East Lee News

Independence, Individuality, & Unity

Independence, Individuality, & Unity

By: Butch Swank I’ve been thinking about the meaning of a lot of words lately. Patrick Henry said six amazing words that until pretty recently, to me at least, seemed like they only belonged in History Class. Those six words are: “United we stand, divided we fall.” These days, this word choice is very powerful, […]

Amanda Cochran: A Leader Who Listens

Amanda Cochran: A Leader Who Listens

By: Amanda Cochran My name is Amanda Cochran, and I am running for Lee County Commission, District 5. I’d like to share a bit about my family history to help you understand my motivation for running for the Lee County Commission. Six generations of my family have called this place home. My great, great-uncle moved […]

Do Words Matter? And At What Cost?

Do Words Matter? And At What Cost?

By: Joseph Maguire For this article, I’d like to point out Lee County School District Strategic Plan Objective 13. Objective 13: Increase operational efficiency KPI 13.1: Increase the number of defined impact measures to improve the cost-effectiveness of services and value for expended funds DO WORDS MATTER? The Lee County School Board Envision 2030 plan […]

Southwest Florida Symphony Announces Lineup for 64th Season

Southwest Florida Symphony Announces Lineup for 64th Season

The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee County’s only professional orchestra, is excited to announce another innovative and diverse lineup of performances for the 2024-25 season. Maestro Stilian Kirov, the Symphony’s interim artistic advisor, will lead the orchestra through its 64th season of celebrated works of all genres, many of which are woven with groundbreaking pieces that […]

New Health Degree Programs at FSW to Help Meet Demand for Professionals

New Health Degree Programs at FSW to Help Meet Demand for Professionals

Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) School of Health Professions will soon launch three new programs at the FSW Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda.  These programs are tailored to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the healthcare industry and underscore FSW’s commitment to providing accessible, high-quality education to students in Southwest Florida.  FSW’s College […]

Harry Chapin Food Bank, GL Homes Partner to Make Summer the Healthiest, Not Hungriest Season

Harry Chapin Food Bank, GL Homes Partner to Make Summer the Healthiest, Not Hungriest Season

GL Homes team members packed nearly 900 meal kits during the two-hour “Pack the Pantry” event  Harry Chapin Food Bank, the largest food bank in Southwest Florida, is excited to announce GL Homes team members packed nearly 900 meal kits during a “Pack the Pantry” event on June 4. The packing event was an opportunity […]

Residents Urged To Participate In Local Elections

Residents Urged To Participate In Local Elections

By: Maggie Cooper Some American people focus most of their attention and interest on federal politics and the federal government. However, it is also important to pay attention to and be interested in state and local government entities that substantially impact our day-to-day lives. People can get involved by learning about the local government, connecting […]

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