7, 2017 The North Fort Myers Civic Association threw one heckuva blast Friday night, June 2 at The Dolphin Room, Capt’n Fishbones Restaurant, The Shell Factory. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Efforts to get traffic signal under way

May 17, 2017 The North Fort Myers Civic Association is planning an organizational meeting from 4- 6 p.m and a gala cocktail party from 6-8 p.m. on June 2 in the Dolphin Room, Capt. more »»

Traffic light talks under way

May 12, 2017 I met last Tuesday at The Shell Factory with Tom Cronin, owner of that iconic facility, his very efficient Executive Secretary, Jessica Starrie, his Chief Financial Officer, Ric Tupper, County... more »»

Civic & Community Corner: A NFM cultural arts center: Join the Earth Day rally at Hancock Bridge Plaza

April 19, 2017 The North Fort Myers Civic Association will hold an Earth Day rally this Saturday, April 22, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Hancock Bridge Plaza on Rt. more »»

Donating blood a win-win good deed

April 19, 2017 The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of “season” in Southwest Florida. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: A NFM cultural arts center: Vote every day; it’s legal!

April 5, 2017 USA TODAY Newspaper is sponsoring a nation-wide contest to award one grant of $100,000 and two fifty thousand dollar grants in the areas of cultural art. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: This Thursday: ‘Most important meeting of the century’

February 22, 2017 This Thursday evening, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way, will be the most significant meeting in North Fort Myers so far this century. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Gumbofest a tasty success; and don’t forget the Farmers Market

February 1, 2017 The Shell Factory’s Gumbofest, now in its 15th year, was a big success on Sunday, Jan. 29, despite cold, and at times rainy, weather. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: NFM Farmers’ Market Saturdays at the Shell Factory

January 25, 2017 Well, the North Fort Myers Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the NFM Civic Association, debuted on Jan. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: NFMHS Chorus leads Civic holiday caroling

December 21, 2016 “God will provide” is a phrase I often hopefully utter when I’ve been disappointed and things are looking bleak. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Holiday caroling, tree lighting, set for Dec. 9

November 30, 2016 At the North Fort Myers Civic Association meeting on Nov. 8, Dora Miller and Maryanne Howard were elected to the Board of Directors.The Association is looking for a fundraiser to raise about $1,00. more »»

Civic & Community Corner: Volunteer for vacancy on Civic Association Board

October 26, 2016 The North Fort Myers Civic Association met, as usual, the second Tuesday of the month, Oct. 11, from 7 to 9 P.M. more »»

 
 

 

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