Month: June 2020

Why Am I Running For Local Office

Why Am I Running For Local Office

By David Deetscreek In 2010 I ran for the position of Commissioner, Seat #2, of the East County Water Control District, now named the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LAMSID). I held that seat for 8 years before being defeated in 2018. I will be running again for Seat #3, in November 2020. Often, […]

SWFL Heroes Foundation Honors The Memory of Julian Keen

SWFL Heroes Foundation Honors The Memory of Julian Keen

By Jacqueline Wilson Julian Keen Jr., “Man”, Batman, LaBelle’s son. A superhero. Larger than life. An athlete. An angel. He was one of a kind. An old soul. Full of life. A contagious smile. A mentor to the youth and adults alike. A pillar to the community. He knew no color, no race, no age, […]

Stress, The Silent Killer

Stress, The Silent Killer

By Deanna Catalano, RPh At a meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science last year, Esther Sternberg, a leading researcher on how the brain and immune-system are related, asked, “How many of you, in your heart of hearts, think stress makes you sick?” “Everybody’s hand shot up without hesitation,” recalls Esther. Three […]

Protect Your Pets: Everything You Need To Know About Heartworms

Protect Your Pets: Everything You Need To Know About Heartworms

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM One of the most common and devastating diseases for your cats and dogs is also one of the most preventable. Heartworm disease is a parasitic infection found in cats and dogs that is spread by mosquitos. As you may know, our local climate is ideal for mosquito populations—that is why […]

Proposed Simplified Fire Assessment – Cast an Informed Vote

Proposed Simplified Fire Assessment – Cast an Informed Vote

By Chief Robert DiLallo You have likely read in the news that the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District approved a resolution to move forward on a ballot question that addresses fairly sharing the costs of emergency fire, rescue, and other services among property owners in the District. This simplified fire assessment approach works […]

Pedestrians Are Not Always Walking

Pedestrians Are Not Always Walking

Submitted By Jody Van Cooney A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. Pedestrians also include people riding skate boards, are on roller skates, or are in wheelchairs. As the school year approaches, both children and adults will be waking more in both the morning and afternoon hours. Drivers and pedestrians […]

Pace Center For Girls To Host Love That Dress!

Pace Center For Girls To Host Love That Dress!

Submitted By Emily Golden Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its highly anticipated Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, the 12th annual event features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails, with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services. The event will […]

The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual – Near-term Relief for the Coastal Estuaries

The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual – Near-term Relief for the Coastal Estuaries

By Mayor Kevin Ruane The relationship between water quality and Florida’s economy has never been more apparent than it is today. The lost summers during the flood cycle of 2013-2018 were beyond challenging for the coastal communities along the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers. Countless images on social media of guacamole-like algae in our rivers […]

Operation: “Educate, Redirect and Enforce” Illegal ATV Activity in Lehigh Acres

Operation: “Educate, Redirect and Enforce” Illegal ATV Activity in Lehigh Acres

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District, gas stations, repair shops and ATV dealerships are taking a proactive approach to protect and preserve our residents, waterways and public lands through operation “Educate, Redirect and Enforce”. As your sheriff, my first goal is to […]

On The Rebound: Southwest Florida Businesses Are Writing Their Comeback Stories

On The Rebound: Southwest Florida Businesses Are Writing Their Comeback Stories

By Michael Wynn After facing the recent challenging months that resulted from COVID-19, Southwest Florida is ready to rebound. While it is still early, there are clear signs we’re moving in the right direction. Businesses were dealt a sudden blow, but their comeback stories all feature common elements – the ability to listen, learn and […]

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