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Congressman Byron Donalds and Mayor Kevin Anderson to attend Dreams and Inspirations at Edison Mall

January 14, 2022

Second Annual Dreams & Inspirations Event at Edison Mall WHAT: Edison Mall is kicking off the new year with our...

Edison Mall – 2nd Annual Dream & Inspirations Event To Honor Dr. King

January 6, 2022

Edison Mall is kicking off the new year with our second annual Dreams & Inspirations event on Saturday, January 15,...

CANCELLED – Fountain Crest Retirement Community Annual Health Fair

January 5, 2022

The Annual Health Fair by Fountain Crest Retirement Community Event for Wednesday, January 26th has been CANCELLED. Thank you for...

East Lee County Chamber Annual Gala Set For March 19th – Plantation Golf And Country Club

January 5, 2022

By Mike Welch The first quarter of the New Year will see the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala with new...

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Conservancy Of Southwest Florida Nature Center Reopens With New, Interactive Experiences

January 5, 2022

By Holly Boldrin Members and visitors of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will get a fresh interactive experience with the newly renovated Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center, now open to the public. The Dalton Discovery Center, which originally opened in 2012, is an interactive learning center featuring...

Santa Photo RSVP Change at Edison Mall

December 21, 2021

RSVP Change To Note Beginning Dec. 23 Santa has been delighted by our community’s warm welcome and we want to inform you of an RSVP change as we continue to strive for a jolly time! Starting Dec. 23, reservations will no longer be available as we will be exclusively doing...

Lehigh/East Lee County Celebrating the Holidays!

December 9, 2021

By Mike Welch Lehigh Acres Street Lighting District Street lighting is an important resource for our community with such a large land area. It is important for safety. Lee County Government continues to add over 3,000 street lights that will include dead end streets. Homeowners can also request to have...

Annual Fundraiser for Pink Heals Hits Record Numbers

December 9, 2021

By Katie Heck Each year in October, several local fire departments raise funds for Pink Heals through the purchase of special Breast Cancer Awareness shirts, available to the public for purchase and worn by fire personnel throughout the month of October. The annual fundraiser, organized by LAFCRD Firefighter Paramedic Sarah...

Veterans Day 2021 – Freedom Isn’t Free

November 3, 2021

Thank You All For Your Service And Sacrifices SWFL is home to many veteran heroes. Blind Date Charters has choosen to honor Geoff Mitton with a complimentary day on the water. Geoff is a Marine veteran, a father of 8, a local business owner (G & M Mechinical Cooling) and...

SWFL Business Network Report From The Field

November 3, 2021

There have been a few FIRSTS for our very active group of networkers this Fall: Friday Night Alive happened in the Edison Mall, where 15 members and guests came together to network one Friday night and attend the after-party at the Twisted Crab for amazing seafood. The first-ever SWFL Business...

Support Operation Santa Providing Gifts For Local Children In The Foster care System

November 3, 2021

Katz Counseling and Educational Psychology is proud to announce the continuation of Holiday Hope Cases, a holiday drive to support children in the foster care system. We would like to extend the invitation for the community to participate by stuffing a bag then either mailing it to us or bringing...

Montage Women’s Club

November 3, 2021

The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee County. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at The Landings Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club (community entry off McGregor Blvd between Cypress Lake Drive and College Pkwy). Meetings begin at...

Handbag Happy Hour Returns; Handbags Sought For November 18 Event

November 3, 2021

Handbag Happy Hour is returning to Fort Myers Thursday November 18, with celebrity handbags and lots more to be auctioned to benefit Valerie’s House and The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation at The Shell Factory. “We are so excited to bring this fabulous event back after a 15-year hiatus,” said...

Family Initiative Raises Over $175,000 At Casino Night Fundraiser

November 3, 2021

On Saturday, October 22, 2021, Family Initiative welcomed over 200 community leaders to its Casino Night fundraiser at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The event raised over $175,000. All funds directly support and empower children and families through compassion and innovation. Since 2015 Family Initiative has served over 4000 children...

Continental Women’s Club

November 3, 2021

Please join us on Thursday, November 4th at 11:30 am when our program will feature Jennifer Benton, CEO of Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT). ACT’s mission is to protect, support, educate and empower victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee,...

Camera Club Resumes Bi-Monthly Meetings

November 3, 2021

Photographers at all levels of ability are invited to the regular bi-monthly meetings of the Fort Myers Camera Club. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (from November 3 to April 6) from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are held at the United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Dr.,...

Bottoms Up At Arts On Tap

November 3, 2021

Now in its 4th year, Arts On Tap is a fundraising event for the Alliance for the Arts. This year’s event spans two days and features an exciting mash-up of southwest Florida’s burgeoning craft beer and vibrant arts scenes plus a performance by the two-time Grammy-nominated hip hop group Nappy...

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,...

As The Holidays Are Upon Us – A Better Season – 2021

November 2, 2021

THE SALVATION ARMY NEEDS YOUR HELP! Once again for this month the Salvation Army is asking for your help during this season. The Army will once again begin their Red Kettle Campaign. The Red Kettles help fund much needed services for our neighbors in need. Please stop by the Salvation...

Seminole Casino Hotel to Host Free Southern Fried Swamp Jam Festival Saturday, Jan. 8

October 15, 2021

IMMOKALEE, Fla.  – Galeana Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram presents the Southern Fried Swamp Jam Festival at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, starting at 11 a.m. The free festival will feature six full-length, outdoor concerts with additional entertainment in the Zig Zag Lounge, as well as a truck and bike...

Continental Women’s Club

October 5, 2021

By: Liz Paul Please join us on Thursday, October 7th at 11:30 am when our program will feature Tamara Pigott, Executive Director of Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. Learn how our area is currently being promoted and marketed to the travel and tourism industry. Continental Women’s Club meetings are...

Edison Mall Invites Guests To Eat, Drink And Be Scary!

October 5, 2021

Boo & Brew Offers Family-Friendly Fall Fun By: Angeli Chin Edison Mall will put the ‘boo’ in ‘booze’ during the upcoming fall celebration, Boo ‘n Brew. On Saturday, October 23rd from 3 pm to 8 pm Edison Mall will offer a family-friendly Halloween-themed event featuring a diverse beer selection and...

Lehigh Acres/East Lee Prepares For The Season!

October 5, 2021

By: Mike Welch As the slight feeling that the weather is turning a little cooler with a slight drop in the humidity – the “Season” is upon us. At this writing so far, we have been fortunate during this storm season that officially ends at the end of next month....

Lehigh Community Services Announce Thanksgiving Registration Dates

October 5, 2021

By: Carolyn Peplow Thanksgiving Baskets will be distributed the week before Thanksgiving to families in Lehigh Acres, preregistration is required. Registration for 2021 – 2 days only Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30. Register at Christ United Methodist Church at 1430 Homestead Rd N; 9 am – 3 pm...

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