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June Programs At Riverdale Public Library

May 31, 2023

Submitted By: Courtney Barr Next month’s roster of activities at Riverdale Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following...

Lee County School District Potential Search Without Warrant Policy

May 24, 2023

The Lee County School Board addressed concerns about a proposal that will let employees search students’ electronic devices.The Lee County School...

Local Boaters Recognize the Importance of National Safe Boating Week. NSBW May 20th – 26, 2023

May 1, 2023

Submitted By: Daniel Eaton National Safe Boating Week is an important annual campaign that aims to raise awareness about safe...

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers One Day Boating Safety Class: The One-Day Class Is Provided By Coast Guard Auxiliary On Saturday, May 20

May 1, 2023

By: Daniel Eaton Boating enthusiasts seeking to obtain the state boating safety certificate are encouraged to enroll in a one-day...

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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...

Autumn Brings Many Events To Southwest Florida

November 3, 2021

I have several exciting bits of news to share with you. First, I’d like to update you on the results of the first Southwest Florida Business Alliance luncheon we held a few weeks back. I’ve had a ton of positive phone calls and meetings since then. The word got out,...

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

Submitted By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM With every hurricane, we learn new lessons about being prepared and disaster planning. Hurricane Ian was no exception. It

June Programs At Riverdale Public Library

Submitted By: Courtney Barr Next month’s roster of activities at Riverdale Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the

Fringe Fort Myers

Mark your calendars for SWFL’s first Fringe Fort Myers! Fringe Fort Myers, presented by the Alliance for the Arts June 1st – 4th, is the

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