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Island Hopper Songwriter Fest this weekend

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest makes its way to Fort Myers Beach this weekend with musical performers set to appear at multiple venues on the island. More than two dozen musicians are expected in town as part of an annual festival produced in part by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The festival, which has made previous stops on Captiva Island and is hitting Fort Myers this week, is being billed as the largest songwriter festival in Southwest Florida. Participating venues on Fort Myers Beach this weekend will include Cabanas Beach Bar and Grille, Matanzas on the ...

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New toll fees go into effect Oct. 1 for Sanibel, Cape Coral bridges

Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman is urging folks to order a county transponder for those who make trips to Sanibel and Cape Coral, where administrative fees of $3 will be charged starting Oct. 1 to anybody without a LeeWay account and transponder passing a toll bridge. “Our goal is not ...


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Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...