By Lehigh Acres Gazette from LCSO email
One person was killed in a shooting Wednesday night on 815 Alido Avenue, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said by email.
Deputies responded to a shooting at around 11:12 p.m. to found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim was taken to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries, according to LCSO.
While the isolated incident presents no threat to the area, deputies said, the circumstances leading up to the shooting are unclear.
by Lehigh Acres Gazette
A 911 call came out to Lehigh Acres Fire Department that a small dog was trapped in a storm drain off of Parkdale Ave.
Lehigh Acres Firefighters of Station 105 sprang into action and rescued a small terrier.
The firefighters used the water hose off the truck to spray the dog out the drain and Lee County Domestic Animal Services trapped the in a safety net.
According to LCDAS the terrier was very thin
LCDAS has taken in the dog for the time being looking for the owner.
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Lee County’s Parks and Recreation Department is planning a new park in Alva. The Joel Agri-Eco Park will be situated on a 30-acre site located off of Joel Boulevard and East 23rd Street.
According to Jessie Lavendar, the park will focus on agricultural education and will feature an outdoor classroom where residents will be taught about edible plants. While it is currently in the planning and permit stage, (more…)
The seven-member panel voted unanimously to close Goodwill LIFE Academy on Monday, bringing the charter school’s 12-year run to an end in Fort Myers.
The school, which is home to about 50 students who have special needs, has faced financial problems ever since it opened, forcing Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to pay a quarter of a million dollars a year to keep the school afloat.
The money came from the local nonprofit, where 89 cents on every dollar are ushered back into Goodwill’s programs and services.
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The Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida will meet Monday to decide the status of the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy.
This meeting comes after the announcement for $200,000 plus dollars needed to keep the school open.
Goodwill mismanagement or just lack of funds?
The Board of Directors’ meeting will begin at 4 p.m., and parents will have the opportunity to speak at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria at 5100 Tice St.
The charter school, which is home to about 50 students who have special needs, has faced financial problems ever since it opened in Fort Myers 12 years ago, forcing Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to pay a quarter of a million dollars a year to keep the school afloat.
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Lee County’s newest medical clinic catering to under-insured patients will open later this year.
The 6,000-square-foot clinic, located at 5705 Lee Blvd., will have 18 exam rooms and offer women’s health, pediatric and adult family medicine services, according to Lee Health, which is financially supporting the clinic.
by Lehigh Acres Gazette from LA-MSID
Understanding Use of Public Lands
The landscape in Southwest Florida is both beautiful and fragile. It is Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District’s (LA-MSID) responsibility to preserve and protect its waterways and lands in Lehigh Acres and the western portion of Hendry County.
Unauthorized Areas: Use of ATV/Off-Road Vehicles, etc. on all canal right-of-ways, roadways, public lands unless otherwise stated, and unauthorized use on private lands is prohibited. Public lands are areas owned by federal/state agency or any political subdivision of the state.
Violation of Florida Statutes will result in penalties. Penalties range from warnings and fines to confiscation of property, formal charges and jail time. For more information, review the Florida Statutes or contact your local Sheriff’s office.
Enforceable laws include but are not limited to:
Multiple vehicle accident on Leeland Heights Blvd on Sunday afternoon. Injuries unknown at these time, multiple persons were transported to the hospital by Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue District.
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First Christian Church on Bell Blvd had a fundraiser for the fire victims of the Ann Ave Fire on Sun 21, 2017. Though the event planning of this event was only three weeks in the making it was attended by a few hundred people over the six-hour event.
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The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for… Southeastern Charlotte County in southwestern Florida… Eastern Lee County in southwestern Florida… * Until 1015 PM EDT * At 845 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Lehigh Acres, Olga, Buckingham, Charleston Park, Fort Myers Shores, Alva and Gateway.
