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Businesses must prep for active assailants

With random acts of violence continuing to make headlines, the public is urged to be prepared for most anything.That applies to businesses, and last week, at the monthly North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders Luncheon at the Smoke n' Pit, they learned it is a possibility they ...

Motorplex handles big engines

A North Fort Myers automotive shop has carved out a specialty by going big.Ron and Leslie Siegle own the Motorplex shop at 2721 N. Tamiami Trail, next to the Shell Factory. It specializes in engine rebuilds on anything from large diesel engines to small truck motors.When a diesel shop can't do ...

Weaver’s Corner Winn-Dixie to close

The sign at the front of the Winn-Dixie at Weaver's Corner Shopping Center says it all: Store Closing.Inside, many of the shelves were already empty as of Friday, with signs saying merchandise has been discounted for quick sale by as much as 50 percent. Just don't try to use your rewards card, ...

Fresenius Kidney Care to open North Fort Myers location

Fresenius Kidney Care is opening a new location in North Fort Myers to help Southwest Floridians battle kidney disease.And they want the public to know they're here to help.This Thursday, the dialysis facility will host an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fresenius Kidney Care North Fort Myers, ...

Civic Association holds first meeting of 2019

The North Fort Myers Civic Association has a lot on its plate for 2019.The organization got a look ahead at its first meeting of the new year.In the queue?The annual town meeting will be held next month at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center with Commissioner Brian Hamman, who is expected to ...

North Fort Myers loses community advocate

North Fort Myers lost one of its true advocates over the holidays when Mark Lipton died in England on Dec. 28 while visiting the family of his new bride, Candace, whom he had married just six days earlier.It is believed he fell ill on the plane and his health got progressively worse.Perhaps the ...

Herons Glen breaks ground on fitness center

The residents of the Herons Glen community will soon have a new, state-of-the-art fitness center.Ground was broken on Jan. 3 for a new $1 million, 5,000-square-foot fitness facility with cardio and weight areas and professional grade workout equipment. The new facility will also feature massage ...

Art Walk makes debut at new location

Hampered a bit by competing events and a new location, the Lee County Arts Center Art Walk on Saturday, drew a small but fairly steady crowd.The event at Merchants Crossing had several other events to contend with, including larger art shows in Cape Coral and Bonita Springs which bring in ...

High-tech jet sales firm home based in Cape Coral

The newest way to buy your own personal aircraft online may be coming from the place you might least expect, a small office building in the middle of Cape Coral.Started by a pair of local commercial pilots in 2016, Aircraftsales.US is a tech startup looking to capture its share of the growing ...

Home show brings in huge crowds

It's the start of the year and many residents, seasonal and year-rounders alike, are looking for ways to make improvements on their homes.The Fort Myers Home & Remodeling Show this past weekend was the place to help make those decisions, and several thousand people came to the Lee Civic ...