Alva, FL House Sells for $950K: Equestrian Paradise with River Views
A charming 2-story house near Alva, Florida recently changed hands for $950,000 on February 27. Located at 19971 S River Rd, Alva, FL, 33920, this property boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms within a generous 2,198 square feet of living space. What sets this house apart is its expansive lot size of 4.70 acres, providing ample space for various activities and possibilities.
Plane veers off runway at Page Field
A plane has veered off of the runway at Page Field. According to the Lee County Port Authority, the plane was a private aircraft that veered off course during its landing, around 2 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported as a result of the bumpy landing. The aircraft sustained minor...
Trapt to perform in Fort Myers
The rock band Trapt will be playing a show at The Ranch Concert Hall and Saloon on Sunday, March 3. Trapt is most well known for their 2002 debut single ” Headstrong” which reached Number 1 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock Tracks charts and Number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Field Notes: Sweetest day of the year − Alva Garden Club's strawberry fest and plant sale
I shouldn't have been surprised when I got word electronically about the garden club's annual fundraiser instead of finding the news in a handwritten, snail-mailed note in my old blue mailbox. Change is the way of the world, so why should things around here be different? The important parts remain the same: It's springtime and my little town is celebrating with a strawberry festival.
Fort Myers, FL Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to fort myers..
Spring training throws traffic a curveball
With Spring training back in full swing, the Lee County Department of Transportation wants drivers to be prepared for increased traffic near stadiums during game times. The games will start at 1:05 p.m. with peak congestion anticipated between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Foodie-focused company sells Lee County offices for $2.4M
Miami vice: A Miami chain of Cuban bakeries is coming to Ave Maria, the Collier County planned community. Vicky Bakery is expected to open late this month with up to 25 employees. The Ave Maria shop is a franchise and, according to a news release, owned by local restaurateur Phong Ho who already owns a Tropical Smoothie and Oasis The Kitchen Lounge in the Ave Maria Town Center. The shop, also in the town center, will be Vicky’s first location outside of South Florida. And, according to the company’s website, a second Southwest Florida location is expected to open soon. This one will be at 4429 Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. The family-owned Vicky Bakery was founded in 1972 by Cuban refugees Antonio and Gelasia Cao in the Miami suburb of Hialeah. It is still family owned and, along with franchisees, operates 23 locations mostly in and around Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Family pleads for safety measures after ATV incident leads to crash in Buckingham
BUCKINGHAM, Fla. — The family of a man who crashed into a tree Tuesday night along Staley Road is asking for more patrols in Buckingham. Keith Campbell said he is the uncle of the victim in the crash. He says ATV riders swerved onto the road, and his nephew crashed into a tree, avoiding them.
Lehigh Acres man arrested for DUI following rollover crash
LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lehigh Acres man was arrested following a rollover crash on Thursday night. Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to a van rollover crash off State Road 82 and Homestead Road. Rodolfo Martinez, 40 (pictured below), is currently in custody at the Lee County Jail for...
Missing dog found after suspected theft from Lehigh Acres home
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said it found a missing dog Friday after it was reportedly stolen from the front yard of a Lehigh Acres home. Spencer Dula said he found his beloved Missy, an Australian Mountain Doodle, missing Friday night. “We let the...
Once-in-a-lifetime photo wins Slough contest
A relatively new photographer, Grace Waller had just spotted a bright red northern cardinal in the trees at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and was looking to take its picture. Then a moment in nature intervened, and Waller instead captured what some might consider the photo of a lifetime. “I...
Check your freezer; Trader Joe’s chicken soup dumplings recalled from Southwest Florida locations
If you shop at either Trader Joe’s in Southwest Florida – Fort Myers or North Naples – check your freezer. CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corporation recalled more than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumpling products. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
Alva Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Alva, a place known for its tranquility, reported a total of 5 crime cases. The alarming fact is that 80% of the cases were disturbances, which occurred at different times of the day. The remaining 20% of the cases were assaults, which is a concerning issue. The first disturbance was reported on February 24 at 10:53 AM, followed by another at 7:55 AM on the same day. The other two disturbances were reported on February 23 at 11:28 AM and 7:31 PM. The assault case was reported on February 23 at 3:16 PM. This data suggests an increasing trend in disturbances, which is a matter of concern for the local authorities. The authorities need to take immediate action to curb this rising trend and maintain peace in the place.
This Week's 3 Most Expensive Houses Around Fort Myers!
In the sought-after region of Fort Myers, Florida, some of the most luxurious real estate properties have recently changed hands, fetching top dollar prices. Let's delve into the details of three of the most expensive properties that were recently sold in this area.
St. Patrick’s Day concert at St. Columbkille Catholic Church
St. Columbkille Catholic Church will host a St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring Tommy O and Lee Van Asten on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. in the church’s Iona Hall. St. Columbkille Catholic Church is at 12171 Iona Road in Fort Myers. No tickets are required. A free...
Motorcyclist arrested after speeding down State Road 82 in Fort Myers
FORT MYERS, Fla. — On Friday, Florida Highway Patrol arrested Jeremiah Renolds-Mitchell in Fort Myers after spotting him speeding down State Road 82 near Colonial Boulevard on his motorcycle at 86 miles per hour. Along with speeding, Renolds-Mitchell received additional charges for resisting and riding a motorcycle without a...
Buccaneers Lose Final Road Game of 2024 Season to Pioneers: Local Fans Hope for Conference Title
The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers lost their final road game of the 2024 season to the Indian River Pioneers, with a score of 79-76. The Buccaneers, missing three key players, started strong but faced difficulties in the second half. Despite a halftime lead of 42-36, they lost their advantage, with the Pioneers taking a 54-53 lead early in the second half.
Florida man pleads guilty to smuggling thousands of turtles overseas
Video above: Young girl raises money for sea turtles TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man pleaded guilty to smuggling thousands of turtles to Germany and Hong Kong and falsifying documents to conceal his crimes, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. John Michael Kreatsoulas, 36, of Alva, Florida, sold the wildlife through his business Omni […]
Sunday Market at Town Center: Local Delights Await in Fort Myers
Attention all market enthusiasts and community members! A delightful Sunday experience awaits you at the Sunday Market at Town Center. This is not just any market; it's a gathering that celebrates the best of local produce and craftsmanship, and it's happening right in your neighborhood!
1 hospitalized after vehicle slams into garage of Lehigh Acres home
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into the garage of a Lehigh Acres home Thursday afternoon. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, people were in the home at Richmond Avenue N and E 5th Street. One occupant reportedly had minor injuries.