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Florida Senate Charge Ahead On 6-week Abortion Ban

April 10, 2023

Here in Florida Ron DeSantis and GOP lawmakers are still pushing as early as next week to approve a far-reaching...

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...

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...

The Lee County Government Never Stops Working For You

February 1, 2022

By: Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Happy New Year! Although this past year brought some challenges, we have had many more successes...

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Free Federal Tax Return Preparation Service Offered By United Way Vita Program Volunteers

February 1, 2022

Submitted By: Patrice Cunningham Tax Season has officially opened, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades’ free tax filing assistance program is ready to assist Lehigh Acres residents keep more of their hard-earned money. The United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides free federal tax filing services,...

Good Grief! What is Going On With The Price Of Homeowners Insurance?

February 1, 2022

By: Butch Swank Last year I wrote an article explaining why our home insurance market was so broken. Guess what? It’s still pretty banged up. My agency gets calls daily from frantic people wanting help because they’re either getting dropped by their insurance carrier or their rate skyrocketed. The odds...

Another Amazing Year On The Horizon For East Lee County

January 5, 2022

By Commissioner Brian Hamman As January brings the past year to a close, we look forward to the blessings and opportunities that 2022 will bring for our communities in Lee County. The economic future is bright in both Lehigh Acres and East Lee County.  Through the leadership of your state...

Representative Roach Files Bill To Eliminate Child Care Costs For Foster Parents

January 5, 2022

By Representative Spencer Roach Today, Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 945 to eliminate the skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs for childcare currently shouldered by foster parents in the state of Florida.  Despite state vouchers that cover a portion of the cost for early learning, there is often a significant difference between what...

Holiday Greetings from Commissioner Pendergrass

December 9, 2021

By Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass I want to extend a warm holiday greeting to our residents of Lehigh Acres and East Lee County. As we prepare for the holidays and the New Year we have much to reflect on as we pass from 2021 to 2022. With hopeful hearts we as...

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

November 3, 2021

Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 301 to increase transparency in local government by requiring municipal elected officials to publicly disclose their financial interests and assets. Currently, mayors and city council members are not required to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests. Instead, they file a statement with...

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Marceno

October 5, 2021

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno At times, I believe that people forget that driving a motor vehicle is a privilege…not a right granted by the Constitution. As a privilege granted to those who demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to operate a multi-ton piece of machinery, this privilege comes with a...

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Additions To The Board Of Directors

May 3, 2021

By: Mike Welch The Chairman and Board of Directors of the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce are honored to announce the following addition to the Board of Directors: LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS Commissioner Pendergrass is no stranger to East Lee County with his involvement in the development of infrastructure...

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Where Are We?

By: Butch Swank If someone asks where you live and they’re not very familiar with Florida, you say Fort Myers, right? Mentioning places like Bonita,

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