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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

Back to Campus!

August 2, 2022

By Alina Gonzalez-Dockery, Esquire; Life Law Planning August is here which brings the excitement of wrapping up the summer vacation and preparing our newly graduated high school students and college co-eds for their next big adventure…College. I love walking around Target, Marshall’s, and Home Goods and seeing the amazing decorating ideas...

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....

Szeliga Imagery Services LLC Thank You

August 2, 2022

By Kathryn Sisson A huge thank you to Brian and Silvia of Szeliga Imagery for sponsoring our second annual Lehigh Acres Fourth of July Celebration. The event was a huge success, and the whole community came together to make it great. Brian is the owner and main photographer, and Silvia...

Victory Town Center: The Place To Be!

August 2, 2022

By Pastor Larry, Victory of Lehigh Church I have had the privilege of visiting 56 different countries, many of them multiple times. I have also lived in many different places in the United States. In Philadelphia, near Pittsburgh and many places in and around Southern California and in a few...

Victimhood or Agency?

August 2, 2022

By Butch Swank Agency. You’d be right to think I am talking about insurance again, but I am not. I am talking about the idea of agency. Merriam-Webster defines agency as the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power. Ok, so you’re thinking what in the heck...

Celebrating America!

June 28, 2022

By Butch Swank I love July 4th! It is my favorite holiday of the year. I know, I know – what about Christmas or Thanksgiving? Listen, I am a human too for the love of Pete! Of course, I love those other holidays. It is just something hard for me...

Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely

June 28, 2022

By Chief DiLallo Every Fourth of July, your local first responders encourage you to leave dangerous fireworks to the professionals. While most public firework displays canceled, our message on safety remains the same. Fireworks are dangerous, and the increase in small displays at home this holiday weekend could lead to...

Million Orchid Progress Report

June 28, 2022

By Butch Swank In late May, our office had a visitor. Jason Downing, the lead orchid biologist from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, drove from Miami with hundreds of orchids. He had a variety of orchids from both Florida and from all over the world. Dr. Downing leads the Million...

Smart Cities: Managing Garbage with Technology

June 28, 2022

By Terri Lewis No matter what city we live in, people produce garbage. So how do we deal with it responsibly and cost effectively? That’s where we again turn to technology, as part of Smart City strategies, to help responsibly and cost effectively manage waste. Technology is positively helping to...

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Property Fraud Alert

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

Pet Obesity

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

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