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Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! A Happy And Healthy New Year’s Lehigh Acres And East Lee County!

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! A Happy And Healthy New Year’s Lehigh Acres And East Lee County!

By Mike Welch At this writing the news is grim around our community, state and country as more of our citizens are falling ill to COVID19. These months leading up to a hopeful vaccine means that we as a community need to follow the CDC Guidelines, social distance, wear a mask for God sakes and […]

Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The holidays are quickly approaching and that means you will likely be purchasing gifts online. Although it is convenient to buy products online and have them shipped directly to your front door, there is always the possibility your purchases could be stolen by “porch pirates” if left unattended outside your home. […]

Happy Holidays And A Look Back At 2020

Happy Holidays And A Look Back At 2020

By Commissioner Ray Sandelli As we head into the holiday season we typically think about the many events of the past year and start to anticipate what the New Year will bring. Fact is, almost nothing about 2020 was ‘typical’! The events of the year posed many challenges and answers seemed elusive at best. What […]

East Lee County Chamber’s 1st Annual Count Your Blessings Lehigh Event

East Lee County Chamber’s 1st Annual Count Your Blessings Lehigh Event

By Katrina Salokar Twenty-one members of our Community in East Lee County, Lehigh Acres, Florida, gathered Thursday, November 19th, 2020, for the first annual Count Your Blessings Lehigh, Business Luncheon presented by City Green Environmental Fertilization, Lawn and Pest Control Services represented by Katherine and Sabrina Osborne. Speakers included Michael Thompson of the SWFL Heroes […]

Donna J. Beasley Technical Academy (DJB): Best Hidden Secret In Lee County

Donna J. Beasley Technical Academy (DJB): Best Hidden Secret In Lee County

By Dr. Joseph Torregrassa About 9 years ago, a woman named Donna Beasley had a vision to open a school to offer a second chance to high school students. Ms. Beasley was the Executive Director of Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy (TCAA), an evening school where local trade companies send their employees for national certification. She wanted […]

Holiday Safety Tips: End 2020 On A Safe Note

Holiday Safety Tips: End 2020 On A Safe Note

Submitted By Jody Van Cooney Making the year 2020 end on a happy note can be easy if the following safety tips, offered by the Injury Prevention Coalition of Lee County, are followed. Traveling. If you are planning a trip by car, make sure it’s ready for the trip. If you’re heading up north, prepare […]

“Weight”ing For The Holidays

“Weight”ing For The Holidays

By Deanna Catalano, RPh Did you know that the average person consumes over 3,000 calories and over 200 grams of fat during Thanksgiving meal? You’d have to walk 30 miles to walk that one off! And that’s not including all the snacking that goes on during the day, which can add another 1,500 calories … […]

From Hope To Opportunity: Early Childhood Education Brings Optimism To Immokalee

From Hope To Opportunity: Early Childhood Education Brings Optimism To Immokalee

By Dawn Montecalvo Guadalupe Center recently broke ground on an additional education campus, the second such ceremonial event in as many years. The Van Otterloo Family Campus for Learning will open in early 2022 and will accommodate up to 154 students in the Early Childhood Education Program, as well as 125 high school students in […]

Fountain Crest Retirement Community In Lehigh Acres, Among First Senior Living Communities To Enroll In CDC’s Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Fountain Crest Retirement Community In Lehigh Acres, Among First Senior Living Communities To Enroll In CDC’s Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Submitted By Denise Talt Fountain Crest Retirement Community in Lehigh Acres, Florida, is among the first local senior living communities to enroll in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national COVID-19 vaccine program. The CDC has partnered with CVS and Walgreens to provide free of charge, on-site vaccination clinics at senior living communities […]

Winter Holiday Safety For Pets

Winter Holiday Safety For Pets

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM The Winter Holidays can be a joyous time for the family. But it can be an extremely dangerous time for your pets. Cats with their curious nature and dogs with their strong sense of smell, cause them both to get into holiday decorations, food, drinks and other folly. Nothing spoils […]

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