Southwest Florida's deadly streets
Toni Ferrell was nearing the end of a morning bike ride with a friend when she stopped at a busy Southwest Florida intersection to wait for the pedestrian go signal.
“Everything changed for me after that,” she admits. Full Story
People flock to see feathered friends at Sanibel park
Walking among the towering shade trees and kitschy cottages and mobile homes lining the streets of the Periwinkle Park & Campground on Sanibel tends to give one a nostalgic feeling of a simpler era.
Children and adults can be spotted pedaling along quiet roads, while others just sit and chat. Full Story
Rep. Mack nominates 22 area students to U.S. Service Academies
Rep. Connie Mack has named 22 students in Florida’s 14th Congressional District to receive Congressional nominations to United States Service Academies for the Class of 2014. Full Story
Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign begins
Lee County Domestic Animal Services has joined more than 2,000 pet shelters and adoption centers across the country for Home 4 the Holidays 2009, a national event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to match more than 350,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens with loving, adoptive families. LCDAS launched its local campaign on Dec. Full Story
Beer festival moved to Dec. 11
The Fort Myers Miracle announced that the Ballpark Festival of Beers has been postponed due to inclement weather. The sixth annual event has been rescheduled for 6-10 p. m. Friday, Dec. 11. Full Story
Letter carriers launch 2009 Toy Drive
The Letter Carriers of Lee County are having their 2009 Letter Carrier Toys Drive to benefit Toys for Tots on Saturday, Dec. 5. Lee County residents are asked to place new, unwrapped toys by their mailbox or drop them off at the nearest Walgreens. Larger items can be picked up by calling 699-8121. Toys will be distributed by The Salvation Army. For more information, call 278-1551. Full Story
Lee County citizen survey being mailed this week
A random sample of Lee County households will be receiving a postcard this week, notifying them that they will soon be receiving a Lee County citizen survey. Full Story
Carol Sing to help CCMI’s Soup Kitchen feed the hungry
Area residents can celebrate the holidays at an old-fashioned sing-a-long and help feed the hungry at the Holiday Carol Sing Thursday, Dec. 10, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers. Admission is free, but cash donations and canned goods will be accepted for The Soup Kitchen, operated by Community Cooperative Ministries. Full Story
Renaissance Academy seeks faculty, course suggestions
The Renaissance Academy at FGCU is the university’s premier life-long learning program for adults, seniors and retirees. Full Story
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