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Army Corps to host webinar, session on Everglades restoration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District will hold an Integrated Delivery Schedule 101, 68 CERP Components Overview and Listening Session with Stakeholders on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. “The purpose of this engagement is provide partners, stakeholders and the public with an ...

Margaritaville groundbreaking set for Aug. 13

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com On Aug. 13, the 17th anniversary of Hurricane Charley will be noted by the developers of Margaritaville as they put shovels in the ground at the Pierview Hotel property off 1160 Estero Boulevard to ceremoniously kick off a construction project that is expected to ...

Lee County Domestic Animal Services hosting dog adoption event

The dog adoption center at Lee County Domestic Animal Services is approaching capacity, so members of the public are invited to make a “Pit Stop” in August, while the adoption fee for all dogs more than 30 pounds is $20. The adoption fee for all pets includes: spay/neuter surgery; ...

DDWS, refuge kick off annual amateur photo contest

The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy capturing shots of nature and wildlife. Sponsored by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the 29th annual ...

Peace Day is back and we’ve changed location!

Get ready to Come Together for Peace at the 14th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration! The International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide each year on September 21st. For the past 13 years, SWFL Peace Day celebrations have been held right here in Lee County, first at Jaycee Park in Cape ...

Matlacha Hookers quarterly blood drive Aug. 7

The Matlacha Hookers are hooking up with Bert’s Bar, Pine Bay Gifts and Island Seafood to host their quarterly blood drive. Donors will receive a $20 eGift Card and beach towel from OneBlood; and as an additional thank you, Bert’s Bar will provide a $20 gift card. Donors will also ...

Lipman Family Farms to host 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway Aug. 7

No family should have to worry about their children’s essential school supplies being a financial burden. Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee has opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through their Annual Backpack ...