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Postal News: Area post offices prepared for last-minute filers

April 15, 2015 The 2015 tax filing deadline is fast approaching and post offices are ready for last-minute tax filers today, April 15. The IRS accepts the First-Class postmark as proof of filing by today, April 1. more »»

 
 
 
National Health Care Decisions Day: Make wishes known

April 15, 2015 A Fort Myers Beach couple recently invited their children over for a special dinner party. The occasion was not to celebrate a milestone birthday, or to commemorate an anniversary. more »»

Postal News: Macro photography captures floral beauty

April 1, 2015 Spectacular photographs celebrate the beauty and elegance of water lilies with four new Forever stamps available nationwide. Customers may purchase the stamps at: usps. more »»

Higher manatee count simply means we have more to protect

April 1, 2015 Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads. Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the crosshairs. The U.S. more »»

Postal News: USPS previews Maya Angelou stamp

March 25, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service announced that the first-day-of-issue for the Maya Angelou Forever stamp dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. April 7 in Washington, D.C. more »»

Caldwell responds to charges from council

March 25, 2015 To the members of the Lehigh Acres Community Council: I write this letter with extreme disappointment. more »»

We need to act now to save the Caloosahatchee, Everglades

March 25, 2015 With the beginning of a new legislative session, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and conservation partners are urging legislators to take advantage of a historic opportunity to buy land in the... more »»

Legislative update

March 18, 2015 We recently marked the end to the second week of the 2015 legislative session. more »»

Land buy critical for Everglades restoration

March 11, 2015 During the 2015 Florida legislative session, the legislature has a unique and unprecedented opportunity to restore the Florida Everglades and coastal estuaries on the west and east coast of south... more »»

Postal News: Taylor immortalized in Black Heritage series

March 4, 2015 Robert Robinson Taylor, believed to have been both the first African-American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the nation’s first academically trained black architect was... more »»

Issues shared at area summit

March 4, 2015 Buzz words come and go, sometimes with great meaning attached. Other times, a buzz word’s use simply prompts trendy conversations. The word “regionalism” comes to mind as a term that’s used by man. more »»

District asks county to recognize capital needs

February 11, 2015 The Lee County School District needs the help of the County Commissio. more »»

Postal News: 74th Postmaster General named

February 11, 2015 Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1. more »»

Flu symptoms, when to seek emergency medical help

January 28, 2015 The flu virus continues to spread across the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to... more »»

Still time to sign up for insurance, avoid penalty fee

January 21, 2015 If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalt. more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service delivers record holiday season

January 14, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service exceeded its holiday delivery projections this season, delivering approximately 524 million packages in December — an 18 percent increase over last year. On De. more »»

Healthy Harvest Community Farms a success

January 7, 2015 It has been an amazing year with many positive accomplishments that we can be proud o. more »»

Postal News: Flat-rate Priority shipping, free pickup make returns easy

January 7, 2015 Holiday returns — an annual rite for millions of gift receivers that starts the day after Christmas — are easy with the U.S. Postal Service. more »»

Lee County benefits from Conservation Fund

December 31, 2014 Abundant energy can lead to a pristine environment. As we take time to reflect during this holiday season, what better time to truly appreciate our beautiful state and quality of life. more »»

Postal News: Post offices open New Year’s Eve; many to close early

December 31, 2014 Post offices in the Fort Myers area will be open today, Dec. 31. Most post offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change. more »»

Postal News: Post office in Lehigh Acres to host Passport Fair

December 24, 2014 The Lehigh Acres Post Office, at 1201 Business Way, is holding a Passport Fair on Dec. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not required on this day. more »»

 
 

Free Screening for Head and Neck Cancers April 18, 2015

Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Florida is partnering with the 21st Century C.A.R.E. foundation to host a free screening for head and neck cancers on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. The event will be held at 39 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers. more »

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Beware of those deep potholes

June 7, 2013 Being from the north 17 years ago this year, the meaning of “potholes” has certainly changed my mind. more »

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