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Save Lives. Just Drive.

April 30, 2024

By: Terri Lewis In Florida, distracted driving from 2020-2022 accounted for 160,155 crashes, 8,154 serious injuries and 935 deaths.  These...

United Way recognizes outstanding work of volunteers

April 30, 2024

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month....

Lee Commissioners Award More Than $41.6 Million for Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing Units

April 30, 2024

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted today to award more than $41.6 million in Community Development Block Grants-Disaster Recovery...

Lee County adjusts some operational schedules for Memorial Day

April 30, 2024

Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The county’s holiday schedule...

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Lee County Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input to Improve the Department

April 30, 2024

Lee County Parks & Recreation is asking the public to help improve its services and amenities offered by participating in a biennial needs assessment survey.  The survey is available on the homepage of the Parks & Recreation website at www.leeparks.org and social media pages. People who complete the survey have...

Sponsors Needed for Clips for Cancer During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September

April 30, 2024

The 7th annual event Sept. 21 raises money to support children fighting cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital  Sponsors are needed for the 7th Annual Clips for Cancer event presented by Florida Radiology Consultants, which will anchor Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September. Clips for Cancer will be held Saturday, September...

Lee County adjusts some operational schedules for Memorial Day

April 30, 2024

Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The county’s holiday schedule operational adjustments are as follows:  Solid Waste  All garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in unincorporated Lee County, the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and the Town...

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Boardwalk Section to Close Temporarily for Maintenance

April 30, 2024

The section of boardwalk trail along Gator Lake at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, will close temporarily Monday, May 20, for maintenance. The boardwalk is expected to reopen Monday, June 3.  Guided walks will continue while the section of boardwalk is undergoing repairs. The Interpretive...

June Programs at East County Regional Library

April 30, 2024

Next month’s roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:  Adult Programs  Chess Anyone?  2 – 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, 10, 17, 24  Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all...

Keeping Pets Safe During the Summer Heat

April 30, 2024

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DMV Summertime is fun time! But with the extreme heat here in Southwest Florida, we must take extra special care of our pets to protect them from developing heatstroke. Heatstroke is one of the most seen conditions of pets in the summertime. Heatstroke can occur when...

Residents Urged to Prepare Their Property and Their Gated Communities for Hurricane Season

April 30, 2024

Online resources, videos available to help This is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and the perfect time for residents to take steps to prepare their landscaping and for those in gated communities to be sure their associations are ready, too.  Don’t wait until a storm is forecast to impact Lee County....

School Term Ends in May and Opportunities for Student Summer Programs – Homeless Crisis in East Lee

April 30, 2024

By: Mike Welch When I was younger my mom always preached that our schools in our hometown were as good as we three boys wanted to use them.  If we don’t use them and take well advantage of the hard-earned resources that the community gave us for our future –...

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Smelled, Not Seen: The Eastern Spotted Skunk

By: Kara Tyler-Julian One of southwest Florida’s lesser-known native creatures is the eastern Spotted Skunk, known scientifically as Spilogale putorius. Most people who live in

Reporting In From VFW, Post 4174

By: Pat Whitehall As a guest Tuesday evening at the Lehigh Acres VFW, Post 4174, DAV meeting, I was both impressed and thankful for being

Sunpass Text Scam

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno You may have received this text message or one very similar: “We’ve detected a $3.95 charge for your recent usage of

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