Five inexpensive ways to have summer fun with your kids

Five inexpensive ways to have summer fun with your kids

By Mandy Carter School is out, so summer break is here, and with it comes the promise of long sunny days and boundless opportunities for adventure. As parents, this is the perfect time to make memories with our little ones that will last a lifetime. But it doesn’t require a hefty price tag to have some awesome summer adventures. Here are five activities that will have both you and your.

Summer reading program at Lee County libraries

Summer reading program at Lee County libraries

“Adventure Begins at Your Library” this summer with the 2024 Summer Reading Program. This free, all-ages program begins June 1 and runs through Aug. 3 featuring online and in person adventure-themed reading challenges, programs and events.   Each summer, the Lee County Library System participates in the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning for all readers and help prevent the summer slide.

Water safety always a priority

Water safety always a priority

By Dr. David Butler How many times do we watch the news wondering how a child can drown in a crowded pool? The truth is drowning is quick and silent.  After birth defects, drowning is the most common cause of death in ages 1 – 4.  It is the second leading cause of death by injury in ages 1-14. Many non-fatal drownings result in brain damage or disability. Children drown.

Agencies partner to provide over 500 car seats

Agencies partner to provide over 500 car seats

Lee Health and the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida have collaborated to provide over 500 car seats to families in need in Southwest Florida. The joint effort will help alleviate the shortage of car seats in the region, with the primary goal of ensuring safe car seat practices throughout the community. The car seats will be available at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and through various distribution channels,.

Cirque du Soleil returns to SW Florida in July

Cirque du Soleil returns to SW Florida in July

Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is heading back to Hertz Arena in Estero, set to charm audiences.This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 22 countries, on four continents.Corteo will be presented at the Hertz Arena for five shows only from July 25 to 28.Corteo, which.

Summer Camps 2024 in Lee County

Summer Camps 2024 in Lee County

Alliance for the Arts Alliance for the Arts will be hosting its popular Summer Break Arts Camp this year beginning June 10. Registration is open to any student ages 7-12 years with a half day “Mini Explorers” option for those ages 4-6. Summer Break Arts Camp will be broken up into seven one-week sessions June 10-Aug. 2. No camp session will be held over the Fourth of July holiday, July.

Kids Fringe Fest June 1

Kids Fringe Fest June 1

Fringe Fort Myers 2024 runs May 30 through June 2 at the Alliance for the Arts and Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers. In addition to the regular performances, there will be a Kids Fringe Fest happening on Saturday, June 1 at the Alliance for the Arts. Mad Libs Live! Will be presented in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, June 1 at 1.

Making Mother’s Day meaningful: 3 heartfelt ways to celebrate mom

Making Mother’s Day meaningful: 3 heartfelt ways to celebrate mom

By Mandy Carter As May flowers bloom and spring fills the air with warmth, it’s that special time of year again – Mother’s Day. Beyond the cards and flowers lies an opportunity to truly celebrate motherhood. While gifts are wonderful, the most meaningful gestures often come from the heart. Here are three heartfelt ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, making it a day both mother and child will cherish.

Summer VPK registration opens in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties

Summer VPK registration opens in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties

Registration for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is now open for summer programs in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. The free educational program is available to 4-year-olds that reside in Florida, regardless of family income. Voluntary Prekindergarten gives children a jump-start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language, and social skills. VPK classrooms are taught by certified teachers with a focus on school readiness and social and.

National Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 11

National Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 11

Lee County has traditionally ranked among the best counties in the United States for participating in the annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive with the highest contribution per capita. This year the drive will be held on Saturday, May 11. It is the largest single day drive in the nation. Individuals and families are asked to put unopened food items by their mailbox on that day so letter carriers and.

Florida Rep Theatre Conservatory presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Florida Rep Theatre Conservatory presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Florida Rep’s Education Conservatory Program will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical May 17 – 19 and May 24 – 26 in the Historic Arcade Theatre. Both evening and matinee show times will be offered. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast staged version is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature with songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken.

Lee Health opens new mobile care clinic

Lee Health opens new mobile care clinic

Unit will provide primary care services; can mobilize to serve patients during emergencies Lee Health opened a new mobile health-care clinic solution for Southwest Floridians April 22 built by global critical infrastructure leader Black & Veatch. Now stationed at Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres, the 36-foot unit will support an advanced provider, nurse and customer service representative can be mobilized throughout Lee County in the event of emergencies, pressing needs.

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