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Rainy season showers bring needed relief

With Lee County reporting June rainfall totals thus far ranging from just shy of 3 inches at Gateway to more than 11 measured at the North Reservoir, rainy season is in full swing across Southwest Florida, bringing with it afternoon downpours and humid climates. Consistent showers and flash ...

North 6U Babe Ruth wins district title

The reason the North Fort Myers Babe Ruth program has been so successful the past few years is because of how they teach the kids to be competitive at an early age. The league’s 6U All-Star Team won the District 15 championship recently in a tournament played throughout Lee County (though ...

AMVETS commemorate Flag Day

When an American flag gets weathered and worn, it must be retired in a dignified way. It is the only time when flag burning is a good thing. On Flag Day, at the AMVETS Post 81 in North Fort Myers, members, their auxiliary and the North Fort Myers Fire & Rescue District combined for a noon ...

From teacher to author

A teacher of 35 years shifted her career path after her husband became her inspiration to publish her first book. Theresa Corbley Siller, a North Fort Myers resident, said she has taught kindergarten, fourth grade and high school students in public schools, as well as kiddos at dance studios ...

Meet Your Neighbor

Wendy Murray became the executive director of the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. But luckily, she was ready to take on the challenge. And she passionately believes in her community. “The governor ruled that the chamber was a ...

On the cusp

With planned development projects totaling in the billions, North Fort Myers may be pivoting to take its place among Lee County’s “destination” communities. Leading the way is a singular billion-dollar boon officials say will be a game changer for north county. After years of ...

Nisbet leaving Bayshore with legacy

Larry Nesbit stepped into the role of fire chief at the Bayshore Fire & Rescue District at a difficult time. It was 2008 and the local housing market was on the brink of collapse. When the dust settled, housing values (as well as the tax base) shrank by nearly 56 percent, meaning that very ...

Free hurricane seminar at the Shell Factory

After a two-year absence in in-person hurricane seminars, John Patrick, chief meteorologist with ABC-7, will highlight a free seminar being offered by The Shell Factory and Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, on Wednesday, June 23, beginning at 10 a.m. The seminar will ...