Old Fashioned Auto Service offers full car and truck service. Located at 1209 Homestead Rd Suite 1 behind Bealls Outlet.
Old Fashioned Auto Service suffered great adversity, mainly the loss of the founder and owner, Hugh Scanlon. After the passing of their mentor Hugh, his son Clifford Scanlon, John Williams, Hugh’s widow Janice and employees got together and decided to keep the business alive in the memory of Hugh.
SPRING FORWARD! Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” early Sunday morning as we switch to Daylight Savings Time!
Mary Slavic donated $165 to Rae Nicely of Lehigh Community Center, March 3, 2014, for their literacy dept. from Estero Island Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Take Stock in Children is a statewide scholarship program for at-risk students. It provides a unique opportunity for deserving students from low-income homes to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is the local administrator of the program. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. When these students are accepted into our program, they sign a contract to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA; stay crime and drug free; and meet with their mentor regularly. When they graduate from high school, having kept this commitment, they are guaranteed a four-year tuition scholarship to college.
Over 300 applications were received this year. They were reviewed by our Take Stock in Children Selection Committee and ranked based upon several criteria. Although we would like to accept every deserving student, we are pleased to have the ability to induct 46 students to the program this year. The value of these scholarships is over $782,000.
Students at Alva Middle School did the right thing today.
While a bus was traveling to Alva Middle School on March 6, 2014, students reported seeing another student displaying a handgun. Without delay, the incident was reported to the School Resource Officer.
Deputies immediately located the student who was in possession of the handgun while on the bus. He and another student were questioned about the incident.
Drivers beware in Collier County; the Collier County Sheriff’s Office is employing a new toll in its efforts to catch traffic violators. The CCSO is rolling out “ghost” cars. The cruisers are designed to blend in with the vehicles already out on the road.
TORNADO WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BREVARD BROWARD CHARLOTTE
COLLIER DESOTO GLADES
HARDEE HENDRY HIGHLANDS
HILLSBOROUGH INDIAN RIVER LEE
MANATEE MARTIN MIAMI-DADE
MONROE OKEECHOBEE ORANGE
OSCEOLA PALM BEACH PINELLAS
POLK SARASOTA SEMINOLE
Monday afternoon, Lee County Domestic Animal Services responded to a call of a man throwing a dog from a pickup into the yard of an abandoned house in Lehigh Acres.
The officer transported the young male, Florida Curr, with a broken front leg, to the shelter. Animal Services’ veterinarian determined the break had actually occurred several weeks earlier. In addition to other wounds and abrasions, it appeared to have an eye injury which also left it blind, a news release said.
A Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Lehigh Acres will share Monday’s jackpot.
The winning ticket, worth $118,496.88, was sold at Publix, 5781 Lee Blvd.
The winning numbers: 05-19-24-26-32
The other jackpot winner was sold in Ocala.
Consultants from Government Services Group is now recommending a $292 fee for single-family homeowners to pay for fire and rescue services instead of the ad-valorem tax you currently pay.
The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is considering the fee as a way to replace property taxes as the major source of income to pay for the services.
The proposed fee, which requires voter approval before it can be assessed, could bring in an average of $14.5 million a year over the next five years.
Attention Golfers. Lehigh Relay For Life is gearing up for a golf tournament to be held at Majestic Golf Course on March 8. Benefits go to the American Cancer Society to help local people Fight Cancer.
Entry fee is $69.00 non-member, $35.00 member and includes gift bag, lunch, coffee and donuts by Dunkin’ Donuts and prizes. Try your skills at Long Drive for both men and women, putting and Hole-In-One contests. Teams can include 4 men or 4 women, or 2 men and 2 women. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with the Four Ball Scramble starting at 8:00 a.m.
If you would like to become a Sponsor of the tournament or for more information on teams call Jim Wallin at 218-0788, or to enter call Majestic Golf Course at 239-369-8216.
Once again the community Lehigh Acres is taking a closer look at what it would take to become its own city.
On Saturday morning, 78 residents gathered at Lehigh Senior High School to talk about a possible incorporation.
Community leaders say they want to provide as much education as possible to Lehigh Acres residents – so they can make an informed decision.
Two drivers were taken to a local hospital after a serious crash in the Gateway SR -82 area Friday morning.
Deputies say the crash happened after a black car heading east on SR-82 veered into the westbound lanes and hit a red car.
The female driver of the red car suffered serious bodily injuries. She was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.
The male driver of the black car was also transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. FHP say he will be cited.
Both lanes of SR-82 between Gregory Avenue and Griffin Drive were closed while deputies investigated. All lanes have now been reopened.
Lehigh Spring with history dating back thousands of years, that’s the jewel neighbors claim that is hidden in the middle of Lehigh Acres. Now, they want the county to buy it and protect it from development. But at what cost to the taxpayers?
It’s technically a sinkhole off Joel Boulevard, but even more off the beaten path in Lehigh Acres — one that’s filled with water over the years.
But where some see this as a small lake — this pair sees a lot more.
There’s a great archaeological value in that spring, just like one in Sarasota, said Ruth Anglickis.
The Annual Meeting of the Arts of the Inland will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Riverbend Clubhouse, 1031 Riverbend Drive, LaBelle. (North on Hwy. 29 across the Caloosahatchee River, take the first right on to Riverbend Drive, follow the road for 1-1/2 miles. The clubhouse is the first building on the right.) The public is invited.
There will be a special demonstration by AOI member Donna Thewlis on the Art of Porcelain Painting, using powdered minerals mixed with oil on porcelain tiles some as thin as paper. Her artwork is then fired in a kiln several times, framed and wired for hanging. Donna is a member of local and state Porcelain Painters and has won many awards in various competitions.
Fifth grade students across Lee County have begun ballroom dancing lessons in their classrooms as part of the Dancing Classrooms program, a national program that utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem through the practice of social dance. Now in its seventh year, the program is administered locally by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, and funded by Miromar Outlets. Students from seven Title I schools in Lee County participate in 10 weeks/20 lessons of training from certified dance instructors, and show their skills at exhibitions at Miromar Outlets. The final ballroom dancing competition called “Colors of the Rainbow” will be held on April 12 at Miromar Design Center. Participating schools are Bonita Springs Elementary, Colonial Elementary, Edgewood Academy, J. Colin English Elementary, Lehigh Acres Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, and Spring Creek Elementary.
The qualifying period for the special election to replace former Congressman Trey Radel closed at noon Wednesday.
Seven candidates are on the list to fill the FL-19 seat. Below are their names and how they qualified.
- Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) – Made ballot by petition method
- Curt Clawson (R) – Made ballot by petition method
- Michael Dreikorn (R) – Paid qualifying fee
- April Freeman (D) – Made ballot by petition method
- Paige Kreegel (R) – Paid qualifying fee
- Ray Netherwood (LPF) – Paid qualifying fee
- Timothy Rossano (R) – Qualified as a write-in candidate
The primary election will be held April 22nd and the general election is scheduled for June 24th. The winner will have to run for the seat again in just a few months.