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Scott Fischer Charities Presents $30,000 To Blessings In A Backpack Of Southwest Florida To Feed Children

May 3, 2022

Funds Were Raised At The 25th Annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational Submitted By: Josh Milton Scott Fischer Charities...

Montage Women’s Club

May 3, 2022

By: Rita Artwohl The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee...

Pet Allergies

May 3, 2022

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM WHAT IS AN ALLERGY? An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts and produces antibodies...

Animal Refuge Center To Officially Open The Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic

May 3, 2022

Submitted By:  Wayne Leinen The Animal Refuge Center is excited to hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the...

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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...

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District Participates in Community-Wide Egg Hunt “Big EGGspedition” Organized by Rise Christian Church

April 12, 2022

Over the next two weekends, the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is participating in the “BIG Eggspedition”, a community-wide egg hunt organized by Rise Christian Church. Stations 102, 104, and 105 will be participating locations. Firefighters will hide the eggs each morning – after adding a special LAFCRD...

We Are Purposely Being Divided But We Do Have The Power To Stop It

April 6, 2022

By: Butch Swank Pride. Pride in your family. Pride in your work. Pride in your community. Pride in your accomplishments. Pride in your struggles. Joy. Fellowship. Laughter. Not taking yourself too seriously. Lending a hand. Checking in on neighbors. Reconnecting with old friends. Going to church. Taking a long walk....

Heartworm Disease In Pets

April 6, 2022

Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Heartworm disease is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal disease of pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets. It causes...

Mixing & Dancing At Aki’s Dance Studio

April 6, 2022

By: Karen Debitetto Come join us for a late afternoon of mixing and dancing! Yes, we said dancing!… SWFL Business Network introduces Aki’s Dance Studio to the family of participating businesses. Save the date for a unique event, Monday, May 2nd from 4:30- 6:30. Snacks and beverages provided. Aki’s is...

Scholarship Fundraiser

April 6, 2022

Submitted By: Charlene Golden The Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres provides scholarships for Lehigh Acres students. Last year over $20,000 was given to students to attend college and technical schools. Along with the Kiwanis Thrift Store at 15 Homestead Road South, two golf tournaments are held each year to raise...

Help! My Pet Has Giardia?

March 2, 2022

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM What is Giardia? Giardia is currently one of the most common causes of diarrhea in our area. At Just 4 Pets Wellness Center, we diagnose it multiple times a week. It is rapidly becoming common in our area. Giardia is not a typical “worm” parasite....

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Raises Over $170,000 in 2021

March 2, 2022

Submitted by Josh Milton The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is on a mission to support local youth on and off the playing field, and thanks to the generous support of the Southwest Florida community, the organization raised over $170,000 in 2021. Every dollar donated to the Tommy Bohanon Foundation goes directly...

New Therapy Using Sand Helps Grieving Children At Valerie’s House

March 2, 2022

Submitted By: Susan Bennett Playing in the sand is no longer limited to the Southwest Florida beaches for children at Valerie’s House. The nonprofit that helps children grieve the death of a loved one is now specialized in a new kind of play therapy, called Sand Tray Therapy. The new...

Pet Health Topic: Gingivitis

February 1, 2022

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Gingivitis is the same for pets as it is in people. Knowing what this disease is and how to recognize, prevent and treat it is an important step in ensuring your pet a happy healthy life. Gingivitis is an infection caused by the build-up of...

February Programs at Lakes Regional Library

February 1, 2022

Submitted By: Courtney Barr Next month’s roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adult Crafternoon: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 – Create hand painted glasses in this fun craft program for adults. Seating is limited; registration required....

Family Initiative Receives $14,680 Donation In Support Of Autism Acceptance

February 1, 2022

Submitted By: Jessica Wisdom Family Initiative, an autism and child welfare community services organization based in Cape Coral, Florida received a $14,680 donation from Reliabilityweb.com’s annual International Maintenance Conference. Reliabilityweb.com, based in Fort Myers, is committed to discovering effective approaches to making asset managers, reliability leaders and maintenance professionals safer,...

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 second annual Dreams & Inspirations event on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from noon – 4 p.m.  The Dreams & Inspirations event, celebrating Dr. King’s birthday, will be held in the Edison Mall...

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, 2022 from noon – 4 p.m.  The Dreams & Inspirations event, celebrating Dr. King’s birthday, will be held in the Edison Mall parking lot between JCPenney and Monarcas.  Dreams &...

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...

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 your understanding!

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...

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 additions to the program. THE SHINING STARS AWARDS  In addition to honoring our area teachers as our community’s shining stars, the Chamber also honors our firefighters/EMS personnel as well as...

Valerie’s House Receives $500,000 Challenge Grant To Kick Off Capital Campaign

January 5, 2022

By Susan Bennett A $500,000 challenge grant has been awarded to Valerie’s House as the cornerstone of a $3 million capital campaign to help the non-profit organization build a permanent home and expand grief support services for children. The challenge grant was awarded by philanthropists David and Linda Lucas, who...

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...

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Montage Women’s Club

By: Rita Artwohl The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee County.  We meet on the

Pet Allergies

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM WHAT IS AN ALLERGY? An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts and produces antibodies to substances that it would

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