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Carvers create gifts from fallen strangler fig

A group of local carvers have turned a fallen tree into a fundraising opportunity."We earned $750 for the Mound House. It worked out really well," said John Franz, president of the Caloosa Carvers.On the first and third Tuesday of the month, Franz can be found behind the museum with a few ...

Yesteryear Entertainment a Beach must-do

Miss the crooners? Old-school comedy?A local entertainment organization brings back the good old days of entertainment, everything from the music of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra to the laughs only Joan Rivers or Don Rickles can deliver."Yesteryear Entertainment specializes in high-end, ...

Women’s Club fosters Christmas fundraiser collaboration

Holiday spirit is high amongst non-profit organizations on the island, and the Women's Club wants to keep them all working together.Last weekend, the Friends of the Mound House put on their first annual Christmas Market, organized in conjunction with the Women's Club's Christmas Tree ...

Meet the local muralist

Sue Gates will paint anything you give her.Her house is covered in oil paintings of water birds, knick knacks she fished from the trash bin and redesigned, and old photos of her with friends, painting at the Surf and Us Resort.Lately she's been refurbishing a trailer next door - one of her many ...

The Art Divine reception at Fort Myers Beach Art Association

The Art Divine, "Nothing over $150", show and sale opens in both studios of Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery on Dec. 8.Mark your calendars for the reception on Dec. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m., which will be open to the public and free of charge, with appetizers and a cash donation bar. The ...

EIHS hosts Holiday Open House

Join members of the Estero Island Historic Society on Saturday, Dec. 8, to mingle and celebrate the holiday season at the annual Holiday Open House. Purchase fresh baked goods, sip punch, and view the festive decorations adorning the cottage. Everyone is welcome to partake in some ...

Gifts for kids fundraiser: Santa Rocks the Lani Kai

With the holidays nearing, the Beach is continuing a tradition of providing Christmas presents to island children who otherwise might not receive any.Dawn Gaylor, who is running the event this year, said she has been collecting prizes for the raffle and silent auction that has been held for ...

Sculptors return to take over sand

A world famous art competition will return to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for its 32nd year.The medium? Sand.Boasting 25 master sculptors and 10 advanced amateurs from eight different countries and more than 10 states, this international competition will bring the best sand artists together ...

Knights of Columbus host first dinner dance of season

Have you ever wanted to learn the foxtrot, or dance the jitterbug?Do you have moves you're itching to strut on a dancefloor?The Knights of Columbus of Ascension Parish will host the Turkey Trot Dinner Dance this Saturday.Their first of the season, the monthly charity event will be catered by A ...