A young girl, two-years-old, is in good condition at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers. It happened at a home off 11th Street West — just north of Lee Boulevard.
Sources tell us the family of the little girl and her siblings were all having dinner by the pool. At some point, the girl started swimming after she ate. We’re told the parents turned their back for just a second. When they turned back around, they realized the girl was in distress.
Lehigh Senior. @Dunbar – CANCELLED Reschedule Sat Aug 23 10 am at Dunbar
Cape Coral @ Riverdale – CANCELLED
East Lee County @ Island Coast – CANCELLED
August 28 at 1:00 p.m. – East County Water Control District (business office at 601 East County Lane - Conference Room) will host the FGUA monthly Board meeting. Anyone wishing to address the FGUA Board will have an opportunity to do so in person. Usually the week prior to the meeting the agenda packet is available on line at www.fgua.com under the “About Us” Tab – Meets & Public Hearings.
The FGUA will be holding a Customer Committee meeting on August 27, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the FGUA Business office located at 1229 Homestead Road. The committee meets quarterly to discuss Capital Projects, Customer Service, Policies and Procedures and utility business. These meetings will provide customers with an opportunity to learn more about ongoing activities and projects ask questions, voice concerns and provide feedback about FGUA services and policies.
At 4:11 A.M. on August 22, 2014, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a robbery at the 7-11, located at 4225 Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. Witnesses state that a black male entered the store, brandishing a large revolver, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. During the robbery, a clerk was struck in the head with the revolver.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’11”, mid 20’s, wearing a white T-shirt, gray sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.
The suspect’s face was partially covered with a camouflage 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 at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Community Watch Coordinators held their annual pot luck dinner. The CWC helps the neighborhood watch groups in Lehigh Acres getting information to and from these watch neighborhoods.
Lehigh Acres – Lee Boulevard: MCF, Enterprises Inc. will be working in the area of 4207 Lee Boulevard beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014. The work is scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a single lane closure in the east bound lane of Lee Boulevard east of Gunnery Road. This project should be completed by Friday, August 29th.
Lehigh Acres: 23rd Street SW and Gunnery Road: Lee County DOT is extending the left turn lane on 23rd Street at Gunnery Road. A posted detour will re-route east bound traffic at Floyd Avenue. On Friday, August 22, 2014, DOT will have a posted detour for west bound traffic at Douglas Avenue to Gunnery Road. All closures and detours will be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This project is expected to be completed by October, 2014.
Landscaping Lee Boulevard: Lee County DOT will perform landscaping work and prune median trees on Lee Boulevard from State Road 82 to Leeland Heights Boulevard. The crew will begin this project on July 21, 2014 and anticipate to be completed by August 28, 2014. Motorists are advised to use caution in this area as an outside lane closure will occur east and west bound.
Lehigh Acres: Beth Stacey – Business Way – Ridgecrest Street: Lee County is constructing a roundabout at Beth Stacey, Business Way and Ridgecrest Street in Lehigh Acres. There will be periodic lane closures during off peak times and flaggers will be present to control traffic through the work area. During some construction operations, detours will be posted to direct traffic around the intersection. Expected completion is November, 2014.
So let’s see, what is an assessment?
A tax is an enforced burden of contribution imposed by sovereign right for the support of the government, the administration of the law, and to execute the various functions the sovereign is called on to perform. An assessment is like a tax in that it is an enforced contribution from the property owner, it may possess other points of similarity to a tax, but it is inherently different and governed by entirely different principles. It is imposed upon the theory that that portion of the community which is required to bear it receives some special or peculiar benefit in the enhancement of value of the property against which it is imposed as a result of the improvement made with the proceeds of the assessment.
Richard Pringle, the Lehigh Acres fire board’s attorney said, “The board under the law could discuss future exemptions, but could not pass any types of resolutions saying what they would be, not until the measure has passed in November.”
Lehigh Senior High Football Schedule
08/22 7:30p @ Dunbar
08/29 7:30p Palmetto Ridge
09/05 7:30p @ DeSoto County
09/12 7:30p @ Estero
09/19 7:30p Riverview
09/26 7:30p @ Port Charlotte
10/02 7:30p @ Ida Baker
10/17 7:30p East Lee County
10/24 7:00p Cape Coral
10/30 7:30p @ South Fort Myers
11/07 TBA Riverdale
East Lee County High Football Schedule
08/22 7:30p @ Ida Baker
08/29 7:00p Cape Coral
09/05 7:00p @ Coca
09/12 7:00p DeSoto County
09/26 7:00p American Heritage
10/02 7:30p @ South Fort Myers
10/10 7:00p @ Vero Beach
10/17 7:30p @ Lehigh
10/24 7:00p Riverdale
10/31 7:30p Ida Baker
11/07 7:30p @ Charlotte
Used by Permission Written By Jim Turner The News Service Of Florida
People trying to push Florida’s Republican Party further to the right say the state organization is “scrambling” as it defends a pair of incumbent lawmakers from primary opposition.