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette from a Press Release from Lee Health
Lehigh Acres resident Dan Latorella was recently awarded the 2017 John Woolslair Sheppard Award for his dedication to platelet donation. Since 1999, Latorella has been a faithful donor, spending an hour-and-a-half every three weeks donating platelets.
“This award caught me totally by surprise,” he said. “I feel good doing it because I know it is helping patients fighting cancer. I started donating by chance in 1999 when my wife was getting blood work done. Karen Lopez (the Lee Health Blood Center nurse) asked me if I’d be willing to donate platelets. I said ‘sure’ and I’ve been donating ever since. I’m up to 200 donations.”
Latorella said he does not see a time when he will not make the trip to Cape Coral Hospital to donate.
By Lehigh Acres Gazette from Lee County Sheriff’s Office
On May 18 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s “Do The Right Thing” awards ceremony recognized honesty, integrity, positive decision making and heroism in our youth.
Each month throughout the school year, the LCSO will honor the positive actions of the community’s students through the student recognition program. The goal is to reinforce positive behavior among youths and to establish students as role models for their peers.
The local students honored included:
- Jayni Patel, of Lehigh Acres, a fifth-grader at Littleton Elementary School
- Sonia Alvarez, of Lehigh Acres, a kindergartener at Tortuga Preserve Elementary School
- Nathaniel Cruz, of Lehigh Acres, a first-grader at Tortuga Preserve Elementary School
- Isaac Soto, of Lehigh Acres, a fifth-grader at Sunshine Elementary School
- Alaiza Rosado, of Lehigh Acres, a fifth-grader at Mirror Lakes Elementary School
- Sarah Silva, of Lehigh Acres, a fifth-grader at Mirror Lakes Elementary School
- Reina Banos, of Lehigh Acres, a fifth-grader at Mirror Lakes Elementary School
- Gareona Young, of Lehigh Acres, an eighth-grader at Harns Marsh Middle School
- Rodrigo Sanjuan, of Lehigh Acres, a 10th-grader at Lehigh Senior High School
- Brandon Yanczewski, of Lehigh Acres, a 10th-grader at Lehigh Senior High School
On May 20, 2017, the F.C.C. Church had a free spaghetti dinner for the Emergency Personnel in Lehigh Acres.
They what to say THANK YOU to the staff and personnel that help at the fires that ravage 400 acres recently in Lehigh Acres.
The revolution of State Road 82 from a two-lane to a six-lane divided highway will be ready to begin in July.
Ajax Paving Industries has been awarded a $60 million contract for the work by the Florida Department of Transportation. The two-year project will include widening the road and installing a median between the eastbound and westbound lanes.
A new Hungry Howie’s Pizza just opened in Lehigh Acres, Fla
Home of the Original Flavored Crust® Pizza, Hungry Howie’s Pizza makes every item fresh, fast and just for you. Choose from 8 mouthwatering flavors: Sesame, Butter Cheese, Butter, Ranch, Cajun, Garlic Herb, Onion and Asiago. Customize your order with a wide selection of toppings. Made from only the freshest ingredients, like 100% mozzarella cheese. Satisfy your appetite with Howie bread, buffalo-style Howie wings and boneless wings, calzone-style oven-baked subs and crisp salads. Order your pizza for carrying out or delivery today.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza located at 522-B Joel Blvd Lehigh Acres, Fl.
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A new Marco’s Pizza just opened in Lehigh Acres.
Ravi Devaguptapu was inspired to achieve success after growing up in India, eventually moved to Florida, to earn a Bachelor’s degree. After, he worked his way up through management and operations levels, eventually owning his own civil engineering and real estate business.
Additionally, he’s served on the Fort Meyers Leader of Commerce – Leadership Group and a Board of Trustee member for the Local India Association. Wanting to pursue more entrepreneurship opportunities, he invested in Marco’s Pizza. Now ready to bring his expertise and knowledge to the restaurant industry, he is excited to bring Marco’s Pizza to Lehigh Acres.