Fort Myers house burned for firefighter training

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Iona-McGregor firefighters started a training fire on Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Fort Myers. The home, which was set to be torn down, was given to them to use for training.          | read more:
Fort Myers house burned for firefighter training

Fort Myers house burned for firefighter training
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Facebook live: Results from Dunbar sludge site show high arsenic levels

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Reporter Patricia Borns and photographer Amanda Inscore are at the South Street sludge site in Dunbar with attorney Ralph Brooks and local residents reacting to the results of the latest tests. The results exceeded the EPA’s safe standard for arsenic          | read more:
Facebook live: Results from Dunbar sludge site show high arsenic levels

Facebook live: Results from Dunbar sludge site show high arsenic levels
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Michael McGuigan weathers recession to open new restaurants

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Michael McGuigan lost commercial properties, his house and his marriage in the recession. He bounced back to open Ford’s Garage and several other downtown restaurants.          | read more:
Michael McGuigan weathers recession to open new restaurants

Michael McGuigan weathers recession to open new restaurants
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Southwest Florida Community Foundation gets $5 million endowment

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
A $2.5 million donation from David and Linda Lucas was matched by 83 other donors to give the Southwest Florida Community Foundation a $5 million endowment. The fund will be used for the Foundation’s work in their new space in downtown Fort Myers.          | read more:
Southwest Florida Community Foundation gets million endowment

Southwest Florida Community Foundation gets million endowment
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The Hamiltons get a new home

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
The Hamiltons have 15 kids and are working to adopt two more. They moved into their new 13 bedroom house two months ago and celebrated Saturday with an open house to thank all the companies and volunteers who helped them renovate their home.          | read more:
The Hamiltons get a new home

The Hamiltons get a new home
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Thousands apply for disaster food assistance

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Lee and Collier county residents who were affected by Hurricane Irma waited in traffic and in line to apply for disaster food assistance through the Florida Department of Children and Families on Thursday. The event continues through Oct 31.          | read more:
Thousands apply for disaster food assistance

Thousands apply for disaster food assistance
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Angel Pasta in Fort Myers produces colorful vegan pasta

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Angel Pasta began making its colorful vegan orzo, couscous and gnocchi in Fort Myers in 2016. The parent company, Mermaid Spice Corp., also makes spice blends at the production facility.          | read more:
Angel Pasta in Fort Myers produces colorful vegan pasta

Angel Pasta in Fort Myers produces colorful vegan pasta
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Baseball teams fill local hotels

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
A baseball coach from Bucks County, Pa., talks about checking in with his hotel and Perfect Game tournament officials after Hurricane Irma. His team is in town for the 2017 WWBA Underclass World Championship baseball tournament.          | read more:
Baseball teams fill local hotels

Baseball teams fill local hotels
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5 things to know about how Fort Myers plans to spend $107 million of your tax dollars

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
As Fort Myers City Council considers next year’s budget, here are 5 important things to know about how your tax dollars will be spent. The city will vote on the final budget on Oct. 5.          | read more:
5 things to know about how Fort Myers plans to spend 7 million of your tax dollars

5 things to know about how Fort Myers plans to spend 7 million of your tax dollars
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Temple Beth El holds Rosh Hashanah service at Cypress Lake UMC

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Cypress Lake United Methodist Church hosted Temple Beth El for their Rosh Hashanah service on Thursday. Temple Beth El’s building was damaged in Hurricane Irma, so they couldn’t have services at their synagogue.          | read more:
Temple Beth El holds Rosh Hashanah service at Cypress Lake UMC

Temple Beth El holds Rosh Hashanah service at Cypress Lake UMC
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Baptist volunteers team up with Red Cross to deliver meals to thousands

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Volunteers from the Alabama Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team are cooking meals at McGregor Baptist Church that are being distributed by the American Red Cross.          | read more:
Baptist volunteers team up with Red Cross to deliver meals to thousands

Baptist volunteers team up with Red Cross to deliver meals to thousands
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Video: Community Service Aides broadcast evacuations Saturday for Hurricane Irma

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
A Fort Myers Community Service Aide drives through a neighborhood off McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers announcing the mandatory evacuation order for Zone B on Saturday afternoon.          | read more:
Video: Community Service Aides broadcast evacuations Saturday for Hurricane Irma

Video: Community Service Aides broadcast evacuations Saturday for Hurricane Irma
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Fowler Street Hardware owners to retire from their Fort Myers store

Today News for #PortCharlotte:
Fowler Street Hardware owners Jerry and Jencye Schmitt are planning to retire and sell their building in Fort Myers in November. The store was built in the 1960s.          | read more:
Fowler Street Hardware owners to retire from their Fort Myers store

Fowler Street Hardware owners to retire from their Fort Myers store
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