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NFM Civic Association: Much accomplished in 2018

Well, this is my last column for 2018. I will be back after the 1st. I'll begin wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay safe and enjoy friends and family and all the groups you may be associated with. If you have time, please visit those who are alone or otherwise shut in. ...

NFM Tree Lighting is set for Dec. 15

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As we finish off leftover turkey and a variety of casseroles, Christmas and Chanukah are already upon us.The North Fort Myers Civic Association has had an annual tradition held at the Recreation Center - same location we have our meetings - a ...

NFM Civic Association: Election day is rapidy approaching

Well, the votes are coming in. All absentee ballots went out but many have yet to be returned. Please, don't let your ballot sit on a counter or desk and not get returned. And don't wait until the last day to mail. The Supervisor of Elections must have the ballot in hand by Nov. 6. Postmark ...

NFM Civic Association: The facts ma’am, just the facts

That's what Sgt. Joe Friday of the Los Angeles Police Department was attributed as saying on radio, then on television (he never really said it though). Dragnet, documenting real life crime stories, was a popular show. Whether it was a robbery, swindle, or murder, Sgt. Joe was laser focused. ...

NFM Civic Association: To Tax or not to tax?

The next Civic Association meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9. at 6:30.And yes, I am positive.The meeting will be devoted to discussion about the Lee County School District and the half-cent sales tax on the ballot. The speakers will be Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent, and Chris Patricca, School Board ...

NFM Civic Association: Get ready for a long ballot – vote by mail!

Well, I hate to admit error, but there were two in my last column.I sent the date of our Sept. 10 meeting as the 10th. It was the 11th. We meet every second Tuesday except for special events. So always check your calendar. The meeting was Tuesday, the 11th. We did send someone there (my ...

NFM Civic Association: Elections, an art walk, a new pool and more

Well, the primary election is behind us and now, on to the general election. While Nov. 6 seems a long way off, the vote by mail (formerly absentee) ballots go out 45 days before that, Sept. 22. So - I know it's hard to believe - we are less than three weeks away from casting a ballot. That ...

NFM Civic Association: Much coming up at the Civic Association

I know I had a column last week. Won't go through the "how I got off track" again, but with this one I'll finally be back on track, every other week; one following our second Tuesday of the month meeting and another right before the next meeting, a recap and a heads up. Two a month. Today is ...

NFM Civic Association: Christmas in August at the Civic Association

If you follow my column, you've probably figured out it is every other week. Well, during the 4th of July I got off schedule. Deadlines changed and -well, I got off schedule. Yes, that was a while ago, and I've been playing hopscotch trying to get back on track.The goal is a column following ...