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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 class Mahjong 11:30 a.m. ...

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 ...

Let us honor our true heroes

To the editor: Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial provider in Cape Coral, will host our 40th Annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, in the Veterans Honor Garden located at 950 Chiquita Blvd S. The event is free and open to the public, with live ...

This Memorial Day, please remember

To the editor: Memorial Day is, and always should be, about remembering members of the Armed Forces who were willing to risk all so that our country might dwell in peace and safety. It’s not about patriotism, it’s not a time for fireworks and celebrations; it’s a time of remembrance. ...

In remembrance

For generations of American families, Memorial Day is the most personal of holidays. First called Decoration Day and marked by the “decoration” of military graves following the Civil War, the remembrance has evolved into a national holiday to remember those who have died in the line of ...