The Southwest Florida Reading Festival kicked off today at 10am at the Fort Myers Regional Library Campus at 2450 First Street. The Festival is a fun, informative and entertaining one-day event that celebrates books and the written word. The initiative began in 1999 with the aim of celebrating the importance of reading as well as bringing the finest literary talent...
It was scheduled to open in January, but permit delays and a global pandemic delayed the opening of SW Florida's only cat café to June. Last week, however, the Gulf Coast Town Center café was finally able opened its doors and welcome its first customers. The Cattyshack Cafe is a coffee shop and lounge with a separated area (Mulligan Room) dedicated...
Youth and High School rugby has seen significant growth in Florida, with British and Australian expats starting up clubs that the High School and College players can now feed into. A barefoot beach rugby 7s competition in Fort Myers Beach is now in its 18th year. So how has Rugby gained such a healthy foothold in the Sunshine State? By...
The City of Fort Myers, in conjunction with the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization, has developed a 5 minute online survey for bicyclists and walkers in Fort Myers. Your input is important for the update to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which was last refreshed in 2007. The City is seeking input on three questions : 'How can...
Cape Coral city council is set to consider a plan tomorrow to allow restaurants to temporarily expand their outdoor dining areas. If approved, restaurants would be able to utilize outdoor spaces such as parking lots to make sure tables are properly spaced out and and comply with social distancing. "This would be a lifeline to allow us to create more room...
Lee County Sheriff
On Wednesday this week, Sheriff Carmine Marceno proudly promoted some well-deserving members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in a special ceremony to mark the event. After a short speech, Sheriff Marceno awarded John Morgan the rank of Sergeant, William Richard the rank of Lieutenant, and Brian Kyle the rank of Captain. The Sheriff's Office stated, "Each and every one...
Lee County Sheriff
An Estero High School student was charged Friday with offences relating to weapon possession on school property and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. On January 10th, 2020, at 7:57 a.m., detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division responded to Estero High School in reference to a student in possession of a weapon on school grounds. Upon the...
Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a 10-day music festival in Southwest Florida. It draws some of country music’s greatest singer-songwriters from Nashville and nationwide. But The 7th  Songwriter Fest has been postponed this year due to COVID-19 concerns. It showcases more than 80 artists in over 100 shows, most of which are free and in small, intimate venues across Captiva...
Cape Coral Polic
The Cape Coral Police Department have confirmed via their website that they will be conducting a high visibility traffic enforcement operation on Friday December 6, 2019. According to Cape Coral Police, "This is part of our continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness, education, and emphasis on the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and...
Earlier this week, a man was seen diving into the fish tank at the Bass Pro store in Fort Myers. He managed to escape the tank and flee the store before employees could apprehend him, and although he was spotted on security footage, nobody was able to identity him. We have been sent a copy of the footage showing the...