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The Courier Mail
Boom town that shouldn’t existCoral was a boggy swampland with just 200 people and a couple of houses dotted
The Courier Mail / Posted 21 minutes ago
Coral was a boggy swampland with just 200 people and a couple of houses dotted along dirt roads. These days the town in southwest Florida is one of America’s fastest-growing developments. It’s not really a city — not yet, anyway — because it’s... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man arrested after baby found with multiple skull fracturesBeach Post Staff Writer A 2-month-old boy is in critical condition with multip
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 hours ago
Beach Post Staff Writer A 2-month-old boy is in critical condition with multiple skull fractures after he was brought to a southwest Florida hospital for seizures. Medical staff soon discovered that in addition to seizures, the child had numerous... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Scott traveling to Southwest FloridaGovernor Rick Scott will be in Southwest Florida on Monday. His staff says he
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 hours ago
Governor Rick Scott will be in Southwest Florida on Monday. His staff says he will be making a budget announcement about investing in our state's environment. He will be at the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples at noon and then head up to... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Hurricane, greening squeezing the life out of Florida’s citrus industryfinally started to bounce back after years of battling the deadly citrus greeni
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
finally started to bounce back after years of battling the deadly citrus greening disease. The September storm walloped southwest Florida before whipping through Central Florida, downing trees, knocking fruit off the branches and flooding... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Cape non-profits honored at ENPYsnon-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 2 days ago
non-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good to recognize some of the unsung heroes of Southwest Florida, those who work in the non-profits, but go unrecognized," said Michael Chatman, executive director of the... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Cape non-profits honored at ENPYsnon-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
non-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good to recognize some of the unsung heroes of Southwest Florida, those who work in the non-profits, but go unrecognized," said Michael Chatman, executive director of the... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Cape non-profits honored at ENPYsnon-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
non-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good to recognize some of the unsung heroes of Southwest Florida, those who work in the non-profits, but go unrecognized," said Michael Chatman, executive director of the... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Cape non-profits honored at ENPYsnon-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 2 days ago
non-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good to recognize some of the unsung heroes of Southwest Florida, those who work in the non-profits, but go unrecognized," said Michael Chatman, executive director of the... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Cape non-profits honored at ENPYsnon-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 2 days ago
non-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good to recognize some of the unsung heroes of Southwest Florida, those who work in the non-profits, but go unrecognized," said Michael Chatman, executive director of the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Lake O releases force brown water to beachesBrown water continues to crash onto southwest Florida shores and when it'll cle
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 3 days ago
Brown water continues to crash onto southwest Florida shores and when it'll clear up is not known. At last check, Lake Okeechobee's water level was above normal at just over 17 feet. When water levels get around 18.5 feet, the integrity of the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Lake O releases force brown water to beachesBrown water continues to crash onto southwest Florida shores and when it'll cle
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
Brown water continues to crash onto southwest Florida shores and when it'll clear up is not known. At last check, Lake Okeechobee's water level was above normal at just over 17 feet. When water levels get around 18.5 feet, the integrity of the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
FEMA fraud cases grow by hundreds after NBC2 investigationserious than we had thought," said Paul Mazurkewitz, of Fort Myers. On Tuesday
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
serious than we had thought," said Paul Mazurkewitz, of Fort Myers. On Tuesday, the NBC2 Investigators exposed dozens of Southwest Florida residents were victims of identity theft related to FEMA, after Hurricane Irma. On Friday, we learned that... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Business Briefsand 5,000 sales associates serving the communities of Central Floria, Flagler,
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 3 days ago
and 5,000 sales associates serving the communities of Central Floria, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. For more information, visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com. Coldwell Banker... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Business BriefsDefense Research Institute. He also volunteers his time to help local charities
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 3 days ago
