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Machines at Fort Myers Postal Service distribution center discarded

At Lee County’s central processing and distribution center for the U.S. Postal Service in Fort Myers, something happened that has played out all across the country. Five working feeders for machines used to sort the mail by ZIP code were discarded and trashed into a dumpster. The removal of ...

SCCF extends thanks to sea turtle volunteers for efforts

This is the time of year when sea turtles have finished laying new nests and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's primary focus turns to monitoring and inventorying previously discovered nests. As of Sept. 2, over 690 nests had hatched and been inventoried by SCCF volunteers and ...

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival to be streamed

This year’s Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival will be virtual. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th annual event will be streamed online from Sept. 22-26, according to the festival Executive Director Janeen Paulauskis. “While we are disappointed not to see our ...

Governor appoints Eagle as Florida DEO executive director

Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed state representative and House Majority Leader Dane Eagle to become the next executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Leader Eagle is an experienced legislator, a family man, and the right choice to lead DEO,” DeSantis said in a ...

CHR to resume #GBW events starting with fall lineup

Community Housing and Resources announced the return of its Give Back Wednesday campaign. After a brief hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHR is back and ready to help out island businesses with a #GBW. Join it every other Wednesday beginning Sept. 2 to eat, shop and sip while enjoying the ...

Monthly exhibit at TCH

During the month of September, local artist and Sanibel-Captiva Art League member Brad MacKenzie will exhibit his work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The public can view his pieces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. The exhibit is also available as a virtual show ...

DOH-Lee announces pop-up, walk-up testing sites

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in partnership with Lee County Government, will provide free walk-up COVID-19 testing throughout the county during the month of September. Staff will have 300 tests available at each site for ages 4 and older. Children under age 4 will be ...

TCH hosts ‘Rib Night’ Community Social

The Community House held its “Rib Night” Community Social on Aug. 21. Resident Chef Jarred Harris served up a menu of green pea salad and jicama slaw for the starters; bourbon-glazed baby back ribs, St. Louis-style ribs with a sweet-and-spicy dry rub and Cuban-style country spare ribs for ...

Lee County adds resource about flood zones to online toolkit

Lee County Government has added to its online toolkit to prepare residents for heavy rains and hurricane season — and the new resource is one to keep in mind year-round. The latest instructional video, located at www.leegov.com/hurricane, is about the importance of protecting yourself and ...

Refuge seeking used binoculars

If you have spare pairs of used binoculars laying around unused, consider repurposing them for outreach bird program education at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It is collecting used binoculars to involve at-risk students in the enriching pastime of bird-watching. ...