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Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

FWC on triggerfish season, flounder regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that the recreational gray triggerfish season reopens to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters on March 1 and will remain open through May 31, closing on June 1 through July 31 for an annual spawning season closure. If you plan ...

Save electricity, money with LCEC energy saving tools

In addition to the many simple ways you can save electricity, LCEC offers customers three interactive tools to make saving even easier. Not only will the online tools help you understand and manage your energy usage, they can also help you discover new ways to conserve energy while reducing ...

Florida Friendly Landscaping workshops set

Join the UF/IFAS Extension for a free online workshop to learn the nine principles that guide Florida Friendly Landscaping in Lee County. Workshops are planned for Feb. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon and April 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Each principle is covered, so you can apply ...

Red Sox scholarship applications open online

The Red Sox Foundation will award scholarships in the spring to one student from each of the 14 public high schools in Lee County. It will award $5,000 scholarships to academically talented seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Applications are due by March 12 at ...

Lee Health to offer virtual program on pre-diabetes

Lee Health announced a free program designed to help one make modest lifestyle changes and cut one's risk of Type 2 diabetes by more than half. The year-long program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It consists of weekly ...

Save money on overdue traffic tickets, court fees

For those with overdue traffic tickets or court fees in Lee County that are affecting their driver's license status, Clerk Linda Doggett is offering a break on collection fees during Operation Green Light. The in-house and virtual event is part of a statewide initiative designed to help ...

County BOCC approves agreement for water quality project

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted on Feb. 16 to approve an agreement with the city of Fort Myers for a cooperative project to improve the quality of water discharged to the Caloosahatchee River from a canal in the city limits. The project is for the improvements, operation and ...

FWC virtual meeting open to the public

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet virtually Feb. 25-26 beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The meeting is being held by communications media technology, specifically using Adobe Connect ...