Category: Fort Myers

James Stephens Pre-K Center Set To Open In January

James Stephens Pre-K Center Set To Open In January James Stephens Pre-K Center

The School District of Lee County is ready to open its first expanded Pre-K Center in January and applications are currently being accepted for students who wish to attend. More than 200 four-year old’s will be able to prepare for their K-12 education when the James Stephens Pre-K Center is fully operational. Two buildings on […]

Blessings In A Backpack SWFL Strengthens Its Presence In The Community With Advisory Board Additions

Blessings In A Backpack SWFL Strengthens Its Presence In The Community With Advisory Board Additions Blessings In A Backpack - Who will feed the kids?

Local chapter of national group works to feed hungry children, fill gaps in system FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2020) – As the need to fight childhood hunger grows in our community due to hardships brought on by COVID-19, Blessings in a Backpack SWFL recently strengthened its base by adding several key community leaders to its […]

Special Delivery: Sheriff’s Deputies Bring Gifts, Smiles To 160 Children

Special Delivery: Sheriff’s Deputies Bring Gifts, Smiles To 160 Children

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2020) – It will be a Merry Christmas indeed for 160 students attending early learning programs at Child Care of Southwest Florida. A unique partnership between the nonprofit education provider and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office led to deputies playing the role of Santa in delivering presents just before the […]

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s Spyk’d Earns Gold And Bronze Medals At National Beverage Competition

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s Spyk’d Earns Gold And Bronze Medals At National Beverage Competition

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2020) – Fort Myers Brewing Company’s locally crafted spiked seltzer beverages, Spyk’d Hard Seltzer, has earned two medals at the U.S. Open Beverage Championships held in November in Oxford, Ohio. Fort Myers Brewing Company’s Spyk’d Mojito Hard Seltzer won a Gold medal in the Hard Seltzer Herb category and the company’s […]

Midwest Food Bank, Florida Donates Wish List Items To Cape Coral Animal Shelter

Midwest Food Bank, Florida Donates Wish List Items To Cape Coral Animal Shelter

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, December 8, 2020 – Inspired by a recent presentation given by Cape Coral Animal Shelter CEO Liz McCauley, MFB-Florida sourced in, and donated specific, much needed items from the shelters Christmas shopping Wish List. CEO Liz and volunteer Randall visited our Fort Myers warehouse to pick up their donation which included items […]

Education Prepares Children For A Lifetime Of Success

Education Prepares Children For A Lifetime Of Success

By Chris Hansen Every child deserves a chance. Research has long proven that a high-quality early childhood education program can make lifechanging differences for children. During the first five years of a child’s life, his or her brain develops by 90%. This period before they enter kindergarten is crucial in their overall development. It’s when […]

Safety Tips For Sports On Wheels

Safety Tips For Sports On Wheels Man on bicycle

Southwest Florida’s weather is beautiful, especially during the winter months.  It’s a good time for everyone to enjoy outdoor sports, especially those on wheels.  Every hour nearly 50 children visit an emergency department with an injury related to activities on wheels. If individuals received a Christmas gift of a sports wheel, such as a bike, […]

The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools Holds Socially Distanced Classroom & School Grants Ceremony

The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools Holds Socially Distanced Classroom & School Grants Ceremony

Awarding approximately $80,000 in Classroom & School Grants FORT MYERS, Fla (December 3, 2020) – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held their annual Classroom & School Grants Ceremony on Monday, November 30 at The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Educators, Administrators, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Executive Board Members, Selection Committee […]

Entering 2021 With Healing And Hope – Lehigh Acres/East Lee County Looks To Turn The Corner On Covid-19

Entering 2021 With Healing And Hope – Lehigh Acres/East Lee County Looks To Turn The Corner On Covid-19

By Mike Welch At this writing there are two strands of hope and caution. The first is that vaccines are on the way first to our vulnerable and elderly population and then to other groupings as will be announced by state, federal and local authorities. The second is that this first quarter and perhaps a […]

Phony Tax Man Calls The Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Phony Tax Man Calls The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Carmine Marceno

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The IRS phone scam is a con that has cost American taxpayers more than $20 million in financial losses and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. Once again, Lehigh residents and snowbirds will be targeted in this widespread scheme. Even Deputies and Public Officials are victim to […]

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