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VFW Post 4353 to host another Cars and Coffee July 18

The VFW Post 4353 will hold its next Cars and Coffee Sunday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Post at 8150 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. Car owners are invited to show their classic vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars and more. Join us at the "V" -- food and drink will be available. ...

Big Backpack Event Set for July 25

The Big Backpack Event will return to the Fort Myers Skatium again this year as a drive-thru curbside event providing students and their families with the opportunity to receive a backpack full of supplies, as well as a bag of groceries. “It went so well that without hesitation this year ...

Pace Center for Girls to bring back Love That Dress!

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is bringing back Love That Dress! with a new twist. This year, the event will be three days of shopping from Aug. 19-21 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero. The fundraiser features shopping and silent auctions with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs ...

Free autism screening for young children to be held July 23

In partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age. The next screening will be held on July 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

State seeking property owners to ‘flip’ their yard

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are seeking nine Florida homeowners who want help “flipping” their yard into a Florida-Friendly landscape as part of the “Flip My Florida Yard” television ...

Softshell turtles harvested from mother hatch at CROW

trepecki@breezenewspapers.com The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently announced the arrival of new hatchlings. On July 7, CROW reported that over a dozen of the Florida softshell turtle eggs that it has been incubating hatched. A total of 18 eggs hatched on July 3 — with ...

DOH-Lee reminds public to drain, cover after storm

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is encouraging residents and visitors to be mindful of standing water after Hurricane Elsa. To protect against mosquitoes, it urges the public to remain thorough in their personal mosquito protection efforts by following the suggestions ...

Amusement center transforming from Zoomers into Fast Trax

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Every beach town needs an amusement park. For more than a year, Fort Myers Beach was without one. Zoomers, off island on Summerlin Road near the exit into town from Fort Myers, was long the familiar place where the rides were visible from the road. Pat ...

Stand-Pup Comedy to raise funds for GCHS to be held July 23

Fundraising events are back for the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) and the one on Friday, July 23, will be one of most fun ways to kick off the shelter’s entrance back into fundraising. Comic Cure presents Stand Pup Comedy, with three comedians featured to help raise money for the GCHS ...