Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:00 – 3:00 pm (Registration opens @ 12:30 pm)
Veterans Park Recreation Center Gym (239-369-1521)
55 Homestead Rd., South, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Donation Fee $10.00 **FREE DOOR PRIZES**
(cash or check payable to Hope Health Care Services)
Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.
In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
From 1912 to 2013, 2.3 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
Around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013.
In 2013, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17 years of age.
Today Mike Carver has joined the ranks of Eagle Scout …..
Click here to see photos of the Honor Court
On October 17th, 2014, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a just occurred Occupied Burglary in Lehigh Acres.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 14 year old female woke up to find a strange man standing over her. The man grabbed the girl and told her to be quiet. The girl kicked the man and screamed for help. The suspect fled the residence on foot.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office East District detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, a person of interest was identified and located. After a fingerprint comparison, detectives arrested Brian Michael Comiskey for Burglary (with Assault or Battery). Comiskey has numerous arrests in Lee County going back to 2001 and is currently on probation for a previous burglary.
At 2:30 A.M. on October 19th, 2014, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a robbery at the 7-11, located at 4325 Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. Witnesses state that a male entered the store, brandished a black firearm, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a light skin black or Hispanic male, between 5’9” and 6’, approximately 140 lbs., wearing a gray sweatshirt and light gray pants.
The suspect’s face was completely covered with a mask. Upon leaving the store, the suspect fled to the south.
If you can identify this suspect, or know anything about this morning’s armed robbery of the 7-11, call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be made online atwww.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
It’s a great time of the year to be a Florida Gulf Coast Eagles fan. Dunk City is back! Fans were able to check out this year’s men’s and women’s basketball teams for the first time on Friday night at the Dunk City After Dark Midnight Madness event. Click here to other photos.
Hundreds packed the arena to catch the Eagles basketball teams run, jump and soar to the basket in anticipation of another winning season.
This year Lehigh Acres Gazette will be sponsoring a Lehigh Acres night at one the Women’s games, stay tuned to the Lehigh Acres Gazette for details.
Lehigh Senior HS vs East Lee County HS Click here to see other photos
SCORE: LEHIGH SENIOR 44 EAST LEE COUNTY 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME AWARDS:
LEHIGH: MALIK DOUGLAS # 28 WIDE RECEIVER
EAST LEE: FREDDIE JOHNSON # 7 WIDE RECEIVER
LEHIGH: ANDRE THOMAS-COB #1 SAFETY
EAST LEE: LEEJAY SPENCER # 4 TACKLE
OUTSTANDING SENIOR STUDENT/ATHLETE AWARDS & RECIPIANTS OF THE
KIWANIS CLUB OF LEHIGH ACRES $2,000.00 COLLAGE SCHOLARSHIPS:
LEHIGH: JOHN HAUGABOOK # 51 OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
EAST LEE: URIAH MCGLONE # 61 OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Iron Chef Winner Lehigh Senior
(Lehigh Acres) The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has issued a Sewer Break Advisory Notice in the FGUA Lehigh Acres System. Customers should not experience any interruption of service. This is a 12 inch sewer force main break that occurred at approximately 4PM at the intersection of Homestead Road and Alabama Road in Lehigh Acres, FL.
The cause of the break has not yet been determined. Service crews are on site assessing the damage to the pipe. Due to the location of the break, repairs are anticipated to take 8-10 hrs. Upon completion of repairs, a report will be prepared by the System Operator and submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection.
For additional information or updates, FGUA customers may contact the FGUA Lehigh Acres Utility Systems Customer Service Office at (239) 368-1615, or visit the FGUA web site at http://www.fgua.com/outages-and-notices
Sinkhole or collapse pipe under road on Homestead Road in the corner of Alabama Road,
The hole in the the center lane on Homestead Road.
Use caution when driving on Homestead Rd
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after shots were fired into a house overnight.
Deputies were called out to the scene around 12:30 Friday morning to shots being fired on 5th Street West in Lehigh Acres.
When they arrived on scene they found bullets holes in a home.
No one was injured in the shooting, and there are no suspects in custody at this time.
Voters in the Lehigh Acres fire district will decide two races on the Nov. 4 ballot, each involving incumbent fire commissioners running for re-election. Incumbent Linda Carter would be the best choice for another term in seat 2, as the new comer Matt Smith would be the best choice in seat 5.
