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Properties in Bayshore, North, see an increase in overall property valuation

Property values in both the North Fort Myers and Bayshore fire districts have pretty much returned to the levels they reached in 2007, before the Great Recession. That could mean more in the way of property tax revenue for the two districts. However, both chiefs agree that while property ...

Christmas in July continues at The Shell Factory

Last year, the Shell Factory & Nature Park did the best it could under the circumstances regarding its Christmas in July promotion. The kids had to be separated from Santa Claus as they told him what they wanted for Christmas in December, ever mindful we were in the middle of a ...

Ellsworth’s ‘Christmas in July’ under way

For the past 18 years, Ellsworth Heating & Cooling has given away free air conditioning units to the neediest and most deserving residents in the area. And after a year where the promotion’s name was changed because of COVID, the 53-year-old business is going to give three deserving ...

Elsa brings wind, rain to North Fort Myers

For motorists driving through North Fort Myers on Wednesday, it was fairly smooth sailing. Roads were wet, but generally not flooded, while with the exception of a few palm fronds, there was little to no damage associated with then- Tropical Storm Elsa. Elsa remained off the coast of Southwest ...

FHP holiday ‘Wolfpack’ detail begins tonight

The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI Wolfpack Detail beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2, and continuing until 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. The detail will take place in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee County, focusing on major state and county roadways. The Florida Highway ...

Elsa strengthens into season’s first hurricane in Caribbean

By D¡NICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Elsa strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Friday as it blew off roofs and snapped trees in the eastern Caribbean, where officials closed schools, businesses and airports. It appeared headed ...

Bayshore chief gets great sendoff

Larry Nisbet had an emotional final day as Bayshore fire chief Teusday as he handed the keys to the station over to new chief Doug Underwood during a farewell luncheon at the fire station on Nalle Road. Firefighters from throughout Southwest Florida, as well as friends and family, visited the ...

Civic sets Charity Poker Tournament to benefit teachers

A Charity Poker Tournament, to benefit the North Fort Myers Civic Association and its "Adopt a NFM Teacher" program is set for July 25 at Big Storm Brewery in Cape Coral. The online registration deadline for the event, to be held in conjunction with the HOCAG Foundation is July 25 at noon. ...

Wonderland cookie dough opens

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for mom to bake chocolate chip cookies, so you sampled the dough? Well, now there is a new cookie dough and ice cream place you can go in North Fort Myers and eat all the cookie dough you might want and not have to sneak a single ...