The Republican Party of Florida, which declined to discuss its strategy, spent $40,357 the first week of August in four of the five Senate contests in which sitting members have drawn GOP opponents.
The majority of the money was used on internal polling and consulting for the campaigns of Sen. Thad Altman of Rockledge and Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto of Fort Myers. Altman is being challenged by Melbourne Beach resident Monique Miller in District 16 on the Space Coast, while Benacquisto is going up against Michael Dreikorn, president of the Bokeelia Civic Association, for the District 30 seat in Charlotte and Lee counties.
Miller and Dreikorn are pressing the two lawmakers on issues such as budget spending, undocumented-immigrant tuition and the Second Amendment, as well as hot local issues such as passenger rail service on the East Coast and water quality on both coasts.
The Miss Lehigh Acres Pageant will be held this coming Saturday morning 11 a.m. on Aug. 23 at the Atrium Building at 8695 College Parkway in Fort Myers.
Suzi Hosfeld, director of the pageant and executive director of Envy Pageant Productions & Envy Models & Talent in Fort Myers, said last year’s Little Miss Lehigh Acres, Keilani Romero, won the state title and then went on to win the National title.
“In fact, three Florida women won national titles,” Hosfeld said.
She said the pageant is in Fort Myers because of the size of last year’s crowd, bringing about the move to the Atrium to hold a large crowd.
She said last year, the pageant was a sell-out with a standing room only crowd of more than 200 people.
The pageant is open to all ages from babies through married women. Winners will receive their $395 entry fee paid to the Florida State Pageant in November in Orlando.
Winners will then proceed to the national event, Hosfeld said.
The pageant was held at the VFW in Lehigh last year and it was too small and the American Legion post was not available, Hosfeld said.
The Destiny Diaper Bank, was located on Metro Parkway in Fort Myers, now has a new home in Lehigh Acres. The search for a warehouse to store diapers to give away to mothers, who cannot afford disposal diapers, is located at 5583 Lee St., Unit 4.
Rebecca Hines, the force behind the Destiny Diaper Bank, said the more has gone well, but the facility is small so she and her husband, who supports the ministry with his wife, are making more changes.
“We have had to secure another location at 3677 Central Ave. No. A, in Fort Myers for all our baby products. This is very exciting because we are calling this our Rewards Center,” Hines said.
Even though kids are back at school, Southwest Florida offers year-round opportunities for water fun and water safety. Enroll your child for swim lessons today.
Lee County Parks & Recreation invites you to visit your Lehigh Acres Community Pool. It is heated and open to the public year-round. Fall swim lessons begin in September with a range of skill levels taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. Classes are available for ages six months to adult. Classes are affordable — eight classes for just $50.
U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said on Monday personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network, likely in April and June.
(Ed. Note: CHS owns the Lehigh Regional Medical Center)
The company said the data, considered protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and included patient names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers. It did not include patient credit card or medical information, Community Health Systems said in a regulatory filing.
Randy Scott of Lehigh Acres is suing Lee County Election Supervisor Sharon Harrington for a petition of writ of mandamus.
According to Scott, “This lawsuit filed was not arrived at easily.” The fact is nowhere in the state of Florida has the pollworker controversy ever been raised. Scott says, “Suppose the politics of the position makes many who know just keep quiet. The fact is poll workers are a large political patronage handed out by the supervisors of elections. I can find no stories on this subject and it may be it is so engrained as an acceptable practice it is ignored. Hopefully I can give the idea of correction a little push here in SWFL.”
LCSO Detectives are looking for two Hispanic males who broke into a home in the 3000 block of 25th Street SW about one Sunday afternoon.
The noise they created disturbed a resident who came out to check on the commotion and was told by one of the men to “Go back in your room,” according to the deputies on scene.
No shots were fired, but the resident reported seeing a small handgun.
The pair left the home through the back sliding doors.
A search involving several members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office including a K-9 unit was unable to pick up the trail.
It is believed nothing was removed from the home and no injuries reported.