October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Other News

Dream BIG luncheon honors girls on the right track

Center for Girls of Lee County will host its fifth annual luncheon on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. More...

Paddlers and pooches to tour local islands

Lee County Parks and Recreation will lead a leisurely paddle from the Causeway Islands Park on Fort Myers Beach to Fisherman Key, Kitchel Key and Picnic Island. The group will explore the wildlife and beautiful scenery that this area has to offer. More...

Agencies team up to combat senior hunger

The Harry Chapin Food Bank and Senior Friendship Centers combination of agencies will come together to discuss the increasing issue of senior hunger and how Southwest Florida can deal with the impact of the aging population’s need for food assi More...

Shell Factory to honor veterans

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties will be honoring those who have served our country Friday Nov. 11, during its innaugural Veterans Day Tribute. More...

House members debate approval process for hospitals

Amid questions about taking a freemarket approach, a House panel last week reopened a long-running debate about state approval of new health facilities. More...

Receive free energy upgrade

A local program can help homeowners keep their monthly energy bills low. More...

Organic farm hosts free workshop

Worden Farm will host a free sustainable nutrient and pest management workshop in Punta Gorda from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Here are some programs and promotions going on around town as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ll run more as October progresses. Cele-BRA-tion ¦ Through Oct. 30 More...

Hair salon seeks to win world record

Southwest Floridians have the opportunity to help make history on Sunday, Nov. 6, as Cre8 Salon & Spa attempts to break the current world record for the most haircuts performed by a team in eight hours. More...

Food Bank aims to collect 9,000 turkeys

There are thousands of families in Southwest Florida who won’t have the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner because they can’t afford to purchase a turkey and trimmings. More...

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve hosts photo contest

Submittal of photos for the Friends of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve third annual photo contest begins Tuesday, Nov. 1. The rules and entry information are available at the Interpretive Center at the Slough, 7751 Penzance Blvd. More...

Pets and people to walk for a good cause

Lee County Domestic Animal Services invites all pet lovers to have a howlin’ good time at the third annual Doggy Dash, a fundraising effort to benefit the Animal Care Trust Fund. More...