Category: Local

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Additions To The Board Of Directors

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Additions To The Board Of Directors

By: Mike Welch The Chairman and Board of Directors of the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce are honored to announce the following addition to the Board of Directors: LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS Commissioner Pendergrass is no stranger to East Lee County with his involvement in the development of infrastructure and projects that are enhancing […]

IRRIGATION Tip: Renovate or Replace?

IRRIGATION Tip: Renovate or Replace?

By: Neida Carvalho Is your irrigation system costing you more in repairs than it would be to replace it and save the hassle? – Let an expert come out and give you the answer. If you are a Southwest Florida resident year-round or only living here during the hectic season, you probably recognize the struggles and […]

Proximity And What It Means For Your Child’s Education

Proximity And What It Means For Your Child’s Education

By: Butch Swank Last summer, Lee County School Board member Gwyn Gittens and I were talking. It seemed to me that we shared similar thoughts on the current state of affairs for our kids, teachers, administrators, and schools. I, and so many others, love Mrs. Gittens because she is the rare elected official who takes […]

Rising In The East: A Sheriff Carmine Marceno Message

Rising In The East: A Sheriff Carmine Marceno Message

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Southwest Florida mornings are generally sensational.  The temperature is cooler.  The birds have begun their day and their sounds fill the air. There’s nothing more pleasant than a Lee County morning…unless you left your vehicle unlocked overnight.  LCSO East District reports continue to include incidents of vehicular burglary to unlocked cars […]

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 […]

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

First-Of-Its-Kind Autism Support Center Opens In Southwest Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — March 29, 2021 —The new Family Initiative Autism Support Center at 734 SW 4th Street in Cape Coral will mark the grand opening of its Lizbeth Benacquisto Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an invitation-only reception beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The 3,900 square-foot facility is Southwest […]

Tips For Decorating Your Home On A Tight Budget

Tips For Decorating Your Home On A Tight Budget

By Kat McNabb We’ve all browsed through a department store catalog or furniture showroom, coming across a beautiful piece that would look great in our family room. It’s the right color, the right size, the right quality and the right style… but way out of our price range. It happens. A lot. April is National […]

The Preserve Welcomes Ryan Keller As Executive Director

The Preserve Welcomes Ryan Keller As Executive Director

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 25, 2021) —Ryan Keller, NHA, has been named the new Executive Director for The Preserve, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Fort Myers. Keller is transferring from within the Volunteers of America organization after serving as the Associate Executive Director for Homestead at Anoka in Minnesota since 2012. With his […]

The 2021 Pollen-pocalypse: How To Stay Protected During Allergy Season In Southwest Florida

The 2021 Pollen-pocalypse: How To Stay Protected During Allergy Season In Southwest Florida

By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD, pharmacist at Cypress Pharmacy It’s that time of year again – the sniffling, sneezing and suffering of allergy season caused by the telltale yellow dust that blankets Southwest Florida for months.  With longer and warmer seasons each year, the spring and fall pollen is literally and figuratively growing worse. Right now, […]

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 […]

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