Category: Community

East Lee/Lehigh Business Celebrates Community Commitment – 2021 Annual Award Gala Set For June 19th

East Lee/Lehigh Business Celebrates Community Commitment – 2021 Annual Award Gala Set For June 19th

By: Mike Welch After a challenging year for our communities and for our area businesses, the region’s Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Award Gala on June 19th at the Plantation Golf & Country Club (a copy of the invitation is in this month’s paper issue on page 4).  As part of the celebration, we […]

IRRIGATION Tip: Renovate or Replace?

IRRIGATION Tip: Renovate or Replace?

By: Neida Carvalho Is your irrigation system costing you more in repairs than it would be to replace it and save the hassle? – Let an expert come out and give you the answer. If you are a Southwest Florida resident year-round or only living here during the hectic season, you probably recognize the struggles and […]

Pets and Lyme Disease

Pets and Lyme Disease

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi.  Transmitted through the bite of a tick, it affects domestic animals (dogs, horses, and possibly cats) and humans. At least 4 known species of ticks can transmit Lyme disease. However, the great majority of Lyme disease transmissions are due to the […]

Rising In The East: A Sheriff Carmine Marceno Message

Rising In The East: A Sheriff Carmine Marceno Message

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Southwest Florida mornings are generally sensational.  The temperature is cooler.  The birds have begun their day and their sounds fill the air. There’s nothing more pleasant than a Lee County morning…unless you left your vehicle unlocked overnight.  LCSO East District reports continue to include incidents of vehicular burglary to unlocked cars […]

SWFL Business Network Hosted Event in Gateway

SWFL Business Network Hosted Event in Gateway

By: Katrina Salokar SWFL Business Networks had a business event at Flagler’s Insurance in Gateway. Thanks to Roger Campbell, Sellstate Realty, Siegmund Fuchsbrugger, Michael Meunier, Paradise Creative, Best Quality Heating and Cooling, Jesse Nadell of Prudential Financial, Eagle Moving, OZ Quality Rescreens, ParaGeeks, Gateway Coin Dealer, Damex Corporation, and more. Here are a few pictures […]

Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s April Safety And Security Tip: Reducing The Likelihood Of Becoming A Victim Of Crime

Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s April Safety And Security Tip: Reducing The Likelihood Of Becoming A Victim Of Crime Safety & Security Tip - Lee County Sheriff's Office

Criminals are opportunistic.  An easy target, a lack of witnesses, a dimly-lit location, a distracted victim all dramatically improve a criminal’s ability to easily commit a crime. One’s best defense is to eliminate, or significantly reduce, one’s vulnerability! Criminals scout locations and conditions where the likelihood of being detected is low.  Dark and desolate parking […]

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — March 29, 2021 —The new Family Initiative Autism Support Center at 734 SW 4th Street in Cape Coral will mark the grand opening of its Lizbeth Benacquisto Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an invitation-only reception beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The 3,900 square-foot facility is Southwest […]

Tips For Decorating Your Home On A Tight Budget

Tips For Decorating Your Home On A Tight Budget

By Kat McNabb We’ve all browsed through a department store catalog or furniture showroom, coming across a beautiful piece that would look great in our family room. It’s the right color, the right size, the right quality and the right style… but way out of our price range. It happens. A lot. April is National […]

LAFCRD Relaunches Youth Fire Cadet Program

LAFCRD Relaunches Youth Fire Cadet Program

The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is relaunching Cadet Post 102, a youth-oriented program focusing on the vocational study of professional firefighting. The program was originally launched in March of 2020, but meetings were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety precautions in place, the advisors are looking forward to welcoming cadets […]

13th Annual BUG Chase 5K Run Raises Money For Local Children

13th Annual BUG Chase 5K Run Raises Money For Local Children

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 23, 2021) – The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis held the 13th annual BUG Chase 5K run as a virtual format for their 2021 fundraiser raising over $7,500. The race benefited the Fort Myers-Metro Kiwanis Club’s BUG (Bring Up Grades) program and other local club sponsored youth service projects. There were over 100 registered individuals who participated from […]

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