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FDOT Roadwatch report: Week of July 25

The Florida Department of Transportation has released its Roadwatch report for District One, which includes 12 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota This weekly report is prepared by FDOT to inform the public about ...

Civic holds poker tourney to help teachers

The average school teacher spends around $750 of their own money for school supplies every year. On Sunday, the North Fort Myers Civic Association held a benefit poker tournament at the Big Storm Brewery in South Cape Coral to help put a dent in that number for a few teachers. More than 40 ...

Sports clinic held at park

With the Pop Warner football season will start in less than two weeks, Red Fox Athletics put together a two-week camp to help kids from all sports get ready. More than 100 kids showed up at the North Fort Myers Community Park on Tuesday for the first day of camp, and since the rain stayed ...

AMVETS Beck to head state auxiliary

When Debbie Beck joined AMVETS Post 81 with her husband 11 years ago, she wanted to make a difference, not just show up for events and eat dinner there once a week. Throughout her time at Post 81, Beck has taken on leadership roles at the local and state levels. And in June, at the state ...

Kids enjoy an early breakfast with Santa

Every year about this time, Santa Claus pays a special visit to Southwest Florida. On Sunday, Santa made his fourth and final visit to the Shell Factory, where they held their annual Breakfast with Santa at the Southern Grill. More than 100 people came for pancakes and to meet the jolly old ...

Tech school looks to fill medical void

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a lot about the shortcomings our medical system has nationally, one of them being there simply are not enough people filling positions or taking on careers that hospitals and medical centers need. One reason for that is because some found they could make more ...

Bohanon football camp this Saturday

Since 2017, through stormy weather and pandemics, the Tommy Bohanon Foundation has held a football camp to all kids from first- through eighth-graders to learn how to “train like a pro.” On Saturday, the foundation will once again hold its annual Tommy Bohanon Youth Football Camp from 9 ...

Defendant’s bond revoked in hit-and-run case

The defendant in a case of a hit-and-run that fatally injured a Suncoast Estates girl in January 2020 had her bond revoked by a judge Tuesday after she was accused of threatening a witness in February. Courtney Gainey, 25, was charged with tampering with a witness, victim or informant, a ...

Lighthouse of SWFL seeks sponsors for 11th Annual Dining in the Dark

Lighthouse of SWFL is seeking sponsors for its 11th annual Dining in the Dark. Dining in the Dark is a unique, sensory awareness experience which gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the challenges of living with blindness or low vision while raising much-needed funds to achieve our mission ...

North Fort Myers Church buys property on N. Tamiami Trail for future facility

A local church has purchased 14 acres of property in North Fort Myers with hopes it will serve the community more than for just worship. Gulfside Church, which currently holds services at a local high school and has never had a permanent home, has purchased the property at 17201 N. Tamiami ...