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Choosing Pet Insurance

January 6, 2023

By: Dr. Vera Tillman, DVM As pet owners, we welcome cats and dogs into our homes, and we hurt when...

Sign Language Classes Offered To The Community

January 6, 2023

Submitted By: Amy Turner Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) will offer weekly American Sign Language...

East Lee/Lehigh Acres Heads into 2023 with Continued Ian Cleanup – East Lee Chamber Gala Set for March 4, 2023

January 6, 2023

By: Mike Welch Over the past few months East Lee has been seeing some of its newly elected public officials...

Winter Holiday Safety For Pets

December 6, 2022

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM The Winter Holidays can be a joyous time for the family. But it can be...

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More Public Support Needed to Make Rail-Trail a Reality in Estero and Bonita Springs

December 6, 2022

Submitted By: Terri Lewis The Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in partnership with the City of Bonita Springs and the Village of Estero, commissioned a consultant team to conduct a study to analyze the long-term feasibility of a public multi-use trail within the Seminole Gulf Railway (SGLR). The corridor...

Are You Getting Better?

December 6, 2022

By: Butch Swank A while ago, I read a saying that stuck with me: The mind is like a raging elephant. Sometimes my brain says, “This is interesting, but I don’t understand it. Let’s file it away for later.” Well, now is later. I realized that so much information is...

The Salvation Army Needs Your Help

November 3, 2022

By: Major Brenda Lane Greetings from your local Salvation Army Service Center. I hope by now you and yours have reached a point where you can begin to settle in after the horrific storm that we all experienced a few weeks ago. While we in the Lehigh Acres area were...

A Message From A Lee County School Board Member

November 3, 2022

By: Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan As we enter our third week post Hurricane Ian, the School Board continue to acknowledge the significant loss and suffering experienced by many in the School District of Lee County community. District and school leaders, staff, students, families, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the entire community,...

Caring For Your Pets After A Hurricane

November 3, 2022

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Pets’ lives are disrupted during a natural disaster just as much as our own.  They can experience fear, anxiety and stress which may cause them to display abnormal behaviors and develop short term health problems. Here are a few conditions and behaviors that you may...

Southwest Florida Children’s Charities Recognized As The Top Donor To Lee Health And Golisano Children’s Hospital

September 8, 2022

By: Holly Boldrin Southwest Florida Children’s Charities (SWFLCC) presented checks totaling $1.7 million to Lee Health Foundation Aug. 18, making it the top donor at more than $23 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital and Lee Health in the organization’s more than 100-year history. “We are so grateful for the support...

Property Fraud Alert

September 8, 2022

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Property fraud has become an increasingly common criminal matter across the entire nation. As most property owners are unaware of this growing concern, I am recommending that Lee County property owners consider registering for the free “Property Fraud Alert” offered by the Lee County Clerk of...

East Lee County Chamber of Commerce’s Yard of the Month!

September 8, 2022

By: Ruth Anglickis East Lee County Chamber of Commerce presented The Yard of the Month to Jarlath and Ann O’Brien of 32 Calvin Avenue, Lehigh Acres, Fl. Their beautiful home is decorated with a fountain, statues and lovely landscaping. Their yard is an example of Love Lehigh, keeping our neighborhoods...

Salvation Army Gears Up For The Holidays!

September 7, 2022

By: Brenda Lane Greetings from your local Salvation Army Service Center! I hope you all are keeping cool and staying out of the horrible heat! Fall will be here soon!! (I can dream can’t I). We are gearing up for the holiday season. We will begin accepting applications for Bell...

Pet Obesity

September 7, 2022

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Obesity is a very common problem in pets and can lead to many health problems. A whopping 56% of cats and 60% of dogs in North America are classified as overweight or obese. That’s more than 80 million pets at greater risk of serious health...

Sizzle Dining Event To Benefit Blessings In A Backpack 3 Weeks Of Local Dining Specials Will Help Feed Children In Need

September 7, 2022

By: Josh Milton Sizzle Dining is back! From September 8 – 28, enjoy dining specials at local restaurants while supporting Blessings in a Backpack SWFL, a program that feeds children in need on the weekends while they cannot access meals at school. The event includes specials at 48 participating restaurants...

Southwest Florida Business Alliance Holds Successful Summer Luncheon

September 7, 2022

By: Ava St. Laurent We are a professional alliance of vetted, trusted, performance-oriented business people which seeks to highlight and promote what’s best about doing business in Southwest Florida. We focus on top talent with an outlook towards solutions for quality growth and continuous improvement. Our philanthropic arm leans towards...

Just Hang In There With Me

September 7, 2022

By: Butch Swank This one will take a bit, but I promise there is a point to it. I was listening to a podcast the other day by Lex Fridman. He is an Artificial Intelligence researcher from MIT. Yes, I get that might be considered nerdy behavior, but I say...

East Lee County Chamber Donations Made Art Themed Summer Camps Possible For Middle School Students

August 2, 2022

By Dr. Joe Restino, Vice – Principal – Harns Marsh  Middle School Through a generous set of donations from the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce, Harns Marsh Middle was able to give Arts themed lessons to students over the summer.  Student participated in either culinary arts, band, orchestra and...

Vehicular Burglaries In East District

August 2, 2022

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Within the confines of our more densely populated areas in our East District, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has been responding to calls for service involving vehicular break-ins…primarily to unlocked vehicles. Despite pleas and requests for residents to lock their cars and trucks…to remove valuables including...

Heading Into The Middle Of Storm Season – Primary Election August 23, 2022

August 2, 2022

By Mike Welch As we move into “high” storm season our community members are preparing for “Just in Case.”  Calls to the East Lee Chamber as well as visits to our offices are peppered with questions and concerns from new residents on information to prepare.  Stop by the office for...

Smart Cities Of SWFL: Transportation

August 2, 2022

By Terri Lewis Want to save 50% on your car Insurance? You should since Florida is among the three states with the least affordable car insurance since 2014. Let’s look at what drives the costs of car insurance in Florida and specifically in Lee County.  In a summary report from...

Lehigh Senior Center Happenings

August 2, 2022

By Lehigh Acres Senior Center Starlight Swing Dance is Thursday August 11th at 4:30pm and you must be a member to participate. Please make sure you sign up no later than August 4th in the kitchen. The cost of this dance is only $5, which includes pizza and the DJ....

Tips For Safe Summer Travel With Your Pet

August 2, 2022

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. • Keep a copy (digital photos or paper) of vaccination records and or medical records with you while you travel with your pet. • Pet identification • Collars with ID tags and microchipping your pet...

LAFCRD Announces Design For 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt; Website For Ordering Is Open

August 2, 2022

By Katie Heck  In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is raising funds for Pink Heals by selling limited-edition shirts. This annual fundraiser, organized by Field Training Officer Sarah Gribbin, has raised almost $30,000 for the Pink Heals organization since 2017. This...

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Choosing Pet Insurance

By: Dr. Vera Tillman, DVM As pet owners, we welcome cats and dogs into our homes, and we hurt when they become ill or suffer

Winter Holiday Safety For Pets

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM The Winter Holidays can be a joyous time for the family. But it can be an extremely dangerous time for

Are You Getting Better?

By: Butch Swank A while ago, I read a saying that stuck with me: The mind is like a raging elephant. Sometimes my brain says,

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