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The North Fort Myers Civic Association. Who are we and what do we do? I'm asked this all the time, so I will try to answer these questions and give out other important information. The North Fort Myers Civic Association was developed 20 years ago as an advocate to help with problems, ...

The Pulse

I remember the first time I rode a rollercoaster. I was nervous. We buckled in and headed out of the gate, and the ride was… slow. We didn’t shoot off like a rocket, in fact it started by slowly climbing a hill. Click after click we made our way towards the top. Sure we were making ...

At The Library

The Lee County Library System is hosting free virtual programs for all ages during June and July. Registration is required for some programs. For more information on each event, visit the library calendar of events at www.leelibrary.net/event. Adult Programs Virtual Craft Club for Adults 2 ...

On The Calendar

June 19 — Millennial Brewing Company Mac and Cheese Street Fest Millennial Brewing Company in downtown Fort Myers will hold its fourth annual Mac and Cheese Street Fest from noon to 10 p.m. on June 19. More than food trucks and local restaurants will offer their unique and inventive takes ...

The Rec Center

Programs are free with a rec center membership unless otherwise noted. Monday Pickleball 7 to 9:30 a.m. Ceramics 9 a.m. to noon $10/month; $5 kiln fee items over 12” Jazzercize 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $45/month; $32/four classes/month; or $12 one ...

Saying it’s so does not make it so

To the editor: My Next Door account was recently suspended for the following statement: The Chinese virus should have nothing to do with politics and yet it does! Someone called me a racist for the above comment and I responded with the following: “I take great offense to the individual ...

Some things to remember as summer begins

To the editor: Roses are red; there is love for the manatees and the turtles swimmin’ in the seas; alligators too are frisky with mating season. Please enjoy the waterways safely, if you are boating, slow down so you can avoid injury. If you are a year-round resident you want to stop ...

Kudos to the Class of 2021

Approximately 5,000 students across Lee County will mark the culmination of their high school careers starting tonight. Graduation ceremonies are a milestone occasion and, as we do every year, we add our congratulations to the abundance of felicitations that rightfully should come their ...

Guest Commentary: Keep calm and share your beach pictures

This Memorial Day, many local businesses are looking forward to a busy holiday weekend to support their financial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As hotels, restaurants and attractions gear up for one last opportunity to bring in tourists before summer, it is extremely disheartening to see ...