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Civic & Community Corner: Rally around a name change for North Fort Myers

Favorable comments and thank-you's continue to come in regarding the cocktail party that the NFM Civic Association threw on June 2, but the most surprising and meaningful one was a call I got from Tom Cronin, owner of The Shell Factory, just out of the hospital, thanking ME for some nice thanks ...

Civic & Community Corner: Double-header meeting next Tuesday

Favorable comments and thank-you's continue to come in regarding the cocktail party that the NFM Civic Association threw on June 2, but the most surprising and meaningful one was a call I got from Tom Cronin, owner of The Shell Factory, just out of the hospital, thanking ME for some nice thanks ...

Civic & Community Corner: Multi-function Renaissance Affair a smash success

The North Fort Myers Civic Association threw one heckuva blast last Friday night, June 2, at The Dolphin Room, Capt'n Fishbones Restaurant, The Shell Factory. It began as a proposal by Tom Cronin, proprietor of The Shell Factory, himself a long-time member of the Association, to throw a ...

Civic & Community Corner: Efforts to get traffic signal under way

The North Fort Myers Civic Association is planning an organizational meeting from 4- 6 p.m and a gala cocktail party from 6-8 p.m. on June 2 in the Dolphin Room, Capt. Fishbone's at the Shell Factory, courtesy of its member, great friend and benefactor Tom Cronin.From 4-6 p.m. there will be a ...

Traffic light talks under way

I met last Tuesday at The Shell Factory with Tom Cronin, owner of that iconic facility, his very efficient Executive Secretary, Jessica Starrie, his Chief Financial Officer, Ric Tupper, County Commissioner Brian Hamman, his ever-efficient assistant, Matt Spielman, Steve Walls of Florida ...

Donating blood a win-win good deed

The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of "season" in Southwest Florida.And with the end of season comes a lot of things for those of us who live here year-round - great dinner specials at area restaurants, less traffic on the roads and, unfortunately, fewer donors at local blood ...