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Pamela Hayford

ArtFest Fort Myers celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend as the event takes over the downtown Fort Myers' riverfront with art, food and kids' activities. Read more

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Mary Katherine Backstrom’s laugh-filled story, told in a viral video last week, landed the Fort Myers blogger on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Read more



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The IMAG History & Science Center in Fort Myers unveiled a new exhibit, Science on a Sphere, that gives visitors a close-up view of hurricanes, the planet, Mars, the moon, even the Death Star. Read more

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Writer and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis plans to lead women through a three-day personal growth conference when her popular RISE Weekend comes to Southwest Florida. The conference visits Hertz Arena Jan. 9-11. Read more



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'Jurassic Quest' features animatronic dinos at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Read more

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The Lehigh Spring Festival returns this weekend. And if you didn’t know already, the floats, marching bands and fire trucks traveling down Homestead Road should be a good tip-off. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Saturday's Southwest Florida Reading Festival features 19 authors, including Drew Brockington, Tara Conklin, Jackson Pearce and Peter Swanson, and lots of family-friendly activities. Read more

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Kinfay Moroti

The Edison Festival of Light returns this February with parades, car shows, hymn sings, a craft show and much more. The 81st annual fest celebrates Fort Myers’ most famous winter resident, inventor Thomas Edison. Here’s a look at all the events. Read more

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Carol Kaelson

It was a tight match on Wednesday’s episode of “Jeopardy,” but Bonita Springs teen Claire Sattler squeaked by and won the game show by the smallest amount possible — just one dollar. Read more