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Kid-Friendly Activities In Fort Myers

While Fort Myers does cater to an older demographic, it also offers plenty of family and kid-friendly activities. Speaking from my own experience, you might even find yourself rediscovering your inner child through these activities. Where can you compare seeing your children and grandchildren having a great time on vacation, or visiting you in general? […]

Important Phone Numbers in Lee County

  POWER COMPANIES: Florida Power & Light – (800) 226-3545 10650 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905 Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) – (239) 656-2300 4980 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33917 WATER COMPANIES: Lee County Utilities – (239) 533-88457391 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33907 City of Cape Coral Utilities – (239) 574-7722P.O. Box 150006, Cape […]


Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Beach sits on Estero Island, a seven-mile coastline. Its Gulf-sided shores are lined with family-friendly resorts, a fishing pier, seafood restaurants, and energetic nightlife. You will need to pay for parking if you plan to visit the beach for the day and aren’t staying at a resort on the island. Bonita […]

Historical Sites

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Visitors to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy seeing the winter residences of famous innovators Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Explore the botanical garden, Edison’s laboratory and iconic Banyan and Mysore Fig Trees. (I was married under the Mysore Fig Tree on the Caloosahatchee River!) […]


Shop ’til You Drop: Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Town Center Home to more than 100 stores, restaurants and entertainment options– Home to more than 100 stores, restaurants and entertainment options–including Bass Pro, Costco, and Ron Jon Surf Shop–Gulf Coast Town Center is an open-air shopping destination in Fort Myers, Florida. Coconut Point Mall Coconut Point is […]


Inspiring People: Philanthropy in Southwest Florida What is Philanthropy? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, philanthropy is defined as “goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially active effort to promote human welfare.” Additionally, philanthropy is “an act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes,” or “an organization distributing or supported by funds […]

School Choice

Choosing A School For Your Child In SWFL As a parent, selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You want your child’s school to have the same goals of high academic achievement you have set. You may want your child’s school to reflect the family […]


Florida Summertime = Hurricanes (sometimes) Southwest Florida is a tropical paradise and a beautiful place to live. Florida is known as the “Sunshine State” due to year-round sunshine and warm sunny days. But not everything can be sunshine and unicorns all the time. When the gulf and ocean waters heat up they create an ideal […]

Local Events in Southwest Florida

Annual festivals, special concerts, parades, fairs, art shows, food and wine tastings, theater, holiday celebrations… you name it, Southwest Florida has it. There are exciting events happening all the time, and there is something for everyone. Here are a few annual and monthly favorites to put on your calendar: Farmers Market Join them every Thursday year-round in […]