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Children’s Advocacy Center Received A Record Number Of Donations For Its 2022 Holiday Toy Drive – Center Donates Thousands Of Toys To Local Children

Children’s Advocacy Center Received A Record Number Of Donations For Its 2022 Holiday Toy Drive – Center Donates Thousands Of Toys To Local Children

Submitted By: Josh Milton The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CACSWFL) hosted its largest toy drive this holiday season, collecting over 2,500 gifts for local families in need. The CAC also hosted its Adopt–A–Family holiday program that allows generous donors to sponsor local families. This year there were 28 families that received gifts for […]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber To Host ‘New Year, New Friend’ Networking Event Jan. 11

Greater Fort Myers Chamber To Host ‘New Year, New Friend’ Networking Event Jan. 11

Submitted By: Emily Golden The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business and Leadership NEXT committees are partnering to co-host a “New Year, New Friend” networking program from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The Gulf Coast Humane Society is a private nonprofit animal welfare […]

Connecting Communities in Southwest Florida

Connecting Communities in Southwest Florida

By: Antonio Carangelo, Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) Safety Council Hurricane Ian was devastating to the region. As families being to recover, there is a sense of belonging outside of indivudual communities; people helping other people. A new sense of community that cuts across Southwest Florida (SWFL). Parks, civic/business venues, and roads/waterways are the […]

SWFL Climate & Community Summit set for Jan. 17

SWFL Climate & Community Summit set for Jan. 17

Submitted By: Dave Breitenstein Hosted by SWFL Climate & Community Initiative and powered by Hertz, the inaugural SWFL Climate & Community Summit will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Arthrex Conference Center, 1 Arthrex Way in Naples.   Postponed following Hurricane Ian, the event is open to the public […]

Family Initiative To Host Autism Activist Temple Grandin For Redefining Autism Speaker Series On Jan. 7

Family Initiative To Host Autism Activist Temple Grandin For Redefining Autism Speaker Series On Jan. 7

Submitted By: Holly Boldrin Family Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and families with autism, is continuing its Redefining Autism speaker series with a presentation by renowned autism activist Dr. Temple Grandin on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 4050 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. As part of the Redefining […]

Blind Spots Created By Debris Piles

Blind Spots Created By Debris Piles

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Along with the many other difficulties that we are experiencing post-Hurricane Ian, large debris piles are creating blind spots for drivers. Collections of uprooted landscape materials, furniture, appliances and other materials have been placed adjacent to roadways, driveways and intersections.  The volume, broadness and height of some of these debris piles […]

Lehigh/East Lee County Celebrating the Holidays! Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Remembering Ian Recovery!

Lehigh/East Lee County Celebrating the Holidays! Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Remembering Ian Recovery!

By: Mike Welch Lehigh Acres Street Lighting District Street lighting is an important resource for our community with such a large land area.  It is important for safety.  Lee County Government continues to add over 3,000 street lights that will include dead end streets.  Homeowners can also request to have lighting placed near their homes […]

LAFCRD Fire Cadet Programs Grows; Increases Need for Program Sponsors

LAFCRD Fire Cadet Programs Grows; Increases Need for Program Sponsors

Submitted By: Katie Heck In Lehigh Acres, there is nothing more important than fostering activities for our local youth. The Lehigh Acres Cadet Program is a youth-oriented program focusing on a vocational study of a professional firefighting career with Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District. The mission of the program is to enable Cadets […]

Applications Open for Leadership SWFL Class of 2023

Applications Open for Leadership SWFL Class of 2023

Submitted By: Jenny Parrish Early decision applications are open for Leadership SWFL, the region’s premier community immersion program dedicated to providing business professionals with a greater understanding of the community and creating a cohort of individuals ready to serve as effective leaders in the region. Individuals who apply by December 15, 2022, will be considered […]

 Fort Myers Technical College and Cape Coral Technical College Receive Workforce Development Grants

 Fort Myers Technical College and Cape Coral Technical College Receive Workforce Development Grants

Submitted By: Rob Spicker The School District is excited to announce Fort Myers Technical College and Cape Coral Technical College have received nearly $1.2 million in grants from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program and the Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF).  The funding will support new and existing programs at the technical […]

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