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Elementary ‘proximity plan’ honed to two options

The School Board of Lee County received the first of two updates regarding the new Elementary Proximity Plan last week. The plan, intended to allow children to attend schools closer to home, includes two proposed alternative plans, or maps. Planning Growth & Capacity Director Kathie ...

Local political leaders weigh in on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

With the chaotic removal of troops from Afghanistan taking place an ocean away, local leaders are weighing in on President Joe Biden’s handling of the situation. The Taliban has once again taken control of Afghanistan amidst the final phase of pulling U.S. troops from the country, leading ...

Pink Heals

The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is again selling limited-edition shirts for its annual fundraiser for Pink Heals to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Firefighter Paramedic Sarah Goldstein has organized the fundraiser since 2017, raising almost $20,000 for the Pink ...

Storytime to return to the library

A favorite program — storytime — will return to the library at the end of this month for babies through pre-schoolers. Lee County Library System Youth Service Coordinator Amy McWilliam said storytime is usually the first introduction to the library. She said is also serves another purpose, ...

Roundtable touts Corps’ water plan

The water quality issue surrounding Lake Okeechobee and its connecting rivers is like a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle: There are numerous pieces that must be placed in a certain order for the big picture to properly come together. Last Tuesday, at City Hall in Cape Coral, U.S. Rep Byron Donalds ...

Cadet Post 102 seeks program sponsors

In Lehigh Acres, there is nothing more important than fostering activities for our local youth. The Lehigh Acres Cadet Program is a youth-oriented program focusing on a vocational study of a professional firefighting career with Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District. The mission of ...

Cadet Post 102 seeks program sponsors

In Lehigh Acres, there is nothing more important than fostering activities for our local youth. The Lehigh Acres Cadet Program is a youth-oriented program focusing on a vocational study of a professional firefighting career with Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District. 

The mission ...

Lipman Family Farms 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway was biggest event yet

With the help of sponsors, volunteers, and dedicated employees Lipman Family Farms was able to give away 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, $10,000 in gift cards, 700 pairs of shoes, 80 bicycles, 4,000 breakfast tacos, 1,200 Italian ices, tons of free food from Harry Chapin Food Bank, ...

Free symphony trio to perform at ‘Battle of the Arts’

A Southwest Florida Symphony jazz trio will perform for free during “Battle of the Arts” on Aug. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bell Tower Artistic and Operations Center in Fort Myers, while 26 artists compete across the strip. It will perform jazz and Latin standards, including songs by ...

County commission accepts grant to assist residents

On Aug. 3, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted to accept $979,612 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to assist residents with electric costs or to prevent disconnection of electric services. The allocation will ...