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Lee sheriff’s race to step off with a partisan primary

The Lee County Sheriff's race appears on both the Aug. 18 Primary and Nov. 3 General Election ballotsThe Republican primary has two candidates, incumbent Carmine Marceno and James A. Leavens, a major and watch commander with the Lee County Sheriff's Office until his retirement. The top ...

DeSantis urges Floridians to take safety measures

As the state and country prepared to celebrate Independence Day, Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to take precautions over the holiday weekend amidst the highest single-day increase in cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.DeSantis, along with Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, ...

Shell Factory to hold 11th annual Christmas in July

The Shell Factory & Nature Park has, for years, made the dog days of summer a more festive time of the year.And, for many, if ever there was a time where we need to be more festive, it's now. The 11th annual Christmas in July event kicks off Wednesday and lasts the entire month, with ...

Lee Health on spike: Numbers don’t lie

Numbers don't lie.That was the message from Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci Friday morning as he addressed the spike in COVID-19 cases here locally and throughout the state.Over the last two weeks, cases in Florida have risen drastically. The state has seen positive tests for ...

Alcohol sales curtailed

In a visit to Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers on Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said cases among young people were rising fast as the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered an emergency shutdown of all on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars throughout the ...

Holy Trinity holds drive-in services

Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church has found an outside-the-box idea to bring people back to the church -- if its flock can't come into the church, the church will bring the service to its flock.As the pandemic continues, the church has started to provide a "drive-in" service for its parishioners ...

Radio Club’s Field Day takes pandemic into account

The concession stand at the North Fort Myers Community Park looked a lot sparser than it usually does this time of year.This past weekend, amateur radio enthusiasts from throughout the area came for the annual Field Day event, which gets its members out of their homes and into remote situations ...

Civic Association to hold Facebook Live meeting

After more than three meetingless months, the board of directors for the North Fort Myers Civic Association finally met Thursday night at the offices of Liberty Tax Services.And, like any other service organization, the organization is going to have to play it by ear as to what its next moves ...

County allows police to use DOT poles for license plate readers

Lee County is expanding the ability of law enforcement to use license plate readers along local roadways.The Lee County Board of County Commissioners this week OK'd allowing the Cape Coral and Fort Myers police departments to use poles along county roads for the readers.The move follows a ...

After just 11 weeks, E15 fledges

They grow up so fast.That's especially true for bald eagles, in particular the eaglet known as E15.Just 11 weeks after emerging from its eggs as a tiny ball of fluff, it has grown into a young eagle.Last Monday afternoon, it reached the biggest milestone of all, fledging from the nest on ...