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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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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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...


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...

The Salvation Army Lehigh Service Center To Assist Lehigh Residents With Electric Bills

March 31, 2021

By Brenda Lane The Salvation Army Lehigh Service Center would like to let the community know that we currently have funds to assist with electric bills. There are some guidelines that we are required to follow in order to assist. You are welcome to call our office for further information...

Brian Hamman

Lee County Preparing For The Future

March 31, 2021

By Commissioner Brian Hamman One million full-time residents. It’s a reality that will happen in Lee County in the not too distant future. Census projections have us reaching this milestone around the year 2040, however it is likely to occur sooner than that. The good news is that your County...

Safety At The Gas Station

March 31, 2021

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Thefts at gas stations, across the United States, appear to be increasing. Like many other crimes of opportunity, an unlocked vehicle with personal items in sight makes for a quick and easy target. Whether you are simply distracted while pumping gas or inside paying, thieves wait...

Feeding Lehigh Acres Children No Child Should Go Hungry In East Lee

March 31, 2021

By Cecilia Arnold COVID-19 has been devastating for families in East Lee as it has for millions of people around the globe. Jobs have been terminated, businesses have closed, and lives have been lost. The result has been homelessness and hunger. Residents are scared and struggling to feed their families....

Christ United Methodist Church To Hold Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2021

By Alyssa Stoner Springtime is here in Southwest Florida! Christ United Methodist Church, sponsored by the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, 2021 – Egg basket pickup opens at 10am. The event is broken up into different age groups...

Keep Lee County Beautiful 23rd Annual Great American Cleanup

March 31, 2021

Submitted By: Tisha Bayne The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program, which takes place in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide. Here locally, Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) hosted their 23rd annual county-wide cleanup this past Saturday. The windy weather did not stop...

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Awards Gala 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

Annual Strategic Planning Session 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


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