Category: East Lee Corridor

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 […]

New Equipment Increases Patient Safety And Lowers Injury Risk for Firefighters

New Equipment Increases Patient Safety And Lowers Injury Risk for Firefighters

(March 18, 2021) The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (LAFCRD) is using new equipment from Stryker Corporation to reduce the risk of injuries to their patients, firefighter EMTs, and firefighter paramedics. The Power-LOAD™ system is a revolutionary method for managing the stretcher during loading and unloading while increasing security during transport. The Power-LOAD system […]

Physicians’ Primary Care Of Southwest Florida Celebrates 25 Years Of Medical Care

Physicians’ Primary Care Of Southwest Florida Celebrates 25 Years Of Medical Care

LEHIGH ACRES, FLA., March 17, 2021 – Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida (PPC) is celebrating its 25th year as a physician-owned and managed multi-specialty primary care group in Lee County. The medical practice was founded in 1996 when several independent physician groups decided to join forces. “It was a time of change in the national health care […]

Make A Difference: Sign Up As A Volunteer At Your Local MFBFL

Make A Difference: Sign Up As A Volunteer At Your Local MFBFL

Fort Myers, FL, March 17, 2021 – Midwest Food Bank of Florida – a volunteer-driven, faith-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, malnutrition and providing disaster relief locally, and throughout the world would like to encourage volunteer sign up at their 5601Division Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905 warehouse. During 2020 over 800 dedicated, local volunteers put […]

29 Students Honored As Carson Scholars

29 Students Honored As Carson Scholars

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce 29 students have been honored as 2021 Carson Scholars.  The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship. The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Each school is […]

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