Category: East Lee Corridor

Aggressive Driving, Road Rage On The Rise

Aggressive Driving, Road Rage On The Rise

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno The growth of population and the increased traffic that accompanies such growth appears to generate a rise in patterns of driver frustration. Sprinkle in the additional stressors of a pandemic, inflation and the other tensions that most of us experience and you have a recipe for “road rage.” Some drivers engage […]

Awards Gala 2022

Awards Gala 2022

By: Mike Welch The East Lee County Chamber of Commerce had its Annual Awards Gala at the Plantation Golf & Country Club on March 19th with close to 230 guests in attendance.  Lee County Commissioner and Vice-Chair Ray Sandelli kicked off the event with expressions of thanks to the Chamber and our community servants:  teachers, […]

Spring Fling Event At The Edison Mall – March 12th

Spring Fling Event At The Edison Mall – March 12th

Edison Mall welcomes spring in a family friendly community event featuring Arts and Crafts Food Trucks Eco Friendly Activities Artistic Performances Tantalizing treats for the ears, eyes and mouth Selfie Stations and Memory Makers KidX activity Pop Up Shops and so much more! March 12th, from 12 – 4 PM, we will be hosting our […]

Annual Strategic Planning Session 2022

Annual Strategic Planning Session 2022

By: Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass The Lee Board of County Commissioners held our Annual Strategic Planning Session last month. This was an informal meeting with my fellow commissioners and County Management staff to discuss the progress we’ve made as a County during this past year, and to look ahead at challenges facing us in the future. […]

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 […]

Be On HIGH Alert For SCAMMERS

Be On HIGH Alert For SCAMMERS

Scammers always adapt to the ever-changing environment, and we want to remind you to be on high alert for some of the new ways these thieves are working to steal your information. It is important to be vigilant with your personal information year-round; however, with the recent economic stimulus packages and a busy tax season, […]

Half Cent Sales Tax Revenue Benefits Schools And Students

Half Cent Sales Tax Revenue Benefits Schools And Students

It has been two years since the School District of Lee County received its first disbursement from the half cent sales tax voters approved in November 2018.  The check was for $6.3 million.  Since taking effect, the School District has collected more than $163 million. “I can’t thank the community enough for their support,” says […]

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 […]

Tax Deadline Update for Individuals: Tax Deadline Extended

Tax Deadline Update for Individuals: Tax Deadline Extended

With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a decision was made by the IRS to extend the 2020 filing tax deadline only for individuals to May 17, 2021. This provides an extension of time to pay 2020 income taxes, otherwise due on April 15, 2021. This extension does not apply to individual states at this […]

Charity Golf Classic Scheduled May 6 At River Hall

Charity Golf Classic Scheduled May 6 At River Hall Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

Proceeds Benefit Goodwill Programs and Services for People with Disabilities Fort Myers — Registration is now open to reserve a player spot in the 10th Goodwill Golf Classic. The annual four-person scramble is May 6th at the River Hall Country Club. Proceeds benefit programs and services offered through Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida that help people with […]

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