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A Fort Myers man's kindness toward a teacher looking to get a jump on school supplies got him a big thank you from the woman, attention on social media and even an offer of a free pizza. And the reaction to his kindness has him challenging others. Read more



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Two fundraisers have been created to help the family of 8-year-old Layla Aiken, of Cape Coral, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning. Read more


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More than 320 people participated in the 11th annual BUG Chase 5K Run on January 26 at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers. The race benefits the Fort Myers-Metro Kiwanis Club’s Bring Up Grades, or BUG, program and other youth service projects. Read more



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With an urgent need for expanded access to mental and behavioral health care for at-risk children, the Naples Children & Education Foundation is targeting children’s mental health for its 2019 Fund a Need initiative at the Naples Winter Wine Festival Read more