We as a community cannot afford fire union paid for commissioners, currently Fire Commissioner Jackie Danis and Former Fire Deputy Chief Bill Liedtke both support the Fire Tax Assessment and have received campaign funds from the fire union.
Celebrate with us the official start of the 2015 Relay For Life season!
The Lehigh Acres Relay for Life committee had a Kick-Off Party that was a exciting, fun-filled and informative event, where participants learn the basics about the Relay For Life! It also give an opportunity to meet fellow Relay participants, meet and greet the 2015 Relay Committee and sign up your team for this year’s event! Click here to see other photos.
The CWC (Community Watch Coordinators) had their Annual Celebrate Safe Community walk tonight October 16th, 2014. The walk started at the East District Sheriff’s Office Substation located at 1301 Homestead Rd. N. and ended at Country Style Ice Cream shop at the end of the Winn Dixie plaza.
This event was open for the public. Click here to see other photos of the event.
On October 11th, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a past occurred sex crime. Due to the nature of the call, detectives with the Special Victims Unit responded to assume the investigation.
According to investigators, 43 year old Victoria Chaluisant began speaking to a 15 year old boy at her church in Lehigh Acres last February. Sometime during June of this year, the child’s caretakers discovered questionable text messages between the two. On the morning of October 11th, the caretakers discovered that Chaluisant was having a sexual relationship with the boy since April of 2014.
On October 14th, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a child abuse situation in Lehigh Acres. Deputies responded and conducted a preliminary investigation.
A relative of the child observed bruising on the face and buttocks of a two-year-old boy. When she confronted the person responsible for caring for the child, Adrian Allen, he explained that he was upset that the child had defecated in his diaper and spanked him as punishment. Due to the nature of the crime, detectives with the Special Victims Unit of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded.
According to investigators, Adrian Allen was “hung over” from drinking too much the previous night, and was trying to rest. Allen became upset when the child defecated in his diaper during potty training, losing his temper and striking the child overzealously several times on the buttocks, legs, and face. Due to Allen going “overboard” in his punishment, the child sustained bruising on his legs and face.
Based on the investigation, Adrian Allen was arrested and charged with Child Abuse – Without great bodily harm.
On Friday, October 31 the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 323 will be holding a Halloween Costume Party / Dinner dance.
Also Haunted Walk October 31-November 2 8 pm – 11pm each day Cost $3 or greater donation receive a $1 discount with a non-perishable canned good donation
Halloween Dinner will be served from 5pm – 7pm. Dinner that night will be Apricot BBQ Chicken served with a new potatoes and vegetables.
The Costume Party/Dance will begin at 7:30pm and will last until midnight. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Bouncer Entertainment. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place will be awarded for the best costumes.
This event is part of our Membership Drive. Our Post will be open to the public all weekend, so please join us for all of the weekend’s events!
The date of the much anticipated opening of the new larger Publix supermarket at 1324 Homestead Rd in downtown Lehigh Acres has come..
The Publix supermarket is all new. The former building, which had been in Lehigh Acres for at least two decades at that location, was demolished to make room for an even larger supermarket, this time including a pharmacy.
The much larger supermarket is located next to the World Gym, easy enough to spot. The shopping center has come to be called the Publix Shopping Center. It is in the middle of a long strip center that includes several other businesses including a couple of eateries, a flower shop and other retail businesses. Click here to see other photos
Lehigh Acres residents will soon have the chance to speak directly to their leaders in local government.
Larry Kiker, chairman of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners and Roger Dejarlais, Lee County manager have scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Wednesday, October 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the East County Water Control District (ECWCD) Campus located at 601 East County Lane in Lehigh.
The public is invited to this open meeting to provide an overview of many Lee County topics of interest.
Vista Palms Apartment complex hosted their first ever Community Health and Information Fair for residents on Saturday, October 4th. The event was organized by the new local management team to help educate the Florida based tenants on a variety of wellness topics and create an opportunity for the residents to socialize and get to know their neighbors.
Over 300 residents and guests attended the one day event. Attendees were invited to stop and gather important information from local health care providers, social services groups and even exercise and nutrition experts. Booths and information stations were set up around the property, inside and out, and included educational content as well as a little fun for the attendees. From wellness checks, to Zumba class, to food stations, the event had something for everyone.