East Lee News

Veterans Day 2021 – Freedom Isn’t Free

Veterans Day 2021 – Freedom Isn’t Free

Thank You All For Your Service And Sacrifices SWFL is home to many veteran heroes. Blind Date Charters has choosen to honor Geoff Mitton with a complimentary day on the water. Geoff is a Marine veteran, a father of 8, a local business owner (G & M Mechinical Cooling) and we thank him for his […]

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation continues to change the lives of Southwest Florida youth by awarding $30,000 to five local high schools’ athletic programs through the Tommy Bohanon Foundation Sports Equipment Grant. This year the funds will be dispersed between North Fort Myers High School, South Fort Myers High School, Dunbar High School, Riverdale High School […]

SWFL Business Network Report From The Field

SWFL Business Network Report From The Field

There have been a few FIRSTS for our very active group of networkers this Fall: Friday Night Alive happened in the Edison Mall, where 15 members and guests came together to network one Friday night and attend the after-party at the Twisted Crab for amazing seafood. The first-ever SWFL Business Network and SWFL Business Alliance […]

Support Operation Santa Providing Gifts For Local Children In The Foster care System

Support Operation Santa Providing Gifts For Local Children In The Foster care System

Katz Counseling and Educational Psychology is proud to announce the continuation of Holiday Hope Cases, a holiday drive to support children in the foster care system. We would like to extend the invitation for the community to participate by stuffing a bag then either mailing it to us or bringing it to the office. For […]

Rising In The East: Renter Safety

Rising In The East: Renter Safety

The population in Southwest Florida continues to grow, as does the rental market. Southwest Florida appears to be in high demand and, as a result, prices for rental properties have risen considerably. Out-of-state residents search the internet for affordable housing in our region and a sizeable number of Lee County residents appear to be searching […]

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 301 to increase transparency in local government by requiring municipal elected officials to publicly disclose their financial interests and assets. Currently, mayors and city council members are not required to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests. Instead, they file a statement with a minimal disclosure requirement to […]

Montage Women’s Club

Montage Women’s Club

The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee County. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at The Landings Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club (community entry off McGregor Blvd between Cypress Lake Drive and College Pkwy). Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. with a short […]

Learn The Sounds Of Fire Safety

Learn The Sounds Of Fire Safety

What is your alarm telling you? SMOKE ALARMS• A continued set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.• A single “chirp” every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.• All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.• Chirping that […]

Handbag Happy Hour Returns; Handbags Sought For November 18 Event

Handbag Happy Hour Returns; Handbags Sought For November 18 Event

Handbag Happy Hour is returning to Fort Myers Thursday November 18, with celebrity handbags and lots more to be auctioned to benefit Valerie’s House and The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation at The Shell Factory. “We are so excited to bring this fabulous event back after a 15-year hiatus,” said Pam Cronin, event chair and […]

Family Initiative Raises Over $175,000 At Casino Night Fundraiser

Family Initiative Raises Over $175,000 At Casino Night Fundraiser

On Saturday, October 22, 2021, Family Initiative welcomed over 200 community leaders to its Casino Night fundraiser at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The event raised over $175,000. All funds directly support and empower children and families through compassion and innovation. Since 2015 Family Initiative has served over 4000 children and families across the region […]

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