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Virtual reception planned for Alliance for the Arts exhibit

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will host a virtual opening reception with the artists of the “Plays Well With Others” exhibition on Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. Guests will be able to hear statements from the artists on their work and engage with questions and feedback. The outline ...

Emergency order lifts visitation restrictions in nursing homes, more

On Sept. 2, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director and State Coordinating Officer Jared Moskowitz issued an emergency order that lifts restrictions for visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, adult group homes and other long-term care ...

Lee County Fair Housing poster contest announced

Entries are being accepted for the inaugural Lee County Fair Housing Poster Contest through Sept. 30. The contest is open to Lee County students in grades 3 through 5. Lee County Human & Veteran Services is asking students to show what it means to be a good neighbor and create posters ...

Ways to save as the world works remotely

As much of the world has turned to remote work as a result of COVID-19, homes have now become offices. But just because you are spending more time at home doesn’t mean your electric usage has to skyrocket. One simple trick to keep your electric costs low while tackling your remote work is to ...

Cape Council talks taxes

Cape Coral City Council made significant changes to the city's mowing program Monday, changing the number of mows on each empty lot and so raising the annual assessment.Gary Eidson, speaking as a resident and not as a member of the Budget Review Committee upon which he serves, said the rules ...

Cape cancels anniversary celebration

After moving the traditional July 4th celebration to Labor Day weekend in recognition of the city of Cape Coral's 50th anniversary, officials on Monday cancelled the event, citing the coronavirus pandemic.Kerry Runyon, Parks and Recreation director, said there was simply no way they could ...

COVID cases near 442,000 mark

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 441,977 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 9,230 since FDOH's last update Monday morning.More than 90,200 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Monday, July 27. Of those reported tests, 11.69 percent tested ...

Health department to work with school district on COVID contact tracing

The Florida Department of Health provided a special presentation to the school board Monday regarding contact tracing of COVID-19 and how both entities can work together once school resumes.Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said the Florida Department of Health has been wonderful through the ...

Health leaders ask for mandatory masks in Lee

Members of the Lee Health Facility Medical Executive Committee has sent a letter to Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chair Brian Hamman, requesting a countywide mask mandate "in public places and inside businesses where social distancing is not always feasible."The letter sent by ...