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A Neighborhood School

March 5, 2024

By: Denise Eberle When I went to school, children went to the schools closest to their homes. They also were...

Lehigh Acres Deserves A Local School

January 30, 2024

By: Denise Eberle Lee County School District is doing a disservice to the children and families of Lehigh Acres. Unfortunately,...

High Reliability Schools Certification: News Release from the School District of Lee County

January 29, 2024

By: Rob Spicker, Assistant Director, Media Relations & Public Information Four teachers earn High-Reliability Level 1 Certification The School District of Lee...

District Receives $1.2 Million Workforce Development Grant

January 29, 2024

Submitted By: Rob Spicker The School District of Lee County is excited to announce it has received a $1.2 million...

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Edison Mall Welcomes The Lee County Community Back To School

August 2, 2022

By Angeli Chin The start of a new school year can bring about excitement, whether through reconnecting with friends or preparing for a year full of new things to learn. Edison Mall is providing the community with many different ways to celebrate the fresh start of a new school year....

Summer Breakspot To Provide Free Breakfast And Lunch While School Is Out

June 8, 2022

Submitted By Rob Spicker The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well-nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years...

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

May 3, 2022

Submitted By: Jenny Parrish “It’s not all about college. It’s not the only way to succeed in life.” said Marissa Brown, a 2021 graduate of Ida Baker. Brown was celebrated last year at Workforce Signing Day, an event championed by Bill Daubmann of MY Shower Door. Workforce Signing Day recognized...

2022 Leadership Tech Program Registration Is Now Open

April 6, 2022

Submitted By: Colleen Jorgensen This robust 8-month program accredited by SWFL Tech and FGCU Leadership Institute will kick off May 13th, 2022. This unique regional program is recommended for technical engineers, programmers, technicians, analysts, project and service managers, and professionals that want to gain a leadership advantage. Participation in Leadership Tech...

Itech Center For Manufacturing Offers Tour And Discussion On Skilled Workforce In Today’s Economy

February 1, 2022

Local Tech College Offers Pipeline To Skilled Labor For Manufacturers Submitted By: Josh Milton It doesn’t seem today’s labor issues are going away anytime soon. Manufacturing companies need to think differently about how to obtain a skilled workforce. iTECH and their Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), are a great Southwest...

GCU Helping Working Adults To Get Their Degree

December 20, 2021

Are you considering going back to school for your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree?  My name is Casandra Sanchez.  I live locally in Lee County and I’m here to help you learn more about Grand Canyon University and start your college journey!  Grants and Scholarships Available! Program Information: All programs are...

Are The Black And Brown Children In East Lee And Lehigh Receiving A Free And Appropriate Education?

December 9, 2021

By Denise Nystrom According to federal law every child is to receive FAPE, a free and appropriate education. If not for being an educational expert who ran the human resource departments for school districts, I may not have known when I started attending the Lee County School Board Meetings that...

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

November 3, 2021

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation continues to change the lives of Southwest Florida youth by awarding $30,000 to five local high schools’ athletic programs through the Tommy Bohanon Foundation Sports Equipment Grant. This year the funds will be dispersed between North Fort Myers High School, South Fort Myers High School, Dunbar...

Editors Choice

Smelled, Not Seen: The Eastern Spotted Skunk

By: Kara Tyler-Julian One of southwest Florida’s lesser-known native creatures is the eastern Spotted Skunk, known scientifically as Spilogale putorius. Most people who live in

Reporting In From VFW, Post 4174

By: Pat Whitehall As a guest Tuesday evening at the Lehigh Acres VFW, Post 4174, DAV meeting, I was both impressed and thankful for being

Sunpass Text Scam

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno You may have received this text message or one very similar: “We’ve detected a $3.95 charge for your recent usage of

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