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Publix Super Market at Babcock Ranch to open Thursday

The newly constructed Publix Super Market in the Crescent B Commons shopping center at Babcock Ranch is set to open Thursday. Publix will occupy 48,387 square feet and offer a drive-thru pharmacy, a lighted mezzanine for dining, and a liquor store. The supermarket will be the first business ...

GoFundMe set up to benefit child’s special transportation needs

Like many 7-year-olds, Evie Harper likes getting out of the house and going for a ride. But she — and her family — needs the help of the community to not only better aid Evie on those excursions out and about, but to get her to school, therapy and needed health care treatments. Evie has a ...

Lighthouse of SWFL to hold Dining in the Dark fundraiser Sept. 23

Lighthouse of SWFL’s signature fundraiser, Dining in the Dark, is set for Sept. 23. This year’s event will be presented virtually using Remo Virtual Platform. Guests will arrive at their scheduled time at one of three participating Outback restaurants in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Gulf ...

Tommy Bohanon: Giving back to the community

Tommy Bohanon may have played in the NFL for several seasons, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. Bohanon played Pop Warner football in Cape Coral and high school football at North Fort Myers before going off the play in college at Wake Forest and in the NFL for ...

School Pride — Shines in North Fort Myers

When it comes to local campuses, North Fort Myers has a rich history of school pride and community involvement. There are a slew of the schools that have dedicated parking spaces for community members, often time as a result of a school auction to raise money. “I think that is a ...

School District reinstates mask opt-out for students

The School District of Lee County has reinstated an opt-opt to its mask mandate, effective today. Citing a 1st District Court of Appeal stay issued Friday, "which means the Florida Department of Education can continue to enforce its interpretation of the parental opt out until this matter is ...

North couple celebrates 76 years

It started with looking at a picture in a high school yearbook and blossomed into a marriage in the dying days of World War II. Dorothy and Wilbur Coates can truthfully say they have one of the longest marriages in the country, having recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary with ...