East Lee News

Jennifer Ortega Named 2021 New Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Ortega Named 2021 New Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Ortega was surprised by Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins this week with the 2021 New Teacher of the Year Award. Ortega teaches 7th grade reading at Lehigh Acres Middle School. “It was definitely a surprise.  I’m a little bit embarrassed but in a good way,” Ortega said shortly after being presented her award. “I always wanted to […]

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

[Fort Myers, FL] (May 26, 2021) Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) is pleased to announce the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as […]

Here Come the Mummies Bring ‘The Reawakening Tour’

Here Come the Mummies Bring ‘The Reawakening Tour’

to Seminole Casino Hotel Oct. 22 IMMOKALEE, Fla. (May 25, 2021) – GOLD Entertainment presents the eight-piece funk-rock band Here Come the Mummies live in concert as part of “The Reawakening Tour” at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now for $45 and are available by phone […]

Madisen’s Match Week raises nearly $30,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Madisen’s Match Week raises nearly $30,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Funds will help support the new neurosurgery program FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 21, 2021) – The Madisen’s Match charity tennis event served up a winner at its first online auction. The week-long event that featured exclusive auction items and interviews with international tennis stars raised nearly $30,000. The funds will support the new neurosurgery program at […]

How to Paint a Small Bedroom to Make it Look Larger

How to Paint a Small Bedroom to Make it Look Larger

By Scott Hamblen The average bedroom, not counting master bedrooms, is about 120 to 140 square feet. Add a bed, dresser and nightstand, and space is at a premium. While homeowners can’t move walls, there are a few ways to make a small bedroom look and feel larger. The first step is to clean out […]

Play Golf and Help Keep Lee County Beautiful

Play Golf and Help Keep Lee County Beautiful

[Fort Myers, FL] (May 19, 2021) The “GO GREEN” Golf Tournament is back for its 30th year to raise funds for Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB). The event will be held on October 15th at The Plantation Golf & Country Club with a 7:30 am shotgun start. Keep Lee County Beautiful has hosted the “GO GREEN” fundraiser […]

Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit honors the late Sam Galloway, Jr., raising money for the hungry

Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit honors the late Sam Galloway, Jr., raising money for the hungry

At the event, the Community Café (the Soup Kitchen) was dedicated and renamed Sam’s Community Café & Kitchen FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 18, 2021) – The 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit was held May 6 to raise much-needed funds for Community Cooperative. The event honored the organization’s founder, the late Sam […]

‘Watering Days’- For the Love of Well Pumps

‘Watering Days’- For the Love of Well Pumps

By Neida Carvalho When it’s time to water the lawn in Southwest Florida, well pump owners can rest easy knowing they have a clean water supply with NO water bills! While the monthly cost is nonexistent, well pump water equipment and maintenance have their own cost. Depending on the model, most systems last between 5 […]

A 40% Win For Homeowners Insurance Clients In Florida

A 40% Win For Homeowners Insurance Clients In Florida

By Butch Swank By nature, I am a numbers guy. They help me to paint a picture in my mind and better understand things. Let me share some numbers with you. In 2019, Florida accounted for roughly 8% of all homeowners’ claims in the United States. Here’s where the story gets a twist: 76% of […]

East Lee County Chamber Gala June 19th – Tickets On Sale

East Lee County Chamber Gala June 19th – Tickets On Sale

By Mike Welch EAST LEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold its 2021 Gala on June 19th at the Plantation Golf & Country Club beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This yearly event was postponed from its usual January date because of COVID19 restrictions and the feeling that many would not attend due to the circumstances at […]

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