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Another piece of Old Florida will be going away in downtown Ft. Myers after Sunday. Rock Lake Resort. The above is a picture of the resort in 1957.

The Rock Lake Resort which has been in  operation since 1947 was recently sold and set to be demolished. The five acre site located at 2937 Palm Beach Blvd, is home to nine cabins, a lake and pool which was built by James Moore when Harry Truman was President.

Stan & Haney, longtime residents of the area, think that something can be done. But don’t have the answer just yet.  NBC2, reports “Joanne Miller is with the Southwest Florida Historical Society and is hoping some of the property will be preserved. “Little by little we’re losing everything of historical importance,” Miller noted.”

 

Preserving ‘old Florida’ is a hot topic as more and more development is happening. Estero is doing a wonderful job at buying up land and keeping it from being overdeveloped. It only takes a quick trip to Miami to see what can happen when urban areas go unchecked.

What exactly is going to happen to the property at Rock lake Resort after September 11th is unknown. But I’m sure we’ll find out soon.

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Weekend Vibes, What's Happening In Southwest Florida  September 9-11

Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida  September 9-11.

This weekend is encompasses a date that is ingrained into the memories of almost everyone, 9-11. It’s hard to believe it’s been 21 years since the terror attacks. We were all stunned when terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon. The attacks, carried out by al-Qaeda, changed the world.

The number of fundraisers, memorial events and remembrances being held around Southwest Florida this weekend are too many to list here. But we’re giving it a shot with a few.

Even the monthly Yappy Hour event at The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers is recognizing canine first responders.

Dog costume

Dog costumes are not only encouraged, but are a fun part of the monthly Yappy Hour. The celebration takes place at The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers

Besides 9-11 activities, are all kinds of things going on to keep you entertained. Whether you want to be inside where it is cool, and outside in the fresh air.

And, now that we are past Labor Day, if you are struggling with that fashion rule of wearing white, there is good news. According fashion experts the tradition of no whites after Labor Day is passé.  So if you feel so inclined this weekend, wear the color and wear it well.

Get out, support local, and enjoy these weekend vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida September 9-11.