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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 ...

National Senior Citizens Day Cooking competition to benefit Dr. Piper Center

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The Dr. Piper Center is hosting its first National Senior Citizen’s Day Celebration at The Collaboratory in Downtown Fort Myers with a cooking competition on Aug. 20. The event, coined as the “Granny Get-Down,” will take place at 2031 Jackson St. from 11 ...

Annual motorcycle run to help support ACT services

trepecki@breezenewspapers.com A local motorcycle run and brunch that ends on Captiva is signing up bikers and passengers. Organized by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, the ninth Annual David Barbur Biker's Brunch will begin on Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Stu’s Motorcycles in Fort Myers, with ...

New operations manager joins the Randell Research Center

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com In mid-June, the Randell Research Center hired a new operations manager, Annisa Karim, who will replace Cindy Bear, as she is retiring. Karim, who has had a life-long love for the environment, is a wildlife ecologist. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife ...

Roar Offshore Boat Races to return

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com After a year off from making waves on Fort Myers Beach, the organizers of Roar Offshore Boat Races are planning to bring back the powerboats on the gulf for a racing event that will stretch from Bowditch Point Park to the Diamondhead Resort from Oct. 7 to Oct. ...

CROW treats Fort Myers Beach black skimmer nestlings

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) recently took in eight black skimmer nestlings from Fort Myers Beach brought in by the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Shorebird Team. The black skimmers were covered in sand spurs and displaying ...

Sunseeker Resorts resumes construction of Charlotte Harbor Development

Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announced construction on Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor will resume this month.  The announcement was made by Allegiant President John Redmond at a press conference on the resort’s construction site in Charlotte County, Fla. Construction on ...