February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Other News

Weekend of One brings faiths together to fight hunger

The Harry Chapin Food Bank organizes Weekend of One once a year to raise awareness and mobilize action against hunger. More...

Speaker Series at Edison commemorates anniversary

The Edison State College 50th anniversary Distinguished Speaker’s Series is a free, three-part series on the Lee Campus of Edison State College. The series will showcase health, culture and education. More...

AT&T supports Lee County education with STEM grant

AT&T provided $120,000 to challenge Florida’s district-wide local education foundations to create workrelated experiences throughout the state through a grant to the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. More...

Sign up now for new student housing at Edison State College-Fort Myers

Edison State College is accepting applications for LightHouse Commons, the 164,000-square-foot residence hall under construction at the school’s Fort Myers campus.  More...

Learn more, spend less with Jewish Federation SAT prep class

The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties is offering a special prep class series to help get local students ready for the SAT test on May 5.  Small class sizes and affordable tuition make the federation’s classes stand out.&nb More...

Walmart Foundation grants will help Conservancy expand its school programs

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support “Learning Adventures” in area schools. More...

Baseball’s Bobby Valentine to help out local hospital

Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine is slated to attend the Boston Tee Party at 6 p.m. Sunday Feb. More...

Children’s Hospital receives fashion show proceeds

Residents from Pelican Landing recently presented a check in the amount of $72,735 to the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation in support of The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign.  More...

Sailor’s valentines actually travel souvenirs

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for centuries. By the 1790s, romantic cards were being given to that “special” person. More...

Low-wage workers can earn more

Lee County residents currently working at low-skill, low-paying jobs who have not had an opportunity for higher education or previous job training may take advantage of cost-free job training in medical front office skills to increase their pay.  More...

Strawberry buys benefit heart health

To highlight American Heart Month this February, Sweetbay Supermarket will partner with the American Heart Association to launch its Portion for a Pound program. More...

Calling all chocolate lovers for teatime

Chocolate lovers are invited to one of three chocolate lover programs being offered at the Burroughs Home and Gardens, in the River District of downtown Fort Myers.  More...

Shred-a-thon to help elderly

Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership invites the public to a community shred-a-thon on Friday, Feb. 24. The event is being held to advocate against financial exploitation of seniors.  More...

CSI lecture series investigates modern police work

The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University presents a lecture by Mara Mayer, an instructor with a professional background in forensic anthropology and archaeology. Ms. More...

Opportunities abound to explore nature at CREW

The CREW Land and Water Trust is a private, nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. More...

Edison offers wide range of learning opportunities

The following continuing education courses are open to the public at Edison State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. For a complete list of course offerings, more information or to register, visit www.edison.edu/lee/ce/ or call 433-6963. More...

Kids in the Kitchen seeks sports equipment

The Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen annual event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The event will take place at the Harlem Heights Community Park and lunch will be provided to the first 250 kids and their parents. More...

Islands buzzing with activities and events

ISLAND HOPPING

Sanibel and Captiva islands are where to see and be seen during season. Fundraisers for island nonprofits, art shows, exhibits and performances at BIG ARTS create a sort of cultural epicenter among the beaches.  More...