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(From left) Nedjannie Dessources, Dee Zednik and Linda Alcime are partnered together in the mentorship program. Special to Eagle News.

The Immokalee Foundation seeks mentors for middle school students

January 9, 2016

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, President Barack Obama declared January 2016 National Mentoring Month. “At the heart of America’s promise is the belief that we all do better when everyone has a fair shot at reaching...

A gopher tortoise sits in its habitat at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. The gopher tortoise is notable for being a burrowing reptile, and is native to
Southwest Florida. Special to Eagle News.

Local nature center teaches on environment sustainability

January 8, 2016

Fort Myers is home to the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. The nature center is a not-for-profit, environmental education organization and includes a museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, aviaries...

Leadership NEXT hosts inaugural program at FGCU

January 7, 2016

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Leadership NEXT program 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at FGCU’s Emergent Technologies Institute. Leadership NEXT is a professional organization...

Help clean up Fort Myers Beach in the New Year

January 1, 2016

Ring in the New Year by participating in a “Coastal Clean-up” along Fort Myers Beach. A New Year coastal cleanup will be held at the Diversified Yacht Services on Fort Myers Beach Saturday, Jan. 2. The...

Estero Fine Art Show to help support Institute for Arts in Education

December 30, 2015

The Estero Fine Art Show will take place at the Miromar Design Center this weekend on Jan. 2 and 3. The Estero Fine Art Show has occurred annually for 17 years. The art show was voted in the top 100 art...

Annual art festival set to take place in Estero next weekend

Annual art festival set to take place in Estero next weekend

December 28, 2015

The Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival is in its fifth year of showcasing the work of talented artists to Southwest Florida’s residents and tourists. This popular event has regularly ranked...

Special to Eagle News.

Help for Haiti, organization works to help rebuild country and provide for its people

December 25, 2015

Love a Child is a nonprofit organization with a Fort Myers office that provides food, shelter and education to the poorest regions in Haiti. Bobby and Sherry Burnette founded Love a Child after they moved...

PADLS program seeks instructors to teach children with disabilities how to swim

December 24, 2015

Many Floridian children love to be outside and play in the water; unfortunately, those on the autism spectrum or with special needs are more likely to drown. In fact, drowning is the number one cause of...

Special to Eagle News.

United Way in need of volunteers to read to young children to promote literacy

December 23, 2015

Nearly one-third of all public school third graders experience difficulties with reading. Some children can’t read at all. Children who are unable to read at grade level by the time they are in third...

Local organization chapter bakes birthday cakes for those in need

December 22, 2015

Local volunteers can help bake birthday cakes for the less fortunate — in this case, children and seniors. Birthday Cakes 4 Free is a non-profit organization with a Lehigh Acres chapter close to FGCU. The...

Lee County Homeless Coalition to host candlelight vigil to honor deceased homeless individuals

December 20, 2015

This year, nearly one thousand people in Lee County were homeless. Some have passed away, but thanks to one organization’s efforts, the homeless will not be forgotten. The Lee County Homeless Coalition’s...

CrossFit Estero to host second annual WOD for Hunger

December 18, 2015

CrossFit Estero is hosting its second annual WOD For Hunger event in order to raise money for Harry Chapin Food Bank Saturday Dec. 19. “We have gone out to local businesses to see if they would donate...

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