Category: Community

Scott Fischer Charities Presents $30,000 To Blessings In A Backpack Of Southwest Florida To Feed Children

Scott Fischer Charities Presents $30,000 To Blessings In A Backpack Of Southwest Florida To Feed Children

Funds Were Raised At The 25th Annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational Submitted By: Josh Milton Scott Fischer Charities is proud to present Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida with a check for $30,000 to feed children every weekend during the school year when kids often go without food. The money was raised […]

Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM WHAT IS AN ALLERGY? An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts and produces antibodies to substances that it would normally tolerate. This excessive response is considered and allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Allergies can develop to any substance that a pet is exposed to. Food, fleas, seasonal environmental allergens (grasses […]

Animal Refuge Center To Officially Open The Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic

Animal Refuge Center To Officially Open The Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic

Submitted By:  Wayne Leinen The Animal Refuge Center is excited to hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic on Saturday, May 14th.  The Critter Clinic is a state-of-the-art medical center that will benefit all the dogs and cats ARC takes in, who through no fault of their own, find […]

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Submitted By: Jenny Parrish “It’s not all about college. It’s not the only way to succeed in life.” said Marissa Brown, a 2021 graduate of Ida Baker. Brown was celebrated last year at Workforce Signing Day, an event championed by Bill Daubmann of MY Shower Door. Workforce Signing Day recognized the high school seniors of […]

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District Participates in Community-Wide Egg Hunt “Big EGGspedition” Organized by Rise Christian Church

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District Participates in Community-Wide Egg Hunt “Big EGGspedition” Organized by Rise Christian Church

Over the next two weekends, the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is participating in the “BIG Eggspedition”, a community-wide egg hunt organized by Rise Christian Church. Stations 102, 104, and 105 will be participating locations. Firefighters will hide the eggs each morning – after adding a special LAFCRD challenge coin to them!  We […]

We Are Purposely Being Divided But We Do Have The Power To Stop It

We Are Purposely Being Divided But We Do Have The Power To Stop It

By: Butch Swank Pride. Pride in your family. Pride in your work. Pride in your community. Pride in your accomplishments. Pride in your struggles. Joy. Fellowship. Laughter. Not taking yourself too seriously. Lending a hand. Checking in on neighbors. Reconnecting with old friends. Going to church. Taking a long walk. Working out. Smiling. I can’t […]

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Raises Over $170,000 in 2021

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Raises Over $170,000 in 2021

Submitted by Josh Milton The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is on a mission to support local youth on and off the playing field, and thanks to the generous support of the Southwest Florida community, the organization raised over $170,000 in 2021. Every dollar donated to the Tommy Bohanon Foundation goes directly towards supporting the organization’s mission. […]

Family Initiative Receives $14,680 Donation In Support Of Autism Acceptance

Family Initiative Receives $14,680 Donation In Support Of Autism Acceptance

Submitted By: Jessica Wisdom Family Initiative, an autism and child welfare community services organization based in Cape Coral, Florida received a $14,680 donation from Reliabilityweb.com’s annual International Maintenance Conference. Reliabilityweb.com, based in Fort Myers, is committed to discovering effective approaches to making asset managers, reliability leaders and maintenance professionals safer, more successful, and more sustainable. […]

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