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‘Greatest Generation’ veterans to be honored at Spirit of ‘45 dinner

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A remembrance and honoring of the “Greatest Generation” takes place this August in Fort Myers, and organizers are looking for additional World War II veterans to salute. Observed each year on Aug. 14 and celebrated the second weekend of that month, Spirit ...

What’s new from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

June on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel means that summer days are right around the corner as visitors begin taking long-awaited vacations. In addition to offering plenty of space for social distancing, great year-round weather, shell-drenched beaches, wildlife and the sparkling Gulf ...

MangoMania returning to Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is bringing MangoMania back to the island. The tropical fruit festival will be held Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, at 10360 Stringfellow Road, St James City. According ...

Florida a ‘Most Fun’ state

Florida slide in right behind California as one of WalletHub's the "Most Fun States to Visit in America." WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key metrics. The data set ranges from movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita. Fun in Florida (1=Most Fun; ...

Busy Day in Historic ECity

Everglades City is always first! It was the original Collier County seat and home of the first Bank in the County almost 100 years ago. This year, the area celebrates Independence Day on Saturday, June 26, with the Opening Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (the old County Courthouse) at 10 ...

SCCF launches Sanibel-Captiva Bird List

SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) has launched a new Sanibel-Captiva Bird List that includes all of the 298 bird species that have been observed on our barrier islands. The SCCF Bird List has been developed and vetted by a suite of local birders and ornithologists, and builds upon ...

What’s new from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel: April

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau has released its April newsletter: April on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel means that spring has arrived and there is lots of news as visitors begin planning long-awaited vacations.   Sanibel Island is featured on the April cover of ...

Sanibel Island Earns National Accolades as Best Beach Town

The editors of Southern Living Magazine have chosen Sanibel Island as best beach town of 2021. Sanibel graces the cover of its April edition because of its “natural wonders” and because it “kept the heart of the South beating during some of the toughest times of 2020 and 2021,” ...

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa ranked No 1 on TripAdvisor

'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa now ranks as the No. 1 lodging choice on Captiva Island, Florida among TripAdvisor.com reviewers. The ranking is based on more than 1,750 consumer reviews the resort has received among TripAdvisor.com users."We're extremely pleased and gratified as ...

Former county commissioner Hall pleads guilty

A recently resigned Lee County commissioner entered a plea of guilty Thursday to federal charges.Tammara "Tammy" Ann Hall, 53, of Cape Coral, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Frazier. The plea was part of an agreement made with federal ...