Defense Research Institute. He also volunteers his time to help local charities, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. McColgan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida (B.A., 2013) and his... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Cape non-profits honored at ENPYsnon-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 3 days ago
non-profit companies, executives and volunteers. "We thought it would be good to recognize some of the unsung heroes of Southwest Florida, those who work in the non-profits, but go unrecognized," said Michael Chatman, executive director of the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Next week's cold front could be a game changertaste of cool autumn air, you only have to wait a few more days. The strongest
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
taste of cool autumn air, you only have to wait a few more days. The strongest cold in about six months will sweep through Southwest Florida next week, bringing an sharp drop in humidity along with some much cooler temperatures. Next week's cold... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Carolyn Swineythe cupboards, and alphabetizing the books. Certainly, she'll make sure there's
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 3 days ago
the cupboards, and alphabetizing the books. Certainly, she'll make sure there's one hell of a party. Contributions to her memory may be made to the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida at Zontasancap.com or mail to PO 1244, Sanibel, F... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Metal detectors to be added to spring training stadiumsBaseball fans in southwest Florida will have more security screening at spring
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 4 days ago
Baseball fans in southwest Florida will have more security screening at spring training games after Lee County buys more than $170,000 worth of metal detectors. "We don't want to lose the charm of spring training," said Mark Weber, manager of of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Metal detectors to be added to spring training stadiumsBaseball fans in southwest Florida will have more security screening at spring
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
Baseball fans in southwest Florida will have more security screening at spring training games after Lee County buys more than $170,000 worth of metal detectors. "We don't want to lose the charm of spring training," said Mark Weber, manager of of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Punta Gorda woman caught with counterfeiting toolsPolice said a Southwest Florida woman took hundreds of counterfeit bills into a
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
Police said a Southwest Florida woman took hundreds of counterfeit bills into an apartment complex and had the tools with her to make more. Andrea Maher is accused of owning and making the fake cash, as well as carrying meth. Maher and two men, Kyle... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
UF student from Fort Myers: We don't want to see anyone hurttold us that if we don't feel comfortable coming, we're not obligated to today.
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 4 days ago
told us that if we don't feel comfortable coming, we're not obligated to today." Aryan said her family and friends in Southwest Florida reached out to make sure she will be okay. "A couple of people texted me making asking what you're going... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
UF student from Fort Myers: We don't want to see anyone hurttold us that if we don't feel comfortable coming, we're not obligated to today.
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
told us that if we don't feel comfortable coming, we're not obligated to today." Aryan said her family and friends in Southwest Florida reached out to make sure she will be okay. "A couple of people texted me making asking what you're going... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to know for Thursday, Oct. 19it was frighteningly real. Forecast: Dry, breezy through FridayIt's another mo
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
it was frighteningly real. Forecast: Dry, breezy through FridayIt's another morning with more comfortable conditions in Southwest Florida, and drier weather is expected to continue today and into the start of the weekend. Copyright 2017... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Which Southwest Florida city ranks in top 15 happiest citiesNational Geographic released the top 25 happiest cities in the US and a couple
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 days ago
National Geographic released the top 25 happiest cities in the US and a couple of cities in Southwest Florida ranked high. Working with Gallup, they tried to identify cities where contentment is especially high. Residents of the cities say they feel... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Which Southwest Florida city ranks in top 15 happiest citiesNational Geographic released the top 25 happiest cities in the US and a couple
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 5 days ago
National Geographic released the top 25 happiest cities in the US and a couple of cities in Southwest Florida ranked high. Working with Gallup, they tried to identify cities where contentment is especially high. Residents of the cities say they feel... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Cayo Costa fared well during Hurricane Irmaany kind of weather event, is pretty saturated and still has small vegetation d
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 5 days ago
any kind of weather event, is pretty saturated and still has small vegetation debris blocking it. Like everyone else in Southwest Florida, Bush said they started boarding up and getting the island ready for Hurricane Irma when it showed its path... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Guest Opinion: Valuable learning experiences within reach for Junior Achievement studentswho stood behind these individuals over the years, helping prepare them for fut
