East Lee County High School football head coach Scott Jones resigned after five seasons with the Jaguars.
Jones, said health and family concerns prompted his decision.
According to Jones, It’s the kids I’m going to miss the most, but he will be continuing teaching at East Lee County.
The Jaguars posted one winning season in Jones’ first four years before breaking out in 2012, winning their first state playoff victory. For Jones efforts, Jones was named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 18 Coach of the Year. (more…)
Arts of the Inland is sponsoring the 2nd Inland Arts & Music festival on February 2, at Barron Park, LaBelle, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Mayor Dave Lyons will open the entertainment at 9:30 followed by the Firehouse singers. Some of the other highlights are 11:15 Children’s Poetry Reading by Firehouse community theatre, 1:20 pm Shock Sisters (music), 2:00 pm Play readings by Firehouse community theatre, and an Art Auction will be held at 3 PM. Additional entertainment will fill out the day. Artists, crafters, photographers, and authors will display and sell their works. Food vendor “Authentic Maine Lobster Bake” and others will be on hand. Come one, come all, to a free day in the park. Vendor space is still available, contact LaVon Koenig (239) 303 5849 or email email@example.com
On Saturday, February 2, 2013 the 56th annual Thomas Alva Edison Edison Science and Engineering Fair and the 25th annual Thomas A. Edison Regional Inventors Fair will be held at the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Alico Arena. Approximately 800 Southwest Florida private, public and home schooled students will be participating and competing for $900,000 in scholarships. Over 200 judges and volunteers will be on hand to conduct the Fair. Students who have all ready been recognized at local school Science and Inventors Fairs from Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties will be competing at this regional event. The Inventors Fair will be open to the public at approximately 1 PM and the Science Fair at about 3:30 PM. (more…)
Wayne Edwin Horbacz, age 61, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 with his loving family at his side.
He was born April 14, 1951 in Brooklyn New York, the proud son of Nicolina (Valintino) and Bronislaw Horbacz.
Arrangements for Wayne’s final care have been entrusted to Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971, (239) 368-7080.
By Bob Garver
It’s January, and I know that for three reasons. The first is that the calendar says so. The second is that it’s freezing cold. And the third is that I have to review garbage like “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”. This month is notorious for its awful slate of new releases (not to be confused with awards season favorites like “Zero Dark Thirty” that open in limited release the previous year and wait until January to go wide). Studios come down from the holiday rush by releasing the absolute worst of their back catalogue that would get creamed against real competition. But even when taken with this grain of salt, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is still a dreadful film.
The premise is that Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) got such satisfaction out of killing their first witch (she of that infamous gingerbread house and fiery fate) that they made it their life’s work to kill the rest of them. Our heroes are summoned to a small village where about a dozen children have gone missing. They soon discover that a congregation of witches led by Muriel (Famke Janssen) is in town for a ceremony that will make them impervious to fire. Naturally, the ceremony requires a blood sacrifice, and Gretel’s blood fits the bill nicely. But it’s mostly witch and sleazy human blood that gets spilled over the course of the investigation. (more…)
Mr. Kitty is a very playful kitty kat! DSH He does need to be an indoor cat for the rest of his life. He also needs to be fed canned food with water added to it. He is neutered and has all up to date shots.
He is at the Animal Medical Center of Lehigh Acres. Call to 239-369-0555
So it means no wine during communion and no hand-shaking either. The Diocese of Venice, which covers ten counties in Southwest Florida, is asking its churches to suspend these traditions to prevent the spread of the flu.
“All parishes in the Diocese of Venice are being asked to take the following precautions to help mitigate the spread and effects of the flu. Please share the Sign of Peace without touching hands. This can be done with meaningful eye contact, smiles and a bow of the head in reverence to one another. Please note; the “Sign of Peace” is optional to the celebration of the Mass as the rubrics indicate. (more…)
Lehigh Fire Department was staged in the area of Joel Blvd. and 13th Avenue during this event.
According to Lee Control Fire Units from Estero, San Carlos Park, Bonita Springs, South Trail and SWFIA were staging at the rest area near I-75 and Daniels Parkway, if they were needed.
According to Assistant strike team leader Phil Brown one of the fires burned less than 12 acres and the South Strike Team have been called off at these time
Alva Fire Water Semi-Tanker was on scene. And according to Florida Forestry all the brush fires near Wellington and Johns Avenues have been 100% contained
Fire Crews were also dispatched to Todd Avenue because of a small one-acre brush fire near a home. According to fire officials the on Todd Ave has also been contained.
Twenty students from James Stephens International Academy participated in the “Patriots pen essay contest” through the Lehigh Acres VFW post 4174.
This essay contest is a national contest given by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). This year the theme was “What would you tell our founding fathers?”. The winner, Elliot Declet went to the district finals to be judged and came in 3rd place.
Judy Carter received the award for her husband Danny do to had passing away on June 15, 2012
Local musician and longtime Spring Festival emcee Danny Stephenson, 57, from a massive stroke. Stephenson had been a member of the Lehigh Acres Spring Festival for several years. He was known not only for his music, but for his emceeing many of the activities on the large outside stage during the Spring Festival. He performed music all throughout Southwest Florida.
Stephenson also was known by thousands of people who have attended the Lehigh Spring Festival during the years. He was the entertainment director and treasurer on the Festival board of directorsTonight the community honored Danny Stephenson’s life with the Heart of Lehigh award
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