Support Our Veterans By Purchasing Purple Heart Postage Stamps

Lee, Collier and Charlotte county residents are encouraged to purchase the Purple Heart FOREVER postage stamp during the month of November.  To celebrate Veterans Day November 12 and the opening of the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Cape Coral, post offices are tracking sales of this stamp through December 15.  A framed enlargement of the stamp will be presented […]

Impaired Driving Checkpoint

The Marco Island Police Department is committed to the prevention of impaired driving, removing impaired drivers from our roadways and educating the public on the critical subject of impaired driving. To facilitate success in these mission areas, the Marco Island Police Department will be conducting an Impaired Driving Checkpoint November 17, 2012 commencing at 9:00pm. The checkpoint will be located at […]

Presentations at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium

There will be a variety of thought-provoking presentations throughout the day, December 1, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium, 33000 Tamiami Trail East in Ochopee. 10:00-11:00 The Making of the “Big Cypress Swamp: the Western Everglades” Elam Stoltzfus, Film Producer Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will share a collection of stories, behind the scenes illustrations, a few tall tales and […]

Street Lighting Service Restored on All Major Roadways

Streetlights that were turned off along major roadway corridors to assist with saving county tax dollars have now been turned on in preparation for the end of Daylight Savings Time. The Transportation Engineering Department of the Growth Management Division anticipates a savings of approximately $96,000 in electrical energy costs for the approximately six months when designated streetlights were turned off. […]

Special Olympics Collier County needs assistant coaches

Special Olympics Collier County needs assistant coaches for cycling, tennis, track & field and soccer for the 2013 season DATES: 5 January 2013 to 19 May 2013 DAYS OF PRACTICE AND TIMES: Every Saturday 9:30–11:00 am (There will be some Saturdays where there will be no practice due to holidays and other school commitments). LOCATION: Golden Gate High School, 2925 Titan Lane, Naples 34116. […]

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children launches the “Holiday Drive 2012” to ensure a safe and happy holiday for the children, men and women, as well as their pets, served by Collier County’s only certified domestic violence center. Help make the holidays merry and bright by providing new, non-violent, unwrapped gifts items for babies, children, teens, adults, seniors and their pets: Gift […]

Registration Open for 3-Day Southwest Florida Nature Festival

Registration is now open for the almost 40 field trips as well as the keynote presentation offered during the 9th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival, hosted Jan. 18-20 by the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Florida. Across the three days, experienced naturalists will lead guided birding walks, swamp buggy tours, canoe and kayak trips, sunset boat rides […]

Postal Service Letter Carriers Collecting Toys

Postal Service Letter Carriers Collecting Toys Left At Mailboxes Saturday, December 1 What: Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys left by customers’ mailboxes and in bins at Post Offices. When: Saturday, December 1 Where: All Post Office Customers in the Suncoast District; Includes ZIP Codes Beginning With First Three Digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and […]

Orchids, Friends & Fun

Something new in the Southwest Florida orchid world. Like orchids? Then there’s a new organization just for you where you can learn how to grow them, conserve them and enjoy them to the fullest. A group of orchid enthusiasts from around Southwest Florida have aligned to form the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance, Inc. (GCOA) to promote interest in orchids by […]

Operation Santa Mail

Would you like to adopt one or more families this year in an effort to help make their Christmas a cheerful event? The Fort Myers and Cape Coral post offices are offering “Operation Santa Mail” for the second year. The post offices will be intercepting Santa’s mail and reviewing it for letters from children whose parents could use help to […]