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 5 days ago
who stood behind these individuals over the years, helping prepare them for future success. As a third-generation native of Southwest Florida, I am passionate about enhancing business in this region, and believe that local professionals should look... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
More in the Morning: 2 quick, healthy meals for school lunchOctober 20th could mean a change in lunch preparation for students across South
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 5 days ago
October 20th could mean a change in lunch preparation for students across Southwest Florida. When Hurricane Irma hit the area, this prompted the state to act on providing free lunches to all students in disaster-declared areas until October... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Sports CalendarWeb: ftmyerstrackclub.com Nov. 3-5 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournam
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 5 days ago
Web: ftmyerstrackclub.com Nov. 3-5 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament: Hosted by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Friday Night Kick-Off Party, 5:30 p.m., at the Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples; two days of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
NFL star, Fort Myers settle for 60 times more than Zombicon shooting victimsof shooting victim Kyle Roberts say they're concerned with a settlement agreed
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
of shooting victim Kyle Roberts say they're concerned with a settlement agreed on by the city of Fort Myers Monday, to pay Southwest Florida native, Nate Allen, $440,000. Allen, currently playing for the Miami Dolphins, was wrongfully arrested for... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
John Prince, Lake Ida disaster relief crowds overflow with frustrationPalm Beach County would take a direct hit, the storm shifted west, devastating
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 6 days ago
Palm Beach County would take a direct hit, the storm shifted west, devastating the Florida Keys and flooding much of southwest Florida. No sustained hurricane force winds were reported in Palm Beach County and power was completely restored... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
More in the Morning: How to protect yourself from hackersMillions of hacking attempts happen against smart devices in Southwest Florida,
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 6 days ago
Millions of hacking attempts happen against smart devices in Southwest Florida, and there's a possibility you are one of the targets, but how would you know? Greg Scasny with Cybersecurity Defense Solutions asks that question and says you need to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to know for Tuesday, Oct. 17the caption, “Oh my god. my mom got my dog a school picture because he’s a ther
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
the caption, “Oh my god. my mom got my dog a school picture because he’s a therapy dog at her school.” Fall front teases Southwest FloridaA weakening cold front won't manage to bring any cooler weather to Southwest Florida this week, but it will... Read more
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ajc.com
LEADOFF: Braves’ McGuirk says MLB probe ‘basically wrapped up’not going to make any more comments.” The Braves were happy to talk Monday abo
ajc.com / Posted 6 days ago
not going to make any more comments.” The Braves were happy to talk Monday about their new spring-training facility in southwest Florida. Will it be ready by February 2019? What will be built around it? Click here for a full story from North... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Scale Rails of Southwest Florida Model Railroad Club CalendarScale Rails of Southwest Florida Model Railroad ClubTue, October 17, 2017 @ 10:
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 6 days ago
Scale Rails of Southwest Florida Model Railroad ClubTue, October 17, 2017 @ 10:00AM Scale Rails of Southwest Florida Model Railroad Club, a non-profit organization for model railroaders and visitors. HO, N-Scale, and Kids Layout. Modeling Visitors... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fitzenhagen, Sawicki join 'Me Too' movementTwo prominent Southwest Florida women said they've been the victims of sexual h
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 days ago
Two prominent Southwest Florida women said they've been the victims of sexual harassment. Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) and Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki admitted they've both dealt with unwanted advancements. “I’ve had a personal... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fitzenhagen, Sawicki join 'Me Too' movementTwo prominent Southwest Florida women said they've been the victims of sexual h
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
Two prominent Southwest Florida women said they've been the victims of sexual harassment. Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) and Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki admitted they've both dealt with unwanted advancements. “I’ve had a personal... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
More in the Morning: New business joins in Irma relief for communityWhen Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida, tens of thousands of applications fo
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 days ago
When Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida, tens of thousands of applications for businesses loans were filed with the Small Business Administration. The most recent numbers sent from the SBA show as of Friday, October 13, there were 22,202... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to know for Monday, Oct. 16a few isolated thundershowers later this afternoon into this evening. Rain acti
