Months after a group seeking the pros and cons of incorporation for Lehigh Acres that met at Lehigh Senior High School. Its moderator, Alex Dworzanski, said that while the group has not formally met yet to elect an executive director or board, residents of Lehigh Acres are urged to expect a second meeting sometime June.
Dworzanski moderated the first meeting on March 1, a Saturday morning at Leigh Senior High School, where some 90 people turned out.
Dworzanski in a written said, We were not there to establish a group to push for incorporation. We have begun a discussion about the future of Lehigh Acres and where do we want to go. Incorporation could be something we decide or we could decide to follow another path. I think the goal of all the residents of Lehigh is to make Lehigh Acres viable and this is a start. Our group will look into what Lehigh Acres’ future should be.
Does LRMC Provide Quality Healthcare in Lehigh Acres That the Residents Expect.
According to an article written by Joanie Jeannette the CEO of Lehigh Regional Medical Center printed in the Lehigh Acres Citizen April 16, 2014 it states “It is obvious that Lehigh Regional exceeds many areas of quality care”, and “Lehigh Regional Medical Center works very diligently to exceed their patient’s satisfaction and ultimately change the perception of our facility.”
Jeannette quotes the hospital scores in the national reporting of Core Measures and the patient perception scores or “HCAPS.” These are federally mandated reports that are produced every quarter.
This can be seen on: www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare website. Jeanette states this website you will be able to see that Lehigh Regional exceeds many quality scores of other health systems in our area.
Lee County Sheriff’s office deputies have arrested three men in connection with a murder last month at 3317 12th Street West.
Nelson Lopez, 22; Jonathan Hernandez, 25; and Quayshon Madison, 19 are all facing murder charges.
On March 20 at 7:45 p.m., deputies responded to a reported shooting at that location. Responding deputies found the victim, Martin Plummer, on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the facial area. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In light of the recent discovery of skimmers placed inside of gas pumps at several local gas stations, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reminds consumers that while credit cards and debit cards look almost identical, not all plastic is the same. In fact, we strongly urge you to think twice before using your debit card at any of the following locations or situations:
Lee County Schools have been honoring educators for their work. Last week, the district announced the teachers and staff of the year, and the middle school guidance counselor winner caught our attention.
For Arnaldo Fernandez, a head of hair is a canvas. The Lehigh Acres barber is known for the designs he creates — including this one shaved into his stepson’s hair this January.
When 6th grader Danny Valdes went to Harns Marsh Middle School with the haircut, administrators said it wasn’t allowed and wanted to send Valdes to in-school suspension.
Tuesday evening Candidate for Congress Curt Clawson can to Lehigh Acres and met over fifty residents at Mirror Lakes Country Club. He told his story and even took almost 45 minutes of questions and answers.
The FGCU baseball team (24-13, 9-3 Atlantic Sun) will visit Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle and spring training home of the Minnesota Twins, tomorrow night for an instate showdown with No. 9 Florida (23-13, 9-6 SEC) in a rubber match to determine who can claim bragging rights for 2014.
This is sixth-straight season that the Eagles have hosted at least one game in Hammond Stadium and the pair of games this year will bring the total number of FGCU games played there to ten. The Green and Blue played three games at Hammond Stadium during their inaugural season in 2003, returned in 2009 for a game with Florida and have played one game there every year since against either Miami (Fla.) or Florida. In the first matchup at Hammond this season, the Eagles fell 5-2 to No. 25 Miami in extra innings.
Lehigh Acres Gazette currently has two photographers at the game. Photos to be posted on Facebook.
Tuesday brought a spectacle in the night sky worth staying up for when the moon turns a burnt reddish orange.
The moon began to change color at about 1:58 a.m. ET Tuesday as it starts to slide into the Earth’s shadow until it becomes a “blood moon” at 3:07 ET, NASA says. The best part of the show, the total eclipse portion, will last through 4:24 a.m. ET.
The height of the event took place at 3:45 a.m. ET.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. cut the ribbon on the new Goodwill Job-Link Center in Lehigh on April 15. The new Job-Link location provides employment services, skills training, and family strengthening resources and is located within the recently opened Lehigh Goodwill Retail & Donation Center (2825 Lee Blvd.).
The Lehigh Job-Link center is one of 15 Job-Link Centers operated by the organization. The center is open Monday-Friday 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m., but will be closed each day 12:30p.m.-1:00p.m.
If you saw smoke coming from Lehigh Acres today it’s probably a controlled burn.
The Florida Forest Service was burning 30 acres today to reduce the risk of wildfire. The burn was in the vicinity of 71 St. W and Karen Ave. N.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning on the 19000 block of Whitts End Rd.
The victim told deputies he was leaving a party around 4:00 a.m. when he heard approximately five gunshots. As he and the others were running toward their vehicles, he realized he had been shot in the left hand. The bullet had exited his wrist. He also noticed another wound to a finger on his right hand.
The victim was driven to Lehigh Regional Hospital for treatment.
He had no information about who shot him or why the suspect had done so.
The LCSO investigation continues.
Saturday morning Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto makes local appearance at the Great American Cleanup held in Lehigh Acres. No speeches, No fanfare, No campaign staff, just a few photo ops.
The cleanup sponsored by the Lehigh Acres Community Initiative. Click here to see other photos during the event.
Lehigh Acres Community Initiative which brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup.
Healthy Harvest Community Farms Art and Casino Night Was a Huge Success Saturday night. The weather was prefect, the tunes were playing and chips were falling.
About 60 people gambling with funny money and the art and gifts were auctioned off for real money.
The mission of the Healthy Harvest Community Farms is to Educate and Promote a Clean and Healthy Lifestyle for everyone, regardless of Economic limitations through our Community Garden Programs.
Joe Pearson the CEO of Healthy Harvest Community Farms even got in the gambling and dealt cards at on the 21 tables. To see more photos of this event click here.
Saturday night Cub Scout Pack #720 had their annual awards and fundraiser night (click here to see other photos)
Seven Cub Scouts were awarded the Arrow of Light Badge. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouts is earned by Webelos that have been active participants in their den and are ready to join a Boy Scout troop. Many of the requirements for the Arrow of Light are intended to familiarize the scout with a local troop and hopefully show him that crossing over into a troop is the next step to take in scouting. A scout that earns his Arrow of Light patch has also completed nearly all the requirements to earn the Scout badge in the troop so he has already begun his Boy Scout trail. The Arrow of Light badge is the only badge that can be transferred to the Boy Scout uniform.