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Lehigh Regional Medical Center And Lehigh Medical Group Are Participating In The Galenus Group’s Biggest Health Fair

September 7, 2022

By: Julie Lawrence Lehigh Regional Medical Center and Lehigh Medical Group are proud to be among local health care providers...

Bringing The Community Together With Love Lehigh

June 28, 2022

By Charlene Golden Last year’s Easter Egg Hunt at Christ United Methodist Church sparked the formation of a whole new...

East Lee Remembers Commissioner Frank Mann (1941–2022)

June 28, 2022

By Mike Welch Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann passed away on Tuesday, June 21,2022 at his home in Alva after...

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

June 8, 2022

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Last August, I reached out to a number of areas in our county regarding the theft...

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Lehigh Acres Update From District 2

June 8, 2022

By Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Another busy season has come and gone, but it’s clear that Lee County is a year round destination. Our SWFL International Airport had a record breaking month this past March with more than 1.5 million passengers in its 39 year history The tourism industry continues to...

Congratulations To Our High School Graduates – Lehigh/East Lee Finishes The “Season”

June 8, 2022

By Mike Welch As we move into the summer months our communities will adapt to a little less congestion on the roadways, the end of the school year and an ever-watchful eye on the tropics. Lee County Commissioner aptly points out that the County Government is moving into hurricane preparations...

Aggressive Driving, Road Rage On The Rise

May 3, 2022

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno The growth of population and the increased traffic that accompanies such growth appears to generate a rise in patterns of driver frustration. Sprinkle in the additional stressors of a pandemic, inflation and the other tensions that most of us experience and you have a recipe for...

Awards Gala 2022

April 6, 2022

By: Mike Welch The East Lee County Chamber of Commerce had its Annual Awards Gala at the Plantation Golf & Country Club on March 19th with close to 230 guests in attendance.  Lee County Commissioner and Vice-Chair Ray Sandelli kicked off the event with expressions of thanks to the Chamber...

Spring Fling Event At The Edison Mall – March 12th

March 7, 2022

Edison Mall welcomes spring in a family friendly community event featuring Arts and Crafts Food Trucks Eco Friendly Activities Artistic Performances Tantalizing treats for the ears, eyes and mouth Selfie Stations and Memory Makers KidX activity Pop Up Shops and so much more! March 12th, from 12 – 4 PM,...

Annual Strategic Planning Session 2022

March 2, 2022

By: Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass The Lee Board of County Commissioners held our Annual Strategic Planning Session last month. This was an informal meeting with my fellow commissioners and County Management staff to discuss the progress we’ve made as a County during this past year, and to look ahead at challenges...

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Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s April Safety And Security Tip: Reducing The Likelihood Of Becoming A Victim Of Crime

April 30, 2021

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...

Be On HIGH Alert For SCAMMERS

April 30, 2021

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...

Half Cent Sales Tax Revenue Benefits Schools And Students

April 30, 2021

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...

LAFCRD Relaunches Youth Fire Cadet Program

April 30, 2021

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...

Tax Deadline Update for Individuals: Tax Deadline Extended

April 30, 2021

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...

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

Charity Golf Classic Scheduled May 6 At River Hall

April 30, 2021

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...

New Equipment Increases Patient Safety And Lowers Injury Risk for Firefighters

April 30, 2021

(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...

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

April 29, 2021

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...

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

April 29, 2021

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...

29 Students Honored As Carson Scholars

April 29, 2021

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...

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. Hosts Annual FREE Community Shred Day Event

April 28, 2021

FORT MYERS, FL (March 11, 2021) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) will partner with Secure Shredding, Inc. to host its fifth annual FREE Community Shred Day event on Friday, April 30, from 9am until noon. The Secure Shredding, Inc. truck will be on site at the Fort Myers MNMW...

Florida SouthWestern Sate College

FSW Tackles Textbook Affordability With Open Educational Resources

April 12, 2021

MARCH 9, 2021 – FORT MYERS, FLA – As the cost of earning a college degree continues to increase, many colleges, including Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW), have begun to embrace open educational resources (OERs). OERs are free, openly licensed online textbooks and other digital assets that can be used in...

Dr. Greg Adkins - Superintendent of Lee County Schools

Lee School Superintendent To Be Speaker At Monthly Republican Women’s Luncheon

April 12, 2021

Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent of Lee County Schools, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, April 16, Fort Myers Republican Women’s luncheon.  Adkins will discuss “The State of Our Schools.”  A question-and-answer session will follow their formal presentations. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program,...

East Lee/Lehigh Acres Welcomes Spring 2021 – Happy Passover! Happy Easter!

March 31, 2021

By Mike Welch With Spring dawning on Lehigh Acres and East Lee County, our communities are opening up cautiously after a long year of pandemic and social and economic stress. As each day passes more sites and opportunities are opening up for citizens to get their COVID-19 vaccine. For more...

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Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Last August, I reached out to a number of areas in our county regarding the theft of materials, tools and appliances

Lehigh Acres Update From District 2

By Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Another busy season has come and gone, but it’s clear that Lee County is a year round destination. Our SWFL International

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