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
a few isolated thundershowers later this afternoon into this evening. Rain activity will be very spotty, with only 20 to 30 percent of Southwest Florida seeing any precipitation. Copyright 2017 WBBH/WZVN (Waterman Broadcasting). All rights reser... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Weather Blog: Ophelia joins infamous list of hurricanes4 strength. It continued with Hurricane Irma that topped out as a record-breaki
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 9 days ago
4 strength. It continued with Hurricane Irma that topped out as a record-breaking Cat 5 monster before making landfall on Southwest Florida as a Cat 3. Though Jose and Lee stayed over the ocean during their lifespans, both were able to reach Cat 3... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Indie Author Day at Lovegrove Galleries Calendarbut why shouldn't an art gallery sponsor an event that showcases the incredible
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 9 days ago
but why shouldn't an art gallery sponsor an event that showcases the incredible talent that we have right here in Southwest Florida. It will provide the opportunity for residents and visitors to meet local writers, hear about their... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Friday night's high school football scores from across FloridaPreparatory Academy 0 South Fort Myers 31, Riverdale 13 South Plantation 28,
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
Preparatory Academy 0 South Fort Myers 31, Riverdale 13 South Plantation 28, Cypress Bay 22 Southeast 49, Lemon Bay 6 Southwest Florida Christian 21, Marco Island 14 Southwest Miami 49, Varela 47 Springstead 14, Land O'Lakes 7 St. Andrew's... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Should Halloween retailers sell realistic-looking, fake guns?U.S. history in Las Vegas, major Halloween retailers are reconsidering what the
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
U.S. history in Las Vegas, major Halloween retailers are reconsidering what they're putting on their shelves. One store in Southwest Florida will not be selling realistic-looking, fake guns. Spirit Halloween stores decided to stop selling... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Friday's ScoresAcademy-Pembroke Pines 52, Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 0 South Plantation 28
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
Academy-Pembroke Pines 52, Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 0 South Plantation 28, Cypress Bay 22 Southeast 49, Lemon Bay 6 Southwest Florida Christian 21, Marco Island 14 St. Augustine 49, Ed White 7 St. Cloud 29, Celebration 0 St. Thomas... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Sarasota senator wants to legalize fireworks salesA Southwest Florida senator has proposed a If you've purchased fireworks in Fl
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
A Southwest Florida senator has proposed a If you've purchased fireworks in Florida, you may have unknowingly committed fraud. Although you can buy fireworks in the state, they're not actually legal here. Retail stores are only allowed to sell them... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Gulf Coast Harmonizers’ 25th Annual Cabaret Show Nov. 4 at German American Club in CapeGulf Coast Harmonizers: The Gulf Coast Harmonizers (formerly Cape Chorale) hav
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
Gulf Coast Harmonizers: The Gulf Coast Harmonizers (formerly Cape Chorale) have been entertaining Southwest Florida audiences since 1991 and is open to men of any age who have an interest in singing in the barbershop... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Sports CalendarWeb: ftmyerstrackclub.com Nov. 3-5 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournam
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
Web: ftmyerstrackclub.com Nov. 3-5 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament: Hosted by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Friday Night Kick-Off Party, 5:30 p.m., at the Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples; two days of... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development announce 2017 Industry Appreciation Award winnersthe past five years through pro bono services to diverse organizations such as
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
the past five years through pro bono services to diverse organizations such as Hope Clubhouse, Multi-cultural Centre of Southwest Florida and Dress for Success SW Florida. The Nonprofit of the Year Award was presented to PACE Center for Girls... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Indie Author Day Saturday at Lovegrove Galleries in Matlachabut why shouldn't an art gallery sponsor an event that showcases the incredible
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
but why shouldn't an art gallery sponsor an event that showcases the incredible talent that we have right here in Southwest Florida. It will provide the opportunity for residents and visitors to meet local writers, hear about their... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Cre8 stylists rejoin the Walk to Defeat ALS on behalf of longtime clientHilde Heard, who has lived with ALS since 2007, Cre8 Salon & Spa will once agai
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
Hilde Heard, who has lived with ALS since 2007, Cre8 Salon & Spa will once again join hundreds of participants at the Southwest Florida Walk to Defeat ALS, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday Oct. 28, at Miromar Outlet Mall in Estero. With the support of... Read more
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