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Southwest Florida Community Foundation Establishes Fund for Hurricane Irma Victims

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Kevin

A relief fund has been established for victims of Hurricane Irma, where 100 percent of contributions will be disbursed to those in need.

Lee County Elections Affected by Hurricane Irma

Sep 08, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Due to the unpredictability and severity of Hurricane Irma, elections that were initially scheduled for September 12, 2017 have been rescheduled.

Hurricane Irma: Fort Myers Updates

Sep 07, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

A few updates on road closures, business closures & hours, and more info on hurricane preparations.

Gulf & Main: September/October 2017 Issue

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

The September/October issue of Gulf & Main Magazine focuses on the creative world, including local business, nonprofits and the beauty of our beaches and the great outdoors.

Galleries Galore: Art Scene is Crucial Aspect of Local Economy

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

Fort Myers is a good place to be rejuvenated with its diverse range of galleries and visual artists in all mediums, classical and visionary.

Gin is Hot Again: the Latest Spirit to Make a Splash

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

Gin is distilled from a number of grains that are often fermented first, then redistilled infusing botanicals, most notably juniper.

Little Palm Island: Just South of Miami, a Semi-deserted Isle & a No Cellphone Zone

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

While brochures and T-shirts worn by some staff (130 full-time) urge guests to “Get Lost,” the only type of lost you are on this South Seas-style resort island is a state of mind.

Roy Hobbs World Series: Lee County’s No. 1 Amateur Event Returns in October

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

The Roy Hobbs World Series has been held in Lee County since 1993, growing from 54 teams to more than 240.

SoCo Cool! Artists Carve a Neighborhood Niche South of Colonial

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

Climbing aboard the branding strategy of previously neglected U.S. neighborhoods rich in culture, the SoCo Cultural District launched in October 2016.

Florida’s Creative Class: Their Work Helps Drive the Economy, Thousands of Jobs at Stake

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

In Lee County alone, the creative class produces $140 million in annual activity—supporting thousands of jobs and generating some $18.8 million in government revenues.

  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Festival of Trees

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM

    The annual Festival of Trees is a five-day event in which beautiful and creatively decorated tree...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    11/28/2017
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • After-school Clique, 3rd-5th grades

    11/28/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/28/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Preview Party & Breakthrough Awards

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Tree Preview attendees will see more than 20 artificial trees decorated by local businesses and v...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Wines One

    11/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    An introduction to the pleasures of wine. Food & wine parings. Taste over a dozen wines - many ma...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/24/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/24/2017
    06:00PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Square One Improv

    11/25/2017
    08:00PM

    Fast-paced, hilarious, musical, completely improvised comedy show. Square One Improv features the...


  • The second-pass debris collection for the City of Bonita Springs will begin the week of November ...


  • Festival of Trees

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM

    The annual Festival of Trees is a five-day event in which beautiful and creatively decorated tree...


  • Preview Party & Breakthrough Awards

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Tree Preview attendees will see more than 20 artificial trees decorated by local businesses and v...


  • Ugly Sweater Contest

    11/29/2017
    06:30PM

    Don we now our ugly sweaters! ‘Tis the season for tacky holiday attire, and we want to see your...


  • Painting with a Purpose

    11/30/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Join our friends from Painting with a Twist of Fort Myers for an evening of art and amusement on ...


  • Art Walk & Holiday Stroll

    12/01/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Fun night at the Festival, as we celebrate Art Walk and the Holiday Stroll in the Downtown Fort M...


  • Children’s Workshop at Santa's Block Party!

    12/02/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Santa’s Block Party at the Goodwill Festival of Trees and hosted by: Sydney & Berne Davis Art C...


  • Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 29th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade! Last...


  • Celebrate the holidays and help feed the hungry by singing at the 27th Annual Christmas Carol Sin...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    12/06/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Christmas in the Park

    12/08/2017
    04:00PM — 10:00PM

    The City of Fort Myers celebrates the season with Christmas in the Park from 4 to 10 p.m. on Dece...


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