Lehigh Acres Fire Department responded to a brush fire off of Hawalaska St and 27 st SW. The fire burned approximately a half acre and has been controlled.
Today the Curt Clawson campaign announced that Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott would lead an effort to bring new supporters into the campaign who either stayed neutral in the Primary or supported other candidates.
Sheriff Scott released the following statement:
“I stayed neutral in the Primary out of respect for other candidates and because the campaign became so divisive that the community needed someone to help bring people together when the Primary was over.
Written by Stephanie Carroll Carson, Public News Service
Today Floridians join the rest of the country in celebrating Earth Day, but it’s no picnic for the wildlife living along Florida’s Gulf Coast and still feeling the effects of the Deepwater Horizon spill from four years ago. A report released this month by the National Wildlife Federation highlights 14 species and the negative effects they continue to experience.
Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenphal, senior policy specialist for gulf and coastal restoration for the NWF, says that, while the oil spill isn’t on the front pages of the papers anymore, it should still be at the top of people’s minds.
“The disaster is ongoing and the wildlife continues to be experiencing impacts, but we won’t know for years, or potentially even decades, what the full extent of those impacts will be,” she declared.
The following are excerpts from Curt Clawson’s remarks given this evening following the conclusion of the Special Republican Primary Election in Florida Congressional District 19:
“All is forgiven. I want you on the team. We need to unite Southwest Florida.”
“I put the Economic Growth Plan together with Connie Mack’s Penny Plan, because we need to cut spending in addition to Economic Growth. And I will continue to promote the Penny Plan in Washington and across the country.”
“I got into this race because I felt like we needed more Outsiders in Congress. The career politicians aren’t getting the job done, and I don’t see a whole lot of people in Washington with the experience as a CEO in making the tough decisions to save our country.”
“To President Obama: We aren’t going to agree on much. I am going to challenge you on Obamacare. I am going to challenge you on spending. I am going to challenge you on economic growth. But first, I am going to challenge you on the basketball court. It’s time to man up and accept the three-point challenge. My house or yours?”
Curt Clawson has won the Republican primary election in the Florida District 19 special election with currently more than 38 percent of the vote; defeating challengers Lizbeth Benacquisto, Paige Kreegel and Michael Dreikorn.
Clawson will face a Democratic challenger April Freeman and Libertarian Ray Netherwood in the June 24 general election.
The special election was called when Rep. Trey Radel resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine.
|U.S. House District 19 GOP – Primary – 148 of 148 precincts reporting (100%)
Lehigh Acres Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2816 45 st w no one was home at the time , firefighters saved the family dog and cat.
A pregnant driver escaped serious injury during a rollover crash Sunday night. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Homestead Road South at Theodore Vail Street E.
Witnesses say the victim’s BMW struck a metal guard rail before rolling into a drainage ditch. She was transported to an area hospital.
Dover House Resort, Under the Management of Landex Resorts International Awarded ‘Florida Green Lodging Certification’ by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
The Florida Green Lodging Program is a sustainable initiative of the DEP that recognizes properties who make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources and environment.
Delray Beach Florida resort, Dover House Resort, a vacation and timeshare condominium complex, operated by Landex Resorts International, Inc., of Lehigh Acres, Florida, was awarded the prestigious “Florida Green Lodging Certification” by the Department of Environmental Protection’s, Florida Green Lodging Program. This designation recognizes environmental leaders in Florida’s hospitality industry. Dover House is proud to be a Florida lodging facility that has met requirements in sustainable settings and operation of the highest standards in environmental protection and preservation.
Easter is supposed to the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, but when someone hears Easter, they think of the Easter Bunny and eggs. Since ancient times rabbits have been associated with spring.
It is believed that Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring, Eostre had a hare as her companion. The hare symbolizes fertility and rebirth. Later Christians changed the symbol of the hare to the Easter bunny.
Used by Permission Written By Lisa Marshall
When race organizers announced they would be keeping the 2012 Boston Marathon course open an extra hour due to record-high temperatures, Lisa Buohler reacted with more relief than worry. “I thought, ‘Yay. That’s great! With six hours, maybe I can at least get a finisher’s medal.’”
Even that was a lofty goal for a 42-year-old mother of two who, just last September, was lying in a Florida hospital on a morphine drip, her liver lacerated, lung bruised and back crushed after an SUV rear-ended her on her bike. It was only 16 days before Boston that her doctor had cautiously cleared her to start running again “as long as she took it easy.”
So, when she crossed the finish line at 3:48:51 — on a day so hot that 4,300 registered runners opted to not even start — she surprised even herself.
“I was shocked,” she says. “To this day I am still asking myself, ‘How did I do that?’”
Percent’s that will be voting in Tuesday’s republican primary election April 22, 2014
4 EAST COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY, 881 GUNNERY RD N, LEHIGH ACRES 33971
Library is on west side of Gunnery, north of Lee Blvd, next to Varsity Lakes Middle School. (Vote in meeting room.)
Lehigh Acres Gazette learned Lathan Gareiss walked down Lee Boulevard dressed the part dragging a cross. “This is something that I was just moved to do” said Gareiss.
He then hung from the cross for 3 hours at Lee and Homestead. Gareiss said, “Good Friday is the day that Jesus was crucified and Sunday, Easter Sunday, is the day that he rose from the dead.”
Gareiss said nearly a thousand people came out to show support. “I feel that we accomplished what we wanted.”